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A pauper’s affidavit is used by a tenant to escape the burden of paying for the “court cost” associated with an appeal. The affidavit is essentially a statement under oath that the tenant is too poor and incapable of paying a few hundred dollars to the State of Texas.
Landlords can contest a tenant's pauper's affidavit. However, if a landlord contests the affidavit, there will be a hearing. On that note, before contesting a pauper's affidavit, a landlord should consider whether contesting the affidavit will simply delay the process further.
Texas Eviction does not contest pauper's affidavits to expedite the appellate process.