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Simplify the Divorce Process

A divorce can be the most painful and expensive experience of your life. Whether you use a lawyer or not, protect yourself by getting all the information you need about divorce laws and your legal rights. Let File for Divorce in Texas help you get control over this stressful time of your life.

Learn how to:
- File an Uncontested or Contested Divorce
- Protect Your Assets, Yourself and Your Children
- Save Money when Working with a Lawyer
- Negotiate Child Support and Visitation Agreements

Essential documents you need to:
- End the Marriage and Start Fresh
- Resolve Property Disputes
- Calculate Child Support
- Develop a Visitation Schedule
- And much more . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485419
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Sphinx Legal Series
  • Edition description: 5TH BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ann Rolcik is licensed to practice law in Texas and Ohio, and is a certified mediator in Texas. She currently resides in Bedford, Texas.

Edward A. Haman has practiced law in Hawaii, Florida and Michigan. Mr. Haman currently resides in Tampa, Florida.

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Table of Contents

How to Use the CD-ROM -
Using Self-Help Law Books -
Introduction -

Chapter 1: Marriage Ins and Out -
Legal Separation

Chapter 2: The Legal System -
Theory versus Reality
Divorce Law and Procedure
Legal Research

Chapter 3: Effects of Divorce and Its Alternatives -
Legal Divorce
Social and Emotional Divorce
Financial Divorce
Children and Divorce
Alternatives to Divorce
Collaborative Law
Checklist for Considering the Impact of Divorce

Chapter 4: Evaluating Your Situation -
Relationship with Your Spouse
Financial Information
Property and Debts
Child Custody and Visitation
Parenting Plans
Child Support
Checklist for Parenting Plan
Checklist for Property Division, Custody, and Alimony

Chapter 5: Lawyers -
Deciding If You Want a Lawyer
Selecting a Lawyer
Working with a Lawyer
Firing Your Lawyer
Checklist for Hiring a Lawyer

Chapter 6: General Procedures -
Introduction to Legal Forms
Filing with the Court Clerk
Notifying Your Spouse
Setting a Court Hearing
Courtroom Manners
Negotiating Settlements
Checklist for General Preparation

Chapter 7: Uncontested Divorce Procedure -
Contested or Uncontested Divorce
Petition for Divorce
Waiver of Citation
Marital Settlement Agreement
Temporary Support
Decree of Divorce
Order Withholding from Earnings for Child Support
Statement Regarding Health Insurance Coverage for Children
Special Provisions for Maintenance (Alimony)
Checklist for Uncontested Divorce

Chapter 8: Contested Divorce Procedure -
Procedure Differences from Uncontested Divorce
Collecting Information
Property and Debts
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Checklist for Contested Divorce Preparation

Chapter 9: The Court Hearing -
The Hearing

Chapter 10: When You Cannot Find Your Spouse -
The Diligent Search
Preparing and Filing Court Papers

Chapter 11: Special Circumstances -
When You Cannot Afford Court Costs
Protecting Yourself, Your Children, and Your Property
Temporary Support and Custody
Pension Plans
Social Security Benefits
Grandparents' Rights

Glossary -
Appendix A: Texas Family Code -
Appendix B: Blank Forms -

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