How to File for Divorce in Texasby Karen Ann Rolcik, Edward A. Haman
This new edition addresses specific changes to the state statutes allowing for "collaborative law" during the divorce process. This is a concept that is being tried in various
Key changes in this new edition include updated information regarding the enforcement of current divorce laws and recent changes in the Texas statutes regarding child and spousal support.
This new edition addresses specific changes to the state statutes allowing for "collaborative law" during the divorce process. This is a concept that is being tried in various parts of the country, but is new to Texas. This concept allows for mediation to be handled by both parties and one outsider, often a minister or counselor. The parties agree on all issues between themselves. The papers are then filed in court for the judge's approval. There is no trial, no refereeing, and no court time is wasted. Of course, this also means there is minimal cost involved, even when using an attorney. Forms for use with the collaborative law process are included.
Appendices include: Texas statutes relating to divorce, sample filled-in forms and more than thirty blank, tear out forms with complete instructions. A new glossary and thorough index make this book a user-friendly tool.
Karen Rolcik received her law degree from Indiana University. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and Ohio, and is a certified mediator in Texas. She has practiced law since 1986, primarily in the areas of wills, trusts, probate, family, and corporate law. Ms. Rolcik has written or co-authored many Sphinx titles, including How to Make a Texas Will and How to Probate an Estate in Texas. She currently resides in Bedford, Texas.
Ed Haman received his law degree from the University of Toledo. He has practiced law in Hawaii, Florida, and Michigan, where he also served as a domestic relationshearing officer in the Michigan Circuit Court. He has written and co-authored many law books, including How to File Your Own Divorce and How to Write Your Own Living Will. Mr. Haman currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
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