Why Cases Aren’t as Simple as You May Think

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Some people get caught up in the “Do it Yourself” movement and decide to represent themselves in a divorce.  After all, how hard can it be? They’re thinking:  Texas is a 50-50 property state, so you divide everything equally.  Then you use standard visitation and child support guidelines. You just write down what you want and the Judge will straighten …

Tuesday Tips: Don’t Try to Do-It-Yourself Without Your Own Attorney!

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In these days with a contagious “do-it-yourself” attitude about so many things, many people have taken that approach to getting divorced.  That may be a mistake, unless it is a very short marriage, with little or no assets, and no kids. Part of the motivation is to save money.  That’s understandable, but keep in mind that you don’t have to …

DIY — Danger!

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For various reasons, more and more people are choosing to handle divorces and other family law issues without using an attorney.  Sometimes it’s just to save money.  With so much information available on line, many people decide they can produce their own legal documents. Sometimes, it works out fine.  That’s especially true when the parties have a short marriage or …

What NBC 5 D/FW Didn’t Show about Do-It-Yourself Divorces

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Last week, a reporter on the local North Texas NBC Channel 5 TV station had a glowing story about do-it-yourself divorces.  The reporter talked to a lot of people and showed how and where people can get forms to do an “uncontested divorce”. Disclaimer:  I don’t do low cost divorces, so the story doesn’t directly affect me.  It will not …