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Understanding Do-It-Yourself Divorce Forms and its Value

Do-it-yourself divorce forms are popping up around the country, giving much concern to many attorneys across the nation. In 2012, the Texas Supreme Court introduced these do-it-yourself divorce forms. The idea behind these forms is that people who cannot afford a divorce attorney will be able to get divorced on their own. However, in practice, this poses many dangers for people engaging in a do-it-yourself divorce. Because this is a legal process, while designed to be quick and easy, many times, the process takes much longer than expected. Additionally, these individuals that chose to go it alone are without important legal advice, which can be very valuable in a contentious divorce. Read more here.

Texas, just like California, is a community property state. This means that by law all property held by either or both spouses at the time of divorce is considered to be community property. Therefore, the court can divide this property upon divorce. However, it is possible for one party to prove that his/her property is separate. Three specific types of separate property in Texas are property that is owned by a spouse before marriage, property that was received as a gift or inheritance, and an individual spouse’s personal injury awards.

Stewart Law, PLLC works hard to achieve the best results for their clients with a focus on what is in the best interest of the client and children involved in a separation, divorce or court proceeding. Stewart Law, PLLC can offer you an initial assessment and consultation of your case at a reduced fee of ($50). Please contact us online or call our office at (281) 420-8020, at a reduced fee of $50.

 
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