Texas Divorce Forms
Types of Divorce Forms
Generally speaking, there are three types of Texas divorce forms (1) uncontested divorce forms; (2) attorney assisted divorce forms; and (3) free do-it-yourself divorce forms. If money is not an issue, the attorney assisted divorce is preferred. If you have divorce experience, the free DIY forms may be sufficient, but you have to spend about an hour filling in blanks. Between the two extremes (free vs expensive) you have uncontested divorce form providers filling the void and becoming a popular option.
1. Uncontested Divorce Forms
Uncontested/personalized divorce forms are popular because they are prepared by someone with knowledge of the divorce process and delivered ready to sign and file. For a couple hundred dollars, your divorce papers are prepared for you based on your responses to an online interview and then you download your personalized forms along with step-by-step instructions on how to use them. By using uncontested divorce forms, you can complete your divorce without hiring an attorney.
2. Attorney Assisted Divorce
If you want help throughout the process or just don't want to use do-it-yourself Texas divorce forms, we recommend hiring a local divorce lawyer. This is a must if you have a contested divorce in Texas. A contested divorce is one where the spouses will NOT agree on the terms of the divorce. In other words, the spouses will submit arguments to the court and let the court decide what the terms of the divorce should be. In this case, you should hire a Texas divorce lawyer to represent you.
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3. Free Texas Divorce Forms
If you decide that you don't need any help and would like to go at this alone, there are free forms available on the internet. This is only a good idea if you have a lot of time to figure things out, otherwise see "Uncontested Divorce Forms" above.