Some Family Lawyers Oppose Creating Divorce Forms

Texas is one of only 13 states in which couples cannot simply fill out a form to begin ending their marriage. The Texas Supreme Court is on the verge of changing that, but some lawyers are trying to put a stop to what they say could be an oversimplification.

Last year, the Supreme Court — the state's highest civil court — created the Uniform Forms Task Force with the goal of making it easier for Texans who can't afford lawyers' fees to have access to the courts. Now, the task force has created divorce forms that, once approved by the ...

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