Texas Supreme Court Panel to Consider Divorce Forms

The Texas Supreme Court is edging closer to a decision on forms that could make it cheaper and easier for low-income Texans to get divorced. But lawyers who support and oppose the prospect of divorce-by-form are no closer to agreement on how the process ought to work.

Last year, the Supreme Court, the state’s highest civil court, created the Uniform Forms Task Force to make forms for simple, uncontested divorce that would be accepted in any Texas court. Today, a Supreme Court advisory committee will discuss recommendations from family law attorneys who oppose the divorce forms and legal access advocates ...

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