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Online materials and divorce in Texas

A website has released online various divorce videos applicable to the state of Texas. Individuals may try to take advantage of such materials as a possible cost savings measure when one is filing for divorce. The reason materials are now being made available is reportedly due to the high rate of divorce in Texas.

Some of the materials available are now in audio and video as not everyone that uses such material can follow text materials. The manual instructs individuals on how to handle their own divorces on a step-by-step basis, and it's claimed that the forms and materials are strictly informative.

However, the materials and resources likely are only designed for divorce issues that are not particularly complex. Individuals should understandably be anxious about relying on videos and other online materials to work through a legal matter as significant as a divorce.

Even though such videos can provide applicable state laws for individuals contemplating divorce, the context of such laws (and even the language) may not be clear. Divorce is a difficult process - even when both spouses are cordial with each other.

The advice of an attorney is in most circumstances the best approach when looking for answers concerning divorce as potential mistakes can be made when attempting to handle one's own divorce. Experienced family law attorneys can provide alternative strategies when it comes to filing for a divorce that may prove to be more prudent than the use of videos or online resources. Such attorneys can walk one through a number of alternative dispute options that may prove to be affordable.

At the very least, it would never hurt to first speak to such an attorney before deciding whether to rely on other materials.

Source: Justice News Flash, "Texas Divorce Forms Video Officially Released by Online Divorce Forms Website," August 14, 2012

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