Thirty-four per cent of divorces in Dallas County and 66 per cent in Tarrant County are pro se, or done without a lawyer. It is advisable for anyone seeking a divorce to have legal counsel, however, it is not required.
Necessary forms are available on line, and instructions are available from the courts for those who want to go it alone.
Usually, when a couple agrees to go through the divorce process without a lawyer, they still need someone to help them iron out such things as:
Property Settlement; Division of Indebtedness; Child Custody; Child Support; Visitation Rights; Division of Future Income from Retirement, Annuities, etc.
A professional mediator is best qualified to help you work out the settlement agreement.
Joe B. well understands the heartaches that come from divorce. Joe has had 39 years of experience in marriage and family counseling.
We can advise you where to find the necessary forms from the courts and on the Internet and a list of rules to follow from the court.
We can also furnish you with names of attorneys who will finalize your divorce with the court if you prefer not to do it yourself.