Pro Se Divorce Handbook

This handbook provides a general introduction to representing yourself in a simple (uncontested) divorce. Although you have the legal right to represent yourself in any court proceeding, the process can be quite complex and, if at all possible, it is recommended that you have an attorney represent your interests, especially if domestic violence, child custody or large amounts of property are involved.

A “Pro Se” Litigant is a person who appears on his or her own behalf in court, without a lawyer. Whether you are Pro Se or represented by an attorney, there are specific rules and deadlines that you will be expected to follow. Some of these rules and deadlines will be addressed in this handbook. However, should you choose to represent yourself, you will also need to consult all relevant and current law, including the current version of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, the Texas Family Code, and the local rules for the county in which your divorce is pending. You can visit your county law library in your county court- house, or go online at www.capitol.state.tx.us to find these resources.

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    This handbook provides a general introduction to representing yourself in a simple (uncontested) divorce. Although you have the legal right to represent yourself in any court proceeding, the process can be quite complex and, if at all possible, it is recommended that you have an attorney represent your interests, especially if domestic violence, child custody or large amounts of property are involved.

    A “Pro Se” Litigant is a person who appears on his or her own behalf in court, without a lawyer. Whether you are Pro Se or represented by an attorney, there are specific rules and deadlines that you will be expected to follow. Some of these rules and deadlines will be addressed in this handbook. However, should you choose to represent yourself, you will also need to consult all relevant and current law, including the current version of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, the Texas Family Code, and the local rules for the county in which your divorce is pending. You can visit your county law library in your county court- house, or go online at www.capitol.state.tx.us to find these resources.

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