There’s a new avenue being proposed for Texans to get divorces — a so-called “do-it-yourself” divorce form that the Texas Supreme Court recently signed off on. Once finalized, it would allow couples without children or shared property to work out their own divorces through filing specific forms, without turning to legal counsel.
These aren’t, of course, the types of divorces that lawyers practicing collaborative law typically deal with. After all, cases involving children and/or shared property benefit from a collaborative law approach not only involved skilled lawyers well versed in collaborative law, but mental health professionals and financial professionals who can bring their expertise to a solution-based process.
And yet two of the most relied-upon news sources in the state, San Antonio’s WOAI-AM and the Texas Tribune, spoke to Collaborative Law Institute of Texas president Julian Schwartz about the new forms. Schwartz’s insights are viewable on WOAI-AM’s online version of the story and on the Texas Tribune site.
Schwartz was also on KENS-TV (the CBS affiliate in San Antonio) this past Saturday, letting viewers there know more about collaborative law.