Texas Supreme Court board mulls divorce forms

USTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Supreme Courtadvisory board on Friday debated forms intended to make it easier and less expensive for poor Texans to get divorced — hearing from proponents who say the forms would make the legal system more accessible, and attorneys’ groups who argue family law is too complicated to manage without a lawyer.

Last year, the court created a task force to design forms so that people who can’t afford attorneys could participate in legal proceedings, such as filing for divorces, especially in simple cases involving no children and few assets. Texas is one of just 13 states where couples can’t simply fill out a court-approved form and file for divorce.

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