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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezy View Post


    FINE!!! Being as I did it myself ONCE, I was thankful for her help. It was worth the $400, particularly when the ex started his b.s. Just sayin.....
    Just to be clear, this wasn't a dig on you for using an attorney.

    It was a dig on the attorney for implying that the system won't allow you to do it yourself. That is deceitful. Which seems to go part and parcel with many attorneys' ethics (or lack thereof).

    Trying to spread the word that legal matters often aren't all that tough to figure out for simple cases. Especially if a little time is on your side and the interested parties both prefer to avoid making a Mercedes payment for one or more attorneys.

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    Be careful what you sign.
    There is more involved and at risk than you think.

    Mine was uncontested, but there is stuff I wished went a different way, but all in all we did pretty well.

    We actually spilt lawyer fees, just to cover ourselves legally.

    Are kids involved? Get a lawyer.

    My fiance's friend has a friend who's exhubby came out on top. Amazingly so.
    That dude's lawyer is the one I would have loved to have.
    That usually isn't the case in Texas.

    Keep it focused on the kids and you'll be fine.
    The nitpicky stuff doesn't equate to shit and only hurts in the long run.

    Make sure you have visitation, with geographic restricitions (so either of you can't move away from contiguous counties). (I'd vote for neighborhoods in retrospect).

    PM if you'd like more info or advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eokerholm View Post
    My fiance's friend has a friend who's exhubby came out on top. Amazingly so.
    Very relative term. Unfortunately, I am sure it is all too common for both parties to feel the other came out on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardog View Post
    Very relative term. Unfortunately, I am sure it is all too common for both parties to feel the other came out on top.
    agreed.
    it's a lose lose lose (for both spouses and the kids).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eokerholm View Post
    agreed.
    it's a lose lose lose (for both spouses and the kids).
    i couldn't agree more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarNspice View Post
    Larry sorry to hear about your issues. Come on out for a ride some Tuesday night I'd love to see ya; you might need a hug & I love to hug. And no, I'm not hitting on Larry you buncha ...
    I wouldnt mind if you did....
    Thanks sweetie....I do appreciate it. Its just one of those things I guess. Ive dealt with to much BS to go any further.

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    Thanks everyone...I didnt expect to get this many responses. I dont know if that nessecarily a good thing or not... More people have been divorced than I would have thought.

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    What about a good counselor? Someone that is to the point if he/she detects BS., and won't side with one or the other. There is a ton of them on google, dont want to spend the money on nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlev View Post
    What about a good counselor?
    and won't side with one or the other.
    from my experience, the mediator (not sure if this is similar to a counselor), who
    was supposed to be objective, was not. he was male, also. he clearly was in the ex's camp and was trying to influence me to "take" the deal they were offering.

    keep in mind, that they are human (supposedly), too. and it's human nature
    not to be neutral in these matters.

    PM me and i can give u what info i can to help u make some kind of decision on which
    direction to go.

    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridenfool View Post
    "no longer ok to do your own . . ."

    Hogwash. The courts in this nation were designed for the people.

    Attorneys were invented to re-present court matters for corporations, trusts, and other "legal persons" who cannot present their own case.

    When a living, breathing man or woman hires an attorney they are telling the court that they are mentally incompetent to present their own case.
    Awesome info! Where did you get your JD again from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlev View Post
    Thanks everyone...I didnt expect to get this many responses. I dont know if that nessecarily a good thing or not... More people have been divorced than I would have thought.
    everybody needs a practice wife....

    (been there)


    doing much better the 2nd time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moojo View Post
    everybody needs a practice wife....

    (been there)


    doing much better the 2nd time.
    I wonder if those matching services on TV have a "likes to mountain bike" box to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larlev View Post
    Thanks everyone...I didnt expect to get this many responses. I dont know if that nessecarily a good thing or not... More people have been divorced than I would have thought.
    Divorce is not necessarily a bad thing...In my case it was the best thing I could have done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original_sinner View Post
    Divorce is not necessarily a bad thing...In my case it was the best thing I could have done.
    You know what I mean...sure isn't the 50's anymore.

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    Speaking of divorce, how does TX law works for child custody?

    Anyone know the kids age that they are allowed to choose if they would either go to mom or dad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78745 View Post
    Speaking of divorce, how does TX law works for child custody?

    Anyone know the kids age that they are allowed to choose if they would either go to mom or dad?
    My brothers who are divorced tell me it's 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78745 View Post
    Anyone know the kids age that they are allowed to choose if they would either go to mom or dad?
    not to dispute calvinsbikes info, but i believe it's 12.

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    *sigh*

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    Interesting, I wonder where those posts went? I didn't pull this thread up.

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