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How to Survive a Texas Divorce
Without Going Broke


SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA—The worst thing you can do is to run to a divorce lawyer without any preparation first, and just ask for a divorce. Minimize conflict and protect your assets by becoming informed about the divorce process, says attorney Ed Sherman, author of How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2009 - 2011.

"If one spouse gets an attorney, the other one probably will too. Now you have twice the expense, with two attorneys fighting in court in an adversarial legal system," says Sherman. Instead, there are steps you can take to work things out with your spouse so you can divorce without giving everything you have to divorce lawyers. Sherman tells you how in his free Guide to a Better Divorce—available at

Once you learn how to negotiate with your spouse to agree on how you will divide up your assets and debts, all that's left in your divorce is some red tape and paperwork to file your Texas divorce forms. Sherman guides you through the entire process in How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas—a complete kit for an uncontested divorce.

The book provides the practical legal advice, court forms and step-by-step instructions required to make an uncontested divorce as easy, inexpensive and painless as possible.

Currently in its 12th edition, How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas has helped Texans save millions of dollars in legal fees since the first edition was published. This newly released edition, updated for 2009 - 2011, contains current court forms, both in the book as tear-out documents, and on the included CD, so you can fill them out on your computer.

Ed Sherman, divorce specialist attorney, award-winning author, and founder of Nolo Press, explains how to obtain a divorce in an easy-to-follow format. Since 1971, his books and software have guided thousands of couples each year, saving the public billions in legal fees. He also founded Divorce Helpline services, to help couples divorce successfully without fighting in court. Divorce Helpline has handled more than 45,000 California cases that settled out of court, and is now available to Texans by calling 800-359-7004 or visiting

Sherman is available for radio and TV interviews through 800-464-5502 or

How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2009 - 2011
Author: Ed Sherman
Publication Date: September 2009
Pages: 152, plus 128 pages of legal forms with CD-ROM
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-944508-70-1
Publisher: Nolo Press Occidental