The information contained on these web pages has been compiled to help divorcing parties in Bell County.
It is always recommended that you hire an attorney to represent you in a divorce. This is especially true if you own property other than minimal personal property. Hiring an attorney now, will, in the long-run, save you time and money and reduce the likelihood you will need to return to court to correct mistakes. If you and/or your spouse own boats, real estate, retirement and other employee benefits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, stock options, or life insurance (with a cash surrender value) you should not rely on forms, because the forms do not address division of this type of property.
If there is a history of family violence, seek the assistance of an attorney. The court can order protection for you or your children; however, it is important that the documentation be done correctly and in a time critical manner. An attorney will see that this is done properly. If you need assistance related to a protective order, the local Legal Aid office may be able to help. Call 1-888-674-4529 and say you require a protective order.