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My wife of 5 years just filed for divorce. No children. I

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My wife of 5 years...
My wife of 5 years just filed for divorce. No children. I don't have the money for an attorney and want to represent myself. What law book would be good for me to read?

The case is in TX. My wife has significant assets. Would any attorney agree to contingency fees for divorce?
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I am sorry for your situation. There are SEVERAL books for a divorce guide pro se (yourself), so go to your local Barnes and Noble or Border's and ask for the self-help guide section to law. Here are the titles, and you can order them yourself if they are out at B&N:



http://search.barnesandnoble.com/File-for-Divorce-in-Texas/Karen-Rolcik/e/9781402233586/?itm=1&USRI=texas+divorce+yourself



http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Simple-Law-Texas-Divorce-Form-Book/L-Keith-Martinson/e/9780966118100/?itm=2&USRI=texas+divorce+yourself





The second one is mostly all forms, but it complements the first one, which focuses more on procedure.



Most attorneys would NOT take a case on contingency for divorce, I am afraid - they would want money up front. If uncontested, they can do a flat fee. If contested (or turns into a contested divorce), then it becomes hourly.

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