How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2009 2011

How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas 2009 2011 Author Ed Sherman
ISBN-10 9780944508701
Release 2009-09
Pages 272
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Divorce is difficult enough without facing the prospect of financial catastrophe through excessive lawyer's fees. This clear guide shows those in the Lone Star State how to complete their own divorce for $200 or less. The first part explains how the laws work, how to divide the marital property, and how to settle issues of child custody and support, and generally helps readers reach agreement with the other spouse (thus keeping the divorce uncontested). The second part tells how to complete all the forms and file them with the court. At the back of the book is a complete set of tear-out forms. A CD-ROM contains all the forms, schedules, and worksheets in the printed book for completion on computer; the Citations by Publication and by Posting kits; a marital settlement agreement and DealMaker software to create one; addresses and weblinks of all the Texas county courthouses; and relevant portions of the Texas Family Code.



Public Law Librarianship Objectives Challenges and Solutions

Public Law Librarianship  Objectives  Challenges  and Solutions Author Selwyn, Laurie
ISBN-10 9781466621855
Release 2012-10-31
Pages 343
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While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions aims to introduce firsthand knowledge on the funding, organizational structures, and governance related to the public law library. This book includes comprehensive research for current and future public law librarians to provide administrative guidance and professional sources essential for running a public law library.



Rebooting Justice

Rebooting Justice Author Benjamin H. Barton
ISBN-10 9781594039348
Release 2017-07-25
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America is a nation founded on justice and the rule of law. But our laws are too complex, and legal advice too expensive, for poor and even middle-class Americans to get help and vindicate their rights. Criminal defendants facing jail time may receive an appointed lawyer who is juggling hundreds of cases and immediately urges them to plead guilty. Civil litigants are even worse off; usually, they get no help at all navigating the maze of technical procedures and rules. The same is true of those seeking legal advice, like planning a will or negotiating an employment contract. Rebooting Justice presents a novel response to longstanding problems. The answer is to use technology and procedural innovation to simplify and change the process itself. In the civil and criminal courts where ordinary Americans appear the most, we should streamline complex procedures and assume that parties will not have a lawyer, rather than the other way around. We need a cheaper, simpler, faster justice system to control costs. We cannot untie the Gordian knot by adding more strands of rope; we need to cut it, to simplify it.



Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health Author Sana Loue
ISBN-10 9781441956552
Release 2011-11-25
Pages 1516
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This encyclopedia adopts a biopsychosocial-historical approach to immigrant health, with a focus on immigrant populations in, and immigration to, magnet countries. Extensive references to worldwide trends and global issues are made throughout its entries.



Sexuality Now Embracing Diversity

Sexuality Now  Embracing Diversity Author Janell Carroll
ISBN-10 9781111835811
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 672
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With its fresh, fun, and hip approach, SEXUALITY NOW: EMBRACING DIVERSITY, 4E, teaches students what they need and want to know about sexuality while clearly conveying foundational biological and health issues and citing current and classic research. The text continues to be a product of author Janell Carroll’s partnership with her students, answering the questions and concerns that students have about themselves and their sexuality with scientific fact, sensitivity, humor, and unmatched candor. Carroll presents the range of sexual orientations and behaviors and takes into account the social, religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural contexts of today’s students. This edition includes even more examples and research on sexual diversity both within and across cultures. An array of new videos are included with Carroll traveling to different countries and videotaping actual interviews with people regarding their take on various human sexuality research topics (love hotels in Japan; comprehensive sex education in Scandinavian countries). An excellent resource package supports instructors and students, including videos, an online tutorial featuring diagnostic quizzing and automatic grading, and the PowerLecture presentation tool with readymade lecture slides, text images, and questions on slides for use with student response system software and clickers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Cultural Sociology of Divorce

Cultural Sociology of Divorce Author Robert E. Emery
ISBN-10 9781452274430
Release 2013-01-24
Pages 1624
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While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology. Features: 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally. Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities. For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations. Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.



Discovery Series Human Sexuality

Discovery Series  Human Sexuality Author Janell Carroll
ISBN-10 9781111841898
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 656
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The Cengage Learning DISCOVERY SERIES: HUMAN SEXUALITY is designed to deliver traditional course content in an innovative hybrid learning format instruction presented in a printed handbook paired with integrated online applications and assessments. The program promotes measurable mastery of core course learning objectives by guiding students’ active engagement with content delivered through the book, images, video, simulations, and assessments. This contemporary approach to learning seamlessly integrates text and technology, enabling students to easily move from the book’s instruction to its online applications for a deeper, lasting understanding of the core psychological concepts, and for assessments (all assignable) that reliably track students’ progress and performance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Good News About Marriage

The Good News About Marriage Author Shaunti Feldhahn
ISBN-10 9781601425638
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 192
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Divorce is not the biggest threat to marriage. Discouragement is. You’ve probably heard the grim facts: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate inside the church is the same as outside. Most marriages are just holding on. But what if these “facts” are actually myths? In The Good News About Marriage, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn presents groundbreaking research that reveals the shocking, incredibly inspiring truth: · The actual divorce rate has never gotten close to 50 percent. · Those who attend church regularly have a significantly lower divorce rate than those who don’t. · Most marriages are happy. · Simple changes make a big difference in most marriage problems. · Most remarriages succeed. For too long, our confidence in marriage has been undermined by persistent misunderstandings and imperfect data. This landmark book will radically change how we think and talk about marriage—and what we can dare to hope from it. “Shaunti takes aim at marriage myths that have spread like a cancer through our culture–myths that have become self-fulfilling prophecies. This book is packed with game-changing revelations. Like this one: Not only are most people staying married, they are happy in their marriages!” –Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect



Practicing Texas Politics

Practicing Texas Politics Author Lyle Brown
ISBN-10 9781133940494
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 536
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Brown et al. have thoroughly updated their market-leading survey of Texas government with new coverage of public policy, giving special attention to political developments since 2010. Extensive coverage of the 2012 general election, and its results, provides students with the most up-to-date information available. Selected Reading and chapter-opening cartoons encourage further discussion of timely topics, in addition to conflicts, within the state of Texas. Features such as the thoroughly revised “Students in Action” section in each chapter provide students with a wide range of views on current issues and relevant topics, as well as suggestions for how they can play an active role in Lone Star State politics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Parenting Plan Evaluations

Parenting Plan Evaluations Author Kathryn Kuehnle
ISBN-10 9780199754021
Release 2012-01-20
Pages 612
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When conducting parenting plan evaluations, mental health professionals need to be aware of a myriad of different factors. More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, they must have an understanding of the most current findings in developmental research, behavioral psychology, attachment theory, and legal issues to substantiate their opinions. With a number of publications on child custody available, there is an essential need for a text focused on translating the research associated with the most important topics within the family court. This book addresses this gap in the literature by presenting an organized and in-depth analysis of the current research and offering specific recommendations for applying these findings to the evaluation process. Written by experts in the child custody arena, chapters cover issues associated with the most important and complex issues that arise in family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, dynamics between divorced parents and children's potential for resiliency, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. The scientific information provided in these chapters assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically-based opinions, conclusions and recommendations. Parenting Plan Evaluations is a must-read for legal practitioners, family law judges and attorneys, and other professionals seeking to understand more about the science behind child custody evaluations.



The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Texas

The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Texas Author Linda C. Ashar
ISBN-10 9781601384263
Release 2011
Pages 336
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What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy; it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes — such as family or special charities — it becomes necessary to make special advance preparations. To ensure your assets are protected and final wishes are carried out, there are some common actions that should be taken now. Proper estate planning allows you to plan for yourself and your loved ones without giving up control of your affairs. Your estate plan should also allow for the possibility of your own disability. It should detail what you own and whom you want to leave it to at a time of your choosing and the way you want. Your estate plan should include fully disclosed, controlled costs for you and your loved ones. The last thing you want to worry about is having your estate drained of value through taxes and legal costs. The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate in Texas will help you glide through this complicated process. This new book has been adapted to offer Texas residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Author Linda C. Ashar, Attorney at Law, has crafted an estate planning primer, allowing Texas residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Many books on estate planning indicate you do not need the services of an attorney, but this book highly recommends using an attorney versed in this area: You should not go through the process alone. This book is intended explain the complicated issues, terminology, and planning strategies of estate planning so when you do meet with a qualified attorney, you will be well prepared. You will understand the legal terms and be ready to discuss issues and strategies with familiarity, saving you time and legal fees and ensuring peace of mind. Texas -specific information is offered throughout this book, including: Texas’s probate code; Texas rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Texas will; planning your living will in Texas; explanations of Texas laws regarding durable health care power of attorneys, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The book’s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their future. This book also offers an overview of abatement rules, settlement costs, guardianship and minor children, executors and trustees, life insurance, potential long-term care needs, marital deductions, types of trusts, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, 529 plans, reducing or eliminating estate taxes, avoiding tax on life insurance, using insurance to pay estate taxes, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, and tax-deferred accounts. Estate planning should be a positive experience. It involves reviewing your situation and planning for your future. Although few people want to think about the possibility of disability or disease, advance planning is also a way to show your love and to reduce potential distress later. Other books offer a non-state-specific overview of estate planning, causing many readers to be misinformed about rules and regulations particular to their state; but, this new book provides information Texas residents need to know. Do not get outdated or wrong information that does not pertain to you specifically. Use this new book to craft an estate plan that is not only legally sound but also fully carries out your last wishes and protects your loved ones.



Culture Wars

Culture Wars Author Roger Chapman
ISBN-10 9781317473510
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 1200
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.



Handbook of Urban Education

Handbook of Urban Education Author H. Richard Milner IV
ISBN-10 9781136206016
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 600
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This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education landscape, and helps chart an all-important direction for future work and needs. The Handbook addresses seven areas that capture the breadth and depth of available knowledge in urban education: (1) Psychology, Health and Human Development, (2) Sociological Perspectives, (3) Families and Communities, (4) Teacher Education and Special Education, (5) Leadership, Administration and Leaders, (6) Curriculum & Instruction, and (7) Policy and Reform.



Sandtray Therapy

Sandtray Therapy Author Linda E. Homeyer
ISBN-10 9781317311447
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 160
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Sandtray Therapy is an essential book for professionals and students interested in incorporating this unique modality into work with clients of all ages. The third edition includes information on integrating neurological aspects of trauma and sandtray, updates per the DSM-5, and a new chapter on normative studies of the use of sandtray across the lifespan. As in previous editions, readers will find that the book is replete with handouts, images, examples, and resources for use in and out of the classroom. The authors’ six-step protocol guides beginners through a typical session, including room setup, creation and processing of the sandtray, cleanup, post-session documentation, and much more.



The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law Author Eyal Zamir
ISBN-10 9780199397952
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 496
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The past twenty years have witnessed a surge in behavioral studies of law and law-related issues. These studies have challenged the application of the rational-choice model to legal analysis and introduced a more accurate and empirically grounded model of human behavior. This integration of economics, psychology, and law is breaking exciting new ground in legal theory and the social sciences, shedding a new light on age-old legal questions as well as cutting edge policy issues. The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Law brings together leading scholars of law, psychology, and economics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of this field of research, including its strengths and limitations as well as a forecast of its future development. Its 29 chapters organized in four parts. The first part provides a general overview of behavioral economics. The second part comprises four chapters introducing and criticizing the contribution of behavioral economics to legal theory. The third part discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. Finally, the fourth part analyzes the contribution of behavioral economics to fifteen legal spheres ranging from core doctrinal areas such as contracts, torts and property to areas such as taxation and antitrust policy.



Wege statt Irrwege

Wege statt Irrwege Author James Allworth
ISBN-10 9783864702655
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 224
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Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefängnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine Überlegungen führten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie führe ich ein glückliches und sinnerfülltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefängnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persönliche Lebensentscheidungen überträgt - so zum Beispiel die Einführung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstöße, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persönlichen, maßgeschneiderten Strategie für ein erfülltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.



A Tx Companion to the Course in Wills Trusts and Estates 2013 2014

A Tx Companion to the Course in Wills Trusts and Estates 2013 2014 Author Joshua C. Tate
ISBN-10 1454839023
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 328
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A TEXAS COMPANION FOR THE COURSE IN WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES introduces Texas-specific law that every student planning to practice law in this state should know. Developed and refined through six years of classroom use, these materials provide a solid grounding not only for the Texas Bar Examination, but also for estate planning practice in Texas. The statutory provisions included here are current through the most recent regular session of the Texas legislature in 2011, and incorporate important changes in areas such as the following: *Self-proving affidavits *Notice to will beneficiaries *Pretermitted children *Adult incapacitated children *Revocation of trusts following divorce *No-contest clauses *Community property with right of survivorship A TEXAS COMPANION features the following: Statutory provisions from the Texas Probate Code, Texas Trust Code , and other relevant statutes, along with excerpts from the Texas Constitution Thirty-four edited Texas cases, selected for their importance in Texas law and pedagogical value and tested in the classroom Citations and cross-references noting recent legislative changes Logical sequencing that tracks the chapter order in Dukeminier, Sitkoff, and Lindgren's Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th ed. 2009), but may be adapted to any other casebook