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Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post The Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate special supplement, affecting PJC 218.1–218.3, was made necessary by the 2020 amendments to Tex. R. Civ. P. 277, which require specific findings in parent-child termination proceedings rather than broad-form submissions and which supersede Texas Department of Human Services v. E.B., 802...
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Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a number of temporary emergency orders in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of which are relevant to TexasBarBooks practice manuals. Please review the following list to see which orders apply to each manual. A complete list of the emergency orders can be found at the court’s website.
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Now Available: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law

Now Available: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law

TexasBarBooks is proud to offer the new Essentials of Texas Firearms Law. Firearm use and ownership are both constitutionally protected and heavily regulated. Understanding firearms law can be a minefield for the unwary. Essentials of Texas Firearms Law comprehensively covers firearms law and will assist you in advising your clients in making responsible decisions.
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Software Savvy: Using the Spike in Microsoft Word

Software Savvy: Using the Spike in Microsoft Word

Q: How can I copy multiple portions of content from different areas of my Word document and paste them to one place in the document, or to a new document, easily and quickly? A: To handle this task using copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste requires that you navigate to the first location in your document that contains content you want to relocate, copy that content, navigate back...
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Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on whether you need commas around a book title! If you find yourself wondering whether you should put commas around a word or phrase that restates another noun, such as the book title in the sentence “The novel Carrie was published in 1974,” ask yourself if the word or phrase answers the question “Which _____?” So in...
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Ditch the Binders! The Texas Family Law Practice Manual Is Now a Softbound Book!

Ditch the Binders! The Texas Family Law Practice Manual Is Now a Softbound Book!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the streamlined 2020 edition of the Texas Family Law Practice Manual, an essential resource on which family law attorneys in Texas have come to rely. No longer a bulky set of six three-ring binders paired with a practice notes book, the Texas Family Law Practice Manual is now a beautiful four-volume softbound set, complete with a digital...
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Software Savvy: Word Templates

Software Savvy: Word Templates

Is there a way to recreate variations of frequently-used documents without having to start from scratch? Especially those with special formatting? If creating a new blank document is your usual go-to, it’s worth taking a look at the templates Microsoft Word includes. From business letters to lists, calendars, and more, using an existing template can help you avoid formatting struggles and can give you a...
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Grammar Tip: Parenthetical Content

Grammar Tip: Parenthetical Content

Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on parenthetical content. Parenthetical content is a word, phrase, or sentence that functions as an aside, briefly departing from the main discourse. The punctuation normally used to separate parenthetical content from the main text is, of course, parentheses, but parenthetical commas or em dashes may also be used.
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Note Regarding Suits to Terminate the Parent-Child Relationship

Note Regarding Suits to Terminate the Parent-Child Relationship

An important change to the rules regarding suits to terminate the parent-child relationship takes effect on May 1, 2020. On January 8, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued an Order Amending Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 277 under Misc. Docket No. 20-9008. The order gave notice of a proposed amendment to Tex. R. Civ. P. 277 that would require certain specific findings in suits to...
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Attn: Download New Emergency Procedure Forms in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak Here

Attn: Download New Emergency Procedure Forms in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak Here

As a free service to the members of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, please find an Order on Motion for Use of Emergency Procedures, which will become Form 8-82 in the Family Law Practice Manual (“the Formbook”) (https://texasbarpractice.com/product/texas-family-law-practice-manual-2020/). Among other features, this order contains a model of detailed procedures for remote proceedings.
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TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14

TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14

TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14 Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post The Texas Guardianship Manual committee has posted the following notice in regards to the latest supplement: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14 Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 30.014 mandates: (a) In a civil action filed in a district court, county court,...
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Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

An updated Word form for Collaborative Law—Start to Finish is available for download. Click the download button below for a zip file containing the updated version of Form 12. Save the file to the desktop and extract the Word document without modifying its file name.
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