Divorces are seldom simple processes and most often require advanced, complex legal counsel and advice. Nonetheless, all too often a potential client will walk into an attorney’s office, seeking comprehensive representation only to be told by the attorney that the “process is simple,” or “can’t go wrong.”
Both statements are patently false. While a divorce might be easy to file for, a successful divorce petition takes skill, experience and a mastery of guiding local and state principles of law. Before addressing a client’s divorce request, a wise attorney has many questions to ask and many informational holes to fill. In this course, Bobby Barina, a Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified Family Law attorney, helps prepare attorneys to comprehensively represent the divorce-seeking client through a close examination of proper questioning, documentation, information gathering, cross-party notices, final decree presentation and general trial preparation.
I. Learn how to conduct the initial contact with the potential client
II. Understand the decision to accept the representation and the contract for employment
III. Gather the necessary information
IV. Correctly notify the other party
V. Effectively prepare the final divorce decree and necessary documents
VI. Identify proper procedure for setting the court date
VII. Prove up the final divorce
Bobby Dale Barina has, for over twenty years, from his office in Harker Heights, Texas, represented clients in trial and appellant courts throughout Central Texas.
Mr. Barina’s family law practice represents people from all walks of life in matters as simple as an uncontested divorce to complex custody and property cases.
Mr. Barina is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Mr. Barina is licensed in: The United States Supreme Court (1998); The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1997), The United States District Court, Western District of Texas (1992); and, the Supreme Court of Texas, 1991.
Excellent basic information for the practitioner specializing in other areas.
One of the best presentations I have seen.
Really on target for Texas.
great course content!
Great information and easy to listen and follow.
Mr. Barina's presentation is a must for the newly licensed as well as the seasoned attorney to avoid a grievance
Fantastic instructor! Loved listening to him!
Very interesting. Too bad not all divorces are uncontested.
Like this attorney's presentations. This is the second presentation I have listened to. He is factual, to the point, and knows the Code Sections for reference.
Although I've been practicing family law for 22 years here, this course provided food for thought.
This was an informative and enjoyable presentation
Well organized and presented.
Excellent summary and insight into Texas uncontested divorces and their nuances.
alot of information - good delivery
He was informative and very well organized in his presentation.
I don't handle divorce, but I always thought uncontested divorce was relatively simple. Not so!
Very good job explaining a complex issue! Thanks so much! Happy New Year, counsel!
Well laid out and executed.
quite good. Got what I needed.
This is a great way to get caught up on required cle!
Excellent and informative presentiation. Thank you!
Very good presentation. Thank you
Presenter was great.
Straight forward and good
Good program--- especially for the attorney without much experience in family law (whether a new attorney, or an attorney seeking to change practice areas).
Very straightforward and simple and understandable
Bobby Barina does a great job of taking complex topics and making them simple.
One of the best CLE programs yet!!!
Good review and a reminder not to take for granted many issues we attorneys think everyone knows.
I have taken similar courses in other jurisdictions on this subject, and I thought the combination of the practical speaking with the well written presentation was better than most.
It was nice hearing from a Texas lawyer. While your seminars are good, most speakers are from out of state.
Straightforward presentation on steps involved in the uncontested divorce process and how to represent your client effectively and efficiently, to preserve the objective of a low-cost procedure.
Helpful and well presented.
Very good presentation. Would appreciate more courses by this instructor.
My first experience with a Lawline course. Very professional, very concise, and very relevant.
Awesome job, Bobby!
Presenter was very effective in conveying the subject matter.
Great suggestions for employment contract and Final Decree.
I enjoyed --
Really good basic overview of uncontested divorces.
A practical look at what's easy to take for granted
The speaker and materials were very good.
I enjoyed his focus on practical considerations in uncontested divorce representation.
My first Lawline course and i'm very pleased. Thank you very much.
A very wonderful presentation and overview of uncontested Tx divorce and related issues. Great job.