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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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 terminate the parent-child relationship. The court finally approved the proposed change on April 14, 2020, under Misc. Docket No. 20-9056, Final Approval of Amendments to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 277.

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

March 27, 2020

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”) (http://texasbarbooks.net/books/texas-family-law-practice-manual/). Among other features, this order contains a model of detailed procedures for […]

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

February 4, 2020

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, or statutory county court, each party or the […]

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Updates for Texas Collections Manual, 5th Ed.

May 21, 2018

Updated pages for the Texas Collections Manual, fifth edition, will be mailed to current owners by early June 2018. The updates include a corrected form 4-2, “Demand and Notice Letter—Consumer Debt.” Both the online subscription version of the manual and the digital download have already been corrected. To access the updated version of the digital […]

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Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

January 23, 2015

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. Then simply drag the new form into your Collaborative Law […]

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Updated Digital Product Texas Probate System, 4th Ed.

November 3, 2014

An updated version of the Texas Probate System 2014 digital product is available for download. The updated version includes a corrected and revised form 23, “Disclaimer of Full Interest in Estate” (a citation in the third paragraph was corrected, and other portions were rewritten for clarity) and a revised Special Instruction 58, “Who Inherits When […]

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Forms Indexes and Lists of Charges Added to Web Site

October 14, 2013

In order to help you make the most informed purchasing decisions possible, TexasBarBooks has posted the forms index of each practice manual as well as lists of charges for each of our Texas Pattern Jury Charges volumes. Each index can be accessed through the product pages by clicking on the pictured button. We hope that this […]

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Update for the TexasBarBooks Navigational Toolbar

June 6, 2013

An updated version of the TexasBarBooks Navigational Toolbar is available via the URL below: http://www.texasbarcle.com/toolbar-update/ This version of the toolbar updates the State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program’s digital signature and enables Microsoft Word to continue automatically running the toolbar instead of prompting the user to manually enable macros each time Word is launched. […]

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Amended Comment for Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Family & Probate

March 4, 2013

 An updated version of the digital product for Texas Pattern Jury Charges– Family & Probate (2012 ed.) is available for download. In the Comment at PJC 251.1, “Preservation of Charge Error,” the updated version addresses the Texas Supreme Court’s recent findings on broad-form  issues in Thota v. Young. To download the updated version of the digital […]

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