In Texas, a divorce takes longer than 60 days after the petition is filed to become finalized. Every divorce has a 60-day waiting period before any divorce decree is signed by a judge. Spouses who agree on all divorce issues will generally have their divorce finalized in approximately six months to a year. However, getting a divorce will take longer if the spouses do not agree on all the issues.
At least one spouse must live in Texas continuously for six months. Also, at least one spouse must live in the county where the petition is filed for about 90 days prior to filing.
Yes. This means a spouse does not have to blame the other spouse for ending the marriage. However, a spouse can still assign fault.
Yes. The court will consider fault when deciding equitable division of property.
The steps of a divorce in Texas usually consist of the following:
It is a collaborative divorce in which both parties agree to the terms of divorce without going to court. It requires good faith in order to be legal.
A Texas attorney is recommended for all divorce cases that are filed in Texas. An attorney will assist you with protecting your rights during your divorce proceedings.
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