Houston, TX asked in Divorce for Texas

Q: What is the process for divorce in Texas? What if you have divorce papers but your spouse refuses to sign them?

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Robert W. Leonard Jr.

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  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you have lived in Texas for 90 days and in your county for 6 months, you can file for divorce in your county. Once you file, you will have to serve the other party or obtain a waiver of service from the other party.

After 60 days has passed you can enter the final decree of divorce signed by both parties or you can set the matter for trial if the parties are not in agreement.

Although Texas has forms to assist in doing a divorce pro se, if it is contested, it is better to have an attorney represent you.

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