When you’ve come to the end of your marriage, you may feel overwhelmed by the emotional upheaval you’re experiencing. There’s so much to think about just to begin the divorce process. You probably have many questions about the legal aspects of divorce, like when to get a divorce and where to file for divorce in Texas.
When to Get Divorced in Texas
The question of “when” to file for divorce – from a legal standpoint – can be answered by looking at your state’s residency requirements. In order to file for divorce in Texas, you or your spouse must have lived in Texas for the preceding six months, and must be a resident of the county in which you file for the last 90 days.
If either of you were absent from Texas because you were serving in the armed forces (or as a partner of someone serving) that time away will not be counted against you.
Where to File for Divorce in Texas
As for the “where” of filing, the divorce petition needs to be filed with the Clerk of the Family District Court in your county. You may need to do some research to learn where this is located. You will need to file your paperwork in person.
Sometimes, the paperwork aspect of divorce can be difficult and confusing for those filing. Divorce is a stressful time, so it can be a challenge to manage everything that is going on at home in addition to worrying about filing your paperwork correctly.
Contact an Attorney
While the state of Texas does not require those filing for divorce to have an attorney, in most cases, it’s smarter to use an attorney than to attempt to file on your own. Having an attorney means you won’t have to muddle through the paperwork aspects of the process. Your attorney will know where and when your paperwork needs to be filed.
Your lawyer will also give you valuable advice about grounds for divorce as well as other important aspects of the process and will represent your best interests during the case. Call Warren & Migliaccio at 888-584-9614.