Divorce in Texas
Whether you’ve been thinking about divorce for a long time or you’re just beginning to explore your options, you’re in the right place. The divorce process involves three major steps (filing, serving, and then working out a settlement agreement and other divorce terms). However, rules, forms, and fees vary by state or even by county. Scroll down this page to find our most useful (and free) resources to guide you before, during, and after divorce in Texas.
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Important Information About Divorce in Texas
Filing for divorce in Texas is relatively simple, but actually getting divorced requires a long list of forms. But no need to get overwhelmed – we explain all the steps to you and our Divorce Navigator software guides you through all the forms. If you get stuck, we can help. To get started, check out some of our most helpful resources for divorce in the state of Texas.
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Texas Marriage & Divorce Laws
Texas is a no-fault state, but the law offers one situation (or grounds) you can cite for a no-fault divorce. If your marriage fails due to "discord or conflict of personalities" and you can't solve the issue, you can cite 'insupportability'. There are several laws and state rules to be aware of. See our resources below for key information.
Resources for Marriage and Divorce Laws in Texas
Finances, Property and Support
One of the most stressful parts of divorce is deciding who gets what and determining who must pay off marital debt. Spouses must reach agreements on things like splitting assets and debts, either on their own or with outside help from a mediator, financial advisor or attorney.
Other Important Topics about Divorce in Texas
Just as every couple is different, so is every divorce. Some couples can use checklists and other free resources to DIY their divorce through the Texas court system, while others need more help.
Others, including couples with at least one spouse in the military or couples with complicated scenarios (substantial assets, debts, custody concerns, an uncooperative spouse), must follow additional rules.
- What happens to a house in a divorce
- Grandparents rights
- Custody and visitation plans
- How to establish paternity
- Marital settlement agreements
- Understanding QDROs
- Annulment of marriage
- Move away cases
- Alimony calculator
- Divorce rates
- Financial disclosures
- How is child support calculated
- 5 important things to know
- Resources for divorce
- Creating a co-parenting plan
- Agreed divorce with minor children
- Spousal maintenance
- Counter petition or file an answer?
- Does sole custody terminate parental rights?
- Joint legal custody & medical decisions
- Does a divorce petition expire?
- Divorce & pregnancy
- Are divorce records public?
- Mediation & divorce timelines
- Adultery & divorce