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.

Community Property

Texas is a community property state. Any assets and debts you acquire from the day you get married belong to both you and your spouse.

Child Custody

Current child custody laws in Texas, including the different types of custody, how the process works, how much you can expect to pay, and what you can expect to happen.

Child Custody Laws

Child custody laws in Texas are broken up into two distinct categories: conservatorship (custody) and possession and access (visitation).

How to File for Child Support

Child support payments allow non-custodial parents to provide food, housing, education, healthcare, and other critical assets to their children while they live with their custodial parent. 

Child Support Calculator

Child support in Texas is relatively straightforward. The more children you have and the more money you make, the larger your payments will be.

How to Enforce Child Support

As a custodial parent, you rely on those payments to provide for your children. If your ex fails to pay, you have options. 


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.