When you get a divorce in Texas, it can be a tough and emotional decision. But having an experienced family law attorney can help you make it through the process. He or she will fight for your best interests and ensure that your rights are respected.
The process of getting a divorce in Texas can take anywhere from six months to a year. That depends on the amount of assets and the number of people affected by the divorce.
The first step to filing for a divorce is to file an Original Petition for Divorce in the county where you live. You must also reside in the county for at least 90 days before the court will consider the petition.
After the petition is filed, you and your spouse must attend a hearing. This will help the judge determine whether your case is ready for settlement. If it is, you and your spouse will proceed to negotiate the terms of the settlement and the divorce.
If the agreement is reached, you and your spouse will sign the Agreed Final Decree of Divorce. This will detail the division of the marital property and the obligations of each party. It may include child custody and spousal maintenance.
You may also want to get a Temporary Restraining Order. A Temporary Restraining Order is an order that prevents one of the parties from selling or disposing of community property. An Order of Temporary Restraining Order is usually issued for fourteen days.