At The Pollard Firm, PLLC, our
family law firm in Houston knows how important your case is to you. We also understand that you have
to put your family first and that there are often difficult decisions
involved. Unlike most typical “big law firms,” we will be
there for you every step of the way, and your case will receive the personal
attention it needs.
We will communicate with you throughout entire processes such as
child custody, and work hard to find the best solution for your family’s needs
in the most efficient way possible.
Reach our family law firm in Houston today by calling us at
(832) 864-9296 today to schedule a consultation.
Divorce can be an emotional and confusing process, but we hope to provide
some clarity as you navigate this uncharted territory in your life. Below
are some frequently asked questions that we often get from clients. If
you have further questions or concerns, you know who to call.
Can I File for Divorce in Texas?
In Texas, you must meet both of the following requirements in order to
file for divorce:
- You or your spouse has lived in Texas for at least 6 months
- You or your spouse has lived in the county where you plan to file for divorce
for the last 90 days at minimum
If you are in the military or other government service outside of Texas,
you are allowed to file for divorce if
Texas has been the home state of either spouse for at least 6 months and
the county where you plan to file the divorce has been the home county
of either spouse for at least 90 days.
What Is the Divorce Process in Texas?
Typically, a divorce involves 6 steps. Keep in mind that your particular
situation may look different from the process described below, but generally,
the Texas divorce process looks like this:
- Filing the divorce petition
- Requesting Temporary orders, if necessary
- Service of process, also known as “serving divorce papers”
- Negotiating a settlement
- Trial, if a settlement was not negotiated
- Finalizing the divorce judgment
What Are the Grounds for Divorce?
Texas is a no-fault state, meaning you can get a divorce without blaming
your spouse. As long as you or your spouse believes the relationship can’t
be repaired, you may file for a no-fault divorce.