Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about obtaining a divorce in Texas. If you have additional questions or are uncertain about the next steps to take, call our lawyers at 713-221-9088 for a free case evaluation.
Is Texas a community property state? If so, what does that mean in my divorce?
Yes, Texas is a “community property” state. What this actually means can be more complicated than it sounds. Basically, community property refers to the identification of assets and liabilities in the “community estate” – in other words owned by the husband and wife together. Absent an agreement otherwise, all assets and liabilities obtained during the marriage are community property. Any assets and liabilities obtained before the marriage are separate property. However, if one spouse contributes to the maintenance, support or repairs of the other spouse’s separate property, a claim of reimbursement for those contributions may arise in some circumstances. To learn more about your options, contact our firm today.
How long before my divorce is final?
Texas requires that a divorce petition be on file with the court for 60 days before a divorce can be finalized.
What are the requirements of filing for divorce in Texas?
Texas law requires that at least one spouse has lived in Texas for 6 months and lived in the county where the divorce will be filed for 90 days. There are situations where a divorce can be filed in Texas if that is where the marriage took place, even if the other requirements are not met. Questions or concerns about the requirements for a Texas divorce? Contact our law office today!