One question that we often get is — How long does it take to divorce in Houston?
Texas has a 60 day waiting period before any agreed order of divorce can be finalized. The waiting period begins to run on the day that the Original Petition for Divorce is filed with the court. The waiting period is a cooling off period provided by the Texas legislature
So, the soonest that an agreed divorce can be finalized in the Houston area is 61 days.
Of course, this depends on whether there is an agreement on the division of property, liabilities, as well as child custody and child support issues, if children are involved. So, an agreement on these issues has to be reached by the parties. Also, either service of process or a waiver of service of process must be completed. Then a final and fully signed decree of divorce can be entered with the court after the waiting period expires.
If you need help filing for divorce in the Houston Area, you can reach Diana Larson or Erik Larson at 713.221.9088.