Divorce Residency Essentials to Get Divorce in Texas
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To file for a DIY Divorce in Texas, one of the spouses must have lived in the state for at least six months before the divorce is filed. Additionally, the petitioner (the one who files the case) must have been a resident of the county where he or she files for at least ninety days before filing.
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Reasons for Divorce in Texas
In Texas, divorce can be filed as a no-fault action. In this case, the parties state that the marriage is unsupportable. No other grounds are necessary.
Texas also recognizes fault-based reasons for divorce including adultery, cruelty, conviction of a felony and abandonment.
Custody of the Children in Texas
Texas favors joint custody (managing conservatorship). This would mean that both parents can make decisions in the upbringing of children. Usually, children will live primarily with one parent but have significant contact (known as visitation) with the other. The courts typically accept parental-designed agreements but show favor to the Standard Possession Order. You can utilize a custom agreement or the Standard Possession Order on OnlineDivorceSolutions.com.
Texas Child Support Guidelines
There are state-mandated guidelines for child support in Texas. Child support is calculated based on the income of the parent who will pay. It is possible to deviate from these guidelines when it is agreed upon by both parents and deemed in the best interests of the child.
OnlineDivorceSolutions.com calculates child support based on all information provided. Our quick and affordable program provides a calculation tool for uncontested divorces only. It does not serve as a substitute for legal advice.
The staff at OnlineDivorceSolutions.com cannot provide direct legal advice when completing your divorce papers. If you have a contested or complex case, you should always seek assistance from a family law attorney. Utilizing our website is never considered a substitute for seeking help from an attorney.
Court filing fees in Texas are charged by the court. They are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorceSolutions.com. The filing fees vary from county to county. Please phone your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.