What is the Divorce Process in Texas?

Category: Divorce Filing

Divorce can be a very complicated process, especially if there are minor children involved or if the parties cannot agree on major issues like child custody, support, and property division. In Texas, divorce proceedings begin with the filing of a divorce petition by one spouse and end with a final divorce decree. In contested cases, there are many other steps in between. Below is an overview of the Texas divorce process in contested cases:

  • Filing the Divorce Petition
  • Providing Your Spouse with Notice
  • Respondent’s Answer and Counter-petition
  • Temporary Orders
  • Discovery
  • Negotiations/Mediation
  • Trial
  • Divorce Decree
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