I’m contemplating divorce, what and where do I file?
If you are contemplating filing for divorce, it can be both nerve-racking and stressful. As San Antonio Divorce Attorneys, we can guide you through the process. In order to begin the divorce process, a party must file a Petition for Divorce. Although there are certain aspects that must be contained in every petition filed, your petition will contain different assertions and contentions depending on your unique set of facts. Your petition should affirm how you believe the Court should divide the marital estate, including debts and assets. If children are involved, it should also affirm how you believe the Court should determine custody and visitation of the minor children.
In order to file for divorce, you must have been a Texas resident for the preceding six (6) months, and you must have lived in the county, in which you are filing for divorce, for the preceding ninety (90) days. Once you have filed a Petition for Divorce, your spouse must be served with your petition. In other words, your spouse must be notified that there is a divorce lawsuit pending against them. Once you have filed for divorce, your divorce cannot be finalized until at least 60 days after you have filed for divorce.
This article is intended for general information only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The information and materials you obtain on this website are not applicable to any specific individual, situation, or set of facts. Our San Antonio divorce attorneys are prepared to assist you with your case. Please call us for a free initial consult.