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THE DIVORCE PROCESS IN TEXAS - Houston Divorce Lawyers
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Comparatively, the Texas divorce process is much more simplified than in most other states. As a result, parties enjoy a relatively quick and painless divorce process once they have come to an agreement of various essential issues, such as the division of community property and community debts, child support, child custody, and visitation. In Texas, a divorce proceeding and be complete as quickly 60 days after the day of the original petition filed. In addition, as stated in more details below, Texas is a no-fault divorce state. As such, a party may file a divorce petition simply because the spouses differences in which they cannot resolve. Please contact the Houston Divorce Lawyers and the Southwest Houston Divorce Attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham for more information regarding Houston uncontested divorce.
In Texas, you must first establish certain requirements prior to being able to file an Original Petition for Divorce. First, you must establish that the court has jurisdiction to grant you a divorce. Jurisdiction refers to the right in which a court has in hearing the case. Texas law requires that at least one of the parties must have lived in Texas for at least 6 months and at least 90 days in the county where the case is filed. This can be best illustrated by mean of an example.
In January of 2000, Mr. A and Mrs. A. were married in the state of New York. The couple had one child, Peter A., in 2001. On June 1, 2008, the couple moved to Houston Texas because Mr. A. accepted a lucrative job offer, making $250,000 per year as a Project Manager for a software development company. The couple purchased a house in Memorial prior to moving down to Texas. In January 1, 2009, because of marital problems, Mrs. A. took Peter and moved back to New York with her parents. Mr. A decided to get a divorce. The question is whether Mr. A can file a divorce petition in Harris County Texas?
Under Example 1, Mr. A may file a divorce decree in Harris County Texas because, (1) he has been residing in Texas for at least 6 months, establishing his residency with the state, and (2) Mr. A has been residing in Harris County for at least 90 days, establishing his domicile in the county. Contact the Houston Divorce Attorneys and the West Houston Divorce Attorneys for a consultation.
Even if Mr. A has not been in Texas for at least 6 months, the parties may, with the representation by our Houston Divorce Attorneys, begin negotiation and conference with Mrs. A and/or her counsel to begin the divorce proceedings. The West Houston Divorce Lawyers and the Houston Divorce Attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven Tuan Pham will draft the original petition, agreements, and other necessary documents prior to the 6 months period. After the required date is met, our Houston Divorce Lawyers and our Houston Divorce Attorneys will initiate court proceeding, expediting the preparation time in initiating your divorce proceedings.
Please DO NOT rely on the information above to replace a personal consultation with our Houston Uncontested Divorce Lawyers and our Houston Divorce Attorneys. The Texas Divorce Process article above only discuss the rudimentary issues regarding Texas divorces. There may be other legal issues, depending on the fact and circumstances, in which we have not had the opportunity to discuss in this article. Every case is unique and requires our Houston Divorce Attorneys and our Southwest Houston Divorce Lawyers to review and to provide a personal consultation. Please contact our Houston Uncontested Divorce Lawyers and our Southwest Houston Divorce Attorneys at 713-517-6645 or complete our Online Contact Form.