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Category Archives: Divorce

How Long Does It Take For A Divorce To Be Finalized?

Spouses do not make a trip down the aisle with the expectation that their relationship will end,, but the reality is that many couples will consider divorce. If you have realized that your marriage cannot be saved, it is understandable that you will want to move through the Texas divorce process as quickly as possible....

What Is A Divorce Decree?

Every Texas divorce case starts when one spouse files a petition to dissolve the marriage, and it concludes when the court enters a final divorce decree. This document not only marks the closure of the divorce proceedings, but it is also the legal end to a marriage. Many parties obtain their decree by an uncontested...

Understanding Your Final Decree Of Divorce

Regardless of whether Texas divorce proceedings took a few weeks or several months, you will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief when the process is complete and you have a final decree of divorce in hand. In a certain sense, the document is symbolic. It provides closure to your relationship and an end to...

Legal Separation or Divorce: Which is Better Financially?

If your marital relationship has broken down beyond the point of repair and you are contemplating divorce, there is a good chance the concept of legal separation has also crossed your mind. Through conversations with others and some basic research, you may have discovered that legal separation is often the more economical option. You may...

My Spouse Refuses to Get a Divorce: What Do I Do?

Not every couple agrees that a marriage is over. Sometimes, one spouse holds out hope of reconciliation, or he or she tries to make divorce as difficult as possible by refusing to participate in the legal process. However, Texas law is clear that a person cannot stay married against their will. Our state changed its...

First Step to Filing for Divorce

Divorces come in many shapes and sizes in Texas. No two divorces are exactly alike, but they all start the same way—by filing an Original Petition for Divorce in the proper court. The divorce process must begin with an Original Petition being filed, a Court does not have the jurisdiction to grant a divorce until...