Do I have to live in Texas to get divorced in Texas?

Texas Law requires that one of the spouses must be a resident of the State of Texas for six months in order to get divorced in Texas. Additionally, Texas Law requires that you be a resident of the county that you are filing the divorce in for at least ninety days before filing for divorce.

Both spouses do not have to live in Texas in order to get a divorce in Texas. However, other factors such as the location of children and real estate may make this decision more complicated. If you are facing a divorce in which you and your spouse do not live in the same state or county, you can contact us to discuss some of the strategic consideration in where your divorce should be filed.

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