Costs and Time Tables
How long will it take for my divorce to become final?
Unknown. There are many factors that go into determining the length of time it may take a divorce to become final. There is a minimum 60 day waiting period for all divorces starting from the day the initial papers (divorce petition) are filed with the District Clerk’s Office.
How long must I wait to get remarried?
In most cases, you must wait at least thirty days.
How much will my divorce cost?
This depends on the specifics of a divorce. However, some fees to consider are the following:
Divorce filing fee (required)
Having Sheriff’s Deputy or Private Process Server serve divorce papers (optional)
Having divorce papers served by certified mail (optional)
Attorney fees are generally charged by the hour (optional)
To certify documents (optional)
To copy documents (optional)
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Is the filing fee refundable?
How much does a divorce attorney charge?
This question is similar to asking, “How much does a car cost?” Most attorneys charge by the hour (or quarter hour). Their time involved in the divorce depends greatly on the complexity of your marriage/divorce. Many attorneys will provide an initial consultation to gather facts about your case for free or a reduced fee. This allows them to better estimate the time and cost for handling your case. There is a referral program offered by the Texas Bar Association at www.texasbar.com. They provide an initial 30 minute consultation for $20.