Forms and Documents
What is the difference between a form and a document?
Technically, not much. Practically, "documents" are those that are created from a blank sheet of paper similar to how a Last Will and Testament is created. As opposed to how a "form" may only require you to fill in the blanks. Most divorce paperwork is the former.
Where can I find the divorce forms?
You can find examples of some divorce documents here. You can also obtain examples from the Texas Bar Association, the County Law Library, or a public library (law or legal section).
What forms are required to get a divorce?
This depends on the particulars of each divorce case. However, for simple divorce cases that are uncontested with no children and no property, the necessary forms are as follows: If there are children, then the following forms are likely required:
Waiver of Service (as a form of legally notifying your spouse of the divorce)
Bureau of Vital Statistic Form (required by the State)
Pro Se Divorce Filing Acknowledgement
If there are children, then the following forms are likely required:
Medical Support Order
Employer’s Withholding Order
What is the BVS form and why do I have to complete it?
The Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS) form, also known as the Information on Suits Affecting the Family Relationship form, is required by the State for divorce in Texas. Its intent to gather statistical family data.