This website has been developed to educate the public on the process and challenges involved in filing for a divorce. The State of Texas provides two methods for filing: representation through an attorney, and self-representation without an attorney (called Pro Se).
|The State of Texas requires a 60 day waiting period from the date the divorce is filed before the case can be heard in court.|
- Pro Se filing is most appropriate when both parties agree to the divorce and there are no children, and there are no assets (house, property, or retirement savings) -
It should be noted that choosing to act as your own attorney for divorce cases that are contested or involve children, property, or retirement savings can have a considerable downside with marginal benefit. Without proper knowledge and representation in a divorce, you risk losing future rights, assets, or custody of children. If you cannot afford an attorney, legal aid may be available for those who qualify. Click here to find out more.