Texas Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Texas
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Texas. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Texas online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Texas are as follows:

  • At the time the suit is filed either the petitioner or the respondent has been:
    • A domiciliary of this state for the preceding six-month period; and
    • A resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the preceding 90-day period
  • If one spouse has been a domiciliary of this state for at least the last six months, a spouse domiciled in another state or nation may file a suit for divorce in the county in which the domiciliary spouse resides at the time the petition is filed
  • A person not previously a resident of this state who is serving in the armed forces of the United States and has been stationed at one or more military installations in this state for at least the last six months and at a military installation in a county of this state for at least the last 90 days is considered to be a Texas domiciliary and a resident of that county for those periods for the purpose of filing suit for dissolution of a marriage

  • (Texas Code - Family Code - Chapters: 6.301)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Texas:

  • The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation
  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Abandonment
  • Living separate and apart for three years
  • Confinement in a mental hospital

  • (Texas Code - Family Code - Chapters: 6.001-6.007)

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