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Important: The information requested below is required by the State of Texas. You can submit this form without providing your SSN, for example, but we will not be able to file anything on your behalf until we receive it.
You should discuss your military status with one of the attorneys if you didn't already do so during your initial consultation.
You should discuss their military status with one of the attorneys if you didn't already do so during your initial consultation.
The person that files for divorce is called the Petitioner. The other party will be called the Respondent. In most agreed cases, there isn’t an advantage for one person to file versus the other.
Your Petition for divorce must state why (the grounds) that you are asking for a divorce. In Texas, we have both fault and no fault grounds.
The fault grounds include:
No fault grounds include:
Insupportability is the most common ground. It simply means that you and your spouse no longer get along and you have decided to divorce - but you are not alleging that it is anyone’s “fault”. You just do not want to be married to each other anymore. If you want to try and reach an agreement, your divorce petition should probably be filed based on insupportability.
Either spouse may change their name back to a name he or she has used before. For example, a wife may go back to her maiden name or to a name from a previous marriage. You must go back to a name that you have used in the past. You can’t make up a brand new name.
If you’re considering a name change, it’s easier to do it at the same time you finalize your divorce than at some time later. There’s no extra charge for this.
This section does not apply to children of any prior marriages or relationships.
You don’t have to include any children that are older than 18, unless they are still in high school, or unless any of the children have special needs (meaning they are disabled and require care after age 18 or high school because of their disability.)
Click the +Add Child button at the bottom left to add information about each of your children.