How do I obtain a copy of my divorce decree in Texas?
You can obtain a certified copy of a marriage license from the county clerk’s office in the county that issued the marriage license. You must obtain a certified copy of a divorce decree from the district clerk’s office in the county where the divorce was granted.
Are divorce decrees public record in Texas?
Divorce records in Texas are public, so anyone can access them by following a few simple steps. These steps are the same regardless of whether you want to access public divorce records in Texas from your home or in person at the clerk’s office.
How long does it take to get a divorce decree in Texas?
In reality there really is no such thing as a quickie divorce in Texas. Our state requires a minimum 60-day waiting period between filing and finalizing a divorce. Additionally, due to the legal complexities involved in divorce, most couples find it takes longer than two months to officially dissolve the marriage.
Do both parties have to sign divorce papers in Texas?
In a Texas uncontested divorce, you can prove the lack of contest in two ways. Both require the other spouse to sign some papers. When you file for a divorce, you must serve your spouse or your spouse signs a waiver of service. However, if your spouse refuses to sign the waiver you can still proceed by service.
Is Texas A 50 50 state when it comes to divorce?
Since Texas is a “Community Property” state, all marital property will be divided in a 50-50 fashion according to the court unless agreed to otherwise by the divorcing spouses. This means that everything that is considered “up for grabs” in the divorce will be distributed equally to each spouse.