Do you have to file for divorce in the county you live in Texas?
To file for divorce in Texas, either spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least six months prior to filing, and must have resided in the county where the Petition is filed for the prior 90 days.
Where does a divorce have to be filed?
Usually, the divorce is filed in the county where the filing spouse currently lives. When states do have a minimum in-county requirement, it tends to be less than the in-state residency requirement.
Does it matter what state you file for divorce in?
You can file for divorce in a state other than the state in which you are married, as long as you meet residency requirements. If you do not meet the residency requirements for the state in which you are attempting to file for divorce, your divorce complaint can be rejected.
How do you prove residency in a divorce?
Most courts accept the Petitioner's or Plaintiff's sworn authentication through the sign documentation as proof of residency in the state. However, other documents or items — a driver's license, voter registration card, utility bills or a pay stub showing place of employment — can be used to verify residency.