How do I relinquish my parental rights in Texas?
Under the Texas Family Code chapter 161 a parent can file a petition to terminate his or her rights. The most significant result of terminating a parent's rights is that the parent no longer has rights to access the child through possession or visitation periods and the parent's support obligation is terminated.
What is a wife entitled to in a divorce in Texas?
Along with a handful of other states, Texas is a community property state—meaning all income earned and property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is community property and belongs to both spouses equally. In Texas, courts must split all marital property equally between divorcing spouses.
How long do you have to be married to get half of everything in Texas?
This is true whether the marriage is six months or 30 years. A portion of your 401(k) is your separate property to the extent it was earned prior to your marriage. The court cannot take that portion from you or divide it with husband.
How much does it cost to sign over parental rights in Texas?
File the petition with the court. You may have to pay a filing fee in order to terminate your parental rights. The fee can vary, depending on the county, but should cost a few hundred dollars. You should contact the court clerk and ask. In Tarrant County, for example, you must pay $315.00.