How long does it take to get a divorce in Texas if both parties agree?
61 daysIn other words, the shortest time it will take to finalize a divorced in Texas is 61 days. On occasion, in domestic violence cases, there is an exception to the 60 day rule. If the parties are in agreement, a divorce proceeding can be finalized immediately following the sixty-day waiting period.
How do I obtain my divorce papers in Texas?
Contact the District Clerk's Office to Request Copies of a Divorce Decree in Texas. The first step in obtaining copies of a divorce decree is to contact the district clerk's office in the county in which the divorce was granted.
How does divorce by publication work?
Divorcing a missing spouse is referred to as a "Divorce by Publication" because you must submit a legal notice to run in the local newspaper as a method of serving your spouse. This being said, the court will make you "jump through hoops" to prove that you have made every possible effort to locate your spouse.
Can you divorce someone through the newspaper?
If you cannot find your spouse, you can request permission from the court to publish a notice of the divorce in the newspaper or post a notice in the courthouse. This is called a Motion to Serve by Publication or Posting.