How long do you have to be separated before you can file for divorce in Texas?
Is it better to file for divorce first in Texas?
One advantage to filing first is that you get to talk first in court. Another advantage of filing first is being able to obtain immediate help and relief from the court if you need it. In most Texas counties, as soon as you file for divorce a standard order comes into place regarding assets and children.
Who keeps the house in a divorce in Texas?
The most common type of real estate divided during a divorce is the marital house. If one spouse wants to stay in the home, they can agree to keep the house and the debt associated with the house. The parties may also agree that one spouse will keep the house and give the other spouse half of the equity.
Can my wife kick me out of the house in Texas?
An order excluding your spouse from the residence, a kick-out order, is enforceable by law enforcement. If they do not leave the house as ordered by the Court, law enforcement can be involved to remove them.
Who pays for the divorce in Texas?
A Texas family law court will not order the party that filed for divorce to pay the non-filing spouse’s attorney fees as a punitive measure. Any Texas resident is entitled to file for divorce; forcing the filing party to pay the other spouse’s attorney fees as punishment is not typically an attainable goal.