Can a pregnant woman be divorced?
Yes. If someone is pregnant during the divorce, the other spouse will automatically be a legal parent once the child is born, even if the child is born after the divorce is finalized, and even if the other spouse is not biologically related to the child.
What states allow divorce while pregnant?
Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and Missouri all have laws that require you to wait until baby is born to either file for or finalize your divorce. Meeting with an attorney to develop a strategy early can help you ensure you've honored all local and federal laws governing divorce while pregnant in your area.
Can you get a divorce if you are pregnant in Texas?
Courts will not generally grant a Texas divorce during the pregnancy of a spouse. Courts want to address all of the issues in the final divorce decree, including paternity, custody, and child support, and they cannot do that until the child is born.
What happens if I get pregnant before my divorce is final?
If you are married and wind up pregnant at any time prior to the divorce being finalized, the court or judge is going to “stay” (hold open) the court proceedings and not allow the divorce to go through until after the baby is born.