What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Texas?

 In order to file a divorce action in Texas, either the petitioner or the respondent must have lived in Texas for at least 6 months and be a resident of the county where the divorce action is filed for at least 90 days. (Texas Family Code Title 1 Subtitle C Chapter 6 Subchapter D Section 6.301)  A divorce action should be filed in County District Court, or Family Court, where applicable.   

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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