Texas

 

 

How to File for Divorce in Texas


 

Step 1 - Download divorce papers for Texas using one of the buttons above.

Step 2 - The spouse who decides to file for divorce must complete the forms and then file them with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the county where he or she resides, in addition to paying the proper filing fee. These may include:
Texas Complaint of Divorce
Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
Divorce Information Sheet

Step 3 - You must notify your spouse of the filing by sending him or her copies of the filed documents from Step 2 and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. Next, your spouse must return the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony to you so that you can deliver the forms to the clerk.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN -- Schedule a time to meet with your spouse to complete the forms related to your children. These may include:
Child Support Obligation Income Statement
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

Step 4 - You will have to negotiate the division of your property (i.e. assets and debts) by jointly completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement, you then must complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

Step 5 - After completing the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce, the spouse who filed for divorce must file these forms. At the clerk's office, you may schedule a court hearing date if necessary. The clerks office will inform you if a hearing is necessary to complete the divorce, or if a judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce. If the judge does so, the clerk will mail you the courts authorization. Whether you receive the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk. This filing will complete your divorce in the state of Texas.


 

District Courts in Texas


 

EASTERN DISTRICT

BEAUMONT
Address - 300 Willow St. Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone - (409) 654-7000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

LUFKIN
Address - 104 N. 3rd St. Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone - (936) 632-2739
Hours - 8:00-5:00

MARSHALL
Address - 100 E. Houston St. Marshall, TX 75670
Phone - (808) 541-1300
Hours - 8:00-5:00

SHERMAN
Address - 101 E. Pecan St. Sherman, TX 75090
Phone - (903) 892-2921
Hours - 8:00-5:00

TEXARKANA
Address - 500 N. State Line Ave. Texarkana, Texas 75504
Phone - (903) 794-8561
Hours - 8:00-5:00

TYLER
Address - 211 W. Ferguson St. Tyler, TX 75702
Phone - (903) 590-1000
Hours - 8:00-5:00








WESTERN DISTRICT

AUSTIN
Address - 200 W. 8th St. Austin, TX 78701
Phone - (512) 916-5896
Hours - 8:00-5:00

DEL RIO
Address - 111 E. Broadway Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone - (830) 703-2054
Hours - 8:00-5:00

EL PASO
Address - 525 Magoffin Ave. El Paso, TX 79901
Phone - (361) 788-5000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

MIDLAND
Address - 200 E. Wall Midland, TX 79701
Phone - (361) 788-5000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

PECOS
Address - 410 South Cedar Pecos, TX 79772
Phone - (361) 788-5000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

SAN ANTONIO
Address - 655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78206
Phone - (210) 472-6550
Hours - 8:00-5:00

WACO
Address - 800 Franklin Ave. Waco, TX 76701
Phone - (254) 750-1501
Hours - 8:00-5:00

NORTHERN DISTRICT

ABILENE
Address - 341 Pine St. Abilene, TX 79601
Phone - (325) 677-6311
Hours - 8:30-4:30

AMARILLO
Address - 205 E. 5th St. Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone - (806) 468-3800
Hours - 8:30-4:30

DALLAS
Address - 1100 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75242
Phone - (214) 753-2200
Hours - 8:30-4:30

FORT WORTH
Address - 501 W. 10th St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone - (817) 850-6600
Hours - 8:30-4:30

LUBBOCK
Address - 1205 Texas Ave. Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone - (806) 472-1905
Hours - 8:30-4:30

SAN ANGELO
Address - 33 E. Twohig Ave. San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone - (325) 655-4506
Hours - 8:30-4:30

WICHITA FALLS
Address - 1000 Lamar St. Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone - (940) 767-1902
Hours - 8:30-4:30

SOUTHERN DISTRICT

BROWNSVILLE
Address - 600 E. Harrison St. Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone - (956) 548-2500
Hours - 8:00-5:00

CORPUS CHRISTI
Address - 1133 N. Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone - (361) 888-3142
Hours - 8:00-5:00

GALVESTON
Address - 601 Rosenberg Galveston, TX 77550
Phone - (409) 766-3547
Hours - 8:00-5:00

HOUSTON
Address - 515 Rusk Ave. Houston, TX 77002
Phone - (713) 250-5500
Hours - 8:00-5:00

LAREDO
Address - 1300 Victoria St. Laredo, TX 78040
Phone - (956) 723-3542
Hours - 8:00-5:00

McALLEN
Address - 1701 W. Bus. Hwy. 83 McAllen, Texas 78501
Phone - (956) 618-8065
Hours - 8:00-5:00

VICTORIA
Address - 312 S. Main St. Victoria, TX 77901
Phone - (361) 788-5000
Hours - 8:30-4:30