Filing for divorce and residency requirements

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2022 | Divorce |

From the distribution of marital property to child support and custody matters, you could have a number of different issues to go over when preparing for and working through your divorce. It is important to understand that every divorce is unique and realize that seemingly minor things, such as residency requirements, can become very problematic.

If you plan on getting a divorce in Texas and moving out of the state soon, it is crucial to look into residency requirements. Moreover, you could have to review other legal topics (such as parental relocation if you have a child).

Texas residency and ending your marriage

If you want to file for a divorce in Texas, the Texas Constitution and Statutes states that either you or your marital partner (the petitioner or the respondent) must have lived in Texas for at least six months before filing for a divorce. In addition, either the respondent or the petitioner must have resided in the county where they filed divorce paperwork no less than 90 days beforehand.

Divorce and residency concerns

If you and your current spouse do not meet these residency requirements, it is crucial to explore your options. For example, if you recently moved back to Texas and plan on living here, and you are sure that filing for divorce in this state is the right move, you could have to wait for a while before moving forward with the end of your marriage.

During this time, you can prepare for your divorce and go over other crucial issues in order to increase your chances of a positive outcome.