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Considering a Divorce? Let Us Give You the Representation You Need

At Widner Family Law Group, we have over 25 years of experience in family law. Throughout that time, we have seen complicated cases that proved difficult and draining for the parties involved. As a reputable family law firm in Dallas, we are committed to you and your case. We offer superior and aggressive legal counsel to help you make the right choices during divorce proceedings. A divorce will force a couple to consider uncomfortable matters such as child and spousal support. This is why our Dallas lawyers are dedicated to using our experience to help families pull through one of the most emotional times in their life.

To discuss your options with a Dallas attorney, call Widner Family Law Group now by dialing (469) 331-0783 or contacting us online today.

How to File for Divorce

If you've decided that divorce is the right choice for you and your spouse, let our years of experience help you through this time. When you dissolve your marriage, there are numerous terms you and your spouse will need to agree upon such as spousal support, division of assets, and child custody. It's best to speak to a family law attorney who understands this area of law and can educate you on your rights.

Filing for divorce is the first step in dissolving your marriage. At Widner Family Law Group, we educate our clients on what filing for divorce entails:

  • File the appropriate paperwork for the dissolution of your marriage
  • Specify a reason for the divorce, such as "irreconcilable differences"
  • Let a process server summon your spouse
  • Respond within 30 days to correct the information in the petition

If you're ready to discuss how we can help you file for divorce in Dallas, don't hesitate to reach out. Our Dallas attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way and serve your best interests.

Texas Divorce Grounds

If you are considering filing for divorce in Texas, you might be wondering what reasons you can use. There are a few different grounds your divorce can fall under.

Insupportability – This is when the marriage can’t be supported anymore due to irreconcilable differences and no hope of repair. Couples who want to file for a “no-fault” divorce would choose this option.

Other “at-fault” divorce options include:

Separated – This refers to a three-year separation before filing for divorce.

Mental disorder – This is when one spouse has been in a mental institution for three or more years and is unlikely to recover. If that’s the case, the other spouse can file for divorce based on this ground.

Cruelty – A spouse can claim that he or she is treated with cruelty by the other spouse.

Abandonment – If one spouse has left and been gone for at least one year, then the other spouse can use this as a fault for the divorce.

Convicted of a felony – This is when one spouse has been convicted of a felony and imprisoned for one year or more.

Adultery – The stipulation for this fault is that the spouse claiming adultery occurred must be able to prove it.

Speak with our attorney to learn more about your specific situation.

Residency Requirements for Divorce in Texas

Like most states, Texas has a residency requirement for a couple who wishes to file for divorce in the state. At least one of the spouses must be a Texas resident for 6 months or more before the couple can file for divorce. Furthermore, the spouse must be a resident for 90 days in the county where the divorce is going to be filed.

What is the Waiting Period for a Divorce in Texas?

In Texas, the minimum amount of time a divorce can take is 60 days because of the state’s mandatory waiting period. Most divorces take longer than 60 days, but a divorce can’t be finalized in less than 60 days.

Give our family law firm a call today to get the process started. Let our Dallas attorneys help you through this trying time. Dial (469) 331-0783 now.

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