What Are The Residency Requirements for Texas Divorce?

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When a couple decides to file for a divorce, there are many different components that they will have to keep in mind. The couple has to gather extensive paperwork, stay organized, and determine things like child custody, property division, and support. These can be challenging tasks for individuals going through a separation. However, there are also other requirements that they will have to keep in mind, for example, the state of Texas’ residency requirements.

What Are Residency Requirements?

Did you know? All states impose some type of residency requirement when it comes to filing for a divorce. Sometimes the requirement is simply that the individual is a resident at the time of divorce, while other states have longer time periods that a person must reside there.

What Are Texas’ Guidelines for Residency?

You may be wondering what Texas’ requirements are concerning residency for divorce. According to Texas Family Code, individuals must be a resident of the county they are filing in for 90 days. They must also have lived in Texas for at least six months before filing for their divorce. However, some circumstances make this difficult to achieve for all couples.

Taking Public Service Into Account

Sometimes individuals are called to perform some type of public service that results in their absence from their resident state. In Texas, if an individual is performing public services on behalf of the state or the nation, it is taken into account. For example, the amount of time they are in public service counts as residence in Texas and your home county.

Any Additional Questions?

Residency requirements can be confusing and add stress to the divorce process. An experienced attorney from the team at BTR Law can help answer any questions that you may have and determine whether or not you meet the requirements. Contact us if you need assistance today.

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