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Dallas divorce court


Dallas divorce court helps the parties staying in Dallas county or Texas to get divorced. The family division of superior court in Dallas County deals with the issue of divorce in Texas. The process is same as that of other states. The process starts when you file the petition and ends when decree is signed by the judge. As divorce is legal process, it is advisable to appoint a lawyer who can guide you well in the divorce process.

To file for divorce in Dallas divorce court, Texas there is certain residential requirements and grounds which you must fulfill. Before filing for divorce either you or your spouse must have lived in Texas for at least 6 months or ninety days in Dallas county .for cases involving paternity situation, the county where childe stays is the county where paternity case must be filed.

Most of the states offer no-fault divorce. Even Texas is a no fault state. Common base for no-fault divorce is irreconcilable differences or incapability. if you decide to file divorce on fault basis, factors like adultery, Cruelty, drug addiction, impotency, mental health problem, imprisonment, desertion or infection on one spouse with sexual disease.

The family division of Dallas county deals with issues related to alimony, child support, child custody or visitation, property division or debt payment. The issues related to child are kept as priority. All these issues are discussed on trial basis before going to court.

Process of filing divorce in Dallas divorce court:

  • Before filing any documents in the court make sure you fulfill all the residential requirements and grounds of fling.
  • Fill out the petition .it is the form stating that you want to divorce. It gives basic information about you and your spouse. If issues of children are involved, the petition form will also have the basic information about the child.
  • You can get the petition form online also. TexasLawHelp.org is the official website to get the form.
  • Along with the petition, other documents like address proof, marriage certificate and proof of grounds on which basis you asking for divorce.
  • Once you file all the documents with the petition, take it to the clerk of Dallas county district. Visit the file desk and ask for filing the petition and pay the necessary fees
  • Serve one copy of petition with the spouse stating that you have filed for divorced. If both the parties agree on the divorce terms, ask for the waiver of service, sign the form in front of notary and file it with the court. If you both donít agree with the divorce terms, you have to serve the divorce papers to your spouse and inform the clerk about this.
  • Once you file the petition with court, your divorce processes will start. The court will schedule the hearing date. In case if your divorce is uncontested which means issues of children are already solved, then you need not to attend the hearing. In case if your divorce is contested you have to attend the hearing.
  • In case if your spouse has filed the service of waiver, court will schedule the hearing. Fill out the divorce decree form with the information of hearing.

Court will check all the documents and then sign the decree form stating that both the parties are divorced.


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