Friday, September 28, 2007

FAQ regarding Divorce # 6: I just moved here, can I still get a Divorce?

Maybe. It depends on where you moved from and how long you have lived here. Texas has a residency requirement. At least one spouse must have resided in this State for the preceding six month period prior to the filing of the Divorce case, and one spouse must have resided in the County where the Divorce will be filed at least ninety days preceding the date of filing. This is “jurisdictional,” meaning that the Court has no power to act, including granting the Divorce, unless the residency requirement is met.