Friday, September 28, 2007

FAQ regarding Divorce # 8: How does the Texas waiting period work?

The Court does not have the power to grant a Divorce for at least sixty days after the Divorce petition has been filed. The Texas Legislature’s reason for requiring this waiting period is to ensure that something as serious as a Divorce is not rushed into without a period of reflection and thought. This waiting period cannot be waived by agreement or shortened by the Court.