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How Long Does A Divorce Take In Texas

Discussion in 'Divorce, Separation, Annulment' started by Howard Moore, Aug 7, 2019.

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  1. Howard Moore

    Howard Moore Law Topic Starter New Member

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    How long does it takes? I'm from Texas. And I found on some service that most divorces are taking between 6 and 18 months to be finalized. Is it real to divorce faster?
     
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    Zigner Well-Known Member

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  3. Howard Moore

    Howard Moore Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks, maybe you have some more helpful information? Cause I've read only one service
     
  4. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    The link posted makes it very clear that the minimum amount of time it takes is 60 days and can take 6 months to a year or longer.

    I don't understand how anyone could answer your question any clearer.
     
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  5. Howard Moore

    Howard Moore Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I see, but I ask about how to do it faster
     
  6. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    The link also makes it clear that divorce in Texas is not a do-it-yourself project. In fact, it's so important that I'll put the information from the link here:

    4. Divorce in Texas is not a DIY job.

    Getting divorced is a complicated process. Attorneys attend school for years to understand all that the legal system encompasses. While you can technically represent yourself in a divorce suit, it can be a difficult process and end up costing you time, money and stress.


    “When contemplating a divorce, it is important to consult with an attorney,” Rashelle Fetty, a Texas Legal participating attorney, said. “An attorney can be your voice during the divorce process and communicate your wants and needs effectively all while navigating the legal system.”


    Even if your divorce becomes emotional, your lawyer can be an objective party who can remain calm and keep your best interests in mind. But before you hire an attorney, make sure you interview several and let them know what your goals are. It’s essential that you feel comfortable with your divorce attorney and feel confident that they will represent your interests.
     
  7. PayrollHRGuy

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    Faster than what? 60 day. Not going to happen.

    Faster than over a year? You and your soon (or not so soon) to be ex have all your ducks in a row and not be arguing about any issue.

    Also, get a lawyer. DIY will likely cause more slow downs.
     
  8. Howard Moore

    Howard Moore Law Topic Starter New Member

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    but I googled and found that diy is possible
     
  9. Highwayman

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    So I guess that makes you an expert. Google makes many people experts.

    Good luck.
     
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  10. Howard Moore

    Howard Moore Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I get your point and that's why I'm here. I'm trying to find truthful information
     
  11. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If the parties seeking a divorce do NOT own real estate or minor children, a divorce can be completed VERY quickly.

    If the couple owns real estate and have created on rugrat, the divorce takes anywhere from four to six months at best, in SOME counties.

    If the divorce is sought in more populous counties, it can take anywhere between six months to one year!

    Yes, one can seek a divorce "pro se", (as in DIY) if children and real estate are NOT involved.

    If you tell me the county in which you reside, I can provide a more precise estimate.
     
  12. PayrollHRGuy

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    Sure it is possible. But it isn't in line with your obvious desire for speed.
     
  13. Zigner

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    Generally, yes, one can, but I don't think the one that started this thread will be capable of doing so.
     
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    According to (link removed by moderator), a divorce takes a bare minimum of 60 days, but 6-18 months seems more realistic. How long it might take for any particular divorce obviously depends on the relevant facts and circumstances. Consult with a local family law attorney.

    This is a different question than what you originally asked. How it can be done faster is that you file and serve everything immediately. However, many things are out of your control and will depend on your spouse and the court.

    Of course it's possible. It would be possible for me to replace the engine in my car by myself. It just wouldn't be a good idea.

    Doing it yourself will probably make the process take longer because chances are you'll make some mistakes that cost you time.

    What's your urgency?
     
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  15. army judge

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    Easy stuff is HARD stuff for some of us.
     
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    Right - which is why it's wise to get help sometimes :)
     
  17. army judge

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    Some of us who find EASY stuff for most of us HARD stuff, tend to lack the LOOT to boot.

    Life ends up being harder than necessary, curse that damn Bowie knife we call life.
     
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    Lawyers, Guns, and Money.

    You can get just about anything done with any two of the three.
     
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    If you got that LOOOOOONG green, you very often don't require the other two.
     
  20. PayrollHRGuy

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    You need a lawyer to be the bag man.
     
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