Uncontested Texas Divorce Process




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Detailed Uncontested Texas Divorce Process


US Legal PRO Portion of the steps for $129
  • Step #1- US Legal PRO will prepare the divorce petition. If you are unable to afford the court fees, we will have you complete the Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs form
  • Step #2- US Legal PRO will collect any county specific documents that need to be filed along with your petition
  • Step #3- US Legal PRO will create eFiling account for you in Texas State's electronic filing management system
  • Step #4- US Legal PRO will create filing packet online that is ready to be submitted
  • Step #5- US Legal PRO will email you the summary of the packet for your approval. You will review the divorce petition packet and request changes if needed
  • Step #6- US Legal PRO will tell you how to create a payment account. You will create a payment account from where the court will deduct filing fee. Court fee varies from county to county and will be somewhere between $250 to $350. Again, this is NOT our fee, you cannot avoid it (unless you get court fee waiver) and court will directly charge your card - not us
  • Step #7- You will give us approval to eFile your divorce petition packet
  • Step #8- US Legal PRO will eFile your petition
  • Step #9- We will wait for 1 to 3 days for the court to approve the petition
  • Step #10- After court accepts your petition, US Legal PRO will give you: Court Stamped Petition, Waiver Of Service Form, Final Decree of Divorce Form, Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (If you have children), Prove up Script, Instructions
Remaining Your Portion of the steps
  • Step #11- After court accepts your petition, you will give your spouse "Legal Notice". You can give your spouse Waiver of Service Form (from step #10) if your spouse is willing to sign in front of a notary. If your spouse is not willing to sign the waiver, you can hire a process server to give him/her Legal notice. Once your spouse is notified, if you need help filing the proof of legal notice to the court, we can do it for you for our standard eFiling cost.
  • Step #12- You and your spouse will complete and sign Final Decree of Divorce Form (from step #10) based on the understandings you have reached with each other. This is an important form and you can take your time to complete this form because Texas requires you to wait 61 days from the day your original petition is accepted until the day when your divorce can be finalized.
  • Step #13- As you are waiting, It is a great idea to call the district clerk's office where your petition is filed to understand and verify the remaining steps as sometimes there could be additional county-specific requirements. As you are nearing the end of 61 days waiting period, call the clerk's office and find out the days and times court hears Uncontested divorce cases
  • Step #14- Go to the court on one of the days when the court hears uncontested divorce cases and present your documents. Just to be on the safe side, take 3 copies of all the documents to the court. Finish your divorce by turning in your Final Decree of Divorce that the judge signed to the Court Clerk


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