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Uncontested Divorce in Texas

For just $99 plus the court fee, our fully guided online divorce service makes it easy to file your divorce without paying expensive attorney legal fees.
We prepare your complete set of ready-to-sign divorce papers, provide clear, step-by-step filing instructions, and friendly customer support.

Fully Guided Online Divorce

How it Works:

  1. Use the form on our website to check your eligibility to file for divorce, and then sign up for a free account.
  2. Enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in a guided online questionnaire.
  3. We then do the heavy lifting, and prepare your complete set of ready-to-sign Texas divorce documents, and electronically deliver them to your account the same day. No waiting days to receive your completed documents!
  4. Review your divorce documents and make any needed changes to the divorce details in your account.
  5. Print your divorce documents and our clear, step-by-step filing guide.
  6. You and your spouse sign their documents, and you file them with the court.
Rest assured, signing and filing divorce papers for an uncontested divorce is straightforward with the clear, step-by-step instructions that we provide. If you have any questions about the process, you can always contact our friendly customer support team.
We've been in business for 10+ years and have helped thousands of people easily complete a full set of ready-to-sign divorce documents and file their own divorce.
We provide a 100% guarantee that the court will accept your divorce documents.

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A Divorce for $99?    What's the Catch?

No catch.  No hidden charges.
For $99, we provide you with a complete set of filled-out uncontested divorce documents for your selected state, plus a simple filing guide and customer support.
By providing our services to you 100% online with modern technologies, we are able to tremendously lower our costs compared to having to meet with you in person at a local office, and we pass those savings along to you.
The court charges a filing fee of approximately $300 that is paid directly to the court.
If your divorce is uncontested, it's as simple as that.

Low-Cost, Easy and Quick Online Uncontested Divorce in Texas with LetsGetDivorced.com Low-Cost, Easy and Fast
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in Texas with LetsGetDivorced.com

Attorney Jerry Bruckner (founder of LetsGetDivorced.com) Hi, I'm Attorney Jerry Bruckner,
the founder of LetsGetDivorced.com.
LetsGetDivorced.com offers a convenient online service to easily complete divorce papers to file an uncontested no-fault divorce without an attorney. The service is affordably priced at a flat rate of just $99.
LetsGetDivorced.com eliminates the hassle of reading complicated instructions to fill out divorce forms and the tedious, error-prone effort of filling them out by hand. Instead, after you create your account, you provide your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire. We then generate, personalize, and prepare all of your divorce forms with your information.

We Charge the Cheapest Price for Online Divorce and Deliver the Fastest Service! We Charge the Cheapest Price for Online Divorce and Deliver the Fastest Service!

Online divorce services like LetsGetDivorced.com are an inexpensive, budget-friendly alternative to paying a lawyer to draft your divorce forms for filing an agreed uncontested no-fault divorce. We are able to offer the cheapest price in the industry (just $99) for our comprehensive, high-quality online divorce service to complete your Texas divorce forms because we use very modern technology, and we are committed to charging as low a price as possible so we can help as many people as we can.
We have been in business for 10+ years, and thousands of divorcing spouses have used our online service to complete their divorce papers.
With LetsGetDivorced.com, you not only get the cheapest price, you also get the fastest possible way to get your ready-to-file divorce papers. With our technology, we are able to provide same-day processing to generate and provide you with all of your divorce forms and their step-by-step filing instructions for your local court. You can also make an unlimited number of instantaneous changes to your divorce details.
With the lowest price, the fastest service, and a 100% money-back court acceptance guarantee, LetsGetDivorced.com easily qualifies as one of the best online divorce services for simple uncontested no-fault divorces. As a testament to the high value of our service, we continually have new customers decide to use our service who were first looking for a cheap divorce lawyer or cheap divorce paralegal service to handle their simple, uncontested divorce.

How to Get Started with LetsGetDivorced.com How to Get Started with LetsGetDivorced.com

To get started with LetsGetDivorced.com, check your eligibility, then enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire. To get started with LetsGetDivorced.com, check your eligibility, then enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire.
When you are done, LetsGetDivorced.com selects the up-to-date versions of the divorce forms needed for your filing, personalizes them for your situation, and fills them out. The completed divorce papers, along with easy-to-follow filing instructions, are instantly generated and provided to you in your account. When you are ready, file the documents with the court. If you have any questions about the process, our customer support team is here to help.

I Used LetsGetDivorced.com to Complete the Divorce Papers for my own Divorce. I Used LetsGetDivorced.com to Complete the Divorce Papers for my own Divorce.

Based on my professional expertise as an attorney, and my own firsthand experience of using the service, I am pleased to let you know that LetsGetDivorced.com provides an easy, quick, and low-priced online service that efficiently generates high-quality ready-to-file divorce papers for filing an uncontested no-fault divorce without an attorney.
List of Texas Divorce Forms List of Texas Divorce Forms
In the state of Texas, these are the most common divorce forms that will be completed online with LetsGetDivorced.com for filing an uncontested divorce without minor children.
  • Original Petition for Divorce
  • Civil Case Information Sheet
  • Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (VS-165)
  • Waiver of Service and Consent
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Final Decree of Divorce
Plus, if your divorce involves minor children, additional divorce forms will also be completed regarding custody, child support and visitation.

Benefits of LetsGetDivorced.com Online Divorce

  • Low-Cost: Only $99 to complete TX uncontested divorce papers online.
  • Easy Online Process: Answer simple questions in a guided questionnaire.
  • Guaranteed Court Acceptance: Documents are state specific and up-to-date.
  • Fast, Same-Day Processing: Completed documents are instantly generated and provided to you.
  • No Charge For Revisions: You can make changes and your divorce documents will instantly update.
  • Filing Guidance: Simple, step-by-step filing instructions.
  • Customer Support: Our friendly, professional customer support team is available by phone and email.
  • Comprehensive: Divorces with or without children, property to divide, and spousal support (alimony).
  • In Business 10+ years: We have helped thousands of divorcing spouses. Put our experience to work for you!
We provide our online divorce forms preperation service for all cities and counties in the state of Texas.
 
Begin a Divorce Begin a Divorce
Rob and Alice's story.

We Can Help You:

Eligible You and your spouse can reach an agreement to get divorced.
Eligible You want to file an uncontested, no-fault divorce in Texas.
Eligible You have minor children from your current marriage.
Eligible You have marital property (assets) to divide.
Eligible You have marital debts (liabilities) to divide.
Eligible You want to include a spousal name change provision.
Eligible You have a same-sex marriage.
Eligible Your spouse resides in another state or another country.
Eligible You want to include the payment of spousal support (alimony).
Eligible You want to get ready-to-file divorce forms as soon as possible.

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Ineligible You and your spouse cannot reach an agreement to get divorced.
Ineligible There has been family violence, orders of protection, or child neglect.

Texas Divorce FAQs Texas Divorce FAQs

What are the residence
requirements to file divorce
in Texas?
What are the residence requirements to file
divorce in Texas?
  • In Texas, when the divorce petition is filed, either the spouse who files it (the petitioner) or the spouse whom it is served on (the respondent) must have lived in Texas for the past six months.
  • And, one of the spouses must have been a resident of the county in which the petition is filed for at least 90 days before the filing.
  • How long does a divorce take
    in Texas?
    How long does a divorce take in Texas?
    Texas requires a minimum 60-day waiting period between filing a Petition for Divorce and when a judge can finalize the divorce, so the quickest a divorce can be granted is 61 days.
    How much does a divorce cost
    in Texas?
    How much does a divorce cost in Texas?
    The average cost for a traditional divorce invloving lawyers is around $7,567 not including the court's filing fee which averages approximately $300.

    Note: Spouses seeking an uncontested divorce using LetsGetDivorced.com's online divorce service can enormously reduce divorce costs and get all of their divorce paperwork inexpensively for only $99.
    How to get a free divorce
    in Texas?
    How to get a free divorce in Texas?
    It's possible to get a free divorce in Texas, but there are some requirements. First, the petitioner should file for an uncontested divorce. Second, the petitioner needs to be able to get their divorce documents, and have them filled out for free, or fill them out themself. And lastly, to not be charged the court's filing fee the petitioner has to file, and have granted by a judge, the court's fee waiver form.

    Note: Using LetsGetDivorced.com's online divorce service the petitioner can obtain and fill out their divorce paperwork for only $99.
    Is online divorce legal
    in Texas?
    Is online divorce legal in Texas?
    The state of Texas allows people to file for divorce without using an attorney and permits online divorce services to provide and prepare the divorce forms required to file for a divorce in Texas.
    Is the fee to use
    LetsGetDivorced.com
    only $99?
    Is the fee to use LetsGetDivorced.com
    only $99?
    Absolutely! Our fee for completing all your divorce forms online and providing access to our customer support team by phone or email is a one-time payment of just $99. We have no hidden fees, no monthly subscription charges, and no document storage fees.

    The plain truth is that we've chosen to offer our high-quality online divorce service at a very affordable price, that allows us to make a fair profit while keeping our company operational to assist as many people as we can.
    Does the fee to use
    LetsGetDivorced.com
    include the court filing fee?
    Does the fee to use LetsGetDivorced.com
    include the court's filing fee?
    We wish we could include the court's filing fee but it can vary by county. The court can waive the filing fee for petitioners who qualify as low-income and file a request to have the filing fee waived.
    What forms do I need to file
    for a divorce in Texas?
    What forms do I need to file for a divorce in Texas?
    In the state of Texas, these are the most common forms needed to file for an uncontested divorce without minor children.
    • Original Petition for Divorce
    • Civil Case Information Sheet
    • Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (VS-165)
    • Waiver of Service and Consent
    • Marital Settlement Agreement
    • Final Decree of Divorce
    Plus, if your divorce involves minor children, additional forms will need to be completed regarding custody, child support and visitation.
    Using LetsGetDivorced.com, it's easy to prepare your divorce forms online for only $99.
    Do I need to file my divorce
    in the county where my
    marriage took place?
    Do I need to file my divorce in the county
    where my marriage took place?
    No. Where a divorce can be filed is based on the current residence of the spouses.
    Will I need to provide a copy
    of my marriage certificate
    to the court?
    Will I need to provide a copy of my
    marriage certificate to the court?
    No. You only need to provide the date of the marriage and the state and county where it took place.
    What is the cheapest and
    quickest way to get a divorce in Texas?
    What is the cheapest and quickest way
    to get a divorce in Texas?
    The cheapest and quickest way to get a divorce in Texas is to do it yourself, without a lawyer, by filing an uncontested divorce where you and your spouse agree on all terms. In a DIY divorce, you prepare and file the legal documents yourself, so you avoid hiring a lawyer and paying for their services. You only need to pay the court filing fee, unless you qualify for a low-income waiver.
    What is an uncontested
    divorce?
    What is an uncontested divorce?
    An uncontested divorce is the cheapest, quickest and most stress-free way to get divorced. In an uncontested divorce both spouses agree to the filing and granting of their divorce and all of the terms of their divorce, including: the division of their joint marital property (assets and debts) and the payment or waiver of spousal support. Also, if there are minor children of their marriage both spouses must also agree on child custody, visitation and child support.
    How is child support calculated
    and handled in Texas?
    How is child support calculated and handled in Texas?
    The following is a general outline of how child support is usually calculated and handled in Texas:

    In Texas, as in all states, parents have a legal obligation to support their minor children.

    When they contemplate getting divorced, one of the most important issues is: How will child support work?

    Texas has official child support guidelines that provide very detailed rules that determine the amount of monetary support (child support) that is to be paid after the divorce to support the minor children of the marriage.

    The basic concept of the child support guidelines is that the amount of child support is based on what is called the "net income" of the divorced parent who has the obligation to pay child support.

    That sounds pretty simple, but the rules are very complex when it comes to determining what must be used to determine net income and when the spouses may be able to deviate from the guideline amount of child support.
    The Noncustodial Parent Pays Child Support
    In a Texas divorce, the physical custody of a minor child can be agreed to by the parents, and if they cannot agree, custody will be decided by a judge.

    Physical custody can be viewed as indicating which parent the minor child will primarily live with after the divorce. This parent is called the custodial parent.

    The other parent, who the minor child spends less time with and who has a right of visitation to spend time with the child, is called the non-custodial parent.

    Although a judge has the authority to order either parent or both of them to pay child support, typically, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.

    The custodial parent has the obligation to use the child support payments they receive to provide daily support for the minor child that lives with them. For example, they could provide their minor child with food, clothing and housing.
    How to Use the Texas Child Support Guidelines
    The Texas Child support guidelines use an "income percentage" method that determines the net income of the non-custodial parent.

    If you want to get a basic estimate of what the child support amount may be in your divorce, you can use a free child support calculator that is provided by the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

    This calculator only handles cases where the non-custodial parent has only one source of income. For more complicated situations, you will need to use the rules in the guidelines to determine what constitutes net monthly income and the specific amount of support according to the following steps.
    Gross Income Included in Calculating Child Support
    For child support purposes, income includes:
    • all wages and salary, including commissions, military pay, tips, overtime, and bonuses
    • self-employment income
    • interest and dividends
    • net rental income from property the parent owns
    • severance pay
    • unemployment benefits
    • retirement benefits
    • veterans' benefits
    • disability benefits, or
    • workers' compensation awards.

    Sometimes a parent in a divorce may decide to try to lower or avoid paying child support by becoming unemployed or underemployed.

    They should keep in mind that a judge has the authority to impute (attribute) income based on what that parent is actually capable of earning.
    Net Income for the Texas Child Support Guidelines
    To determine the non-custodial parent's net income for paying child support, you need to subtract the following costs from the total gross income:
    • Social Security taxes,
    • income taxes for a single person,
    • the cost of health insurance, dental insurance, or cash medical support for the child,
    • union dues, and
    • non-discretionary retirement contributions if the noncustodial parent does not pay social security taxes.
    Number of Children Requiring Support
    After you determine the noncustodial parent's "annual" net income you need to take their net "monthly" income (which is 1/12 of their annual income), and then multiply the net monthly income by a percentage that is determined by the number of children that will be included in the child support.

    When the custodial parent's net income is not above or below a certain monetary threshold, the following percentages are used for this calculation:
    • 1 child = 20%
    • 2 children = 25%
    • 3 children = 30%
    • 4 children = 35%
    • 5 children = 40%
    • For 6 or more children, the amount must be at least the same as for five children.

    If the noncustodial parent's net monthly resources are less than $1,000, these percentages are each reduced by five percentage points (they will then range from 15% to 35%).

    Also, if the non-custodial parent has net monthly resources above a certain level ($9,200 a month, under the adjustment made in 2019), a judge may increase the amount of child support that must be paid, depending on both parents' incomes and the child's needs. The threshold changes every six years to account for inflation.
    Health Insurance as Part of Child Support
    In Texas, as in most states, in addition to the obligation to pay the child support amount calculated under the child support guidelines, the parents will also have to provide for their minor child's health insurance and dental insurance.
    When Child Support May Be Higher or Lower Than the Guideline Amount
    Once the amount of child support payable under the guidelines is established, it is presumed by a judge that this amount is in the "best interests" of the child.

    However, the judge may order a different amount of child support if they determine that applying the guideline amount would be "unjust or inappropriate" in that case.

    The judge must consider all relevant circumstances, including the following factors, when ruling that the amount of child support that will be ordered to be paid will be different than the guideline amount:
    • the age and needs of the child
    • the parents' ability to support the child
    • the time the child spends with each parent
    • whether either parent has custody of another child or is paying post-secondary educational expenses for a child
    • the custodial parent's net resources
    • child care expenses
    • alimony (spousal maintenance) that a parent is paying or receiving
    • the cost of the child's travel between the parents if they live far apart, and
    • extraordinary expenses, such as for health care or education.

    If the judge orders the payment of a child support amount that deviates from the guideline amount, the judge must expalin in their order the reason(s) why it would be "unfair or inappropriate" to use the guideline amount.

    It is important to keep in mind, that the courts favor agreements; the parents of the minor child can always agree that the amount of child support to be paid will be higher than the guideline amount.

    However, if the parents agree that the child support amount will be less than the guideline amount of child support, they will need to explain why applying the guideline would be unfair or inappropriate.

    Always keep in mind that the judge will not approve the parents' agreement about the amount of child support unless the judge agrees that the amount is in the child's best interests.
    Collecting Child Support in Texas
    Once child support is ordered, it must be paid. If you find yourself in the situation of needing or wanting help to collect child support, you may request assistance at the website of the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office (OAG) by calling them at (800) 252-8014.
    Changing a Texas Child Support Order
    It is important to remember that after a child support order is in effect, you may request a modification (a change) of the terms of that order.

    To be granted a modification of a child support order, you will need to establish, based on the same legal requirements for an original child support order, that there has been "a substantial change of circumstances" that affects the ability of the non-custodial parent to pay the amount of child support or the need for the change in the amount of child support.

    As with the original order for child support, you and the child's other parent are allowed to make an agreement to modify the original order for child support.

    But you will still need to appear before a judge so the judge can review your agreement and decide whether it is in "the best interest" of your child to approve that change to the child support order.

    In addition to seeking judicial relief in a court to request a modification, you may also request a modification through the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in its "Child Support Review Process" (CSRP).
    What are the grounds for a
    divorce in Texas?
    What are the grounds for a divorce in Texas?
    Texas has "fault" and "no-fault" divorce grounds (legally acceptable reasons) to end a marriage.

    "NO FAULT" GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN TEXAS:

    Insupportability. The court may grant a divorce without regard to fault if the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

    "FAULT" GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN TEXAS:

    Cruelty. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse is guilty of cruel treatment toward the complaining spouse of a nature that renders further living together insupportable.

    Adultery. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse has committed adultery.

    Conviction of Felony. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if during the marriage the other spouse has been convicted of a felony; has been imprisoned for at least one year in the state penitentiary, a federal penitentiary, or the penitentiary of another state; and has not been pardoned. The court may not grant a divorce against a spouse who was convicted on the testimony of the other spouse.

    Abandonment. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse left the complaining spouse with the intention of abandonment; and remained away for at least one year.

    Living Separate and Apart for three years. The court may grant a divorce in favor of either spouse if the spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for at least three years.

    Confinement in Mental Hospital. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if at the time the suit is filed the other spouse has been confined in a state mental hospital or private mental hospital for at least three years; and it appears that the hospitalized spouse's mental disorder is of such a degree and nature that adjustment is unlikely or that, if adjustment occurs, a relapse is probable.
    How to file for an uncontested
    divorce in Texas
    without a lawyer?
    How to file an uncontested divorce in Texas without a lawyer?
    In Texas, the basic steps to file for an uncontested divorce without a lawyer begin by determining if you meet the Texas residency requirement. The next step is to fill out the "Original Petition for Divorce". Then, file the petition at your county's district clerk's office and pay the required filing fee. Notify your spouse about the divorce filing by serving them with a copy of the divorce papers. If you and your spouse both agree on all of the issues concerning your divorce, you can draft and file with the court an "Agreed Final Decree of Divorce", which both of you must sign. Attend a scheduled court hearing, with all of your divorce paperwork, to have the judge review it. The spouse who is the respondent is not required to attend the hearing. If everything is in order, the judge can approve and grant your divorce, and sign the Agreed Final Decree of Divorce.

    Get a Cheap, Fast Uncontested Divorce in Texas
    Get a Cheap, Fast Uncontested
    Divorce in Texas

    For just $99 plus the court fee, our fully guided online divorce service makes it easy to file your divorce without paying expensive attorney legal fees.
    We prepare your complete set of ready-to-sign divorce papers, provide clear, step-by-step filing instructions, and friendly customer support.
    Attorney Jerry Bruckner, the founder of LetsGetDivorced.com.

    Fully Guided Online Divorce

    How it Works:

    1. Use the form on our website to check your eligibility to file for divorce, and then sign up for a free account.
    2. Enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in a guided online questionnaire.
    3. We then do the heavy lifting, and prepare your complete set of ready-to-sign Texas divorce documents, and electronically deliver them to your account the same day. No waiting days to receive your completed documents!
    4. Review your divorce documents and make any needed changes to the divorce details in your account.
    5. Print your divorce documents and our clear, step-by-step filing guide.
    6. You and your spouse sign their documents, and you file them with the court.
    Rest assured, signing and filing divorce papers for an uncontested divorce is straightforward with the clear, step-by-step instructions that we provide. If you have any questions about the process, you can always contact our friendly customer support team.
    We've been in business for 10+ years and have helped thousands of people easily complete a full set of ready-to-sign divorce documents and file their own divorce.
    We provide a 100% guarantee that the court will accept your divorce documents.
    Begin a Divorce Get Started

    A Divorce for $99?
    What's the Catch?

    No catch.  No hidden charges.
    For $99, we provide you with a complete set of filled-out uncontested divorce documents for your selected state, plus a simple filing guide and customer support.
    By providing our services to you 100% online with modern technologies, we are able to tremendously lower our costs compared to having to meet with you in person at a local office, and we pass those savings along to you.
    The court charges a filing fee of approximately $300 that is paid directly to the court.
    If your divorce is uncontested, it's as simple as that.

    Low-Cost, Easy and Fast Online Uncontested Divorce in Texas with LetsGetDivorced.com Low-Cost, Easy and Quick Online Uncontested Texas Divorce
    with LetsGetDivorced.com

    Attorney Jerry Bruckner (founder of LetsGetDivorced.com)
    Hi, I'm Attorney Jerry Bruckner,
    the founder of LetsGetDivorced.com.
    LetsGetDivorced.com offers a convenient online service to easily complete divorce papers to file an uncontested no-fault divorce without an attorney. The service is affordably priced at a flat rate of just $99.
    LetsGetDivorced.com eliminates the hassle of reading complicated instructions to fill out divorce forms and the tedious, error-prone effort of filling them out by hand. Instead, after you create your account, you provide your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire. We then generate, personalize, and prepare all of your divorce forms with your information.

    We Charge the Cheapest Price for Online Divorce and Deliver the Fastest Service! We Charge the Cheapest Price for Online Divorce and Deliver the Fastest Service!

    Online divorce services like LetsGetDivorced.com are an inexpensive, budget-friendly alternative to paying a lawyer to draft your divorce forms for filing an agreed uncontested no-fault divorce.
    We are able to offer the cheapest price in the industry (just $99) for our comprehensive, high-quality online divorce service to complete your Texas divorce forms because we use very modern technology, and we are committed to charging as low a price as possible so we can help as many people as we can.
    We have been in business for 10+ years, and thousands of divorcing spouses have used our online service to complete their divorce papers.
    With LetsGetDivorced.com, you not only get the cheapest price, you also get the fastest possible way to get your ready-to-file divorce papers.
    With our technology, we are able to provide same-day processing to generate and provide you with all of your divorce forms and their step-by-step filing instructions for your local court. You can also make an unlimited number of instantaneous changes to your divorce details.
    With the lowest price, the fastest service, and a 100% money-back court acceptance guarantee, LetsGetDivorced.com easily qualifies as one of the best online divorce services.
    As a testament to the high value of our service, we continually have new customers decide to use our service who were first looking for a cheap divorce lawyer or cheap divorce paralegal service to handle their simple, uncontested divorce.

    How to Get Started with LetsGetDivorced.com How to Get Started with LetsGetDivorced.com

    To get started, check your eligibility, then enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire. To get started, check your eligibility, then enter your divorce details by answering simple questions in an online questionnaire.
    When you are done, LetsGetDivorced.com selects the necessary divorce forms for your filing, personalizes them for your situation, and fills them out. The completed divorce papers, along with easy-to-follow filing instructions, are instantly generated and provided to you in your account. When you are ready, file the documents with the court. If you have any questions about the process, our customer support team is here to help.

    I Used LetsGetDivorced.com to Complete the Divorce Papers for my own Divorce. I Used LetsGetDivorced.com to Complete the Divorce Papers for my own Divorce.

    Based on my professional expertise as an attorney, and my own firsthand experience of using the service, I am pleased to let you know that LetsGetDivorced.com provides an easy, quick, and low-priced online service that efficiently generates high-quality ready-to-file divorce documents for filing an uncontested no-fault divorce without an attorney.
    List of Texas Divorce Forms List of Texas Divorce Forms
    In the state of Texas, these are the most common divorce forms that will be completed online with LetsGetDivorced.com for filing an uncontested divorce without minor children.
    • Original Petition for Divorce
    • Civil Case Information Sheet
    • Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (VS-165)
    • Waiver of Service and Consent
    • Marital Settlement Agreement
    • Final Decree of Divorce
    Plus, if your divorce involves minor children, additional divorce forms will also be completed regarding custody, child support and visitation.

    Benefits of LetsGetDivorced.com Online Divorce

    • Low-Cost: Only $99 to complete TX uncontested divorce papers online.
    • Easy Online Process: Answer simple questions in a guided questionnaire.
    • Guaranteed Court Acceptance: Documents are state specific and up-to-date.
    • Fast, Same-Day Processing: Completed documents are instantly generated and provided to you.
    • No Charge For Revisions: You can make changes and your divorce documents will instantly update.
    • Filing Guidance: Simple, step-by-step filing instructions.
    • Customer Support: Our friendly, professional customer support team is available by phone and email.
    • Comprehensive: Divorces with or without children, property to divide, and spousal support (alimony).
    • In Business 10+ years: We have helped thousands of divorcing spouses. Put our experience to work for you!
    We provide our online divorce forms preperation service for all cities and counties in the state of Texas.
     
    Begin a Divorce Begin a Divorce
    Rob and Alice's story.

    We Can Help You:

    Eligible You and your spouse can reach an agreement to get divorced.
    Eligible You want to file an uncontested, no-fault divorce in Texas.
    Eligible You have minor children from your current marriage.
    Eligible You have marital property (assets) to divide.
    Eligible You have marital debts (liabilities) to divide.
    Eligible You want to include a spousal name change provision.
    Eligible You have a same-sex marriage.
    Eligible Your spouse resides in another state or another country.
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    Texas Divorce FAQs Texas Divorce FAQs

    What are the residence
    requirements to file divorce
    in Texas?
    What are the residence requirements to file
    divorce in Texas?
  • In Texas, when the divorce petition is filed, either the spouse who files it (the petitioner) or the spouse whom it is served on (the respondent) must have lived in Texas for the past six months.
  • And, one of the spouses must have been a resident of the county in which the petition is filed for at least 90 days before the filing.
  • How long does a divorce take
    in Texas?
    How long does a divorce take in Texas?
    Texas requires a minimum 60-day waiting period between filing a Petition for Divorce and when a judge can finalize the divorce, so the quickest a divorce can be granted is 61 days.
    How much does a divorce cost
    in Texas?
    How much does a divorce cost in Texas?
    The average cost for a traditional divorce invloving lawyers is around $7,567 not including the court's filing fee which averages approximately $300.

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    How to get a free divorce
    in Texas?
    How to get a free divorce in Texas?
    It's possible to get a free divorce in Texas, but there are some requirements. First, the petitioner should file for an uncontested divorce. Second, the petitioner needs to be able to get their divorce documents, and have them filled out for free, or fill them out themself. And lastly, to not be charged the court's filing fee the petitioner has to file, and have granted by a judge, the court's fee waiver form.

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    Is online divorce legal
    in Texas?
    Is online divorce legal in Texas?
    The state of Texas allows people to file for divorce without using an attorney and permits online divorce services to provide and prepare the divorce forms required to file for a divorce in Texas.
    Is the fee to use
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    only $99?
    Is the fee to use LetsGetDivorced.com
    only $99?
    Absolutely! Our fee for completing all your divorce forms online and providing access to our customer support team by phone or email is a one-time payment of just $99. We have no hidden fees, no monthly subscription charges, and no document storage fees.

    The plain truth is that we've chosen to offer our high-quality online divorce service at a very affordable price, that allows us to make a fair profit while keeping our company operational to assist as many people as we can.
    Does the fee to use
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    include the court filing fee?
    Does the fee to use LetsGetDivorced.com
    include the court's filing fee?
    We wish we could include the court's filing fee but it can vary by county. The court can waive the filing fee for petitioners who qualify as low-income and file a request to have the filing fee waived.
    What forms do I need to file
    for a divorce in Texas?
    What forms do I need to file for a divorce in Texas?
    In the state of Texas, these are the most common forms needed to file for an uncontested divorce without minor children.
    • Original Petition for Divorce
    • Civil Case Information Sheet
    • Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (VS-165)
    • Waiver of Service and Consent
    • Marital Settlement Agreement
    • Final Decree of Divorce
    Plus, if your divorce involves minor children, additional forms will need to be completed regarding custody, child support and visitation.
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    Do I need to file my divorce
    in the county where my
    marriage took place?
    Do I need to file my divorce in the county
    where my marriage took place?
    No. Where a divorce can be filed is based on the current residence of the spouses.
    Will I need to provide a copy
    of my marriage certificate
    to the court?
    Will I need to provide a copy of my
    marriage certificate to the court?
    No. You only need to provide the date of the marriage and the state and county where it took place.
    What is the cheapest and
    quickest way to get a divorce in Texas?
    What is the cheapest and quickest way
    to get a divorce in Texas?
    The cheapest and quickest way to get a divorce in Texas is to do it yourself, without a lawyer, by filing an uncontested divorce where you and your spouse agree on all terms. In a DIY divorce, you prepare and file the legal documents yourself, so you avoid hiring a lawyer and paying for their services. You only need to pay the court filing fee, unless you qualify for a low-income waiver.
    What is an uncontested
    divorce?
    What is an uncontested divorce?
    An uncontested divorce is the cheapest, quickest and most stress-free way to get divorced. In an uncontested divorce both spouses agree to the filing and granting of their divorce and all of the terms of their divorce, including: the division of their joint marital property (assets and debts) and the payment or waiver of spousal support. Also, if there are minor children of their marriage both spouses must also agree on child custody, visitation and child support.
    How is child support calculated
    and handled in Texas?
    How is child support calculated and handled in Texas?
    The following is a general outline of how child support is usually calculated and handled in Texas:

    In Texas, as in all states, parents have a legal obligation to support their minor children.

    When they contemplate getting divorced, one of the most important issues is: How will child support work?

    Texas has official child support guidelines that provide very detailed rules that determine the amount of monetary support (child support) that is to be paid after the divorce to support the minor children of the marriage.

    The basic concept of the child support guidelines is that the amount of child support is based on what is called the "net income" of the divorced parent who has the obligation to pay child support.

    That sounds pretty simple, but the rules are very complex when it comes to determining what must be used to determine net income and when the spouses may be able to deviate from the guideline amount of child support.
    The Noncustodial Parent Pays Child Support
    In a Texas divorce, the physical custody of a minor child can be agreed to by the parents, and if they cannot agree, custody will be decided by a judge.

    Physical custody can be viewed as indicating which parent the minor child will primarily live with after the divorce. This parent is called the custodial parent.

    The other parent, who the minor child spends less time with and who has a right of visitation to spend time with the child, is called the non-custodial parent.

    Although a judge has the authority to order either parent or both of them to pay child support, typically, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.

    The custodial parent has the obligation to use the child support payments they receive to provide daily support for the minor child that lives with them. For example, they could provide their minor child with food, clothing and housing.
    How to Use the Texas Child Support Guidelines
    The Texas Child support guidelines use an "income percentage" method that determines the net income of the non-custodial parent.

    If you want to get a basic estimate of what the child support amount may be in your divorce, you can use a free child support calculator that is provided by the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

    This calculator only handles cases where the non-custodial parent has only one source of income. For more complicated situations, you will need to use the rules in the guidelines to determine what constitutes net monthly income and the specific amount of support according to the following steps.
    Gross Income Included in Calculating Child Support
    For child support purposes, income includes:
    • all wages and salary, including commissions, military pay, tips, overtime, and bonuses
    • self-employment income
    • interest and dividends
    • net rental income from property the parent owns
    • severance pay
    • unemployment benefits
    • retirement benefits
    • veterans' benefits
    • disability benefits, or
    • workers' compensation awards.

    Sometimes a parent in a divorce may decide to try to lower or avoid paying child support by becoming unemployed or underemployed.

    They should keep in mind that a judge has the authority to impute (attribute) income based on what that parent is actually capable of earning.
    Net Income for the Texas Child Support Guidelines
    To determine the non-custodial parent's net income for paying child support, you need to subtract the following costs from the total gross income:
    • Social Security taxes,
    • income taxes for a single person,
    • the cost of health insurance, dental insurance, or cash medical support for the child,
    • union dues, and
    • non-discretionary retirement contributions if the noncustodial parent does not pay social security taxes.
    Number of Children Requiring Support
    After you determine the noncustodial parent's "annual" net income you need to take their net "monthly" income (which is 1/12 of their annual income), and then multiply the net monthly income by a percentage that is determined by the number of children that will be included in the child support.

    When the custodial parent's net income is not above or below a certain monetary threshold, the following percentages are used for this calculation:
    • 1 child = 20%
    • 2 children = 25%
    • 3 children = 30%
    • 4 children = 35%
    • 5 children = 40%
    • For 6 or more children, the amount must be at least the same as for five children.

    If the noncustodial parent's net monthly resources are less than $1,000, these percentages are each reduced by five percentage points (they will then range from 15% to 35%).

    Also, if the non-custodial parent has net monthly resources above a certain level ($9,200 a month, under the adjustment made in 2019), a judge may increase the amount of child support that must be paid, depending on both parents' incomes and the child's needs. The threshold changes every six years to account for inflation.
    Health Insurance as Part of Child Support
    In Texas, as in most states, in addition to the obligation to pay the child support amount calculated under the child support guidelines, the parents will also have to provide for their minor child's health insurance and dental insurance.
    When Child Support May Be Higher or Lower Than the Guideline Amount
    Once the amount of child support payable under the guidelines is established, it is presumed by a judge that this amount is in the "best interests" of the child.

    However, the judge may order a different amount of child support if they determine that applying the guideline amount would be "unjust or inappropriate" in that case.

    The judge must consider all relevant circumstances, including the following factors, when ruling that the amount of child support that will be ordered to be paid will be different than the guideline amount:
    • the age and needs of the child
    • the parents' ability to support the child
    • the time the child spends with each parent
    • whether either parent has custody of another child or is paying post-secondary educational expenses for a child
    • the custodial parent's net resources
    • child care expenses
    • alimony (spousal maintenance) that a parent is paying or receiving
    • the cost of the child's travel between the parents if they live far apart, and
    • extraordinary expenses, such as for health care or education.

    If the judge orders the payment of a child support amount that deviates from the guideline amount, the judge must expalin in their order the reason(s) why it would be "unfair or inappropriate" to use the guideline amount.

    It is important to keep in mind, that the courts favor agreements; the parents of the minor child can always agree that the amount of child support to be paid will be higher than the guideline amount.

    However, if the parents agree that the child support amount will be less than the guideline amount of child support, they will need to explain why applying the guideline would be unfair or inappropriate.

    Always keep in mind that the judge will not approve the parents' agreement about the amount of child support unless the judge agrees that the amount is in the child's best interests.
    Collecting Child Support in Texas
    Once child support is ordered, it must be paid. If you find yourself in the situation of needing or wanting help to collect child support, you may request assistance at the website of the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office (OAG) by calling them at (800) 252-8014.
    Changing a Texas Child Support Order
    It is important to remember that after a child support order is in effect, you may request a modification (a change) of the terms of that order.

    To be granted a modification of a child support order, you will need to establish, based on the same legal requirements for an original child support order, that there has been "a substantial change of circumstances" that affects the ability of the non-custodial parent to pay the amount of child support or the need for the change in the amount of child support.

    As with the original order for child support, you and the child's other parent are allowed to make an agreement to modify the original order for child support.

    But you will still need to appear before a judge so the judge can review your agreement and decide whether it is in "the best interest" of your child to approve that change to the child support order.

    In addition to seeking judicial relief in a court to request a modification, you may also request a modification through the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in its "Child Support Review Process" (CSRP).
    What are the grounds for a
    divorce in Texas?
    What are the grounds for a divorce in Texas?
    Texas has "fault" and "no-fault" divorce grounds (legally acceptable reasons) to end a marriage.

    "NO FAULT" GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN TEXAS:

    Insupportability. The court may grant a divorce without regard to fault if the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.

    "FAULT" GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN TEXAS:

    Cruelty. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse is guilty of cruel treatment toward the complaining spouse of a nature that renders further living together insupportable.

    Adultery. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse has committed adultery.

    Conviction of Felony. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if during the marriage the other spouse has been convicted of a felony; has been imprisoned for at least one year in the state penitentiary, a federal penitentiary, or the penitentiary of another state; and has not been pardoned. The court may not grant a divorce against a spouse who was convicted on the testimony of the other spouse.

    Abandonment. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse left the complaining spouse with the intention of abandonment; and remained away for at least one year.

    Living Separate and Apart for three years. The court may grant a divorce in favor of either spouse if the spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for at least three years.

    Confinement in Mental Hospital. The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if at the time the suit is filed the other spouse has been confined in a state mental hospital or private mental hospital for at least three years; and it appears that the hospitalized spouse's mental disorder is of such a degree and nature that adjustment is unlikely or that, if adjustment occurs, a relapse is probable.
    How to file for an uncontested
    divorce in Texas
    without a lawyer?
    How to file an uncontested divorce in Texas without a lawyer?
    In Texas, the basic steps to file for an uncontested divorce without a lawyer begin by determining if you meet the Texas residency requirement. The next step is to fill out the "Original Petition for Divorce". Then, file the petition at your county's district clerk's office and pay the required filing fee. Notify your spouse about the divorce filing by serving them with a copy of the divorce papers. If you and your spouse both agree on all of the issues concerning your divorce, you can draft and file with the court an "Agreed Final Decree of Divorce", which both of you must sign. Attend a scheduled court hearing, with all of your divorce paperwork, to have the judge review it. The spouse who is the respondent is not required to attend the hearing. If everything is in order, the judge can approve and grant your divorce, and sign the Agreed Final Decree of Divorce.
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