Many state require couples follow divorce waiting periods during the divorce process to ensure that reconciliation between the couple isn't possible. Designated waiting periods may come before or after filing divorce. There may also be a remarriage waiting period.
The state of Texas doesn't require a waiting period before filing for divorce. As long as the couple meets the Texas residency requirement, either spouse can file for divorce at any time. Once the divorce petition has been filed, Texas divorce law requires the couple to wait 60 days before the divorce process continues.
Texas is one of the few states that has a remarriage waiting period. After the divorce petition is finalized, both spouses must wait 30 days before remarrying, unless the Texas divorce court feels the circumstances of the divorce call for a different remarriage waiting period.
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The above synopsis of Texas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Texas divorce attorney in your area.
Texas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.