Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow much will the divorce cost me?

    The cost will depend on the County you live in, but you can figure on paying approximately $250 to $300 when you file the Petition.

  • q-iconHow long does the entire divorce process take?

    This is going to depend on how fast you complete your paper work and get into the Court. The shortest period of time you can get divorced in Texas is 61 days. The clock starts to tick the day you file your petition with the District Clerk’s office.

  • q-iconCan I change my surname and go back to my maiden name?

    Yes, when you draft the petition, make sure you include the name you want the Court to change your name to.

  • q-iconCan I get an uncontested divorce if I can't find my spouse?

    Sure you can, however you will need to show the Court you made a good faith effort to locate your spouse but was unable to locate them.

  • q-iconWhat if my spouse does not live in Texas?

    That’s not a problem, you can still do an uncontested divorce as long as your spouse is in agreement, and signs the waiver that you provide them.

  • q-iconCan I get an uncontested divorce if my spouse is in jail?

    Yes, I show you the additional steps you need to take to get your divorce done inspite of your spouse being in jail.

  • q-iconDoes my spouse have to attend Court with me?

    No, there is no need for your spouse to attend court as long as you follow the instructions I provide you in my DIY Divorce program.

  • q-iconHow long do I have to wait before I can remarry?

    In Texas you will have to wait 31 days from the date your divorce is finalized to marry a new spouse. However, if you remarry the same person the waiting period is waived.

  • q-iconWhat should I expect when I arrive in Court?

    You will see the Judge, Clerk and will likely have some contact with the Court’s Bailiff. I have a video included in the DIY Program that explains all that you will see and encounter on the day you attend Court.