Filing for Divorce in Houston, TX
Not every marriage is a happy ending – and for many couples, divorce becomes a necessity. If you are facing this decision, don’t enter into it alone.
Seek support and legal advice from experienced family law and divorce attorney Wilfried P. Schmitz.
Our family law firm has over 30 years of experience in helping Texas families through their difficult transitions, and we are here for you to answer your questions and guide you through the divorce process.
How to File for Divorce in Harris County
Filing for a divorce is a relatively simple process, even if it’s not always easy. To begin, you will need to locate the court with jurisdiction over yourdivorce – for example, Harris County court system – and file a petition for divorce (“divorce papers”) with the court.
In an uncontested divorce, the terms of divorce will be agreed-upon by both parties and spelled out explicitly in the divorce papers, allowing the terms to become legally binding. However, if either party disagrees with any terms as laid out in the petition for divorce, additional steps may be required. These might include mediation or litigation hearings.
Need Help with Your Houston Divorce?
While it’s possible to file for divorce without an attorney, it’s always a good idea to consult with a family law lawyer before moving forward. An experienced family law attorney can advise you on the process, ensuring that all paperwork is filled out correctly for efficient processing and reduced frustration.
Your attorney can also help you to protect your own rights and interests. It’s easy to overlook your long-term situation when undergoing an emotional divorce; having a knowledgeable and objective attorney by your side can help you see the big picture.
To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with our family law firm, contact us today.