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Residency Requirements To File For Divorce In Austin, TX

As with most legal matters, the rules surrounding residency requirements to file for divorce vary from state to state. Generally speaking, a couple must meet specific criteria in order to file for divorce. Although these standards will slightly vary based on where you reside (state vs. county), there are some general guidelines that apply across the board. Once you’ve determined that you qualify to file for divorce and which type of divorce is right for you, it’s time to get down to business and start studying up on your local laws. This article will provide information about the different residency requirements to file for divorce in Austin, Texas.

How Long Do I Need To Live In Texas To File For Divorce?

In order to file for divorce in a particular state, you must meet the residency requirements for that state. Most states require one or both spouses to have been residents for a specific amount of time before filing for divorce. In some cases, residents may be able to file for divorce even if only one of the spouses has been a resident for the required amount of time. The Texas Family Code specifies that you can file for divorce in Texas if you or your spouse have lived in Texas for at least the last 6 months.

How Long Do I Need To Live In An Austin County To File For Divorce?

The county in which you reside at the time you file for divorce is where you need to file. Typically, you must reside within that county for a specific amount of time before you’re legally permitted to file for divorce. In Austin, both Travis and Williamson Counties require that you reside in the county you are filing in for the preceding 90-day period and be a resident.

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What If I Have Relocated To A Different State?

You may have already separated from your spouse and decided to relocate to a different state. If your spouse still lives in Texas, you can file for divorce in the county where they reside. They will need to meet the county requirements and have lived in Texas for the past six months.

What If My Spouse Or I Are In The Military?

Military divorces in Texas must be filed by either an active-duty service member who has been a Texas resident for at least six months and a resident of his or her county for at least three months, or by an individual who has been a Texas resident for at least six months and a resident of his or her county for at least three months. If the service member is stationed in Texas, these residency requirements apply. If he or she is stationed in a different state, the process may require filing in a different state. The experienced Austin divorce lawyers at Modern Family Law can help you navigate any questions regarding residency requirements.

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By: MFL Team

Posted May 24, 2022


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