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Kay Polk - Attorney at Law
1502 Augusta #390
Houston, Texas 77057
Tel: 713-266-0846
Fax: 713-266-9260

1502 Augusta, Suite 390 • Houston, Texas 77057 • 713-266-0846

Texas Divorce Laws

Texas has a number of laws which need to be followed before and during your divorce.  The lawyers at the Law Offices of Kay Polk are up-to-date on the requirements for filing a divorce in Houston.  If you are divorcing in Houston, contact us.

What to Expect When Divorcing in Houston
Divorce Residency Requirements

You or your spouse must be a Texas resident for six months and a county resident for 90 days.  If you or your spouse is stationed outside of Texas as a member of the military, you may be subject to different residency requirements.

Contested or Uncontested Divorce

Contested Divorce

Do you and your spouse disagree on issues such as:

If the answer is yes, then our firm will file divorce in Houston court and surrounding counties.  Our firm will represent you through all phases of the divorce.

You can file a contested divorce on these grounds:

  • Abandonment
  • Adultery
  • Domestic abuse or violence
  • Felony conviction imprisonment
  • Incurable mental illness

Uncontested Divorce

Houston Family AttorneyEither spouse, as long as they meet the residency requirements, may file an uncontested divorce or ‘no fault’ divorce claiming the marriage is insupportable.  You can also file an uncontested divorce if you have lived apart for three years or more.

Texas requires mandatory mediation for divorce cases that involve custodial or visitation issues, except for cases of domestic abuse.

A qualified Houston divorce attorney will be able to predict what topics need to be addressed upon your separation, and will help you understand divorce law. Contact the Law Offices of Kay Polk for more information at 713-266-0846, or complete our Web form.

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