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Procedure and Checklist for Agreed Divorces

This form will guide you through the basic process for obtaining a divorce without children in most Texas counties. This specific form is utilized in five counties in south Texas but is applicable in many ways to counties throughout Texas. However, please contact the clerk of the court for your county before proceeding based solely on the enclosed form.

You are not required to be represented by an attorney in order to get divorced in Texas. However, you are still required to follow the same laws, rules, procedures and timeline that a represented party would need to. The process detailed in this form should be followed so long as: you nor your spouse gave birth during a child during the marriage, or all the children are over the age of 18 and out of high school, you are getting divorced without attorneys and you agree on everything associated with your divorce. This form can help you obtain an efficient and correct divorce.

The form goes on to walk you through the process of obtaining an agreed divorce in the five counties covered by the 394th District Court. Filing the divorce, servicing notice upon your spouse, completing an inventory of your property (both separately owned and community owned), drafting and signing an Agreed Decree of Divorce and attending a final hearing with your spouse with the judge are the basic steps to get an agreed divorce. Again, this is a similar process across Texas but you should consult with your court’s clerk to confirm local procedures. Finally, if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about any information contained in this form then you should consult with an experienced family law attorney before proceeding further.

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