In most circumstances, a party should file a suit in their county of residence. However, there are important exceptions to this principle. This blog explores some factors to consider when determining an appropriate venue for your case.
An essential prerequisite in the filing process is the identification of residency, or the counties in which each party lives. The Texas Family Code further clarifies that a party must demonstrate at least six months of domicile and ninety days of residency in a county before its courts will accept his petition for divorce.
Texas courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state party if,
Once a Texas court establishes personal jurisdiction, it receives authority to issue binding orders. Additionally, an out-of-state party may file for divorce in the domiciliary county of their spouse. Finally, a Texas court may gain personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state respondent if,
Filing for divorce isn’t easy for anyone, be sure to contact an experienced family law firm to better prepare yourself.
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