Although it may not seem like it, a divorce is a lawsuit. In Texas, you must sue your spouse (or be sued) for divorce in order for one to be granted. Just as with any type of divorce suit, lawyers and parties are required to follow the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Family Code, and the specific rules of the court that you file in. There is not one rule book, but instead there are several. Courts tend to inflict harsh punishment on any party that violates the rules. Here is a list of things that you should and should not do when going through a divorce. Of course, this list is not exhaustive but it is meant to keep you on the correct path to a fair case conclusion.