How long is your Texas divorce going to take?
The fastest possible divorce in Texas is 60 days from the date of filing to the date your divorce is granted.
A regular divorce in Texas takes on average 180 days at many law firms.
Without a lawyer, you are likely to wait longer for your divorce. In Bexar County, your divorce without a lawyer often takes over a year from start to finish.
Below is a summary of the typical divorce process in Texas if the parties do not have a Part As Friends divorce case:
- Step 1. Decide you want a divorce (consent from spouse not needed) 1% 1%
- Step 2. Hire a lawyer to file your divorce (which is done online) and have your spouse served with notice of the divorce 5% 5%
- Step 3. Send your lawyer information about how you want your property divided. 7% 7%
- Step 4. Send your lawyer information about how you want to co-parent if you have children 10% 10%
- Step 5. Your lawyer will draft a proposed settlement document called a “divorce decree” 12% 12%
- Step 6. Decide if you should go to a mediation if your spouse is not agreeing on your settlement 15% 15%
- Step 7. You and your spouse will attend a mediation meeting to try to settle your case. 20% 20%
- Step 8. You and your spouse agree on the final terms of divorce. 50% 50%
- Step 10. If the case has not settled at this point, the spouses go to a final trial 70% 70%
- Step 11. The Judge orders the terms of your divorce and final papers are drafted accordingly. 85% 85%
- Step 12. All final documents are recorded and entered with the court and the parties are divorced. 100% 100%
If the parties have a Part As Friends divorce, the Texas Divorce process goes like this:
- Step 1: Hire Cook & Cook to handle your case. 25% 25%
- Step 2: Fill out online questions. 30% 30%
- Step 3: Review proposed papers with us over the telephone. 40% 40%
- Step 4: Have you and your spouse sign and notarize the papers. 50% 50%
- Step 5: Cook & Cook goes to a hearing to have your case finalized (receive notice in your email). 100% 100%
You can see why people highly review this service. It is much easier than a normal divorce and the lawyers and staff are very helpful in serving your case. Contact us to get started using this form or call (210) 271-2800. Serving nearly all courts in Texas.