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Information about divorce in Texas with and without children.

Research from Home

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Below are some eBook titles that may help you with your research on divorce.

Resources at the State Law Library

Below are some library resources that may answer your divorce questions. If you are involved in litigation and are looking for legal forms, click on the "Practice Aids" tab above for a listing of family law practice guides.

We have many other family law resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have questions.

About This Guide

This research guide is intended to help you locate accurate legal information about divorces and annulment in Texas. The information on this page is geared toward pro se and self-represented litigants who wish to take care of things without an attorney.

Click on the "Practice Aids" tab to access a list of practice aids geared towards attorneys (but also useful for self-represented litigants) that are available at the library.

Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Family Code that govern divorce and annulment.

If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the "plain English" resources listed on this page, visit a law library to access other self-help publications, or speak to an attorney.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."


These forms are provided by Texas Law Help as a courtesy and are not a substitute for legal advice. Please refer to the LiveHelp chat feature on for assistance with using these forms.

Who Can I Contact?

Because state agencies are unable to offer legal advice to the public, there are not many official state resources for Texans needing help with their divorce. If you require assistance, consider speaking to an attorney or a legal aid organization. For help finding legal assistance, see the "Need Legal Assistance?" box on this page.

Legal Research Guides from the Texas State Law Library

The Texas State Law Library reference librarians have compiled legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The American Association of Law Libraries has a guide for Non-Lawyers on How to Research a Legal Problem [PDF]. If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at


The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.

Some of the electronic resources we refer to in this guide may be in PDF format. Adobe Reader or similar software is required to view PDFs.

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