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Information about divorce in Texas with and without children.

General Information

About This Guide

This research guide is intended to help you locate legal information about divorce and annulment in Texas. This page is for those representing themselves in court.

Please see the Practice Aids page for resources aimed at both attorneys and those who are representing themselves.

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."

The Civil Court Process

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

Many of the e-books available through the State Law Library contain forms or drafting guides. Below are some e-book titles that may help you with your research on divorce in Texas.

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.