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Divorce

Information about divorce in Texas with and without children.

General Information


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.

Please see the Practice Aids page for resources 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.

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.

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."

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.