22 Top Divorce and Family Law Firms in Dallas, TX

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Divorce and family issues take a toll on everyone, so we found some information which might help you.

How Do I Pick the Best Family Law or Divorce Lawyer?

According to Jeff Anderson, the best family law attorneys have three main strengths. 1. They know the law so well that they can master how it interacts with the facts as they are thrown at him. 2. They know how to successfully litigate. Being afraid of going to trial is the worst thing a lawyer can do. It's better to prepare for trial and not have to go than to be afraid of it and settle for much less. 3. The lawyers have experience in case management.

How long do I have to live in Dallas before I can file for divorce?

In Dallas County, you can file for divorce if: (1) Either the petitioner or respondent has lived in Texas for the past 90 days if both parties have been domiciled in Texas for six (6) months; (2) Dallas is the county where the Petitioner has resided for the past 90 days if that party is the only one domiciled in Texas for the last six (6) months; or If the Respondent is the only party domiciled in Texas for the past six (6) months, Dallas County is where he resides. See Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 6.301, 6.3-2.

Is there a mandatory waiting period in Dallas County before a divorce can be granted?

There is a 60-day waiting period in Dallas County. Generally, a court cannot render a final divorce judgment until at least 60 days after the date the divorce suit was filed. See Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 6.702(a).

What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Dallas County?

In order to file for divorce in Dallas County, you must file a Civil Case Information Sheet along with your Petition for Divorce.

Where do I file for divorce in Dallas?

You should file for divorce with the Dallas County Family Judicial District Courts. The George Allen Courthouse is located at 600 Commerce St. in Dallas.

What are the fees for a divorce in Dallas?

Visit the Dallas county website for updated fees here.