A divorce usually entails determining a plan for any children a couple might have and dividing property and debts. An individual can get a divorce in Texas if they or their spouse have lived in the state for six months or longer. However, a couple usually cannot finalize a divorce while a wife is pregnant so that information about the baby can be put in a divorce decree. This applies even if the other spouse is not the father of the child.
To receive a divorce, one must download and fill out the proper forms, file and make copies of the divorce petition, give a spouse notice and wait for a response. A divorce is contested if a spouse does not agree to the terms one sent, and a divorce is uncontested if a spouse agrees to sign a divorce decree and waivers or does not answer during the appropriate period.