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60 Day Divorces in Texas

Dallas Divorce Attorneys Helping People Navigate Dissolution Proceedings

People who come to the decision to end their marriage often want to obtain a divorce as quickly as possible. In many cases, though, the parties disagree over important issues like custody and property division, which generally lengthens the divorce process. Some people, however, can obtain divorces in a relatively short time under Texas’s 60 day divorce law. If you or your spouse want to legally sever your relationship and you would like to learn more about 60 day divorces in Texas, it is advisable to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The Dallas divorce attorneys of McClure Law Group have ample experience helping people obtain efficient and fair divorces, and litigating disputed issues when if necessary, and if you hire us, we will fight to help you seek the outcome you deserve.

60 Day Divorces in Texas

Pursuant to the Texas Family Code (the Code), the Texas courts cannot grant divorces before the 60th day after the filing of the divorce petition. There are a few exceptions to the 60 day rule, namely situations where there has been a finding of family violence. In such cases, the waiting period may be waived. The exception only applies if the party that filed the divorce action has an active protective order against the responding party due to family violence committed during the marriage or if the responding party arty has been convicted of or received deferred adjudication for an offense involving family violence against the party that filed the divorce petition or a member of their household.

This waiting period serves several purposes, including providing parties with time to contemplate the implications of divorcing and potentially reconcile. Divorcing couples can also use the mandatory waiting period to resolve issues like child custody, visitation rights, property division, and spousal support.It also ensures that they have adequate time to gather any evidence they may need to present to the court and determine if there are any complicated issues that require more time to resolve.

Generally, in order to obtain 60 day divorce in Texas, there must either be a written and signed marital settlement agreement between the parties, or both parties must agree on the divorce and its terms.

It's important to note that the 60-day period is the minimum amount of time that must pass before the courts will grant a divorce. In reality, 60 day divorces in Texas are relatively rare, as it frequently takes much longer for courts to finalize divorces, in part due to the complexity of issues involved, the cooperation of both parties, and the court's schedule.

Remarrying After 60 Day Divorces in Texas

There are various reasons parties seek to have their divorce finalized as quickly as possible following the 60 day waiting period in Texas, one of which is because they want to remarry. Parties cannot remarry as soon as they obtain a Texas divorce, however. Specifically, the Code states that neither party to a divorce action can marry someone else until at least 31 have passed since the divorce became final after the divorce is officially granted. Former spouses can remarry each other at any time, though, without waiting.

Meet With an Experienced Dallas Divorce Attorney

People who want to leave their marriages generally want to expedite the process; fortunately, in some cases, people can obtain 60 day divorces in Texas. If you have questions about your options for ending your marriage, you should meet with an attorney. The experienced Dallas divorce attorneys of McClure Law Group dedicate their practice to helping people pursue favorable outcomes in family law disputes, and if you hire us, we will advocate zealously on your behalf. Our main office is located in Dallas. We have a Collin-County office as well, which is located in Plano, where we are available to meet clients by appointment. We regularly represent people in divorce proceedings in Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Irving, Richardson, Frisco, and McKinney. We also assist people with family-law disputes in cities in Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, Collin, Tarrant, and Grayson. You can contact us by calling 214.692.8200 or by using our form online to arrange a conference.

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