Divorce: A Timeline for Divorce in Texas

Divorce: A Timeline for Divorce in Texas

Filing for divorce in Texas follows a specific procedure that can take longer than expected. If you are curious what this timeline looks like or have questions about how you can speed up your divorce, join us for a live webinar featuring Texas Legal network attorney John Chivis of The Chivis Law Firm. John Chivis has been assisting Texas Legal Members with divorce proceedings for the past decade. John will be discussing what you can expect from the divorce filing process and what you will need to file for divorce. Submit questions to members@texaslegal.org beforehand or ask during the live webinar in the comment section.

00:00 – About Texas Legal
00:50 – Divorce Timeline
01:35 – Uncontested Divorce
05:06 – Question: Do my spouse and I need our own attorneys?
06:19 – Question: Can you go over the waiver of citation again?
07:28 – Contested Divorce
12:38 – Question: What are full custody options?
13:38 – Question: Can you elaborate on the waiver and quitclaim deed?
14:37 – Question: Are you allowed to change lawyers during the divorce?
15:26 – Question: How do you go about discovery if the spouse has a bunch of money in cash?
16:14 – Question: Is it true if you post a notice in the newspaper you only need to wait 30 days for finalization?
17:25 – Question: My spouse was served with a waiver of citation, but has not signed. Do I have to wait?
18:55 – Question: Does my attorney prepare the quitclaim deed?
19:40 – Firm contact info

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Disclaimer: Watching or engaging in this video does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and John Chivis of The Chivis Law Firm. Nothing in this video should be taken or relied upon as legal advice. The topics discussed herein are for general informational purposes only. You are encouraged to seek independent legal advice regarding your specific facts and circumstances. This video is not a solicitation or offer of representation. Please do not send any confidential information during this video as such communications are not protected under any privilege.

2 Comments

  1. 00:00 – About Texas Legal
    00:50 – Divorce Timeline
    01:35 – Uncontested Divorce
    05:06 – Question: Do my spouse and I need our own attorneys?
    06:19 – Question: Can you go over the waiver of citation again?
    07:28 – Contested Divorce
    12:38 – Question: What are full custody options?
    13:38 – Question: Can you elaborate on the waiver and quitclaim deed?
    14:37 – Question: Are you allowed to change lawyers during the divorce?
    15:26 – Question: How do you go about discovery if the spouse has a bunch of money in cash?
    16:14 – Question: Is it true if you post a notice in the newspaper you only need to wait 30 days for finalization?
    17:25 – Question: My spouse was served with a waiver of citation, but has not signed. Do I have to wait?
    18:55 – Question: Does my attorney prepare the quitclaim deed?
    19:40 – Firm contact info

  2. Around 3 weeks ago was having lunch with my son and he told me that his Dad got married in Feb and I told him how is that if he was still married to me .let me explain I been Separated around 8 years from this man, so did they Force my name to something I never agree on or sign Without my consent .never got Serve with any kind of paperwork about a divorce My question is what do now?

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