Also See: Texas Marriage Laws
Statute: Texas State Divorce Code (Family Code, Title 1, Chapter: 6): statutes.legis.state.tx.us
Residency: Either party must be a resident of the state at least six months and a resident of the county for at least 90 days prior to filing
Counseling Requirements: The court may order the parties to attend mediation if reconciliation is possible. The court may also order counseling when a minor child is involved.
Property Distribution: Texas is a community property state. Parties may modify the distribution by separate agreement; otherwise, the court will distribute the property equally.Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution. Fault is not considered.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party at the discretion of the court. Fault is considered on the part of the spouse seeking support.