Where Do You Start?

Once you have reached the decision to divorce, the practical questions may start to feel overwhelming. Who moves out of the home? When will the children have visitation? What is the first step in the divorce process? Where can you turn? A divorce attorney can provide you with a road map and smooth the path.

From a Houston office, W. Tyler Moore, PC, has helped other families in similar circumstances for more than 40 years. Our founding attorney holds dual certification as a specialist in family law and civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. By consulting with us early in the process, we can help you formulate a plan to reach a timely resolution that meets your needs.

From Initial Filing To Final Decree Of Divorce

Residency is the first issue. To divorce in Harris County, you need to have lived in the county for at least 90 days. An inital divorce filing will include:

  • Petition — This form is how you tell the court that you want to obtain a divorce and will have personal and marriage information
  • Citation — Is formal notice to a spouse that you are asking for a divorce

Service rules dictate what needs to happen to ensure your spouse receives adequate notice. These documents must also be filed with the court.

It takes at least 60 days to complete the divorce process in Texas. But there are many intervening disputes that can drag the process out much longer. If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement on your own, mediation might be an answer. When negotiation and mediation are unable to accomplish you goals, our attorney has trial experience necessary to obtain the best possible outcome in court.

Sooner Rather Than Later

Seeking assistance right away can often avoid conflict and mistakes. Please schedule time to speak with our lawyer by calling us at 713-929-2242 or sending a brief summary of your situation.