Texas divorce forms:Annulment Petition
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in Texas for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in Texas.
To file for an Annulment file the Annulment Petition. Your spouse then must file an Annulment Answer. Any Annulment Waiver can be filed to give up certain rights of notice (see the description for the form for a full description of the form). To officially terminate the marriage via an Annulment an Annulment Decree must be filled out. It is recommend that you contact a lawyer to make sure you have filled out the proper forms before getting an Annulment Decree.
To file for Divorce fill out an Original Petition for Divorce. Your spouse must then file a Respondent's Original Answer form or the Divorce will go into Default. If the Divorce goes into Default and you are unaware of where your spouse is located file a Certificate of Last Known Address and a Military Status Declaration. The Military Status Declaration is to inform the Court whether or not your spouse failed to respond in time due to being in the military or not. If the Divorce goes into Default also make sure to contact a lawyer. If the Divorce does not go into Default fill out an Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship form and an Unsworn Declaration of Indigency. You also can file for a Waiver of Service to waive certain rights (see the description of the form for more details). If you have children you might have to fill out the Exhibit: Out-of-State Party Affidavit (if you or your spouse lives in another state) or the Income Withholding for Support Order (if your spouse owes child support). To finally end the marriage you have to fill out the Final Decree of Divorce BEFORE your Court date. Once the judge signs the form you are officially Divorced.
In Texas, Divorces are handled by the The Judicial Branch of Texas. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in Texas. You can download 15 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This is a form to request an annulment for those with no children born or adopted during the marriage.
This is a form to give up your right to legal notice, asks the Court not to enter any orders in the case unless signed by you, and if an agreement is reached between both spouses and the Final Decree of Annulment is signed than you agree that the court can enter the annulment decree without being present and without giving you notice.
This is a response form to a petition for annulment made by your spouse.
This is a form that states that the Annulment is granted and everything decided by the Court will happen.
This is a form that is used to file for Divorce.
This is a form that contains information on the family of those getting Divorced.
This is a form that contains information on the financial information on both parties in the Divorce.
This is a form to try and determine child custody and visitation rights of both parents and others towards their children.
This is a form to give up legal right to notice for a few steps in the Divorce process.
This is a form for answering a Divorce complaint filed against you.
This is an optional form used to notify the Court that your address has changed.
This is the last form that has to be filed before the Divorce is final.
This is a form to apply to have income taken from the individual who owes child support's paycheck and given to the one who needs the child support.
This is a form used when the Divorce is going into default to try and find the other party in the Divorce.
This is a form used when the Divorce is going into default to try and see if the other party is in the Military or not.
These Texas divorce forms are sourced from the The Judicial Branch of Texas at http://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/commonly-requested-legal-forms/. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.