Anyone can file for divorce without an attorney. Texas does not require one. In some cases you may not need one. For example, if you have no children or adult children and have little or no assets or debt, you may be fine representing yourself.
Things get more complicated if you have minor children, significant assets or debt, or your spouse has hired an attorney. Even an otherwise friendly divorce can benefit from the input of an attorney to make sure all the Texas family law requirements are met.
There are resources for filing a do-it-yourself divorce. Texas Law Help has some forms here.* One way to save money on your divorce is to complete your DIY divorce decree and then have a lawyer review it to make sure nothing is missing.
Feel free to contact us to see if you need a lawyer – we’re here to help! You can call us at 972.529.2889 or drop us an email at email@example.com for more information.
(*We can’t validate the quality or effectiveness of Texas Law Help’s forms, but link to them for your convenience.)