Michelle May O’Neil of Dallas Family Law firm O’Neil Attorneys Family Law, posted an article on JD Supra called How Do I Get a Texas Divorce?
SUMMARY: Although it is highly unlikely anyone enters into a marriage with the thought that divorce will be the inevitable end to the union, the unfortunate reality is that many people will have to endure the pain of divorce. Statistics tell us that about half of all first marriages will end in divorce. However, in Dallas area divorces alone, the divorce rate has been closer to 60 percent for first marriages and climbs to 75 percent for second marriages!
A divorce is a lawsuit to dissolve the legal marriage relationship. A divorce encompasses many different issues including the division of property and debts, and what legal rights each parent will have to the children. Keep in mind that a divorce generally only dissolves the legal relationship. Many religions also have requirements about how to dissolve a marriage from a religious standpoint.
For those that have reached the point where divorce is the last remaining option, questions are likely more prevalent than answers. This article helps answer the question about How To Get A Texas Divorce.