Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements

If you have lived in Texas for years or this is the only state you lived in before & during your marriage, Texas residency requirement is the last thing you consider before filing for divorce.

Now, if you moved out of Texas during your marriage and established residency in another state then returned to Texas, the state requires that  you must wait six months before filing.  I know it sounds harsh but that’s the way it is.

Another situation where residency requirements come into play is if one spouse moves to another state and the other spouse files in Texas as their home of residency.   If the person petitioning meets residency requirements of Texas then they can file here.  It’s really that simple, but can seem confusing to many.

Military Residency Requirements:

When filing for a military residency can become confusing for all parties involved because many active soldiers will leave their state of residency listed as the state they were living in at the time of entering the military.  So a person in Alaska could still have his legal residence in Texas.  This situation allows the military member to quickly file in either state.  At worst, the active member would only have to wait 30 days to establish residency.

A McKinney Divorce Attorney like myself can help resolve any questions you might have about Texas Residency Requirements.

Residency Requirements