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"I just wanted to let you know that I got the divorce yesterday. Easy as pie, thanks to the divorce course.  Thanks!!!"

 Welcome to the Texas Divorce Course, a unique on-line guide to processing your own divorce in Texas.  The Divorce Course is based on 16 years of experience in a busy family law practice in Central Texas and includes complete downloadable forms and insider information on the Texas divorce system.

So what is the Divorce Course and why do you need it?  If you've spent any time at all researching Texas divorces you know that there are dozens of sites on the internet where you can obtain basic Texas divorce forms.  Some sites are charging hundreds of dollars for them, some sites are giving them away for free.  If you can use a word processor, you should be able to fill out the forms.

BUT . . . do you know what to do with the forms after you fill them out?  Do you know how to handle a difficult District Clerk when you're filing your papers?  Do you know how to fill out a citation and deal with a Sheriff's department if your spouse won't sign the Waiver of Citation?  Do you know how to set your case for hearing and deal with a Judge?

Of course you don't.  Let's face it, most of us want as little to do with court rooms, clerks, and judges as we can get away with.  Unless you're a lawyer or a paralegal you're going to be walking into a very complex system with virtually no knowledge of how to make it work.  That's where the Divorce Course comes in.  Take a look at the table of contents and see if you can afford to NOT spend ten dollars for this information

If you purchase the Texas Divorce Course, you'll be sent a user name and password giving you immediate access to the site.  If you decide later that it's not for you, your money will be cheerfully refunded with no questions asked.

What You Need to Use Our Forms

A word processor capable of opening MS Word documents, such as MS Word, Word Perfect, or Notepad.
(If you don't have one, you can download one for free by clicking here.)

A decompression utility for opening zipped files. 
(Nearly all computers come bundled with that, but if you don't have one you can download one for free by clicking here.)

Note:  This site is set up so that you get immediate access to your forms and/or the divorce course, with no waiting for mailed packages.  Click the purchase button only one time to avoid multiple charges.  Then wait for about 10 seconds and you'll be redirected to a page with your user name, password, and complete instructions for downloading your purchase.

Who Shouldn't Use Our Forms

You shouldn't attempt to do your own divorce if you are involved in a highly contested divorce, if you are splitting large retirement benefits, or if you are doing a publication divorce (you have no idea where your spouse is and have no hope of finding him/her.)  In these cases, we recommend that you hire an attorney.

Standard Disclaimer
Our Divorce Forms and the Divorce Course are designed as educational software to enable and empower you.  They are not intended as a substitute for competant legal counsel

Legal Links


Doing Your Own Texas Divorce - First Steps

Child Custody in the Texas Divorce

Seven Tips for Choosing a Texas Divorce Attorney

The Grounds for Divorce in Texas

Adultery as Grounds for the Texas Divorce

The Grounds for Annulments in Texas

Texas Common Law Marriage and Divorce

Restraining Orders in the Texas Divorce

How to Do an Agreed Decree in a Texas Divorce

Child Visitation in the Texas Divorce

Legal Resources
In case you'd like to peruse the Texas Family Code for yourself, here's a link to it, in it's entirety

Texas Family Code

District Courts and Clerks
Many of the District Courts have different filing fees and procedures (called, "local rules"), so we've listed links to them below.  Before you file your divorce, you might want to check their web sites or give them a call.

Anderson County Andrews County
Angelina County Aransas County
Archer County Armstrong County
Atascosa County Austin County
Bailey County Bandera County
Bastrop County Bee County
Bell County Bexar County
Borden County Bosque County
Brazoria County Brewster County
Brazos County Briscoe County
Brooks County Caldwell County
Calhoun County Callahan County
Cameron County Camp County
Chambers County Cherokee County
Clay County Coke County
Collin County Comal County
Concho County Cooke County
Coryell County Cottle County
Crane County Dallas County
Dawson County Deaf Smith County
Denton County Eastland County
Ector County Ellis County
El Paso County Fannin County
Fayette County Fisher County
Fort Bend County Freestone County
Frio County Gaines County
Galveston County Garza County
Gillespie County Glasscock County
Goliad County Grayson County
Gregg County Guadalupe County
Harris County Harrison County
Haskell County Hays County
Hidalgo County Hood County
Houston County Irion County
Jasper County Jeff Davis County
Jefferson County Jim Hog County
Jim Wells County Johnson County
Kaufman County Kendall County
Kent County Kerr County
Kleberg County Lamar County
Leon County Liberty County
Lubbock County Matagorda County
Maverick County McLennan County
Midland County Montgomery County
Moore County Motley County
Nacogdoches County Nolan County
Nueces County Oldham County, Texas
Orange County Ochiltree County
Panola County Parker County
Parmer County Pecos County
Polk County Potter County
Rains County Randall County
Real County Red River County
Refugio County Roberts County
San Augustine County San Jacinto County
San Patricio County San Saba County
Schleicher County Shackelford County
Sherman County Stephens County
Sutton County Swisher County
Tarrant County Terry County
Throckmorton County Titus County
Tom Green County Travis County
Trinity County Taylor County
Tyler County Upshur County
Upton County Uvalde County
Van Zandt County Victoria County
Walker County Waller County
Ward County Washington County
Webb County Wharton County
Wheeler County Wichita County
Wilbarger County Willacy County
Williamson County Winkler County
Wise County Wood County
Yoakum County Young County
Zapata County Zavala County



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