Can You Get a Divorce While Pregnant in Texas? DoNotPay Has the Answers
Can you get a divorce while pregnant in Texas? This is the question you’re probably asking yourself if you or your spouse are pregnant and want to end your marriage. DoNotPay has all the answers you need and more! We will explain the divorce laws in Texas and show you everything you can do about your divorce process while pregnant.
In the Lone Star State, you can file for divorce if you’re expecting a baby, but you must wait until it’s born for the judges to finalize the divorce. This is because of the:
- Child custody and support—If the husband is the child’s genetic father, the orders for custody and support need to be included in the Final Decree of the Divorce. The judge can’t finalize the divorce until the child is born
- Spousal support—If the pregnant spouse wants to request alimony as financial help for raising the infant, the child needs to be born first
- Paternity issues—In case the husband is not the child’s biological father, the paternity of the child needs to be established before the finalization of the divorce
If the husband is not the child’s biological father, the paternity of the child can be established by:
- Signing the Voluntary Acknowledgement (AOP) and Denial of Paternity (DOP) at the hospital when the child is born—The child’s mother and biological father need to sign the AOP, stating that he’s the child’s genetic father. The husband then needs to state that he’s not the biological father by signing the DOP
- Court Order—The husband, the child’s biological parents, or the Office of the Attorney General can file a paternity case, asking for a paternity order. The judge will issue a DNA testing as part of the case
Since you’ll have to wait until the child is born to finalize the divorce, you have time to prepare for the process. You should plan ahead and choose the kind of divorce that can be finalized quickly and easily.
- Most spouses remain in a friendly relationship after this type of divorce
- It enables you to settle the divorce issues out of court
- You can get divorced without hiring a lawyer
- You can outline the terms on which you want to get divorced in a marital settlement agreement
Texas state laws require you to wait for at least 60 days after filing a divorce petition. This waiting period, combined with the rest of your or your spouse’s labor, is a perfect time for you to create a marital settlement agreement. The document is of utmost importance as it will contain the terms on which you’re getting divorced.
To get one, you can hire a lawyer to write it for you. The downside of this solution is that it’s insanely expensive.
If you want a settlement agreement that will be fair to both parties, use DoNotPay! We can also help you with divorces in various Texas counties, including:
- Brazoria County
- Lubbock County
- Bexar County
- Travis County
- Tarrant County
- Harris County
- Denton County
- Fort Bend County
- Montgomery County
- Williamson County
- Potter County
Why hire expensive lawyers when you can subscribe to DoNotPay and get a customized divorce settlement agreement in a few clicks? Here’s what you need to do:
- Select the Divorce Settlement Agreement product
- Answer our chatbot’s questions
- Choose if you want to get your document notarized online
Once you submit your request, we’ll send you a tailor-made agreement in no time. You can then use the link we send you via email to book an appointment with an online notary.
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