Scheduling a Divorce Hearing in Texas

Many divorcing couples end up in long and drawn-out legal battles that do little to improve their case's overall outcome. Using our online divorce forms, you can minimize conflict and dissolve your marriage quickly and at a reduced cost to both parties.

However, regardless of how you complete the marriage dissolution process, you will need to schedule a divorce hearing in Texas. This hearing will take place after you and your ex negotiate the terms of your divorce and are ready to have a judge sign off on the Divorce Decree.

Before Scheduling a Divorce Hearing

The Texas divorce process begins when the filing spouse files a Petition for Divorce and delivers the appropriate documents on the responding spouse. If the divorce is going to be uncontested, the parties must agree on the terms of the divorce divorce decree and present the agreed decree to the judge for signature.

Our DIY divorce forms come with instructions on how, when and where to use the divorce documents. In addition, we provide a script that you or your spouse can read to the judge at the divorce hearing (also known as the “prove up” hearing).

How to Schedule a Divorce Hearing in Texas

Each court schedules prove up hearings for an uncontested divorce a little differently. Some courts will allow you to schedule a hearing through the court coordinator. Others courts will have set times or days of the weeks where either spouse can show up on a first come first served basis. You’ll want to contact the court clerk/coordinator for your specific court and ask "How do I schedule a pro se divorce prove up hearing on the uncontested docket?" FYI – "pro se" means without an attorney and is pronounced like "pro say."

What Happens at a Texas Divorce Hearing?

The court must review a divorcing couple’s agreement for fairness during a final hearing before finalizing their divorce. Fortunately, our do-it-yourself online divorce forms include a simple script for you to read to the judge so you can effectively expedite the hearing.

While both parties may want to appear in court, only one spouse (typically the Petitioner) has to be present on the final hearing day. Even if there are no disputes regarding the issues, it is essential to ensure that all of the documents are ready on that day to avoid delays or the need to schedule another Texas divorce hearing.

The Divorce Hearing is the Final Step

Divorces are never easy, but if you and your ex can work together, you can both benefit from a smooth end to your marriage. Fortunately, you can dissolve your marriage without engaging in a contested legal battle with your former spouse.

While you can complete many of the steps online and outside of the courtroom using our DIY divorce forms, you will need to involve a judge to sign your Divorce Decree. Scheduling a divorce hearing in Texas should not be an intimidating process. These hearings are the last step in your journey to begin your next chapter.


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