I'm a former Canadian citizen I now have my lawful permanent resident card in the USA. A divorce has nothing to do with my residency I just no longer wish to have any legal ties to him. We have been separated for 4 years
If one spouse has lived in Texas for at least six months and in the county for 90 days the divorce can be filed in Texas. Contact a local family law attorney who can review the process with you, prepare the necessary paperwork and ensure that he is properly served.
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You file your divorce in jurisdiction where you meet domicile and residence requirements (6 months in Texas, 90 days in county preceding filing for Texas. Place of marriage is irrelevant. Texas can grant an in rem divorce if other spouse has no contacts with the state of Texas
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
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