My daughter and I moved to TX in June to get a chance to file for divorce from my husband in West Virginia. We separated back in September of last year and have lived apart since last December. Long story short, the past two years we have not been Intermediate nor been able to compromise on our relationship. Last June I met someone and got close to him and told my husband I no longer loved him and I didn’t want to be with him. I asked for a divorce but he said he was not going to pay child support.
You need to be resident of Texas for 6 months before filing and a resident of the county you're filing in for the 90 days preceding your filing. However, a Texas court would not have jurisdiction over your husband as it relates to ordering him to pay child support unless he consented to the court having jurisdiction or he has a substantial contact in this state (he's lived here recently, your daughter was conceived in Texas, etc.). You can still get divorced from him here in Texas but getting child support ordered may not happen if he doesn't consent to the court's jurisdiction on that issue.
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