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Yes, it is possible to file for divorce on your own. TexasLawHelp.org offers information, guidance, checklists, and legal forms that you could use for uncontested divorces. TexasLawHelp.org offers various sets of divorce documents that depend on the situation — whether children are involved, whether real property is involved, and whether there is already an existing final court order regarding child custody and support.

Our research guide on divorce can also help you find accurate legal information about divorces in Texas.

If your divorce is contested (that is, you and your spouse are not in agreement about the divorce), then the situation can quickly become complicated, especially if your spouse is represented by an attorney but you wish to proceed without an attorney — pro se. In contested divorce cases, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney for advice on how to proceed. If you decide to proceed pro se (without an attorney), there are many family law titles and practice guides that you could consult at a law library. If you register for a library account with us, you'd receive access to our digital collection, which includes an electronic version of the Family Law Practice and Procedure set that you could borrow.

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