Texas Amends the 60 Day Waiting Period for Divorce
Michael Cheroutes Jr., a family law attorney and a partner at The Harris Law Firm, says that the Texas Senate approved legislation this week granting 2 exemptions to the 60 day waiting period currently required before couples can divorce. The bill is designed to allow victims of domestic violence to end a marriage immediately. The exemption would allow spouses who have been victims of domestic violence to avoid the mandatory waiting period when their partner has been convicted of domestic violence or has been served with a restraining order. The legislation must still be approved by the House and signed by the Governor before it becomes Texas law. There is no mandatory waiting period required for couples to file for divorce in the State of Colorado.
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