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No one enters into a marriage expecting to get divorced, but it happens all the time. If you are faced with the prospect of filing for divorce, you will need to take care of some legal paperwork. One important document is the divorce decree form. This article will explain what this form is and what it does. Stay tuned for more information on how to file for divorce in your state.

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Form NameDivorce Decree Form
Form Length8 pages
Fillable?Yes
Fillable fields225
Avg. time to fill out23 min 32 sec
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Print court information exactly as it appears on your Petition for Divorce

Cause Number:

IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF

Petitioner:

 

 

In the ______________

 

 

Court Number

 

Print first, middle and last name of the spouse filing for divorce.

 

 

And

Respondent:

Print first, middle and last name of other spouse.

District Court

County Court of:

County, Texas

Final Decree of Divorce

A hearing took place today, and the following people were present. There was no jury as neither the husband nor wife asked for one.

1. Appearances

Petitioner

The Petitioner’s name is: _____________________________________________________________.

FirstMiddle

The Petitioner represented him/herself and is the (check one):

(Check one box.)

Husband.

Last

Wife.

The Petitioner was present, representing him/herself, and has agreed to the terms of this Decree of Divorce.

The Petitioner was not present but has signed below, agreeing to the terms of this Decree.

Respondent

The Respondent’s name is:___________________________________________________________.

First

The Respondent is the (check one):

(Check one box.)

Husband.

MiddleLast

Wife.

The Respondent was present, representing him/herself, and agrees to the terms in this Decree.

The Respondent was not present but was served, filed an Answer, or signed a Waiver of Citation, and:

(Check all that apply.)

has signed below, agreeing to the terms in this Decree.

agreed in the Waiver that the judge can finalize the divorce, without giving the Respondent notice of this hearing.

has defaulted. The Petitioner has filed a Certificate of Last Known Address and an Affidavit of Non-Military Status. The Petitioner has also arranged for a court reporter to record the hearing.

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2. Record

(Check one box.)

A Court reporter recorded today’s hearing.

A Court reporter did not record today’s hearing because the Husband, Wife, and judge agreed not to make a record.

A Statement of the Evidence was signed by the Court.

3. Jurisdiction

The Court heard evidence and finds that it has jurisdiction over this case and the parties, that the residency and notice requirements have been met, and the Petition meets all legal requirements.

The Court finds that::

(Check one box.)

the Petition was filed more than 60 days ago.

Petitioner has an active Protective Order under Title 4 of the Texas Family Code, or an active magistrate’s order for emergency protection under Article 17.292 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure against Respondent because Respondent committed family violence during the marriage.

Respondent has a final conviction or has received deferred adjudication for a crime involving family violence against Petitioner or a member of Petitioner’s household.

4. Children

Children of the Marriage

(Check one box.)

The Court finds that the Husband and Wife do not have minor children under 18, or any adult, disabled children who are entitled to child support or medical support.

The Court finds that the Husband and Wife are the parents of the minor children listed below. The Court finds that a final court order for custody and support of the children was made in

________________ County, _____________ in Cause # ________________________________.

Name of County

Name of State

The court that made the order has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the children. No changes are made to the order in this Decree. A copy of the order is attached to this Decree, as Exhibit A, and is made a part of this Decree for all purposes, as provided for by Texas Family Code, Section 6.407.

(You MUST attach a copy of the order, and write Exhibit A at the top.)

 

 

State where child lives

Child’s name

Sex

Date of Birth now

1

2

3

4

5

6

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B.Pregnancy

The Court finds that the Wife is not pregnant.

Remember: You cannot finish your divorce

while the wife is pregnant.

C.Children Born during the Marriage, but the Husband is Not the Father

(Check one box.)

The Court finds that the Wife did not have children with another man while married to the Husband.

Remember: If the wife had children with

another man while married to the husband, you cannot finish your divorce until paternity of the children has been established. See Texas Family Code Section 160.204. Get more information about establishing paternity at www.TexasLawHelp.org.

The Court finds that the children named below

were born during the marriage, but are not the Husband’s children.

The Court further finds that paternity of each child has been established:

(Check one box.)

A court order has determined the father of each of child named below. A copy of the order is attached to and made part of this Final Decree of Divorce for all purposes.

An Acknowledgement of Paternity signed by the genetic father and a Denial of Paternity signed by the Husband has been filed with the bureau of vital statistics for each child named below. A copy of this document or documents is attached to and made part of this Final Decree of Divorce for all purposes.

(List all children born during the marriage, who are not the adopted or biological children of the husband.) (Paternity of each child must already have been established.)

Child’s name

Age

Date of Birth

Sex

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

If more than 6 children, list them on another sheet and write Attachment B at the top. Then attach it to this form.

5. Divorce

IT IS ORDERED that the Petitioner and the Respondent are divorced on the grounds of insupportability.

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6. Property And Debts

Note: Additional forms are needed to divide retirement benefits and to transfer title to real estate.

If you plan to divide retirement benefits or you jointly own a house or land with your spouse, do NOT use this form without first talking to a lawyer.

You can hire a lawyer just to give you advice and/or write the documents you need for a flat fee.

Call your local lawyer referral service or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1(800) 252-9690 for help finding a lawyer.

Texas is a community property state. This means that any new property or debt that either party obtains from the minute they are married until the minute the judge grants the divorce is community property, even if the property or debt is only in one spouse’s name.

All community property and debt should be included in the Final Decree of Divorce. There are a few exceptions to the law of community property. If either party receives a gift, an inheritance, or money from a lawsuit that does not compensate for lost wages, it is separate property. It is a good idea to confirm separate property obtained during the marriage as that individual’s separate property in the Final Decree of Divorce. More information about community and separate property can be found in the Texas Family Code, chapters 3,4, and 5.

The Court makes the following orders regarding the parties’ community and separate property:

Husband’s Property

Husband’s Separate Property

The Court confirms that the Husband owns the following property as his separate property:

 

1.

House located at: _______________________________________________________________

 

Street Address

City

State

Zip

 

Husband owned this house before marriage.

 

 

 

 

Husband received this house as a gift or inheritance.

 

 

2.

Land located at: ________________________________________________________________

 

Street Address

City

State

Zip

Husband owned this land before marriage.

Husband received this land as a gift or inheritance.

3.Cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles

Husband owned these vehicles before marriage or received them as a gift or inheritance during the marriage:

Year

 

Make

 

Model

 

Vehicle Identification No. [VIN]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Other Money or Property

Husband owned the following money or property before the marriage or inherited or received it as a gift during the marriage.

Husband received the following money from a lawsuit during the marriage. This money was not compensation for lost wages.

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Husband’s Community Property

The Court ORDERS that the Husband is awarded (gets) the following Community Property, and the Wife is divested of (doesn’t get) any interest, title or claim she may have to the property listed below.

Wife IS ORDERED to sign any deeds or documents needed to transfer any property listed below to the Husband. Husband is responsible for preparing the documents.

1.All property in Husband’s care, custody or control, or in Husband’s name, that this Order does not give to the Wife.

2.House or land located at:

Street Address

City

State

Zip

Legal Description:

3. Other real property located at:

Street Address

City

State

Zip

Legal Description:

(Check ALL that apply.)

4. All of the Husband’s employment benefits, including retirement, pension, 401(k), profit-sharing, and stock option plans that are in his name alone, along with all individual retirement accounts, such as IRAs that are in his name alone. (Note: If you want to divide retirement or employment benefits do NOT use this form. You will need additional forms. Talk to an attorney.)

5.

6.

7.

All cash and money in any bank or other financial institution listed in Husband’s name ALONE. Any insurance policy that covers the Husband’s life.

The Husband’s cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles listed below

Year

 

Make

 

Model

 

Vehicle Identification No. [VIN]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

The Husband will also keep the property listed below:

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Husband’s Debts

(Check all that apply.)

The Husband shall pay the debts listed below:

1.

2.

All taxes, bills, liens, and other charges, present and future, for all personal and real property that are in the Husband’s name alone or that this Order gives to the Husband alone, unless this Order requires otherwise.

Any debt Husband incurred after separation. Date of separation: _______________.

Month Day Year

3.

4.

5.

The balance due on any loan or mortgage for the real property that this Order gives to the Husband alone.

The balance due on any loan for any vehicles that this Order gives to the Husband alone.

All other debts listed below, which are not in Husband’s name alone, such as credit cards, student loans, medical bills, income taxes:

Wife’s Property

Wife’s Separate Property

The Court confirms that Wife owns the following property as her separate property:

1.

House located at: _______________________________________________________________

 

Street Address

City

State

Zip

 

Wife owned this house before marriage.

 

 

 

 

Wife received this house as a gift or inheritance.

 

 

 

2.

Land located at: ________________________________________________________________

 

Street Address

City

State

Zip

 

Wife owned this land before marriage.

 

 

 

 

Wife received this land as a gift or inheritance.

 

 

 

3.Cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles

Wife owned these vehicles before the marriage or received them as a gift or inheritance during the marriage:

Year

 

Make

 

Model

 

Vehicle Identification No. [VIN]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Other Money or Property

Wife owned the following money or property before the marriage or inherited or received it as a gift during the marriage.

Wife received the following money from a lawsuit during the marriage. This money was not compensation for lost wages.

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Wife’s Community Property

The Court ORDERS that Wife is awarded (gets) the following Community Property, and Husband is divested of (doesn’t get) any interest, title, or claim he may have to the property listed below.

Husband IS ORDERED to sign any deeds or documents needed to transfer any property listed below to the Wife. Wife is responsible for preparing the documents.

1.All property in Wife’s care, custody, or control, or in Wife’s name, that this Order does not give to the Husband.

2.House or land located at:

Street Address

City

State Zip

Legal Description:

3. Other real property located at:

Street Address

City

State Zip

Legal Description:

(Check all that apply.)

4. All of the Wife’s employment benefits, including retirement, pension, 401(k), profit-sharing, and stock option plans that are in her name alone, along with all individual retirement accounts, such as IRAs that are in her name alone. (Note: If you want to divide retirement or employment benefits do NOT use this form. You will need additional forms. Talk to an attorney.)

5. All of the Wife’s cash and money in any bank or other financial institution that is listed in her name ALONE.

6. Any insurance policy that covers the Wife’s life.

7. The Wife’s cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles listed below:

Year

 

Make

 

Model

 

Vehicle Identification No. [VIN]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

The Wife will also keep the property listed below:

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Wife’s Debts

(Check all that apply.)

The Wife shall pay the debts listed below:

1.

2.

All taxes, bills, liens, and other charges, present and future, for all personal and real property that are in the Wife’s name alone or that this Order gives to the Wife alone, unless this Order requires otherwise.

Any debt Wife incurred after separation. Date of separation:______________________.

Month Day Year

3.

4.

5.

The balance due on any loan or mortgage for the real property that this Order gives to the Wife alone.

The balance due on any loan for any vehicles that this Order gives to the Wife alone.

All other debts listed below, which are not in Wife’s name alone, such as credit cards, student loans, medical bills, income taxes:

7. Name Change

The Court ORDERS the name of the (check one): Husband Wife back to the name used before marriage, as it appears below.

First

Middle

Last

8. Court Costs

The Husband will pay for his court costs; the Wife will pay for her court costs.

9. Other Orders

The court has the right to make other orders, if needed, to clarify or enforce the orders above. Any orders requested that do not appear above are denied.

Date of Judgment

Judge’s signature

Approved as to Form and Substance:

By signing below, the Petitioner agrees to the form and substance of this decree.

By signing below, the Respondent agrees to the form and substance of this decree.

 

 

( )

 

 

 

( )

Petitioner’s Name (print)

 

Phone number

 

Respondent’s Name (print)

 

Phone number

 

 

 

 

 

Petitioner’s Signature

 

Date

 

Respondent’s Signature

 

Date

Mailing

 

 

 

 

Mailing

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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