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Divorce Forms: Reasons to Separate

The Original Petition for Divorce is filed when a couple wishes to legally separate. This can be for a number of reasons:

  1. Unfaithfulness.
  2. An undeveloped sense of duty or care.
  3. Orientation towards individuality and selfishness.
  4. Money problems and various addictions: alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling.
  5. Violence in the family, etc.

This list can be continued further. Usually, such motifs often end with filing the form and an attempt to find something better in the future.

How to Fill in Legal Divorce Forms?

The application submission is preceded by the collection of necessary documents. The free-form of drafting such a record is inadmissible, so you will need to use this template:

  1. Start an eight-page form made to be completed online.
  2. The Cause and Court Numbers should be filled in at a Clerk’s office - leave them blank.
  3. Pay attention to the residency requirements: it’s required for at least one of the spouses to have lived at least 3 months in the country (and 6 months in Texas). Otherwise, you cannot file the Petition for Divorce.
  4. Follow the notes for applying information about children: this may include a disabled child, biological paternity, etc.
  5. You can negotiate with the partner how to divide the Community Property, otherwise, it will be split according to the laws of Texas. Record the wealth you had before the marriage so that the court can count it as an individual property in your Final Decree of Divorce.
  6. Be sure to include information about any Protection Order against a spouse and attach a copy of this document.
  7. Check one of the two boxes concerning the notice to your spouse.
  8. By signing digitally with SignNow’s e-signature, you verify this form to be legally valid.

All cases of termination are unique in their own way and require detailed legal analysis to minimize risks. If done correctly, standard cases will often pass peacefully and without any unnecessary litigation.