Filing for divorce during COVID-19 in Bexar County

Mar 27, 2020 | Divorce

My husband and I want a divorce and it will be uncontested. We are in agreement on everything. The courthouse says it is closed, can we file now? And is there an advantage to filing now?

Yes, a petition for divorce can be filed now, but it has to be done electronically by efile, therefore by an attorney. The advantage to filing now is that there is a mandatory 60 day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized, and that period begins on the date of filing, even though the courthouse is not open for hearings. By the time the mandatory 60 day period has elapsed, all the paperwork should be ready to take to a Judge to finalize the divorce and the courthouse should be open for regular business.

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Can I schedule a consultation over the phone during Coronavirus?

Yes, please call the office to give us your email address so we can send you a Client Information Packet to fill out. Then we will set a time for a phone conference, and if you decide to retain our firm, we will send you a contract and you can make your payment over the phone.

Bexar County Courthouse Notices for COVID-19

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