Step 1: Fill out the right forms
The eFileTexas Self-Help site has some free, online, guided interviews that will help you fill out the right forms for a divorce case. You can e-file directly at the end of some of the interviews. If you can't e-file at the end, save your documents and follow the instructions in the next step to e-file. Below are links to the divorce interview(s).
- Uncontested Divorce Without Children
- Respondent's Answer or Waiver to Divorce Petition
- Final Decree of Divorce Without Children
If you don't find what you need on the eFileTexas Self-Help site, visit Texas Law Help (in English and Spanish) to find the right forms. The site has forms for divorce and other family law issues. After you prepare your documents, follow the instructions in Step 2.
Step 2: e-File your documents
- Make sure your documents are in PDF format for e-filing. If you used a fill-in PDF form that lets you type in answers, you may need to do a "Print to PDF" before you can e-file your forms. Click here to learn how to turn documents into PDFs or do a "Print to PDF."
- Visit the eFileTexas site to file your documents electronically. If you created an account on the eFileTexas Self-Help site, you can use the same login on the eFileTexas
- Divorce cases are filed in District Courts in Texas. Click here for more information.
- To learn how to file a new case, click here to read how or click here to watch a video.
- To learn how to file into an existing case, click here to read how or click here to watch a video.
Do you need more legal help?
Click the links below for more information.
- Information about going to court(in English and Spanish), Texas trial courts, and Texas court structure
- Legal research information
- Free legal answers(if you qualify)
- Types of legal help
- Regional legal aid providers(you must qualify for help based on your income)
- State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral & Information Service(for $20, you get a 30-minute consultation with an attorney)