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Serving Active Duty Spouse, The active duty spouse must be personally served with a summons and a copy of the petition in order for a Texas court to have jurisdiction over the active member. In an uncontested case, the active duty spouse may not have to be served as long as he or she signs and files a waiver affidavit acknowledging the divorce action.

Residency and Filing Requirements

The typical military divorce filing requirements are as follows:

– You or your spouse must reside in Texas

– You or your spouse must be stationed in Texas

The grounds in Texas are the same as a civilian .

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