Original Petition for Divorce

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Original Petition for Divorce

1. Discovery Level

Discovery in this case is intended to be conducted under [level 1/level 2/level 3] of rule 190 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. [Include if level 1: No children are involved in this divorce case, and the value of the marital estate is more than zero but not more than $50,000.] [If level 3, see form 5-1.]

2. Objection to Assignment of Case to Associate Judge

Petitioner objects to the assignment of this matter to an associate judge for a trial on the merits or presiding at a jury trial.

3. Parties

This suit is brought by [name of petitioner], Petitioner. [Name of respondent] is Respondent.

4. Domicile

[Petitioner/Respondent] has been a domiciliary of Texas for the preceding six-month period and a resident of this county for the preceding ninety-day period.

Petitioner is domiciled in another state or nation. Respondent has been a domiciliary of Texas for at least the last six months and is a resident of this county.

5. Service

Process should be served on Respondent [include if applicable: at [address, city, state, zip code]].

No service on Respondent is necessary at this time.

Citation of Respondent by publication or other substituted service is necessary for the reasons stated in the affidavit attached as Exhibit [exhibit number/letter].

6. Long-Arm Jurisdiction

Respondent is a nonresident of Texas. Petitioner is a resident or a domiciliary of Texas at the commencement of this suit. Texas is the last state in which marital residence between Petitioner and Respondent occurred, and this suit is filed before the second anniversary of the date on which marital residence ended.

The child[ren] the subject of this suit reside[s] in Texas as a result of the acts or directives of the nonresident person.

The nonresident person has resided in Texas with the child[ren] the subject of this suit.

The nonresident person has resided in Texas and provided prenatal...