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An individual may file for divorce at the local Clerk of Court's Office. The plaintiff must then have the defendant served. The defendant then has an opportunity to respond. If the defendant fails to respond, the plaintiff may then ask the court to enter a default judgment against the plaintiff. If the defendant does respond, things become far more complicated and negotiations pertaining to the divorce, property division, etc. begin.
This is something you really need to retain an attorney for. While attorneys are costly, divorce is a complicated matter and can be more so when a spouse has left the country. Accordingly, proper representation can be essential in such matters.
For an individual who represents herself, online self-help resources and the local law library can be invaluable. For your benefit, I've included the following 5 links to self-help resources for Texas litigants.
You may also want to check out the following link, as you may find there is another legal clinic in your area that might be able to assist you.
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