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When you say that the petition is still pending, do you mean that the case is still active (has not been dismissed for want of prosecution?)
I see. In that matter, the case itself is still active. Now you can file an "amended petition" for divorce, that updates any facts that are no longer true in the original, as well as removing the attorney as the attorney of record. The fact that it's still active means that you don't need to file a new one. In fact, filing a new one would mean that new one would be put on hold, as there's a current active one, and until the active one were dismissed, the new one could not progress.
Now often courts will have forms for appearance or removal of attorneys of record, so contact the court clerk and the court coordinator of the court that the divorce is pending in and ask about the process that that specific judge has for removal of attorneys and to have you go "pro se". You can find a number of forms and other processes that you will need at the following site: http://texaslawhelp.org/resource/divorce-in-texas
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