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Hello. Filling out forms and have a question on the date of separation

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

Not yet, I'm about to file and need to know about a separation dat. We are still living under the same roof.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No that's all

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I would complete it with today's date and file your documents.Texas has sixty day waiting period from when you file here your divorce and decree can be granted by the judge.It is not necessary for you to physically separate here.You can pick the date you file the petition here.

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Thank you
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You are so welcome thanks for rating 5 stars at top of page.

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Should I sign the petition when I go to file or can I do before as I am making the two required copies
Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

You can file it at home, make copies and take with you.Don't have to sign it there.

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