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Harris County Judge Dismisses the Divorce Case for Beyonce's Parents

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Beyonce Knowles’ parents filed for divorce almost a year ago in Harris County after 29 years of marriage, but MTV News reports that Tina and Mathew Knowles didn’t show up for their scheduled divorce hearing on Monday. Hence, a judge dismissed the Texas dissolution of marriage case.

This could be a lesson to spouses that are seeking divorce. If you don’t show up to the hearing, the divorce can’t be finalized. Rumors have emerged through the media that Tina and Mathew Knowles have reconciled their relationship and might not be wanting a divorce after all. However, there has been no official news from Mathew or Tina’s reps about a possible reconciliation.

While a Texas divorce can be a long process for some couples, DivorceNet reports that divorce in the state can be finalized in as little as 60 days. The waiting period for a divorce in Texas is 60 days. So if both parties are in agreement on the terms of the divorce, the divorce will automatically become final on the 61st day from the date of the divorce filing. Yet if there are disputes over issues of property division, child custody, child support, visitation, or other family law issues, the divorce process can take much longer to become finalized.

Once the divorce decree is signed in Texas, FindLaw states that neither party can remarry until at least 31 days have passed from the day of the decree signing. More information on the requirements of divorce in Texas can be found by speaking to a Houston family law attorney.

Related Resources:

  • Divorce Forms by State (FindLaw)
  • Find a Houston Family Law Attorney (FindLaw)
  • Understanding the Divorce Process (FindLaw)

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