If you have children, there are other steps parents need to complete during a divorce. Like most states, Texas courts believe that having frequent, regular contact with both parents is what is usually best for the children of divorce. Joint custody is the preferred result.
Texas courts won't finalize a divorce or separation case involving minor children until both parents complete a Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. You use see the links below for the required seminars parents must attend (online) and what you can expect your child support payments will be. Child support is an obligation and Texas has severe consequences if not paid.