If you contact a divorce attorney in Bexar County, chances are he'll be able to tell you if your spouse has already filed for divorce, or if she's ever been divorced in Bexar County in the past. Did you know you can check divorce cases, custody cases, and most other civil lawsuits online in Bexar County. If you know the name of one of the parties, you can find out if they are currently a party to a divorce or other civil lawsuit, or if they have ever been a party to divorce or other lawsuit, by checking this site: http://www.co.bexar.tx.us/dclerk/
As a divorce lawyer in Bexar County, Texas, I routinely check the District Clerk's website to determine whether or not my client's spouse has already filed for divorce. Aside from the obvious strategic considerations of being a Respondent rather than a Petitioner in a divorce case, it can also save my client a lot of money in filing fees, costs for service of process, the cost of preparing and filing a detailed original petition, etc.
If you meet with a divorce lawyer in Bexar County, Texas, you should ask him or her to do such a check if you think there is any chance that your spouse may already have filed. Of course, this will only determine whether a filing has occurred in Bexar County, Texas, and not any other counties or states.
J. Michael Clay is a family law and divorce lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. His practice focuses on child custody cases, child support, enforcement, modification, divorce, and adoption. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in the State of Texas, and in federal courts in the Western District of Texas.
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in any particular area of law.