In Texas, there is a 60 day waiting period for a divorce.  The waiting period begins from the date that the petition for divorce is filed.  The earliest you can be divorced is on the 61st day after the waiting period has expired. If there has been family violence, the waiting period may be modified to allow for the divorce to happen more quickly.  As a San Antonio divorce attorney, I know that the only people who get divorced on that 61st day are typically couples who have agreed on everything and have an uncontested divorce. The more couples fight, especially over custody, the longer their divorce case lasts.  Each case is different and unique, so it is best to discuss your individual timeline for divorce with a San Antonio Divorce Attorney.