If you want to have your family law or divorce case tried in front of a jury, this is a legal right you are allowed in Texas though not all the issues related to divorce are going to be decided by the jury. You must timely pay the jury fee of $40 which is due 30 days before the case is set for trial.
Jury issues in a Texas divorce include:
Divorce issues such as child support, specific terms or conditions of possession or access to a child, or most rights/duties concerning parenting and property division are decided by the judge and not by the jury. Jury is made up of 12 citizens who will hear the facts of your case. They will decide certain issues in your family law matters based on a jury charge. A jury charge is a questionnaire that is used to help the jurors reach a decision in your case. Both, divorce and family law matters can be heard in front of a jury.