Grounds for a divorce in Texas

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2014 | Divorce

States often have several different grounds available for divorce. Texas is no exception to this. Today, we will be going over the various grounds for divorce that Texas law recognizes.

One of these grounds is if personality conflicts or discord amongst a couple has caused the marriage to be insupportable. This is a no fault ground for divorce.

A divorce can also be granted on the basis of a couple having been in separate living situations for three or more years.

There are also several grounds for divorce here in Texas that a person can claim in relation to something their spouse did. A person can receive a fault divorce if their spouse did one of the following:

  • Abandoned them for at least a year.
  • Engaged in cruelty against them that makes living together insupportable.
  • Committed adultery.
  • Has been confined in relation to a major mental disorder for three or more years.
  • Was convicted of a felony and has undergone a year or more of imprisonment. This ground is not available to a person who testified against their spouse in the case that resulted in the conviction/imprisonment.

Thus, here in Texas, there are a wide variety of different circumstances under which a divorce can be granted. Whatever grounds a person is seeking a divorce under, securing the help of an experienced divorce attorney is something they should consider. Divorces on any grounds can raise a variety of issues that it can be incredibly important to properly address, such as how assets will be split between the couple and what sort of custody and support arrangements will be reached regarding any minor children the couple has.