At-Fault Divorce in Texas
In the United States, individuals have the right to seek an end to their marriage for any reason they may choose. However, in some cases, certain actions on the part of one spouse may be considered grounds for an at-fault divorce. In Texas, this is not a necessary requirement for divorce filings, but evidence that one spouse was at fault for the dissolution of the marital bond may be taken into consideration when deciding on issues such as child custody, division of property, spousal support, and other matters.
If you are considering divorce and believe that you have grounds for claiming that your spouse is at fault for the separation, a qualified legal representative can help you proceed with an at-fault divorce. Contact the BB Law Group PLLC today at (832) 534-2589 to speak with a divorce lawyer in The Woodlands about the details of your situation.
Grounds for Fault Divorce
Texas law outlines several different factors that may be considered grounds for declaring one spouse at fault for the termination of a marriage, including the following:
- Cruel treatment
- Incarceration for more than one year
- Abandonment for more than one year
- Confinement to a mental institution for three years
- Living separately for at least three years
If you have experienced any of these issues in your marriage, you may be eligible to file an at-fault divorce in Texas.
If you or someone you know is contemplating divorce and would like to learn more about the legal aspects of an at-fault divorce, we can explain this type of separation as well as your legal rights and options. Contact the BB Law Group PLLC today at (832) 534-2589 to speak with a Woodlands divorce attorney about your case.