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Texas Grounds for Divorce

Texas divorce courts accept both no fault and fault grounds for divorce.

When filing divorce under no fault grounds, the petition must state that the marriage is insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation. Typically in no fault divorce, couples must recognize Texas divorce waiting periods before the divorce can become final.

In fault divorce, Texas divorce courts accept a number of grounds for divorce, including:

  • Mental cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Imprisonment or conviction of a felony
  • Abandonment
  • Living separate and apart for at least three years
  • Insanity and confinement to a state mental hospital

When filing for no fault or fault divorce, one spouse will need to meet the Texas residency requirement.

Speak with a local Texas divorce lawyer to learn more about Texas divorce law and state requirements that will influence your divorce. A Texas divorce lawyer in your area can offer you legal divorce advice throughout the divorce process. Connect with a local Texas divorce attorney by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Texas divorce case review below.

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The above synopsis of Texas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Texas divorce attorney in your area.

Texas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.