When you are getting a divorce in Texas, there are statutes that govern the separation of a couple called the Texas Family Code. This code tells you how you can obtain a divorce, how long it takes and even the other details such as property distribution and child custody and support. Overall, the Texas Family Code is a comprehensive guide to divorce in Texas. However, you shouldn't be fooled. It is long, detailed and can have a few surprises in it. You may need help with your divorce and calling in a legal professional may be a good idea.
Texas is a no-fault divorce state. You can obtain this type of divorce if you and your spouse believe that the marriage has become insupportable. This means that because of the discord in the relationship, you are seeking a separation. If there is a conflict in your personalities that diminishes your relationship and prevents the two of you from having any type of reconciliation, your divorce will be granted.
One of the exceptions to getting a no-fault divorce is if one of you can prove that the other has been cruel in his or her treatment of the other. Another reason for an at-fault divorce is for adultery. You have to prove the other is having a relationship with another person in order to get this type of ruling.
If your spouse was convicted of a felony, the court may grant in favor of the spouse who files because of a conviction or imprisonment for a year or more in Texas.
There are so many ins and outs to a no-fault and an at-fault divorce, you will almost certainly need an attorney who not only knows the laws of the state of Texas, but can answer questions you haven't even thought about asking. The Law Office of Nancy H. Boler can assist you in a professional manner, will protect your rights and help you get what is rightfully yours in your divorce.