Lisa Garza’s team has the experience, compassion, and advice to help you navigate the complex divorce process. We understand that this a draining time emotionally, physically, and financially. We realize the stakes are high, and our experienced divorce attorney is committed to helping you reach the results you need. If you are considering filing for divorce in Dallas, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights, interests, and future are preserved—especially if the well-being of your children is involved.
In Texas, there are seven grounds for divorce that couples can file. A lawful ground for divorce is one which both parties can agree upon and can prove. If both parties cannot agree on grounds for divorce, then they must be willing to prove to the court their grounds are true.
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Lawful grounds for divorce in Texas include:
- No-Fault – if the decision to divorce is mutual, then you can file for a no-fault divorce
- Infidelity – should a spouse commit adultery you may file for divorce on these grounds.
- Living Apart – If spouses have lived apart for more than three consecutive years, you can file for divorce based on these grounds.
- Abandonment – when a spouse leaves with the intention to abandon their spouse and they have remained gone for more than 1 year; you can file for divorce under abandonment grounds in Texas.
- Felony Conviction – If during the marriage your spouse is convicted of a felony or they have been imprisoned for more than 1 year you may file for divorce.
- Cruelty – a court may consider granting a divorce on cruelty grounds if they find that one spouse has made cohabitation impossible due to physical or verbal abuse.
- Prolonged Confinement in a Mental Hospital – confinement of at least three years in a mental institution is considered grounds for divorce.