What are Grounds for Divorce in Texas?
In Texas a divorce may be granted without a determination of fault if the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation. A divorce may also be granted on grounds of cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart, or confinement in a mental hospital. (Texas Family Code Title 1 Subtitle C Chapter 6 Subchapter A Section 6.001)
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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