Texas no-fault divorce: Key information

Divorce is seldom a simple and easy process. Even when spouses are civil with one another and can agree on the majority of their divorce-related terms, it’s still an emotional process and can quickly take a turn for the worst. That said, when couples get divorced, they will have to first decide whether they’re filing a no-fault divorce or a fault-based divorce. If you have question regarding how to start the entire divorce process visit our FAQ page. Please continue reading and reach out to our The Woodlands, Texas divorce lawyer to learn more about no-fault divorce, what it means, and what your options are going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the difference between a no-fault divorce and a fault-based divorce?

Texas is a no-fault state, which means you can choose not to cite fault grounds, implying that neither spouse is responsible for the dissolution of the marriage. In many cases, it’s best to go this route even if you believe your spouse is responsible for ending your marriage, for if you choose to cite a specific fault ground, your spouse has an opportunity to deny your accusation. In most cases, this will draw out a divorce, making it more contentious, more costly, and, ultimately, less favorable for both parties involved.

You should also note that just because you file a no-fault divorce doesn’t mean that you agree on all divorce terms; you can still hash out issues such as child custody and property distribution, just not on the grounds that your spouse is the one responsible for your divorce.

What fault grounds can I cite in my divorce?

If you do choose to cite specific fault grounds, you may pick one of the following:

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Felony criminal conviction
  • Abandonment

To learn more about fault grounds in Texas, click here to read the state’s statute.

Though citing specific fault grounds often doesn’t work in a spouse’s best interests, the truth is that every divorce is different. When you bring your case to our attention, we’ll assess the circumstances of your divorce, listen to your goals, and determine the best path forward. We are on your side, and we will be, every step of the way. Give our seasoned divorce firm a call today so we can get started working on your case.

Contact Our The Woodlands, Texas Firm

If you are looking for an expert Montgomery County divorce lawyer, Bolton Law is the right law firm for you. Bolton Law’s legal team handles all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and much more. Contact Bolton Law today to schedule your initial consultation.