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What is a fault-based divorce?
What is a fault-based divorce?

Texas law provides several fault-based grounds for granting a divorce. This means that one of the spouses is directly at fault for the break-up of the marriage. These include: cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart, and confinement in a mental hospital. Cruelty and adultery are the most commonly used fault-based grounds for divorce.

Pursuing a divorce based upon fault-based grounds has many strategic benefits; however, it is not the best thing to do in every case. Often times, a fault-based divorce may become more contested, drawn-out, and costly. Other times, a fault-based divorce may be necessary to protect your own interests.


Family law can be complicated.

This blog contains some of the most common questions that our family law attorneys receive. Search or click below to learn more about common family law issues regarding divorce, child custody, adoption, and CPS.


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