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What You Need to Know About Divorce in Texas

Texas Divorce Law

In Texas, a divorce can either be granted for “fault” or “no fault.”  In a “no fault” divorce, a party has to tell the Court that the marriage has simply broken down and that there is no hope for reconciliation.

A “fault” divorce in Texas is a divorce based on cruel treatment, adultery, conviction of a felony with imprisonment of at least a year, abandonment in excess of one year, living apart for at least three years, or confinement in a mental hospital for at least three years without hope of recovery.  A “fault” divorce is most likely when there are contested issues involving children or property and the other party’s past behavior should be taken into consideration by the Court.  At Bailey & Galyen, our experienced divorce attorneys will consider your case carefully to help you determine which type of divorce is right for you.

Bailey & Galyen provides a free initial consultation to all clients. To set up an appointment, contact our office by calling 1-866-300-1529 today.

Additionally, Texas divorce’s can either be contested or uncontested.  An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse have agreed on all matters, both children and property related.  A contested divorce is one where there is not complete agreement.  A contested divorce is not necessarily a hostile one.  It simply means there is a disagreement that must be resolved.

Some of the child related matters that must be decided are:

  • the rights and duties of each parent;
  • the possession schedule for each parent
  • child support and health insurance for the child

Property issues that come along with a divorc include determining what property is community property and what property is separate property, the value of that property, the division of property and alimony/spousal support.

The child and property issues are most often resolved in one of three ways:

  • settlement through informal negotiations
  • settlement through mediation
  • final trial

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