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Fault Grounds in Divorce

Even though Texas is what’s considered a no fault state, in which divorcing couples can simply say that they want a divorce and have it granted without stating a party is at fault, there are instances in which a party needs to cite fault or it is beneficial to cite fault. Because Texas courts often base property division and other divorce decisions on fault if it is cited, this can play a major role in your divorce. As such, it is important to know if you qualify to file a fault divorce.

There can be many reasons that you find fault with your spouse and marriage and want it to end. The Houston divorce lawyers of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler are committed to helping you end your divorce in a timely and efficient manner and will fight for your legal rights during all divorce proceedings. To learn more about how to file for a fault divorce or other options, contact us today by calling (713) 802-1777.

Common Reasons for a Fault-Divorce

You can site many different reasons for divorce, involving fault of varying kinds. Some of the more common reasons for a divorce include:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Felony Conviction
  • Long-term residency in mental institution
  • Living Separated for 3 years

If you and your spouse’s conditions meet any of these reasons for fault, you are likely eligible to seek a fault divorce. Our attorneys are prepared to help you assess your situation and determine what path is best to take.

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If you or someone you know wants to file for divorce in Texas because of a fault in the marriage or in a spouse, contact a qualified Houston divorce attorney of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today. We can help you get through your divorce, even under the most stressful circumstances. Contact us today at (713) 802-1777.

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