Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

In the state of Texas, it is possible to file for both “no-fault” and “fault” divorce depending on the situation and reason for divorce. Whether a divorce is granted as with fault or as a no-fault divorce can have a significant effect on many post-marital issues such as child support, child custody, and alimony payments. Thus, it is important to understand if your situation qualifies as a fault or no-fault divorce.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our legal team is dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation to help you resolve the issues surrounding your divorce as quickly as possible in a manner that protects the interests and needs of you and your children. To learn more about your rights and legal options, contact an experienced Houston divorce lawyer today at (713) 766-5355.

Grounds for a “Fault” Divorce

Under Texas law, people can file for different types of divorce, making it possible to file for no-fault divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. However, in order to have a fault divorce granted, there must be reasonable evidence of at least one of the following:

  • Emotional or physical cruelty
  • Desertion for an extended period of time
  • Lengthy imprisonment
  • Adultery

By securing a fault divorce, you may obtain more favorable treatment in settlement decisions regarding custody, alimony, and property division.

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If you are considering divorce or have already begun moving forward with the process, it is essential that you seek skilled legal representation in order to protect your rights and interests. For a legal evaluation of your case, contact a knowledgeable attorney at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 766-5355.