Is Texas a "No-Fault" divorce state?

Currently, there are 17 states that allow for true "no fault" divorces.  Texas is not one of them. For a divorce in Texas, parties have to show grounds for the dissolution of a marriage. 

  • Insupportability.  Both parties agree that there is no expectation of reconciliation.
  • Living Apart.  Both parties have lived without cohabitation for at least three years.
  • Confinement in a mental hospital.  One spouse has been confined to a state or private mental hospital for three years.  Additionally, “the mental disorder is of such a degree and nature that adjustment is unlikely or that, if adjustment occurs, relapse is probable.”
  • Cruelty.  One spouse has treated the other with cruelty; therefore, living together is no longer possible.
  • Abandonment.  One spouse has left the relationship and intends to stay away for at one year.
  • Conviction of a felony. One spouse has been convicted of a felony.
  • Adultery. One spouse has committed adultery. (It is important to note that the accusing spouse must be able to prove adultery. Accusation or suspicion is not enough for grounds.)

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