Month: January 2023

Grounds for Divorce in Texas – Part 6: Waiting is the Hardest Part

Tom Petty says it more poetically but Separation, per Merriam-Webster, is also grounds for divorce under Texas Statute. Section 6.007 puts it very succinctly, “The court may grant a divorce in favor of either spouse if the spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for at least three years.” So, how is this different from our […]

A Shallow Dive into Murky Software Patent Waters

A patent is a legal instrument that provides exclusive rights to an inventor for a limited period of time for an invention that involves software. The idea is that the inventor of a novel, useful thing gets a period of exclusivity in order to bring the invention to market and profit from the idea. The […]

Grounds for Divorce in Texas – Part 4: Folsom Prison Blues

Some states have laws that specifically list conviction of a felony as grounds for divorce, while in other states it may be considered as an act of misconduct that can be used as grounds for divorce. In Texas, conviction of a felony is considered grounds for divorce because it is considered a violation of the […]

Grounds for Divorce in Texas – Part 3: Jolene!

Part 3 of our series on the grounds for divorce in Texas. Not to be salacious, but adultery is one of grounds for divorce in the State of Texas. According to the Texas Family code , “The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse has committed adultery.” But […]

Friday the 13th is still a Friday!

Taking a break from our series on grounds for divorce. What’s the deal about Friday the 13th?  Today, 1/13/23 is the first Friday the 13th of the year. The next is in October. The fear of Friday the 13th, also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia, is thought to have originated from a combination of religious, superstitious, and […]

Grounds for Divorce Part 2 – Love Me Cruel

In Part 1 we talked about Irreconcilable Differences. Today we talk about Cruelty.  The most important information we want to share is that help is available: There is a National Hotline for Domestic Violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call: 800-799-7233. Cruelty as grounds for divorce refers to the legal […]

Grounds for Divorce Part 1: When Differences are not Reconcilable

According to  Texas Statute Irreconcilable Differences is a reason for the courts to grant a divorce.  So, what are “irreconcilable differences”? Irreconcilable differences, also known as “irreparable breakdown,” or “Insupportability” is a legal term that refers to differences between spouses that are so significant that they cannot be resolved and have caused the breakdown of […]

Considering divorce as a resolution?

Is it okay to plan for a divorce as a New Year’s resolution? It’s important to note that getting a divorce is a significant and often difficult decision that should not be taken lightly. If you are considering getting a divorce, it’s important to carefully consider all of the potential impacts on yourself, your spouse, […]