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 what constitutes adultery? The Merriam Webster definition is “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person’s current spouse or partner” Not to be down in the gutter, but the keyword there is “intercourse” Looking across the room to see your spouse or partner flirting with someone my be a red flag, but it is not adultery.
Be prepared though, as the accusation must be provable. The accusing party must be able to back the claim up in court. The evidence can be circumstantial. That is to say, text messages, pictures, testimony of witnesses not necessarily the wronged party can all be used in court to establish infidelity.
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