Category: Divorce

Navigating Divorce: Like Preparing Biryani but with More Rules

Special Considerations for Divorce within the South Asian Indian Community Divorce is a difficult and challenging process for anyone, regardless of their cultural background. However, within the Indian Community, due to the many distinctive traditions of people from India, there are some unique concerns that may arise during the divorce process. Social Stigma In many […]

Racing to the Courthouse: What does winning get you?

Did you know that a marriage divorce is technically a lawsuit? Child custody and child support disagreements are often resolved via a lawsuit (1). In a civil lawsuit, there are at least two sides often referred to as the Petitioner and the Respondent. The Petitioner is the side that files the lawsuit with the court. […]

Grounds for Divorce in Texas – Conclusion: Why Does It Matter?

So we have written about the 7 grounds for divorce in Texas. From Irreconcilable Differences to confinement in a mental hospital we have broken down the code into something easier to understand. This post attempts to explain why choosing the correct ground for filing the divorce is important.  The first and easiest grounds is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]