As much as we want our marriages to succeed, sometimes divorce is the best thing for a family. After all, it’s better for two people to live their lives as healthy individuals than as an unhealthy couple.
If you’re thinking of filing for divorce, or if you’ve been served papers from your spouse, now is the time to get familiar with Texas divorce laws and your rights going into this separation. For starters, here are the legitimate grounds for divorce as outlined by Texas law:
- Insupportability (meaning you and your spouse don’t get along well enough to continue with the marriage)
- Felony conviction
- Living separately and apart for 3 years
- Confinement in a mental hospital
Undoubtedly, every divorce is different. But no matter how amicable or hostile your separation may be, it’s important that you talk your situation over with an attorney who has your best interests in mind, as well as the interests of any children you may have.
Child Custody Disputes
Texas courts allow separated parents to create their own child custody terms, which in turn saves them time, money, and stress. However, when you and your ex are unable to agree on a custody arrangement, you must turn to the court for a resolution.
When it comes to child custody disputes, you absolutely want to work with a lawyer who understands your unique situation and goals. Getting the right legal professional on your side can mean the difference between being awarded joint managing conservatorship (a.k.a. “joint custody”), sole managing conservatorship (“sole custody”), or neither.