Types of Divorce in the State of Texas
Understanding No Fault Divorce & Fault Divorce in Texas
In Texas, there are a few different legal options available to spouses who no longer wish to be married.
When filing for divorce in Houston, individuals can choose between a no fault and a fault-based divorce. Here’s what you need to know about these two options:
No fault divorces are the most common type of divorce in Texas.
In this case, the two spouses agree that they do not want to be married anymore and jointly agree to file a no-fault divorce. This formally states that neither party is to blame or guilty of any misconduct that caused the marriage to end.
Texas also has a type of divorce called uncontested divorce. This type of divorce falls into the category of no-fault divorces and allows the couple to create an amicable plan for resolving custody, asset division, and other aspects of their divorce.
For those who do not agree on the separation, it may be necessary to seek a fault-based divorce. In this case, the person filing will allege that their spouse has specifically done something to make the marriage no longer work.
Texas Requirements for No Fault Divorce Filings
Since Texas does not require either spouse to prove that someone was at fault before obtaining a divorce, there are few requirements when filing for a no fault divorce in Texas. However, arranging the details of dividing up assets, providing child support, and splitting custody with your spouse can quickly get complicated. At The Larson Law Office, we will help you throughout the whole process and will work tirelessly to obtain an order that best suits you and your family.