Adultery as Fault Grounds For Divorce in Texas

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 18-Nov-2011

The recent divorce filing completed by Demi Moore from husband Ashton Kutcher is hot news among the latest tabloids, adding to the list of break-ups enveloping even Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Moore recently told the associated press, that, “as a woman, a mother and a wife, there are certain vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.”

According to some news sources, the marriage hit a rough patch after Kutcher cheated on his wife of more than 6 years. Alleged infidelities committed by Kutcher have sparked wonder among Lone Star residents regarding infidelity as grounds for divorce in Texas.

In Texas, divorce courts accept both fault and no fault grounds for divorce. No fault divorces are often accepted by Texas divorce courts for reasons, including; Adultery, mental cruelty, imprisonment or conviction of felony, abandonment, long term living separation (of at least three years) or insanity and confinement within a state mental hospital.

On the other hand, a no fault divorce is also acceptable in courts, though they require divorce waiting periods in Texas as well as support highlighting no possible resolution for conflict and no expectation of reconciling.

If you or someone you know is enduring the struggle of planning a divorce or going through the process of a Texas divorce, call our divorce lawyers in Killeen, San Antonio, Austin and statewide Texas, contact us online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our divorce attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today. Our experienced attorneys will gently lead you through the process of planning and filing for a divorce in Texas. In addition to helping clients with civilian divorces, we are also experienced with military divorces in Killeen, Fort Hood and Central Texas. We care. We can help.


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