Civil litigation and Family Law
While there are seven grounds for seeking a divorce, Insupportability, or what is referred to commonly as “no fault,” is by-far the most-common reason for granting a divorce. Section 6.001 of the Texas Family Code states, “On the petition of either party to a marriage, the court may grant a divorce without regard to fault if the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the letitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” While reasonable expectation of reconciliation is a recognized defense to a suit for divorce, no known case exists citing this as a reason for refusing to grant a divorce.
Family Law is a general term used to describe the branch of law concerned with such subjects such as divorce, child custody and support, paternity, adoption, and modification.
Divorce is the most-common family law issue. Texas recognizes seven “gounds” for seeking a divorce:
- Conviction of a felony
- Abandonment for at least one (1) year
- Living apart without co-habitation for at least three (3) years
- Confinement in a mental hospiital for at least three (3) years and adjustment is unlikely
Before Seeking Divorce
Before seeking a divorce you should make a serious attempt to reconcile your marriage, including seeking the advice of professional marital counselors. A divorce, especially when you have minor children, will dramactically impact your life and should be entered into only after careful consideration.
Contact Our Attorneys
Law Offices of Gregory P. Gorman is prepared to assist when all else has failed and you have determined such assistance is necessary. In such an event, please give us a call at (214) 905-3739 or leave us an electronic message via email or the interface on this website and we will attempt to contact you and schedule an initial interview.