Texas Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
Fam. 6.001, et seq.

Residency
One party domiciliary for preceding 6 months and resident of county for preceding 90 days.

Waiting Period
60 days from when suit was filed. Neither party may remarry before 31st day after decree signed (may be waived by court).

No Fault
Separation (3 yrs.); marriage is insupportable due to discord.

Defenses
Defense of recrimination abolished; condonation is defense only when reasonable expectation of reconciliation; defense of adultery abolished.

Grounds
Adultery; cruelty or violence; abandonment/desertion (1 yr.); insanity (confined for at least 3 yrs.); conviction of felony and imprisonment at least 1 yr. (unless spouse testifies against convicted spouse).


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