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Bryan Family Law Attorney Outlines Divorce Requirements in Texas

Posted by Chris Peterson | Sep 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bryan Family Law Attorney Outlines Divorce Requirements in Texas

ArguejpgA marriage is a living, breathing thing that requires lots of attention and work. To have a successful marriage, both parties need to be fully invested in the relationship and committed to doing whatever it takes to get through tough times. If your spouse is unwilling to make this commitment or keeps breaking his or her promise to do better, it may be time to take matters into your own hands and move on with your life.

Conroe attorney explains no-fault divorce in Texas

The term No-fault divorce is a popular way of referring to divorce where neither party has to prove the other party was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Generally speaking, a spouse can get a divorce by simply alleging one of the following:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Incompatibility
  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

On the other hand, if your spouse was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage, and a lengthy battle over children or property is expected, then it may be to your advantage to file for a divorce based on fault. Consult with a knowledgeable College Station family law attorney do discuss which scenario gives you the best chance of achieving your preferred outcome.

Texas divorce residency requirements

In addition to setting forth grounds for your divorce, Texas law further requires at least one spouse to have been a resident of the state of Texas for at least six months. A party must also live in the county where he or she is filing for at least 90 days. A military member who meets both of these requirements is considered a Texas resident for the purpose of filing for divorce.

If you are considering a divorce, speak with a College Station divorce attorney who can provide you with the highest standard of advice and legal assistance. Call Peterson Law Group today at 979-703-7014 or visit us online.

About the Author

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. Chris is also the owner of Brazos 1031 Exchange Company.


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