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How Will a Texas Court View Adultery In My Divorce Case?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Feb 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

How Will a Texas Court View Adultery In My Divorce Case?

CheatAs we've discussed before, Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning a person can get a divorce without showing any fault on the part of the other spouse. Generally speaking, the majority of Texas courts today do not consider adultery to be a game-changer.  Nonetheless, there are reasons to introduce evidence of adultery in some cases, as we will discuss in this article.

Child Custody.

One reason to introduce evidence of the other spouse's infidelity is to increase your chances of getting custody of the children.  If a spouse's infidelity occurred in the presence of the children, then a court may consider the negative effects on the children in making a custody determination.

Property Division.

Another area where evidence of adultery could tip the scales is the property division. If one spouse used marital assets to support a paramour, then the innocent spouse may be able to win a greater share of marital property.

These are some reasons you should discuss any potential areas of fault in the marriage with your attorney and decide whether you should raise the issue or defend against any negative consequences.

If adultery is likely to be a factor in your divorce case, seek the help of an experienced College Station, Texas divorce attorney as early as possible to help you build the foundation and strategy you need to raise or defend an adultery claim at trial.

To talk with an experienced College Station, Texas divorce attorney, call the Peterson Law Group. Our attorneys are committed to finding solutions for our clients. Let us use our experience to help you navigate your divorce proceedings in the Texas legal system. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 979-703-7014 or fill out our online contact form.

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Chris Peterson

Founding Attorney 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. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1...

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