Corpus Christi Divorce Attorney
Texas Law Firm Helping People with Divorce and Related Matters
Divorce is legally defined as the dissolution or termination of a marriage. Usually, the divorce process begins when one or both spouses decide that they would like to end the marriage. There are numerous reasons why this may happen, such as infidelity, abandonment, abuse or even personality differences as spouses may grow apart over time. Regardless of the reasons for the divorce, spouses will have to meet certain legal criteria before they can successfully obtain a divorce in the state of Texas.
Legitimate Grounds for Divorce
Texas is both a “fault” and “no fault” divorce state, which means that spouses can file for divorce without meeting certain legal grounds or may cite certain legal grounds for divorce. In Texas, the following are considered legitimate grounds for divorce: cruelty, adultery, long-term imprisonment (over 1 year sentence), abandonment (over 1 year), living apart (at least 3 years) and confinement in a mental institution (at least 3 years). After a spouse feels that he/she has sufficient grounds for divorce or feels that his/her divorce is “no fault”, he/she may file a Petition for Divorce with the District court in his/her county of residence.
Texas Divorce Residency Requirements
Before any spouse can file for a divorce, he/she or his/her spouse must meet the state’s residency requirements. In Texas, one of the spouses must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months and one of the spouses must be a resident of the county where they are filing for divorce for at least 90 days.
Professional Corpus Christi Divorce Attorney
If you are planning to file for a divorce in Texas, now is the time to meet with our experienced Corpus Christi divorce attorney. Our attorney can review your case and let you know if you have legitimate grounds for divorce, if you meet residency requirements and advise you as you file your Petition for Divorce.
At The Gould Law Firm, we understand how painful and traumatic a divorce can be. Contact our empathetic Corpus Christi family lawyer to learn how we can help you throughout your divorce and related legal matters!