Divorce and Adultery
There are a number of causes for divorce that can be selected when filing paperwork to initiate divorce proceedings. One of these causes is adultery. But selecting adultery as the grounds for divorce, even if it truly was, may not be a good course of action if you live in the state of Texas.
Research shows that adultery is the second largest cause for divorce in the United States. It ranks just below financial issues. But few people in Texas actually list adultery on divorce forms. To find out more about the pros and cons of bringing the subject of adultery into divorce proceedings, contact the Denton divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560.
Adultery and Texas Law
The following factors about Texas law should be considered before filing for divorce:
- Texas is a no-fault state – in a no-fault state, a divorce can be obtained just by stating that the two spouses were simply incompatible.
- Selecting adultery as the cause for divorce will result in a trial to prove the legitimacy of the claim. If adultery cannot be proven, the divorce may not be granted.
- In most cases, it is wise not to list adultery when filing for divorce. It may be worth the extra trial if proving adultery might affect other divorce procedures such as division of property, alimony and custody.
Adultery is a sensitive subject that can cause a great deal of raw emotions and bringing the subject into divorce proceedings might not be worth it. An experienced divorce attorney can advise you on the appropriate course of action for your unique circumstances.
To find out more about adultery and divorce, contact the Denton divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560.
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