Grounds for Divorce: Accepting Faults and Moving On

Divorce Lawyer in HoustonSo you’ve had it. You give up. You remember three years ago when you said your I Do’s in The Bell Tower in Houston. The world seemed brighter and nothing else seemed to matter but the both of you.

Fast forward three years later, you realized you married so young and so soon. You thought it was the right thing to do back then, but now you decide it’s finally time to move on.

The process of divorce is chaotic. You would have to get an experienced divorce lawyer to help you get through it. You must also know the grounds for divorce before you do anything rash.

Insupportability or Living Apart

Insupportability occurs when the marriage cannot be fixed as it is no longer healthy and has caused many disagreements. Living apart, on the other hand, is when the couple has lived separately without cohabitation for at least three years.

Adultery or Abandonment

Adultery is when your spouse cheats on you. It’s vital that the person declaring the grounds for divorce has ample evidence to prove that his or her spouse committed adultery.

Abandonment is when the spouse clearly intended to abandon the relationship and has been away for a minimum of one year.

Confinement in a Mental Hospital, or Cruelty

Confinement in a mental hospital is valid when, during the filing of the divorce, the spouse has been confined to the institution for at least three years. This is also applicable if there is no potential improvement from the mental disorder and, if he or she does improve, there is a potential relapse.

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Conviction of Felony

This is when there’s felony imprisonment for at least one year and if there's no pardon. However, this won’t be valid if you testified against your spouse, which put him in prison.

Marriage is a major step, but divorce is an even bigger one. It is a decision you won’t get back. Ensure that you’ve done everything you can to try and resolve any conflict before making any decisions. 

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