Divorce laws differ on a state-by-state basis. If you are faced with a divorce in a Texas jurisdiction, you need an attorney handling your case who is familiar with the state’s divorce laws.
At Laura Dale & Associates, based in Houston, we are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients in divorce cases. Our attorneys have decades of combined divorce experience, and they understand that nothing is more important to you than your family. We are committed to providing you with the attentive personal service you deserve during a critical time in your life.
Grounds For Divorce In Texas
Before you can successfully pursue a divorce, you must first have grounds to do so. Grounds can either be agreed upon by the parties seeking the divorce or one of the parties must prove the divorce grounds to the court. Grounds for divorce include:
- No fault
- Conviction of felony
- Living apart
- Confinement in a mental hospital
Divorce can touch every aspect of your life and our firm is equipped to resolve all of them, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. To learn more, see divorce and family law.
In recent years, Texas divorce laws have been changed to remove the concept of economic contribution. Economic contribution provided spouses who contributed to their spouse’s separate property a fair share of the investment, including appreciation. For example, if a spouse contributed in some way to a real estate asset that appreciated during the marriage, the contributing spouse would receive more than the dollar amount of his or her original contribution. Now, that contributing spouse would be reimbursed for the exact dollar amount he or she originally contributed without accounting for interest.
Health Insurance Concerns
In the past, health insurance was a key factor in property division due to the need for making sure a spouse who was not working during the marriage will be able to obtain insurance. This may become a lesser concern due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). You can rely on our firm to keep abreast of the impact of the law and to do everything in our power to make sure you have the resources you need to be successful after your divorce.
Learn More About Texas Divorce Laws
For more information on divorce laws and how we can help you protect your rights and property, contact us today for an initial consultation.