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Is Texas a “No-Fault” State or Do I Need Grounds for a Divorce?

Texas, like most states, is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that neither you nor your spouse is required to prove that the other is “at fault” in order to be granted a divorce. Factors such as infidelity, cruelty, or abandonment are not necessary to receive a divorce in Texas, rather, to have a marriage dissolved, it is necessary to prove that “the marriage has become insupportable because of a discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of a marriage relationship and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” The testimony of either you or your spouse is likely to be sufficient evidence for the court to rule that the marriage should be dissolved.