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What is a No-Fault Divorce in Texas?

A no-fault divorce is preferred by most divorcing couples because it can leave a lot of personal information out of the court case. The parties to the no-fault divorce do not claim or have to prove fault in the breakup of the marriage. The language used is: "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner and Respondent that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."

Divorce filings are public documents and it seems that most people prefer not to air our their "dirty laundry" or their marital differences in a public setting. Typically, a no-fault court case will leave any information that could affect moral character out so it does not become public knowledge.

It is important to note that even when fault is not alleged in the court filings, a disproportionate share of the community estate may be awarded to a spouse for a variety of reasons.

In a no-fault divorce, during the court proceedings Judges tend to focus less on the fault of the breakup of the marriage and more on other variety of facts/circumstances.

If you are contemplating divorce or find yourself in the middle of a divorce, call Yale Law Group at (940) 891-4800. We can help.

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