You want a divorce, but your spouse does not. However much they beg you to think again, you are sure it is the right thing to do. Thankfully a no-fault divorce can help you end your marriage, whether your spouse agrees or not.

Do I have to prove my spouse has done something wrong?

In Texas, you do not have to prove your spouse was at fault to get a divorce. You can ask for a no-fault divorce and say your marriage has broken down irreparably, or that you have “irreconcilable differences.”

What if my husband or wife does not want a divorce?

A no-fault divorce allows you to get divorced even when your spouse does not want to. If they do not agree, you can use that as an “irreconcilable difference” between you.

Do I need to be living in Texas to file for a no-fault divorce?

To file for a no-fault divorce in Texas, either you or your spouse must have lived in the county for the last six months and in the state in which you file for the last three months.

Do I need to live apart from my spouse before filing for divorce?

Some states require that you live apart from your husband or wife for a set amount of time before filing for divorce. You can file for divorce in Texas while you still live together.

A no-fault divorce may be the easiest way to escape your marriage. However, it is not as simple as it seems. You still need to settle matters such as property, finances and children. A family law attorney can help you navigate these tricky waters.