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Grounds for Divorce in Garland

In Garland, grounds for divorce are the reasons you are getting divorced. In Texas, you can either file for a no-fault divorce or a divorce for grounds. For a no-fault divorce, you must prove that the marriage failed but that it was not your or your spouse's fault. For an at-fault divorce, you must prove that your spouse contributed to the failure of the marriage.

Grounds for No-Fault Divorce in Garland

In Garland, the grounds for no-fault divorces include:

Irreconcilable differences: Irreconcilable differences are things that you and your spouse disagree on and will probably never agree on to the point that it affects your marriage. Religion or how to raise your children could be irreconcilable differences.

Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship: An irretrievable breakdown is when the condition of the marriage has deteriorated to the point of no return. Financial troubles, differences in personality, or a lack of trust can all contribute to an irretrievable breakdown.

Incompatibility: Incompatibility occurs when the spouses' personalities are so different that the marriage probably shouldn't have happened in the first place.

Garland Grounds for At-Fault Divorce

Adultery: Garland adultery divorces are granted when one spouse has voluntary sexual intercourse with someone other than his or her spouse. Without photographic evidence or testimony from a witness, this can be hard to prove. The court must instead rely on indirect evidence, which implies adultery. This may include hotel or phone records which show proof of opportunity.

Abandonment or desertion: When a spouse leaves the couple's home without intending to return, this may be considered abandonment or desertion. If your spouse has left with no reason and has been gone for at least a year, this may be abandonment. If your spouse left with the intention of ending your marriage, this is desertion.

Mental illness or incompetency: Divorce on the grounds ofinsanity is an option if you or your spouse has been mentally ill for a few years. To prove this, you may need medical and psychiatric records, and your doctor may be asked to testify.

Cruelty or abuse: Cruelty is defined as behaviors damaging to physical or mental health. This may include physical or mental attacks on your spouse or continuing sexual intercourse without telling your spouse you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

Bigamy: If your spouse was still legally married to another spouse when you got married, bigamy may be considered grounds for divorce. If you are the bigamist, you cannot use this as grounds for divorce; only the innocent spouse can.

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