Texas No Fault Divorce
If the no fault divorce in this state is an uncontested one, then after the petition has been filed in the court, the Petitioner can just serve a copy to the Respondent by hand delivery or by mail. It is not required that the assistance of a process server or the Sheriff needs to be taken. After the Respondent receives the divorce papers, the Respondent is expected to sign a legal document acknowledging the receipt of the divorce papers. This legal document is then filed in the court.
Grounds of Texas No Fault Divorce
It must be stated that the relation between the married couple has broken down due to conflict and consequently the marriage has become insupportable.
Residency requirements of Texas No Fault Divorce
One or both divorcing partners must be residing in this state for minimum 6 months prior to the date of filing the petition. Moreover, such a person must be living in the county wherein the petition is filed for minimum 90 days before the date of filing of the petition.
If the divorcing partner, who files the petition, is military personnel, then the residency requirements are as follows.
A No Fault divorce can also be granted in this state if the divorcing couple has been residing apart and separate in the absence of cohabitation for at least 3 years.
Some prominent points
The issue of spousal support
If the receiving party is granted spousal support as one of the below mentioned three conditions is fulfilled, then the amount of spousal support can be maximum one fifth of the total income of the paying party and this amount would be paid to the receiving party for a maximum period of 3 years. The conditions are as follows.
If the receiving party is granted spousal support as the following condition is satisfied, then the period for which the spousal support should continue is indefinite.
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