If you have never gone through a divorce in Texas before, it can quickly become a complicated ordeal. There are many complexities involved in the legal aspect of a divorce and those who are unfamiliar with this process can become lost and frustrated. Because divorce impacts you, your spouse, and your children (if any), it is important to carefully consider whether this is the appropriate step at this stage of your relationship.
One primary area of concern that you may have is whether incompatibility is considered grounds for divorce in Texas. Divorce rules and proceedings are handled differently in each state, and Texas is no exception, but Texas does allow for both fault and no-fault divorce. I’ll unpack how incompatibility fits into the no-fault equation, but, first, it’s important to consider whether to take a preliminary step before seeking a divorce.
Is Counseling a Better Option for Incompatibility?
Heading immediately down the divorce route is a precarious situation. Some couples make several attempts at reconciliation prior to deciding to file for divorce. Counseling could potentially help to address any issues or feelings that are making you believe you are no longer compatible with each other.
Disagreements and arguments happen, especially when you spend significant amounts of time with someone. For example, during this year’s pandemic, you may have experienced tremendous tension trying to adjust to new routines, schedules, or work environments. It is understandable that tempers are short and may flare more often than usual. That is why it is so crucial to take a step back and evaluate the situation before proceeding with a divorce.
Some questions to ask yourself during this evaluation period include:
- Is life at home intolerable?
- Are disagreements becoming more prominent or more frequent?
- Is this relationship hurting my spouse, myself, or our kids?
I cannot stress enough that divorce is a serious matter and should not be utilized in a reactionary sense. However, if divorce is truly the route you wish to pursue, I can help you navigate the legal pitfalls that accompany your family law case.
How Incompatibility Factors Into a No-Fault Divorce
Because Texas is a no-fault divorce state, an individual does not need to legally prove the fault of the other spouse in order to file for or be granted a divorce. These types of cases have become increasingly popular over the past few decades as they often proceed more quickly and are less financially draining.
However, the person filing for divorce must still provide the court with a reason as to why the divorce should be granted. One of those reasons can be incompatibility — or insupportability as it is called in Texas. It is a bit of a misleading name, as it has nothing to do with one spouse being able to financially support the other or not.
What it does mean is that the relationship has become strained due to a conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
Get a Hold of Me to Discuss Grounds for Divorce
Even though incompatibility is grounds for divorce in Texas, you still need legal support to walk you through critical issues that will come up during your divorce proceedings.
Because of this, I recommend that you reach out to me as soon as possible so I can begin to review your case and start working with you on how to reach the best solution possible for your family. As we develop a working relationship, I can walk you through all of the legal implications of filing for divorce on the grounds of incompatibility.
I also understand that emotions and tensions may be running extremely high during this process. It is not fun by any stretch of the imagination and it often leads to some hurtful moments for you and your spouse. I will make sure that I keep us on track throughout the litigation so you don’t have to worry about your case and can focus on you and your family.
I have a strong passion for looking out for children involved in the divorce process. I understand how painful the process can be for both you and your kids, which is why I am committed to finding you the right solution and protecting your rights as a parent.
For nearly a decade, I have helped families in Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, and Harris County navigate the legal process for a divorce in Texas. Call my offices at 281-944-5485 or 979-267-7660 to discuss the specific details of your situation. Let’s start working together to reach the best possible outcome for you and your family.