Felony Convictions and Divorce

In the state of Texas, an individual spouse is legally able to file for divorce because of a fault-based action. This means the divorce is in fact one spouse’s fault and the other spouse can file for a divorce because he or she was treated badly or something adverse happened to end the marriage. One example of a fault-based reason is if one of the spouses is convicted of a felony and has to spend time in prison.

In fault-based divorces that occur due to a felony conviction, the court will consider the well-being of the entire family while making its decisions. Divorce can be a difficult time in your life without the help of a qualified attorney. Contact the Conroe divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 to discuss your legal options.

Felony Convictions

Because the spouse convicted of a felony may spend significant time in prison, the marriage could suffer and eventually fail. Some other common reasons for fault-based divorce include adultery, desertion, or the inability to consummate the marriage. The state of Texas has a specific set of guidelines in order to file for divorce because of a felony, including:

  • One of the spouses has been convicted of a felony
  • The spouse has not been pardoned
  • The spouse has been in prison for at least one year

A spouse can still file for a fault-based divorce in the state even if the spouse convicted of the felony is in prison in another state.

Contact Us

If you are considering divorce, you will need an experienced divorce attorney to help you along the way. Contact the Conroe divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 for a free consultation.

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