Dating during divorce law
Wherever you fall on the spectrum of divorces that I outlined above, understand that in the state of Texas you can get a divorce any reason- or no reason- at all.Texas is what is known as a “no fault” divorce state, which means that you do not have to cite a specific ground for your divorce in your Original Petition for Divorce. DO NOT DATE DURING DIVORCE AND CERTAINLY DO NOT LIVE WITH A GIRLFRIEND OR BOYFRIEND DURING THE DIVORCE.If you feel you must date, be as discreet as possible, preferably not allowing anyone to know you are dating.This is true even for spouses that get along fairly well and do not have a ton of simmering anger or resentment towards the other under the surface of their case.If you are considering whether or not you should begin a relationship during your divorce I am here to argue against doing so.
This means that unless you or your spouse put forth evidence showing the property is owned by one of you separately, it will fall into the category of community property for the purposes of your divorce.
These people have sought counseling, therapy and everything in between to help them work on their problems in the hope of salvaging their marriage.
Still other people have been married for just a few months when they come to realize that the person that they married is not who he or she made themselves out to be and now a divorce is probably for the best.
Accept responsibility for your own decisions, and accept the potentially dramatic consequences of your actions.
I meet with folks that have gone through serious problems in their marriages over the course of many years.