Abandonment occurs in a marriage when one spouse leaves the other to never return. It can be grounds for divorce and is one of the few instances that can result in a divorce being grated without the consent of both spouses.
If you have been abandoned by your spouse, you may have grounds for divorce. The talented Frisco family lawyers of Alexander & Associates can aide you in this process and can answer any questions you may have. Contact our office today at 972-420-6570 to speak to an attorney about your situation.
What Constitutes Abandonment in Texas?
Abandonment can simply be when one spouse leaves the house with the intention to never return. Other factors can also influence the court’s decision, such as a failure to provide financial support or engage in sexual intercourse without justifiable reason. Instances of abuse and cruelty can also be taken into consideration in an abandonment case.
In Texas you can file for divorce, stating abandonment as the reason, if your spouse left with the intention of abandonment and has been gone for at least one year. However, if a spouse leaves the house for safety or emotional reasons during a divorce, this does not constitute abandonment. If a spouse leaves the home and the state they are likely to lose their rights to custody.
Divorce is a difficult process to endure. It is important to have the support you deserve as you navigate a divorce or separation agreement. If you have been considering a divorce, contact the Frisco family lawyers of Alexander & Associates today at 972-420-6570 to discuss your case.
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