What You Should Know About Starting Divorce Proceedings in 2021

If your marriage suffered due to a variety of situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, then you aren’t alone. For some couples, divorce was the only solution. Our McAllen divorce lawyers can help you start the divorce process in 2021 if your marriage is suffering. Learn more about it below.

Divorcing in Texas

Learn the Grounds for Divorcing in Texas

In Texas, you can file for divorce based on amicable or irreconcilable differences. According to Texas Family Code section six, you can file for an at-fault divorce due to: 

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty or abandonment
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Living apart for at least three years
  • Confinement in a mental hospital
  • Insupportability of divorce (not getting along)

Filing for Divorce

Filing for Divorce

Unlike other states, Texas does not recognize legal separation. To divorce, one spouse must have lived in Texas for at least six months and the county for at least 90 days.

Work with Our McAllen Divorce Lawyers

In many cases, divorces can be settled out of court when both partners agree on key settlement issues. This is known as an uncontested divorce. If you and your partner cannot agree on whether divorcing is the best course of action, then we can help by:

  • Drafting legal forms
  • Fighting to secure what’s yours
  • Acting as your legal representative and advisor

Contact Us Today to Get Started

We also provide legal counsel for other divorce-related issues like family law, child support, and child custody cases. Contact our divorce attorneys in McAllen today to get started.


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