How Will a Texas Court View Adultery In My Divorce Case?

CheatAs we’ve discussed before, Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning a person can get a divorce without showing any fault on the part of the other spouse. Generally speaking, the majority of Texas courts today do not consider adultery to be a game-changer.  Nonetheless, there are reasons to introduce evidence of adultery in some cases, as we will discuss in this article.

Child Custody.

One reason to introduce evidence of the other spouse’s infidelity is to increase your chances of getting custody of the children.  If a spouse’s infidelity occurred in the presence of the children, then a court may consider the negative effects on the children in making a custody determination.

Property Division.

Another area where evidence of adultery could tip the scales is the property division. If one spouse used marital assets to support a paramour, then the innocent spouse may be able to win a greater share of marital property.

These are some reasons you should discuss any potential areas of fault in the marriage with your attorney and decide whether you should raise the issue or defend against any negative consequences.

If adultery is likely to be a factor in your divorce case, seek the help of an experienced College Station, Texas divorce attorney as early as possible to help you build the foundation and strategy you need to raise or defend an adultery claim at trial.

To talk with an experienced College Station, Texas divorce attorney, call the Peterson Law Group. Our attorneys are committed to finding solutions for our clients. Let us use our experience to help you navigate your divorce proceedings in the Texas legal system. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 979-703-7014 or fill out our online contact form.

About Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is an attorney and the owner and founder of Peterson Law Group, a Texas law firm with offices in Bryan/College Station and Kingwood. He mainly practices in the areas of Estate Planning and Business Planning. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner. Besides his law practice, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and community volunteer. He is known for his cutting edge law practice that utilizes technology to deliver efficient, excellent work.