Ending a marriage is a life-changing event that combines emotionally charged issues with legal complexities. Contested divorces are stressful, particularly when children are involved. Regardless of the conflicts between divorcing parents, emphasis must be placed on the best interests of their sons and daughters.
In Texas, marital dissolution can take two forms. At-fault divorces involve proof of a marriage no longer sustainable through adultery, abandonment, mental cruelty and other issues. No-fault divorce or irreconcilable differences are a result of conflicting views and personalities that prevent a marriage from continuing.
Regardless of the reasons for ending a marriage, specific issues can result in highly contested proceedings.