Texas Lawmaker Hopes to End No-Fault Divorces
A state lawmaker from Forth Worth wants to end no-fault divorce in Texas, arguing that the practice does more harm to society than good.
State Representative Matt Krause has filed a bill ahead of January's legislative session that would remove "insupportability" as grounds for divorce in Texas, meaning couples couldn't simply say things didn't work out and split their assets.
Krause argues that the change would strengthen families and provide protections for spouses who do not want to go through with a divorce. He has also proposed legislation that would extend the waiting period for a divorce from 60 to 180 days.
Opponents say the measure would make obtaining a divorce unreasonably difficult and make battles over custody, finances, and property nastier and more expensive.
Adultery, abuse, abandonment, felony conviction, and confinement of a spouse to a mental health institution would remain valid grounds for divorce were Krause's bill passed.
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