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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Grounds for Divorce and Defenses

back to top6.004. Conviction of Felony

(a) The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if during the marriage the other spouse:

(1) has been convicted of a felony;

(2) has been imprisoned for at least one year in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice , a federal penitentiary, or the penitentiary of another state; and

(3) has not been pardoned.

(b) The court may not grant a divorce under this section against a spouse who was convicted on the testimony of the other spouse.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, § 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., ch. 87, § 25.056, eff. Sept. 1, 2009.