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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Grounds for Divorce and Defenses

back to top6.005. Abandonment

The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse:

(1) left the complaining spouse with the intention of abandonment; and

(2) remained away for at least one year.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, § 1, eff. April 17, 1997.