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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Grounds for Divorce and Defenses

back to top6.007 Confinement in Mental Hospital

The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if at the time the suit is filed:

(1) the other spouse has been confined in a state mental hospital or private mental hospital, as defined in Section 571.003, Health and Safety Code, in this state or another state for at least three years; and

(2) it appears that the hospitalized spouse's mental disorder is of such a degree and nature that adjustment is unlikely or that, if adjustment occurs, a relapse is probable.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, § 1, eff. April 17, 1997.