If you are a married Texas parent and you disagree with your spouse about whether to divorce, you may soon find it considerably harder to have that divorce granted. Per WSPA.com, an amended version of House Bill 65, which would put an end to what the state currently considers “no fault” divorces, is expected to pass, meaning it is likely to eventually become law in the Lone Star State.
If HB 65 does, in fact, pass, it will only impact you and your spouse if you meet certain criteria. First, you must have children in order to be affected by the bill, and second, you must be involved in a unilateral marriage, meaning your spouse desires a divorce and you contest it, or vice-versa. Currently, you and your spouse may be granted a divorce if only one party wants it. However, the state representative backing the new bill asserts that this is problematic because its limits the other party’s abilities to attempt to hold the family together.