Legal Separation in Texas?

This article addresses Legal Separation in Harris and Montgomery County in Texas.

Legal separation is a concept that provides a middle ground between marriage and divorce. Some states have enacted statutes and enforce laws that allow or even require spouses to legally separate before divorcing. However, Texas does not recognize legal separation. In short, persons in Texas are either married or they are divorced; there is no legal status between the two.

To bridge the gap between marriage and divorce, Texas courts do have broad discretion to enter temporary orders and injunctions that will govern the rights and duties of spouses while their divorce lawsuit is pending.

The closest thing that Texas has in regards to a legal separation would be a suit affecting the parent child relationship. This would allow a couple to get orders in place in regards to children, child support, and visitation without having to get a divorce. However, it would not do anything in regards to a married couple’s property.

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Our divorce lawyers in Houston TX are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and developing a strategy to meet those goals. Contact Law Office of Bryan Fagan by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online form. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan handles Divorce cases in Houston, Texas, Cypress, Klein, Humble, Kingwood, Tomball, The Woodlands, the FM 1960 area, or surrounding areas, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.

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