The Texas Family Code permits divorce on the grounds of cruelty. If you are considering seeking a divorce on the grounds of cruel treatment, watch this video to learn how some Texas Courts have defined cruel treatment. As always it is advisable that you consult with a divorce lawyer before proceeding with your divorce.

Cruelty has been defined as treatment of such a cruel nature that it renders the continuation of the marriage unbearable and intolerable. Joking, public embarrassment, or simple household arguments will not always be enough to prove cruel treatment. In some cases, adultery could be considered as a basis for cruel treatment. The cruelty must be extreme and what is extreme could vary from case to case.

Always seek the advice of experienced divorce attorneys to review your specific circumstances.

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