Texas Family Code
Sec. § 6.004
Conviction of Felony


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


has been convicted of a felony;


has been imprisoned for at least one year in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a federal penitentiary, or the penitentiary of another state; and


has not been pardoned.


The court may not grant a divorce under this section against a spouse who was convicted on the testimony of the other spouse.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 25.056, eff. September 1, 2009.
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