Category Archives: Divorce Courts Nueces County Texas

Do I have to have a reason for divorce in Texas?

Texas is known as a “no fault” State.  That means, if a person wants to get divorced, the Courts will grant the request for any reason or no reason at all.  

This general ground is called insupportibilty, and has been called irreconcilable differences in other states.  It just means the marriage has become “insupportable” due to conflict or discord of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marital relationship and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.   

Sometimes clients don’t want the divorce, but there is no way to stop it if one person wants it.  Years ago, courts would encourage counseling, but that is no longer the case.

Sometimes litigants plead (ask) for divorce based on “grounds” or specific reasons such as cruelty, adultery, conviction of felony, abandonment, confinement in a mental hospital or living apart. 

The most common of these are adultery and cruel treatment.  Because the divorce can be granted based upon insupportibility, these claims are unnecessary and used primarily  to obtain a larger settlement (more than half). 

Whether or not you should add these grounds to your divorce depends on several factors, including the size of the community estate and your desire for privacy. 

Kelly Koch Attorney at Law

Contact us by phone at (361) 882-8000 or through our online form to schedule your consultation and learn more. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend consultations available by appointment.

1402 N. Chaparral St., Corpus Christi, TX

Divorce Courts in Nueces County Texas

Here’s a list of the various Divorce Courts in Nueces County Texas and their individual phone numbers, the Clerk Hours are the same for all of them, Divorce cases are held in District Court.
8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
At the time of the filing of your lawsuit, the case will be randomly assigned to one of the these Family Law Courts, unless you are filing an action related to a prior order of a Nueces County court. In that case, you usually must file the action in the same court which ruled on the initial order.
28th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Nanette Hasette
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
94th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Bobby M. Galvan
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
105th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Jack William Pulcher
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
117th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Sandra L. Watts
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
148th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Guy Williams
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
214th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Jose Longoria
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
319th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge David V. Stith
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
347th District Court
Judge Name:
Judge Missy Medary
Clerk Name:
Anne Lorentzen
Court Address:
901 Leopard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone:
361-888-0450
Kelly Koch Attorney at Law Contact us by phone at (361) 882-8000 or through our online form to schedule your consultation and learn more. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend consultations available by appointment. 1402 N. Chaparral St., Corpus Christi, TX