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Houston Marital Torts Lawyers

Fighting for the Rights of Abused & Mistreated Spouses

The breakup of a marriage is painful enough. The hurt, betrayal, and fear cause permanent scars on the psyche. When abuse, assault, and other harmful and illegal actions are added to the mix, things become much more complex. Marital torts are claims against one spouse from another for illegal or unethical actions that resulted in harm to the plaintiff spouse. Marital torts are sometimes included in divorce proceedings.

That's when it becomes critical to have the assistance of a knowledgeable and trusted family law attorney who can help navigate these difficult waters. At the Houston law firm of Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., our attorneys understand the complexities of marital torts. We have decades of experience helping clients in South Texas achieve their legal goals in all types of family law matters. Let us use our decades of experience and strategies on your behalf.

If you have been mistreated by your spouse, you deserve justice. We can fight for it. Call our Houston divorce lawyers at (713) 909-7323 today, or fill out a short online form to schedule a consultation.

Examples of Marital Torts in Texas

In Houston, marital torts can include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Transmission of a sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Infliction of emotional distress
  • False imprisonment
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Forgery
  • Fraud, including fraudulent transfer of community property
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Such actions by the other spouse may be intentional or unintentional, a legal distinction that our lawyers can help sort out and make clear during a divorce trial. Our attorneys can also help determine whether it makes sense for one spouse to file a lawsuit against the other because of a marital tort. For example, if the other spouse lacks financial resources or adequate insurance coverage, taking legal action may not be productive.

Our law firm can provide sound advice about questions such as these and develop a plan of action that is tailored to a client's specific situation. For more information, contact us for a confidential consultation.

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  • "I needed a divorce attorney & I was lead to the best in Houston. I worked directly with Lennea Cannon. She is sincere, attentive & extremely professional. She keeps you updated explaining the process and sees you through to the very end making it the best experience you can go through although its a tough time in your personal life. I appreciate the heartfelt conversations & support as she gathered information. I will recommend Kerr, Hendershot & Cannon for years to come. Their commitment & work shows you got the right attorney!"

    - A.W.
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