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.
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
- 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.
Call (713) 909-7323 to schedule an appointment at our office in Houston or by appointment in Galveston, Sugar Land or Corpus Christi.