It seems to happen more often than not that a potential new client seeking a divorce alludes to cruel treatment by their spouse. Tennessee Williams wrote: “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of
frankness.” Cruel treatment has long been a “fault” ground for divorce —
but a fault ground that has had little momentum recently. On the heels of two recent cases, cruel treatment allegations may find their way into many new divorce cases.
Pollack, D. & Reiter, E. (2021, November 2). Can ‘cruel treatment’ impact property division in divorce?, Texas Lawyer, https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2021/11/02/can-cruel-treatment-impact-property-division-in-divorce
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.