Austin, Texas, Jan 12, 2017 / 16:30 pm
Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to dissolve a civil marriage.
"There needs to be some type of due process. There needs to be some kind of mechanism to where that other spouse has a defense," said Rep. Matt Krause, a Republican from Fort Worth.
"I think people have seen the negative effects of divorce and the breakdown of the family for a long time," he added, saying he thought his bill would help reverse the trend.
The bill would remove insupportability, meaning "no fault," as a grounds for divorce, the Austin-based NBC affiliate KXAN News reports. Rep. Krause had also filed the bill in the 2016 legislative session.