Top Divorce Cases in Texas

Texas is known for setting up landmark divorce cases and passing landmark judgments. Here are some top 5 cases from Texas that have changed the overall legal landscape of Texas.

CAMERON v. CAMERON, 641 S.W.2d 210 (Tex. 1982)

In this scenario, the husband was in the military when he married his wife. They got married in Texas and moved to California. The trial was held on dividing the savings bond and military retirement shares to the wife.

COCKERHAM v. COCKERHAM, 527 S.W.2d 162 (Tex. 1975)

In this case, the appeal involved E. A Cockerham and Dorothy Cockerham, which involved Dorothy's bankruptcy. Even though it doesn't connote a typical divorce case, it did end up in divorce.

EGGEMEYER v. EGGEMEYER, 554 S.W.2d 137 (Tex. 1977)

In the case of Home and Virginia Eggemeyer, the parties were divorced in the trial, and the court awarded the small family farm to the wife. This case has a landmark judgment concluding that the court has the right to divest the party of separate properties.

LENZ v. LENZ, 79 S.W.3d 10 (Tex. 2002)

The parties of this case were separated in Arizona, and the wife had the right to determine the child's residence in Texas. The case is significant as it is the first time the Texas SC decided on a relocation case.