Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a spouse can ask a court for a divorce without a fault-based reason such as adultery or abuse. It also means that the other spouse's consent is not needed.
In other words it only takes one spouse to end a marriage. However, the other spouse does need to be properly notified of the divorce proceedings.
That's because a divorce is a lawsuit and under the rules of civil procedure, all parties to lawsuits must be given proper notice and the opportunity to defend themselves.
Another rule of divorce court is that people are not allowed to forum shop, meaning that people are not permitted to file their divorce in multiple courts to get the best outcome.
A Texas woman is being accused of violating both of these rules and could be sanctioned up to $250,000 as a result.