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April 12, 2011

Civil Divorce In Texas

Filed under: Family Law — Tags: , , , , — The Morris Law Firm 702 S. Beckley, Dallas, Texas, 75203 (214)357-1782 @ 1:40 am

Love is a beautiful thing.  Many times love leads to marriage.  Unfortunately in today’s society, too many marriages end in divorce.  When a marriage breaks up, it not only affects the couple, it puts a strain of their family and friends.  Additionally, it will be extremely difficult on any children of the marriage.

A divorce will be one of the most difficult times of each of your lives.  You clearly loved each other enough to be married.  The divorce can either throw salt on each of your wounds, or it can begin the healing process.   There is an old joke about a divorce She says “I want the dog”, he responds “You hated the dog”, she replies “Yes.  But, you love him.”

The more civil the two people can be, the easier the divorce and your continued encounters will be.  It will make it easier if you:

  • Communicate. Just because you may not agree with your soon to be ex-spouse, you need to listen and communicate.
  • Try and look at how the procedure is affecting your soon to be ex-spouse.  If you appear to be concerned, there is a better chance that they will be open to what you want.
  • When dividing the property, be realistic on how it is divided.  Know that each of you will have to give up things.
  • Avoid using your children as a weapon.  Your children did not choose the divorce.  Do not convey messages to each other through your children. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER complain about your ex-spouse around your children.
  • Remember that your ex-spouse is human.  We all make mistakes.  Don’t continue to remind them of their mistakes or their short comings.
  • Get a strong root in faith. Seek out God and try to have your children in a church home.
  • As your ex-spouse moves on, don’t criticize their new romantic interest.
  • Most of all use common sense.  If you don’t want them treating you in a certain way give them the same courtesy.

If you follow these simple rules, it will not only make the divorce easier, it will prevent a lot of unnecessary attorney’s fees.  It is not a guarantee that the other side will treat you the same way.  However, the judge and jury both will make opinions of you on how you act in court.

If you have any questions about divorce or any family law issue, call the Morris Law Firm’s Dallas office at (214)357-1782 or contact us through email at

February 10, 2011


Filed under: Family Law — Tags: , , , — The Morris Law Firm 702 S. Beckley, Dallas, Texas, 75203 (214)357-1782 @ 3:07 am

In Texas parents have the duty to support their children, including providing them with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education.

The duty of a parent to support his or her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates.

A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those to whom support is owed.

If you have any questions about a family law issue, do not hesitate to contact the Morris Law Firm at (214)357-1782 or via email at

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