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In my current state and the one I left 2 years ago, there is a standard order attached to every divorce decree that is a code of conduct for parents....among other things it says you can't talk smack to your children about their other parent. Is this standard in TX as well?

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http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.153.htm

 

Eh. The problem is enforceability. In order to enforce such an inclusion, it involves money and the kids. This is almost never in anyone's best interest.

 

 

Thanks Joanne.  That document is reeeealy long....I didn't immediately see where it said parents can't disparage each other to the children...but I am SURE it is there.  My sister lives in the Houston area and she is having a big problem with her XH.  She said she is going to court to get it added to their decree that he can't talk bad about her to the kids...I told her it is probably already IN her decree but enforcing it is next to impossible.

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What matters is whether it's in the particular relevant divorce decree. (Well, and you'd think it would matter based on common decency, but...) 

 

 

Right.  Well, my decree doesn't mention it, but a standard 'attachment' does.  So does my husband's from a different state.

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Thanks Joanne.  That document is reeeealy long....I didn't immediately see where it said parents can't disparage each other to the children...but I am SURE it is there.  My sister lives in the Houston area and she is having a big problem with her XH.  She said she is going to court to get it added to their decree that he can't talk bad about her to the kids...I told her it is probably already IN her decree but enforcing it is next to impossible.

 

Don't bother. Honestly. You can't enforce it. It will just cost money and other family resources to go back to court - even doing so *increases and elevates* the hostility.

 

It's not worth it. If he is acting poorly, he will continue. She would be best served by simply doing the best SHE can parenting and co-parenting wise and investing time, energy, and money into changeable things.

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Don't bother. Honestly. You can't enforce it. It will just cost money and other family resources to go back to court - even doing so *increases and elevates* the hostility.

 

It's not worth it. If he is acting poorly, he will continue. She would be best served by simply doing the best SHE can parenting and co-parenting wise and investing time, energy, and money into changeable things.

 

 

This is almost exactly what I told her.  He needs zero contact with my sister because every contact sends him into rage and he just goes nuts. That is what I would focus on.  They split custody 50/50 and I think she should do school/to school transfer to minimize chances of contact with him. 

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