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Morality Clause

I been divorced for 9 years, my kids are now 14,18 and 20 years old. I want to
know If I can remove the morality clause off my divorce decree. I don’t want to
get married just yet, but my boyfriend and I do want to live together. What do I
need to do to removed it without spending a lot of money.

Thanks

Asked on February 1, 2018 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If your ex will agree to this, you can most likey get it removed by consent: you would have him sign an affidavit stating that he agrees to this, contact the family court, and ask how to you submit a proposed modification of the decree by consent, stressing that your ex agrees to it. Courts generally will make modifications agreed to by both sides.
If he does not agree, you'd have to make a motion to the court, over his opposition, and convince the court that the clause is unnecessary and harmful, so that the judge agreed to modify it. Clearly, if doing this, you would benefit from the assistance of an attorney.


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