Texas Family Code Sec. 156.005. FRIVOLOUS FILING OF SUIT FOR MODIFICATION. Notwithstanding Rules 296 through 299
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, if the court finds that a suit for modification is filed frivolously or is designed to harass a party, the court shall state that finding in the order and assess attorney's fees as costs against the offending party.
So what does this mean? Some parents will specifically file in order to limit or end child support, alimony or to start the path towards alienation. Strangely, these parties will spend tens & hundreds of thousands in order to get out of paying 10-30% to the former stay at home parent in order to stabilize the household for the children. Those target parents (who are used to being abused & brutalized by their former partner) were groomed using a deadly combination of techniques including; gas lighting, emotional abuse, domination, control, and constant reinforcing of the perception of inadequacy, humiliation, physical abuse, intimidation or whatever the controlling parent chooses.
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