Today-In-History2Divorcing early in the new year dates back to the first divorce ever granted in America.

On this day, January 5, in 1643, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston. According to, Anne filed an affidavit

Typically, January through March is considered the “busy season” for divorce lawyers in Dallas. After the first of the year, interest picks up in people wanting to file for divorce in Texas. Many speculate that new year’s resolutions give the spark to action for some. Others figure that unhappy couples stay together through the holidays, intending to split afterwards.
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It is easy to get lost in your emotions amidst a divorce. During such an emotional time it is easy to forget that divorce may be the end of a marriage but not the end of a family. Sections 153.311 through 153.317 of the Texas Family Code sets forth the standard possession order promulgated by the legislature to encourage frequent contact between a child and each parent for periods of possession that optimize the development of a close and continuing relationship between each parent and child. Consequently, co-parenting is viewed as a necessary means to achieve the legislature’s intent.
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Approximately two weeks ago a bill sponsored by State Representative Warren Chisum (R) requiring couples to attend counseling prior to filing for divorce died in the 81st legislative session. Under House Bill 480, the party seeking a divorce would have been required to attend ten hours of counseling in conflict management, communication skills and forgiveness skills
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