Sisemore Law Firm, P.C.’s Blog

Husband and wife with divorce papers
When your ex does not comply with your divorce decree, what steps can you take and what does it mean to hold in contempt of court divorce? If your ex-spouse willfully disregarded orders set forth in the decree, you may be able to file a motion for contempt of final decree of divorce. If the judge believes your ex willfully violated orders in the decree,...
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Girl with stepmom.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 2.4 million stepchildren under the age of 18 lived in the more than 73 million U.S. households with children in 2021. Those millions of stepchildren live with millions of stepparents and step-siblings, and those step-relationships can be challenging. Everyone—biological and stepparents—has an opinion about family dynamics and discipline in blended families. The big question is: What legal rights...
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upset teen with phone
Coping with divorce is hard enough for kids without a parent’s new partner thrown in the mix. If your child complains constantly about her wicked stepmother, or you’re a dad whose kid can’t stand mom’s new boyfriend, it’s best to think before you react. Unless the children are in danger, teaching them how to cope and accept their new household dynamic is essential. Introducing a...
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For many couples, buying a home counts as one of the most significant milestones of married life. The family home also qualifies as one of the biggest assets in many marital estates, which means any equity in that home may be subject to division upon divorce. Since Texas is a community property state that also recognizes separate property, these bought-the-house-before-marriage divorce situations can get complicated...
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mom holding child's hand
Our Texas law firm receives a variety of questions about biological parents rights after adoption. Adoptive parents may wonder, “What happens when birth parents want their child back?” A birth mother who relinquished her parental rights may ask, “Can birth mother reclaim adopted child?” Our child custody lawyers also get questions from same-sex couples about the rights of the adoptive vs. biological parent in same-sex...
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prisoner in jail cell
If you are a parent in jail custody rights may be a big concern for you. You may be wondering if a parent goes to jail do they lose custody automatically or forever? On the other hand, if your child’s other parent is incarcerated, you may want to know if terminating the parental rights of incarcerated father or mother is possible or whether you will...
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Husband and wife with divorce papers
Contempt of court in divorce
January 30, 2023
Girl with stepmom.
How do step-parent rights in joint custody work in Texas?
January 23, 2023
upset teen with phone
How to Help Your Child Accept a New Relationship
January 16, 2023

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