Sisemore Law Firm, P.C.’s Blog

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It all seems so simple. You want to name a medical power of attorney, and a quick Google search provides everything you need. Or does it? All you need to do is print out a form, fill it out and sign it. The same goes for a durable power of attorney and wills. Right? Not so fast. These seemingly simple documents hold a lot of...
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Woman with covid mask walking away from playground
MARCH 25,2020—If you share custody or have a child custody case pending in Tarrant County, you may wonder how the novel coronavirus pandemic and government mandates will affect you and visitation with your kids. While the situation continues to evolve, we’ve compiled a COVID-19 “state of the union” and have addressed some common concerns of parents in light of the crisis. Here’s what we know...
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Texas is a community property state, which means all assets acquired by a couple during a marriage are subject to fair and equitable division upon divorce. In order to divide retirement accounts (IRAs, 401ks, 403bs, etc.), you need a properly executed qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). The trouble is that’s it’s pretty easy to screw up a QDRO if you don’t know what you’re doing....
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White Picket Fences
For many couples, the family home accounts for a sizeable portion of their marital estate. Should you decide to divorce in Texas, what happens to the marital residence? Who gets to keep it? Do you have to sell it? It depends on several factors, and sometimes it gets complicated.   The matter of community property vs. separate property is key Texas is a community property...
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Family in court with gavel
Many parents fighting for custody of their kids underestimate the intricacies of child custody evaluations. Not only are they time consuming and costly, there is a human component involved—the evaluator—which means custody evaluations are anything but routine. If you’re facing a child custody evaluation, it’s essential to understand the process and find a divorce attorney who knows how to manage it. The bottom line—and something...
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child holding parents together
Child support is a hot topic for clients at our Fort Worth family law firm. Some parents say that child support guidelines in Texas don’t adequately address their children’s needs. Conversely, other parents tell us their paychecks aren’t big enough to cover child support and the rest of their bills. Are these parents being unreasonable? OR is it time for the state of Texas to...
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