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Child Custody
Sad Child Parents on Beach in Background
Divorce and child custody battles often go hand and hand. If you’re getting a divorce (or never married but split up with your child’s other parent), who gets custody of the child in divorce is probably top of mind. You may also be wondering how to get primary custody, and how custody works in general....
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Supervised visitation isn’t the ideal way to parent a child but sometimes it’s necessary to help ensure a child’s physical and mental wellbeing. The most common reasons a Texas judge will order supervised visitation is when clear and convincing evidence shows a history of family violence, or a parent’s alcohol or drug abuse puts a...
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parents arguing
With the back-to-school season looming, parents are scrambling to arrange online schooling for their kids due to COVID-19. In recent weeks, many parents have asked us how child custody may be impacted if they allow their ex or a stepparent to monitor schooling. Other parents ask who gets to make decisions about homeschooling, changing schools...
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Dr. Gina Galloway and Attorney Justin Sisemore
During a divorce, many parents are unsure of what information they should and should not share with their kids. Some parents say too much, while other parents say too little. Wondering what information is OK to share with your child during your divorce? What if you received an injunction prohibiting you from discussing divorce litigation?...
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Man listening to two women talking behind his back
Most parents want what’s best for their kids. However, the highly stressful, emotional roller coaster of divorce causes some parents to say awful things about their child’s other parent, damaging the child emotionally. Taken too far, manipulative badmouthing and attempts to alienate the child from the other parent could also lead to allegations of parental...
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Dr. Galloway and Sad child
At the Sisemore Law Firm in Fort Worth, we often encourage clients to speak with a family therapist during divorce—especially when children are involved. Not sure if family counseling is right for you? We asked Tarrant County licensed family therapist Gina Galloway, Ph.D. to shed light on the many ways counselors can help families before,...
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Mom, son and dad on park bench having a serious discussion
Breaking the news about a pending divorce can be hard for many parents. Others present the topic poorly, making it difficult for a child to process and cope with the news. Some parents avoid the topic altogether, which isn’t healthy for the child either. If you’re unsure how to tell your kids you’re getting a...
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Dr. Gina Galloway and Attorney Justin Sisemore
Fort Worth divorce attorney Justin Sisemore, founder of the Sisemore Law Firm, recently sat down with Gina Galloway Ph.D., a Tarrant County family therapist, to find out how families are dealing with challenges in the midst of the pandemic. From the stressors of quarantine to disagreements over mask-wearing to the inability to get disputes resolved...
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process of visitation rights for military child custody
Military Child Custody Explained Military child custody issues can pose challenges for civilians and service members. When a parent serves in the military during a pandemic, things can get really complicated. During and absent a pandemic, how is child custody and support handled when a military parent has sole custody or shares joint physical custody...
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child sitting in between two arguing parents
Can I still file for divorce right now? Should I wait to file a petition for modification of child support? These are common questions we’re hearing at our Fort Worth family law firm in light of COVID-19. The truth is this: If you’ve postponed a divorce or child custody suit due to shelter in place—you...
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