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Divorce in Texas
Man and woman shaking hands
Here’s something we hear frequently at our Fort Worth family law firm: “My wife and I want an uncontested divorce. We agree on everything. She keeps the house, we’ll share custody 50/50, and we’ll keep our own retirement accounts. Can you help us finalize the paperwork?” If you both actually agree 100 percent, our divorce...
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Two rings over the words divorce
Women want to change their last names after divorce for various reasons. Some women simply prefer their maiden names to their married names, while others like the idea of changing their names to something entirely new. If you want a fresh start, changing your name after divorce can be a good first step toward the...
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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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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...
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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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sad woman on the phone
Shelter-in-place mandates have brought some couples joyfully together, while all of this forced togetherness has put other marriages to the test. Our lives will get back to normal—albeit a NEW normal—one day, but can your marriage survive? While we encourage couples to take proactive steps to solidify their marriages during these trying times, COVID-19 may...
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