Sisemore Law Firm, P.C.’s Blog

Man at computer contemplating divorce
Before you hire a divorce lawyer, it’s critical to do a little comparison shopping first. How do you accomplish that goal? Interview multiple lawyers (2 or 3) to find an attorney who is a good fit for you—strategically, ethically and personality-wise. Here’s what to expect during an initial legal consultation at a family law firm like ours and how to prepare. Most reputable divorce attorneys...
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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 or joining a tutoring co-op with friends. Are decisions about...
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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. As a...
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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 alienation and a trip to court. Don’t want to be...
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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 be too strong a storm for some marriages to weather....
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While military divorces bear many similarities to civilian divorces, federal regulations regarding military retirement benefits can complicate matters. Duration of marriage during military service, proper documentation and capabilities of legal counsel all play integral roles in the outcome of military divorce settlements in Texas. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY: In honor of your service, the Sisemore Law Firm is providing free legal consultations through August 15, 2020....
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