Lawyers in Wise County TX for Complex Divorce and Child Custody

The courthouse of Wise County in Texas
The Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, Texas. Photo Source: Wise County Historical Society

Family law attorney Justin Sisemore and his team of experienced and compassionate lawyers have been representing clients in Wise County for well over a decade. If you’re looking for lawyers in Wise County TX to represent you in matters of divorce, child custody, complex property division, alimony, spousal support, child support and other family law matters, the Sisemore Law Firm invites you to schedule a confidential case review with our team.

Wise County Texas is a small county spanning approximately 900 square miles and located near the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex in North Texas. The Sisemore Law Firm’s family lawyers in Wise County TX serve clients in the towns and cities located in Wise County, including Alvord, Aurora, Boonsville, Boyd, Bridgeport, Chico, Crafton, Decatur, Greenwood, Newark, Paradise, Rhome, Rush Creek and Slidell, among others.

What to expect when facing family law issues in Wise County, Texas

Since Wise County is a smaller county, the courts operate as general jurisdiction courts, meaning their judges hear all types of cases, including criminal cases, civil cases and family law cases. This approach differs from larger counties that have specifically designated different courts and judges to only hear cases pertaining to family law, criminal law, civil law and other legal matters.

The Sisemore Law Firm’s Wise County attorneys appreciate the breadth of knowledge the judges in Wise County and other general jurisdiction courts bring to the table. Family law matters can be very complex and often include elements of civil and criminal law that need to be addressed. We consistently find Wise County judges to be highly knowledgeable in family law, as well as other areas of legal concern.

In addition, unlike larger counties that have both associate and district courts (and both associate and district judges), litigants don’t have the opportunity to appeal a decision of an associate court judge to a district court in smaller counties like Wise County. If you disagree with a Wise County judge’s decision it may be more difficult to get the remedy you were hoping to achieve, at least in the short term.

That’s why it’s critical to hire experienced family lawyers in Wise County Texas who know what it takes to maximize the outcome of your divorce or child custody case in a smaller jurisdiction.

The legal process in Wise County works differently than some other Texas counties

Each county has different requirements regarding mediation and pre-trial scheduling. As experienced lawyers in Wise County TX, the Sisemore Law Firm team understands how to navigate the legal process followed in the Wise County courts.

For example, in Wise County judges won’t set a final trial date until mediation and any other avenues have been pursued to resolve a family law case. In addition, litigants in Wise County typically go through multiple pre-trial conferences before getting to the final trial.

In the pre-trial conference leading up to trial, parties to a divorce or other family law case are required to show up with all of their exhibits prepared. The opposing sides must also present a joint pretrial statement detailing exactly what their issues are. The Wise County attorneys representing both sides actually collaborate to draft the statement together.

Wise County judges also expect both sides to closely review each other’s exhibits prior to the pre-trial conference, then stipulate which exhibits they’re OK with and which exhibits they object to during the pre-trial phase. The judge will automatically admit any exhibits that have no objections from the beginning. This approach typically makes trials in Wise County go faster than some other counties because everyone knows exactly what is at issue and what agreements have already been reached when the trial starts.

Based on the objections and agreements presented, the judge gives the parties a set amount of time to present their case, whereas in other courts, judges may be more lenient with the time allowed. These time limits play a critical role in how family law cases are handled in Wise County, so it’s important to hire lawyers in Wise County TX who understand the process and are capable of devising a strategy that takes into account the amount of time allowed.  

Another benefit of filing a divorce or SAPCR (suit affecting the parent-child relationship) in smaller counties like Wise County is you can typically get a trial date much faster, sometimes in as little as 3 months. In larger counties you could wait a year or longer to get to trial for a family law case. While getting to trial that quickly isn’t beneficial for everyone, it works out well for people with pretty straightforward cases who want to resolve their divorce and custody matters as soon as possible.

Why should you hire the Sisemore Law Firms lawyers in Wise County TX to handle your divorce, complex property division or custody case?

Since launching his Fort Worth law practice in 2007, attorney Justin Sisemore has been committed to doing what’s right for Texas families. Over the years, he’s built a robust family law firm with a team of astute and compassionate attorneys, paralegals and support staff dedicated to fighting for both clients and their children’s futures.

The Sisemore Law Firm is known for its preparedness, strategic ingenuity, capabilities in the courtroom and emphasis on prompt communication with clients. Since the firm employs multiple attorneys and paralegals, clients can feel confident they won’t be left waiting days or weeks for feedback about their questions and concerns, which can be an issue at some smaller law firms.

Our firm’s lawyers in Wise County also have experience dealing with all aspects of family law. Whether you need an attorney to facilitate a basic, uncontested divorce or a lawyer with the know-how to unravel the complexities of a high-net-worth divorce or divorce for business executives, we’ve been there. Above all, our fiercely compassionate team will be there for you when you need us and leave no stone unturned when it comes to protecting the best interests of your children.

The firm has also invested heavily in technology to ensure client privacy and security, as well as streamlining communication and the sharing of documents. With the advent of virtual meetings, clients of the Sisemore Law Firm also have the option to meet with our team regarding their family law matters from a location that is convenient to them. That being said, you can count on our team to meet face-to-face in our office and stand by your side in court.

Contact us to speak with our lawyers in Wise County about your divorce and child custody concerns

If you reside in Wise County and need assistance from Texas Wise County lawyers, the Sisemore Law Firm is here to help with your divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, spousal support, complex property division, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and other family law concerns.

To schedule a confidential case review with our founder attorney Justin Sisemore, you can call the firm at (817) 336-4444 or schedule your consultation online. We look forward to speaking with you!