Coppell, Texas Divorce Lawyers

Lauren Powell
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Strong and compassionate representation in divorce cases. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Dallas Fort Worth divorce lawyer and guide my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Meghan Burns
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Aggressive and expert representation in divorce cases. Call today!

I'm an experienced divorce lawyer and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and more. Read More »
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Kelly McClure
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

I strive to help couples to resolve the issues that often plague complicated divorces smoothly and successfully, while ensuring a solution is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Read More »
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Adam Mundt
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Texas Divorce Attorney

University of Houston - DowntownTexas
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Spencer Page
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Texas Divorce Attorney

Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University School of LawTexas
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Christie Michelle Phan
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Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(214) 460-6933 P.O. Box 1152
Coppell, TX 75019
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Southern Methodist University
Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
770 Fairway Dr
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Family
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(972) 304-6000 702 S Denton Tap Rd
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(972) 979-5700 148 Bricknell Ln
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Business, Communications and Family
University of Missouri School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(214) 396-4700 735 Plaza Blvd
Ste 200
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(972) 304-6000 702 S Denton Tap Rd
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(214) 202-6138 1405 Pine Hurst Dr
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Business, Education and Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Coppell, TX Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 393-4110 870 S Denton Tap Rd
Ste 290
Coppell, TX 75019
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
David Warren Wynne
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Grapevine , TX Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(817) 332-2202 128 E. Texas Street
Grapevine , TX 76051
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
David W. Wynne is the managing attorney and principal partner of the Wynne Law Firm in Ft. Worth and Grapevine, Texas. David has been practicing divorce and child custody law since 1996. David has helped over 3,000 clients throughout Fort Worth and the surrounding counties. David Wynne has years of experience and is qualified to take on a wide range of cases, including divorce, child custody, estate planning, and wealth management matters. He is the recipient of Avvo’s Top Child Custody Attorney (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) selection and Avvo’s Client Choice Award 2015 and 2016, boasting a 10.0 Superb...
Dina Steele
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 333-4357 860 Hebron Pkwy.
#1103
Lewisville, TX 75057
Divorce and Personal Injury
Southern Methodist University
Dina Steele has over 15 years of practicing in personal injury law. being the lead attorney at Steele Law Firm, P.C., she has the experience and knowledge in details of how the process of personal injury cases work. The keys to success are integrity, communication, and trust.
Carla De La Cruz
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Texas Divorce Lawyer

Carla De La Cruz, born and raised in Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2009 and later attended Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. While in law school, she gained... Read More »
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Brandon Joseph
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

I'm an experience divorce lawyer who will fight to protect your family and fortune. My strong communication and negotiation skills to ensure that my clients' voices are heard. Read More »
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David Wayne Chowins
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(469) 630-2550 405 State Highway 121 Bypass
Suite A250
Lewisville, TX 75067
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
New York University School of Law and University of Tulsa College of Law
Donald W. Mills
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Flower Mound, TX Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(214) 617-2260 1011 Surrey Ln., Bldg. 200
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Cynthia Palmer
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(469) 635-6900 8150 N. Central Expressway
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Ebony Rivon
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(972) 436-9300 2871 Lake Vista Dr.
150
Lewisville, TX 75067
Divorce and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
I am an experienced family law attorney with a personal and passionate commitment to her clients. As a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, I was a Dean’s Grant recipient and on Barristers’ Council, competing on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. I then interned for the Honorable Carol Ann Dalton, Superior Court of D.C. Family Court. My experience and passion motivated me to concentrate my practice on family law. I understand the impact on the lives of everyone involved in family law matters. I focus not only on their legal needs but their mental well-being, as well, during a...
Virginia Nelson Hammerle
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(940) 383-9300 2871 Lake Vista Dr.
Suite 150
Lewisville, TX 75067
Divorce, Business and Elder
Shelley Hennessee
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Irving, TX Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(214) 624-5077 6565 North MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 225
Irving, TX 75039
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Ms. Hennessee was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in the Austin area. She earned her degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors in December of 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. In May of 2006, she graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. While attending law school, Ms. Hennessee served as Articles Editor of The Texas Wesleyan Law Review. Upon graduation, she began practicing in Dallas, Texas at a full-service immigration firm. Since 2006,...
Lal Varghese
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Irving, TX Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(972) 788-0777 1111 Kinwest Pkwy
Las Colinas
Irving, TX 75063
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Attorney Lal Varghese, is admitted to practice as an attorney in Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas, and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas since 1992. He is still licensed in Kerala, India to practice in any court. He has been practicing as an attorney for the past 31 years, out of which he is been practicing immigration law for the last 17 years in Dallas, Texas. Attorney Lal Varghese is a member of several legal and professional associations including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), National Asian...
Lauren Powell
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(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Powell Law Offices, P.C. is client focused, and resuIts driven. We focus our practice in two areas: bankruptcy and debt issues, and family law (divorce, custody, child support, modifications and enforcements). We are tenacious and fight for our clients. We also take the time to listen to and know our clients, because the information that can win a case often comes from the details we get from everyday conversations with our clients. We are there for our clients, every step of the way. I am licensed to practice law in Texas and Michigan. I am admitted to practice in the...
Karen Burns
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DALLAS, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(214) 761-3070 4100 Spring Valley Road
Suite 901
DALLAS, TX 75244
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney Karen Burns is a dedicated and experienced legal professional serving the needs of families throughout the Greater Dallas Area. She has helped countless individuals and families work through their complex family matters since earning her J.D. in 2003 and her Master of Laws in 2006. Attorney Burns also extends her passion for helping others to personal injury and business litigation cases. She represents both budding businesses and injured victims of serious accidents, providing each and every client with the service they need to overcome their legal challenges.
Gregory J. Prickett
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Irving, TX Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(972) 739-6119 320 Decker Dr #100
Irving, TX 75062
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Texas A&M University - College Station
Greg was a police officer and sergeant for over 20 years prior to going to law school, with assignments in patrol, investigations, training, and administration. He holds a master peace officer certificate from TCOLE and is a classroom and firearms instructor, in addition to being an SFST instructor and former intoxilizer operator.
Michael F. Pezzulli
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Texas Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience

Michael F. Pezzulli is a seasoned attorney with the experience and track record clients trust. He is a powerful advocate in court for clients facing high-conflict divorce, complex asset division, and every kind of civil... Read More »
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Robert Epstein
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

I'm an experienced divorce lawyer with the drive to zealously advocate for the best interest of my clients. Our practice includes . Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, and more. Read More »
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Leslie Starr Barrows
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Southlake, TX Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(817) 481-1583 700 E. Southlake Blvd.
Suite 170
Southlake, TX 76092
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
The Barrows Firm provides effective solutions in high conflict divorce cases, criminal and juvenile criminal matters, probate, guardianship and more.
Jane Mapes
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Carrollton, TX Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Jane Mapes has been practicing law for 26 years and has devoted her practice to Family Law for the past 16 years, in Texas. Prior to relocating to Texas in 1996, she concentrated on real estate and personal injury law in the State of Florida, where she went to law school, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988. Upon moving to Texas, Ms. Mapes was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, and began practicing with a general practice law firm in Grand Prairie, where she familiarized herself with the courts in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Jane then joined...
Yolanda Castro-Dominguez
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Irving, TX Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(972) 600-8045 901 N. O'Connor Rd, Suite 127
Irving, TX 75061
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Texas A&M University School of Law
It is often said that there is no time like the present. This could not be truer than when considering to prepare an estate plan. Doing so will it put your mind at ease by taking care of your family and loved ones. And it ensures your estate is distributed and protected according to your desires. Whether you need a Will, Trust, or Power of Attorney, Yolanda offers a variety of estate plans to suit your needs for the benefit of your loved ones.

Yolanda Castro-Dominguez is a native Texan who grew up in Irving, Texas. Her passion for helping others...
Anne Christine Clary
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Carrollton, TX Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Christine Clary was raised in Bridgeport, Texas and graduated from Bridgeport High School. She discovered a passion for law while working in her father’s law firm and competing in speech and debate tournaments on the weekends. Christine went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After college, Christine worked for Dr. Phil McGraw at his trial consulting firm, Courtroom Sciences, Inc. Christine then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she was active in the Student Bar Association and mock trial competitions. During law school, Christine also interned...
Jill Setzer
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Southlake, TX Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(817) 784-7498 300 Morrison Park Drive
Suite 110
Southlake, TX 76092
Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University
For all your Family Law/Divorce needs call Jill today - (817) 230-4248

I approach the practice of law in a very straight forward manner using a great amount of common sense.

As your attorney, it is my job to advocate for you, advise you of your rights, and guide you through the process. Navigating through a family law case may be difficult and it can become very overwhelming for you, the client. That is where I come in.

At Setzer Law Firm we make every effort to streamline the process for you so that you can move forward with your life.
Michael Caolo Jr
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Irving, TX Divorce Attorney with 49 years experience
(214) 500-0844 391 East Las Colinas Blvd, #130
Irving, TX 75039
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business and Family
Michael Caolo Jr. was educated at the University of Notre Dame with a major in Political Science and a minor in Soviet Foreign Relations. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Letters Degree. Michael Caolo Jr. was on the Dean’s Academic List and was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, the Texas Club and was active in student government. After being awarded an academic scholarship and attending the University of Notre Dame Law School for one year, he transferred to the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence...
Thaddeus Iwuji
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(214) 761-3070 4100 Spring Valley Road
Suite 901
Dallas, TX 75244
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
For over a decade, Attorney Thaddeus Iwuji has been providing the residents of the Greater Dallas Area with professional and reliable legal services for their family matters, personal injuries, and business issues. Whether you are seeking a divorce, have been injured in an accident, or need professional guidance for your company, Attorney Iwuji can help. As a compassionate and caring attorney, Mr. Iwuji ensures that clients feel valued and respected for the duration of their case, no matter what kind of situation they are facing.
Guillermo Ramos
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(214) 201-9977 2704 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75234
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Family and Real Estate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Even before founding The Ramos Law Firm, Guillermo Ramos has been devoted to advancing his client’s causes. First as a real estate agent then Real Estate Broker, Mr. Ramos, represented his clients in real estate transactions across North Texas. In 2004, he formed G R Realtors & Associates LLC a Texas real estate brokerage. He has taught agents in Texas the art of the real estate deal ever since. Desiring more out of his career he attended Texas A&M University School of Law. He graduated in December 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas as a...
Kristina Denapolis West
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Southlake, TX Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(817) 421-0300 2271 E Continental Blvd.
Suite 120
Southlake, TX 76092
Divorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Kristina Denapolis West concentrates in the areas of Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody and Adoption.
Deborah C. Coleman-Fron
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 438-0150 4131 N. Central Expy.
Ste 860
Dallas, TX 75204
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mrs. Coleman-Fron was born in Wichita Falls, Texas but grew up in the Metroplex where she graduated from Irving’s MacArthur High School in 1988. Mrs. Coleman-Fron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas with double majors in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 1992. From there, she earned a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1995. Mrs. Coleman-Fron was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in November 1995. She has also been admitted to the United States Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. During her...
Francesca Blackard
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Committed to advocating tirelessly for every client’s unique needs and goals.

I'm an experienced divorce lawyer who will fight to protect your family and fortune. I am dedicated to fighting for my clients to try to get them what they deserve and will help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Kate Mataya
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Aggressive and dedicated representation for you and your rights. Call today!

I'm an experienced divorce lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for my clients' rights. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and more. Read More »
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Emily Daniell
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Grapevine, TX Divorce Attorney
(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Charles E. Beachley III
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(972) 538-0358 396 West Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Southern Methodist University
Born New York, N.Y., April 14, 1951 admitted to Bar: 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas (A.A. 1971); Trinity University (B.A., cum laude, 1973; M.F.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1982). Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Texas, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Lewisville Library Law Lectures, 1984-1986. Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1989-1998. Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Associate, Durand & Associates, P.C., 1990-2015. Sole Practitioner, 1986-1990....
Carmiann S. Céspedes
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer
(844) 401-8472 4425 West Airport Freeway
Dallas, TX 75062
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Immigration and Tax
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
I offer services in U.S. immigration law worldwide and divorce cases in Puerto Rico. In my immigration practice I dedicate my days to helping couples obtain K1 visas and their corresponding adjustment of status. Waivers (601A), removal of conditions petitions and naturalization procedures are also part of my daily work. I also have hands on experience with employment based immigration as for example, TN and H1B visas. Additionally, I have extensive experience handling U visa petitions. I have helped thousands of people worldwide in their cases in USCIS and U.S. Embassies and Consulates. In my practice in Puerto Rico I...
Jennifer Stanton Hargrave
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(214) 420-0100 4201 Spring Valley Rd.
Suite 1210
Dallas, TX 75244
Divorce and Family
Jennifer Stanton Hargrave is an experienced family law trial attorney who is also skilled at helping clients construct creative settlement agreements. Jennifer knows that in family law, there are battles that need to be fought. However, she also knows that every divorce does not need to inevitably end in warfare, and that a non-adversarial approach can provide the best results for the whole family.

Jennifer has been practicing law since 1995. She began her law career working for a litigation firm, and was then hired as in-house counsel to a corporation in the financial services industry. In 2006, she left...
Matthew Towson
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Grapevine, TX Divorce Lawyer
(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of North Texas Law School
John Setzer Jr
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Southlake, TX Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(817) 438-8110 300 Morrison Park Drive
Suite 110
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Texas A&M University School of Law
John Gregory Haugen
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(972) 436-8750 101 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Attorney John Haugen has been serving the needs of his community and nation for his entire life. He graduated from West Point and then went on to spend five years as an U.S. Army Captain. After he was honorably discharged, he continued his higher education at USC, then received his Juris Doctor as Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association, Denton County Bar Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all Texas courts, and advocates for clients who are facing family law matters, criminal defense...
Emem Akpabio
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DALLAS, TX Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(214) 812-9234 12300 FORD ROAD
Ste. B264
DALLAS, TX 75234
Divorce, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Andrew Monty Lloyd
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(940) 381-2600 560 W Main St., Suite 200
Lewisville, TX 75057
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Born just south of Dallas, and true to his Texas roots, Andrew M. Lloyd fights proudly for families and justice. He exemplifies the attitude contained in the phrase - Don’t mess with Texas! He doesn’t let people mess with his clients, either. Big government and belligerent litigators threaten his clients’ lives, so he defends them. He’s a negotiator by birth and an attorney by trade, whose ultimate prowess and skill lie in the courtroom. He’s tenacious, witty, intelligent, and scrappy. With a nickname like “Texas Spanker,” what else would you expect? A...
Rachel L. Wright
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Southlake, TX Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(817) 756-6122 PO Box 92002
Southlake, TX 76092
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southern Methodist University
My practice focuses in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, personal injury, and family law. I have represented clients throughout North Texas in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and have comprehensive legal experience in every stage of litigation, from pre-suit demands to post-judgment collections.
Michael R. Puhl
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Texas Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience

Michael R. Puhl is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and a certified mediator. Michael has been honored as a Texas Super... Read More »
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Robert Allen Thornton
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You and Your Family Come First

I grew up in South Georgia where I was raised on traditional values and southern cooking. It comes down to minding your manners and finding joy in the simple things, really. I was always near woods or a farm. Even... Read More »
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.