Farmers Branch, 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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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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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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Francesca Blackard
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

We're experienced divorce lawyers and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Kelly McClure
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

We're experienced divorce lawyers and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Anita Savage
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Marc Phillip Garza
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(214) 295-5600 13140 Coit Rd.
Suite 345
Dallas, TX 75240
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Marc P. Garza was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 26, 1978 and grew up in Dallas, Texas after his family relocated when he was just two years old. Marc graduated from Greenhill School in 1996 and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University at College Station in 2000. Marc earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 2004 and received his law license that same year. Other than one year at the Texas Workforce Commission, Marc has spent his entire career in private practice. Marc focuses his efforts on representing...
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
Michael Granata
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 977-9050 6440 North Central Expressway, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce and Family
We pride ourselves on demonstrating outstanding commitment to issues of each case, whether it be – high value property divorce, valuing closely held family business, contested custody, vigorous impeachment and cross examination of court appointed custody experts who make recommendations adverse to our client, aggressive and thorough review of all child support, and excluding mental health professionals seemingly frequently increasing conflicting roles in family and divorce courts.
Brent McMullen
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Dallas , TX Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(817) 583-8392 4131 N. Central Expy.
Ste 860
Dallas , TX 75204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Texas A&M University School of Law
Brent McMullen grew up in the Metroplex where he graduated from Nimitz High School. Brent received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While attending Southwestern University he was a member of the collegiate baseball team. Upon completion of his under-graduate degree he worked with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison where he found his passion for the practice of law. Brent then attended Texas A&M Law School. While at Texas A&M Law School Brent was a public interest law fellow, teaching assistant, and American Constitution Society President. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Brent McMullen also holds...
Kelly McClure
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(214) 692-8200 8115 Preston Rd
#270
Dallas, TX 75225
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
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...
Richard L. Robertson
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Plano, TX Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(972) 769-2727 5700 West Plano Parkway
Suite 2200
Plano, TX 75093
Divorce and Family
Rick Robertson is the president of KoonsFuller, P.C., the largest family law firm in Texas with offices in Dallas, Plano, Denton, Southlake and Houston. He is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and “A-V” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1997 and in the Texas publication of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers each year since 2003. He was the first family lawyer to appear on the cover of Texas’ Super Lawyers (2011) and was chosen as the top family lawyer in Texas by Texas Lawyer...
Thomas P. Goranson
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce and Family
Southern Methodist University
Esther Donald
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
8350 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75024
Divorce and Family
University of Texas - Austin
Meghan Burns
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

We're experienced divorce lawyers and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Kate Mataya
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

We're experienced divorce lawyers and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Francesca Blackard
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(214) 692-8200 8115 Preston Rd
#270
Dallas, TX 75225
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Francesca Blackard is a partner at McClure Law Group, exclusively practicing family law since graduating from law school in 2012. Prior to law school, she worked for family law firms in Chicago, New York, and Dallas as both a paralegal and law clerk.

Francesca is of Mexican descent and is fluent in Spanish. Her travels have often taken her to Mexico, and she attended Instituto Alpes San Javier in Guadalajara, Jalisco to perfect her native tongue. Conversant in French, Francesca loves the study of languages and world cultures.

One of Francesca's finest qualities is how she relates to clients on a...
Carla De La Cruz
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(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationDallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico
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 family law experience interning at the Child Support Offices in the District Court of Ponce, Puerto Rico. She further developed her skills at the Legal Aid Clinic working on custody matters and gaining trial experience while still in school. Upon graduation in 2012, she took the Puerto Rico Bar and became licensed in February 2013.

She subsequently moved to Texas and obtained her...
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.
Kimberly Vermillion Wright
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Baylor Law School
Ms. Wright is an experienced litigator and advocate. Her direct approach and prompt communication have earned her the trust of her clients and the respect of her peers. Though she is trained as a trial attorney, Ms. Wright attempts to keep her clients out of the courtroom if possible for their benefit, both financially and emotionally. If going to court is necessary, Ms. Wright is trained and ready to be your advocate. She will prepare you thoroughly for each next step.

She is a goal-oriented attorney, and firmly believes in client involvement and keeping clients informed. One of the first requests...
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
Pamela Ann Boyett Cherry
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(214) 520-8100 8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce and Family
Pamela A. Cherry has dedicated her career to the practice of family law. She has represented clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, child support, child custody, modification, premarital agreements, and adoption. In addition, Pamela is a certified ad litem and trained mediator. It is her experience as an attorney and mediator that enables her to assist her clients in achieving an amicable resolution to an often stressful, emotional, and expensive experience.

Pamela received her juris doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at...
Michele Yvette Garza
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(214) 295-5600 13140 Coit Road, Ste. 345
Dallas, TX 75240
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Garza Law Firm, LLLP is a brother and sister team of aggressive trial lawyers. We focus our practice on two areas of law, Family Law and Estate Planning/Probate. Family law includes matters such as divorce, child support, custody/visitation modification, paternity, grandparents' rights and adoption. Estate Planning includes Wills/Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, etc. We charge a reasonable hourly rate or flat fee, depending on the complexity of the matter. We offer a military discount and can offer a payment plan for attorney fees upon request.
Ms Amber K. Shemesh
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Richardson, TX Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(972) 789-1664 212 W Spring Valley Rd
Richardson, TX 75081
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Amber Shemesh is a divorce and family law attorney in Dallas Fort-Worth area with passion and dedication of helping her clients with complex divorce and family law matters. She has represented clients in different counties of Texas, including Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, and Ellis. Amber Shemesh is celebrating her 4th year at MAS Law Firm, and over the years she has helped her clients with contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child support, child custody, parental rights, property division, domestic violence protection, and restraining orders. Her passion to help her clients with their legal matters, dedication to aggressively represent them...
Christopher Michael Schmiedeke
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
9330 LBJ Freeway
Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75243
Divorce and Family
Patrick Allen Wright
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(972) 353-4600 150 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 150
Lewisville, TX 75067
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
South Texas College of Law
Robert Epstein
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

We're experienced divorce lawyers and will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes complex cases, asset tracking, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Gabriella K. Bendslev
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Texas Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawTexas
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Paula Ann Lock
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(214) 420-1800 3333 Lee Parkway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Paula Lock Smyth is a family law attorney who is dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation to clients in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding communities. She genuinely cares about her clients and invests in each and every case she handles, taking the time to ensure that clients understand all of their options so that they can make informed decisions about what is right for their family.
Nathan Keith Williamson
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(469) 213-0899 12221 Merit Dr.
Suite 945
Dallas, TX 75251
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Alex Beattie Scheer
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(214) 438-0150 4131 N. Central Expy.
Ste 860
Dallas, TX 75204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Texas A&M University School of Law
Alex was born in San Antonio, TX, where he spent the first decade of his life. A change in employment for his father meant a move to South America. He spent five years living in Venezuela before returning to the great state of Texas, where he has resided ever since. His time in South America allowed Alex to experience an entirely different culture and gave him the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish, a valuable asset in his current practice.After graduating from high school in Dallas, he attended Texas Tech University where he received a BBA in International Business from...
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...
Mark A Nacol
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Richardson, TX Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(972) 690-3333 990 S Sherman St
Richardson, TX 75081
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Attorney Mark Nacol has been serving clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex for over 30 years. Mark offers legal advice and representation in a broad scope of practice areas, with an emphasis on the following: - Civil Litigation - Commercial Litigation - Family Law & Divorce - Fathers Rights - Business Transactions - Intellectual Property - Probate Law and Will Contests - Real Estate Litigation Mark Nacol has a reputation as a smart and tough advocate who has a natural ability to communicate...
Collin White
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Irving, TX Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
(972) 600-8045 901 N. O'Connor Road
Suite 127
Irving, TX 75061
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Texas A&M University School of Law
Collin White is a licensed Texas attorney who earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law. While in law school, he attended night classes while also working full-time. While not without its challenges, it afforded him the opportunity to gain practical experience working as a paralegal for a probate attorney in Fort Worth. It was there that he learned the fundamentals of probate and estate planning and found his true passion. Collin truly enjoys helping people, whether it be assisting them through the loss of a loved one or...
David Carlock
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience
(214) 346-0306 8235 Douglas Avenue
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75225
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Texas School of Law
Helene G. Parker
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 315-3335 Lakepointe Office Park
860 Hebron Parkway, Suite 303
Lewisville, TX 75057
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Christopher Martin Lake
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jackson
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(972) 387-0007 5430 Glen Lakes Blvd.
Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75231
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Thomas P.Jackson is a divorce attorney / divorce lawyer located in North Dallas. He has over twenty-five years of divorce, trial and family law experience in Dallas, Texas, and in the surrounding counties. Tom provides all of the divorce and family law services you need during your entire divorce process, with personal service that a "hands on" lawyer can offer.
Robert Sterling Guest
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Texas Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience

US District Court, Northern District of Texas and Texas
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David A. Asbill
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Texas Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

David was born and raised in the Dallas area and attended Mesquite schools. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Before he became a lawyer, David was a teacher and a coach in several Texas school districts.... Read More »
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John Thomas Wilson
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 248-8080 16610 Dallas Pkwy
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75248
Divorce, Business, Family and IP
William M. Araiza
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(214) 540-4981 4144 North Central Expressway
Suite 600, The UpTown Tower
Dallas, TX 75206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Samantha Matthews
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer
(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
UNT Dallas College of Law
Samantha’s primary goal is to assist clients in their time of need, whether they were injured or need help navigating a complex family situation. Samantha understands that personal injury and family law cases are extremely emotional and stressful for her clients. There is no one size fits all solution so Samantha works with her clients to understand their specific circumstances and needs to find a solution that makes sense.
Spencer Page
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Dallas, TX Divorce Attorney
(214) 692-8200 8115 Preston Rd
#270
Dallas, TX 75225
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University School of Law
Gina L. Giblin
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(214) 812-9226 8144 Walnut Hill Lane
Suite 1190
Dallas, TX 75231
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Elder and Family
Mr Tony F Fam
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Richardson, TX Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(214) 872-6406 811 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Nancy E. Ridgway
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Dallas, TX Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(972) 671-5000 9441 LBJ Fwy
Dallas, TX 75243
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Nancy Lorenzen
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Richardson, TX Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
701 N. Central Expressway
Bldg 3 Ste 500
Richardson, TX 75080
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Joe Roland Jeter
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Irving, TX Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(972) 330-4050 2505 Texas Drive
Suite 109
Irving, TX 75062
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Since 1978, J. Roland Jeter has offered representation and counsel for a wide range of legal matters. He has been practicing law for nearly four decades, qualifying him to take on even the most complex cases. His firm offers personalized counsel for elder law, estate planning, criminal defense, and family law issues. Attorney Jeter is a former prosecutor and judge, giving him incredibly unique experience to apply towards his clients’ cases. He has been given an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, been named Best Attorney in Irving (2013), and navigated thousands of cases over the years. Serving clients throughout Irving...
Karen Alexander
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Lewisville, TX Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(972) 420-6560 217 S. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 215
Lewisville, TX 75067
Divorce and Family
Karen A. Alexander is a graduate of Baylor University, School of Law. Mrs. Alexander is the owner of Alexander & Associates and specializes in criminal cases. Since opening her own law office, Ms. Alexander has successfully negotiated and tried criminal cases in both County Courts and District Courts throughout Denton, Dallas and Tarrant Counties. A prosecutor has described Ms. Alexander as "a damn good lawyer" and a Judge commented that Ms. Alexander demonstrated superior trial skills and even went so far as to discuss the quality of Ms. Alexander's closing argument with other defense lawyers in chambers. Prior to opening her...
Brandon Joseph
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Aggressive and expert representation in high net worth divorce cases.

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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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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.