North Richland Hills, 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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Wayne Ward
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Texas Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience

Whether you are working through divorce, dividing property, or drawing up a contract to refine responsibilities in a relationship, I can be a valuable resource. I have been a lawyer that has focused on some of the most... Read More »
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Ryan Hardy
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Texas Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience

Ryan Hardy is a dedicated and experienced advocate for his clients. Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine, Ryan is devoted to helping folks in need of solid legal... Read More »
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Emily Daniell
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Texas Divorce Attorney

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan UniversityTexas
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Jill Setzer
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Texas Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience

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... Read More »
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D. Lawrence 'Larry' Jefferson
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North Richland Hills, TX Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(817) 562-4099 6605 Precinct Line Road, Suite 100A
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Divorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(817) 258-2000 7419 Pebble Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Divorce and Family
Haltom City, TX Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(817) 831-4111 5200 Airport Fwy
Haltom City, TX 76117
Divorce and Family
Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(817) 258-2000 7419 Pebble Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Divorce and Family
Haltom City, TX Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(817) 820-0825 4200 Airport Fwy
Haltom City, TX 76117
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
North Richland Hills, TX Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(817) 354-5454 8613 Mid Cities Blvd. Suite 300
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Divorce
North Richland Hills, TX Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(817) 503-9807 7952 Davis Blvd
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Divorce, Business, Family and Juvenile
Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(817) 258-2022 7419 Pebble Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Divorce and Family
Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(817) 258-2027 7419 Pebble Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76118
Divorce and Family
North Richland Hills, TX Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(817) 656-8100 9288 Huntington Square
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Matthew Towson
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Texas Divorce Lawyer

University of North Texas Law SchoolTexas
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Jessica Phillips
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(817) 850-9955 400 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Jessica Phillips was born in Hutchinson, Kansas but quickly moved to Texas with her family and was raised in Irving, Texas. She attended Irving High School and then went on to Austin College. While at Austin College, Jessica studied business administration and was also a member of the Kangaroo varsity volleyball team. After graduation, Jessica moved to Fort Worth, Texas and attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law). Since being licensed in 2013, Jessica has focused primarily on family law as well as estate planning and probate. Jessica’s family law experience includes divorce, child...
Deborah Ann Bankhead
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(817) 900-3220 300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650 B
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Texas A&M University School of Law
Deborah Bankhead is an associate with Varghese Summersett a Fort Worth Family Law Firm. A second-generation attorney, Deborah is knowledgeable, well-prepared and known for going the extra mile for clients to achieve the best possible outcome.
Mr. Mitch Miers
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Hurst, TX Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(817) 803-2392 700 NE Loop 820 Ste 216
Hurst, TX 76053
Divorce, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Attorney Mitch Miers opened the Mitch Miers Law Firm to ensure that justice is served among the citizens of Tarrant County who are need of a DWI attorney, criminal defense lawyer, or divorce and family law attorney. Growing up in Southwest Fort Worth, Mitch was active in the community and athletics while attending Southwest High School. After graduation, Mitch attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Communications Degree. After graduation, Mitch worked for the Walt Disney Company. After a few years in the corporate world, Mitch enrolled at St....
Wayne Ward
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(817) 332-1172 1201 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce and Family
Whether you are working through divorce, dividing property, or drawing up a contract to refine responsibilities in a relationship, I can be a valuable resource. I have been a lawyer that has focused on some of the most challenging family law, and divorce matters for more than 25 years. I am Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters list for family law 15 times as published in Texas Monthly magazine, including the last ten consecutive years. I have also been awarded...
John Kevin Clark
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(817) 789-4126 777 Main Street Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Business, Family and Products Liability
The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark P.C. is a Fort Worth, Texas, based law firm practicing family law, divorce, child custody, property division, and civil litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience, practicing in state and federal courts throughout the region and working strategically to achieve optimal results for clients. With our highly tailored practice experience, we are prepared to help our clients protect their rights and meet the demands of every case.

Strategic Counsel and Advocacy in Family Law

Attorney Kevin Clark is capable of taking on the even the most complex family law and divorce cases, including those involving high...
Ryan Hardy
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(817) 222-0000 701 West Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
South Texas College of Law
Ryan Hardy is a dedicated and experienced advocate for his clients. Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine, Ryan is devoted to helping folks in need of solid legal representation. Ryan and his team have successfully handled thousands of cases in and around Tarrant County. They believe every client deserves skilled and tailored representation. Ryan and his team are focused on your future.

Ryan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Government/Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he...
Mary Neal
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(817) 533-8484 4747 S. Hulen St. Ste 100
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Ms. Neal was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2012, after graduating with her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law and Master of Arts in Communication Studies from St. Mary’s University earlier that year. She also holds a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated in 2007. After working in civil defense litigation immediately after law school, Ms. Neal chose to devote the majority of practice to Family Law, wishing to spend more time in making a direct difference in her clients’ lives by vigorously advocating on their behalf. She...
Gil Daley II
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 763-9553 201 Main Street, Suite 600
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Family
South Texas College of Law
Some examples of entities the firm has successfully prosecuted claims against include Abilene Psychiatric Hospital, Abilene Regional Medical Center, AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc., Ashland, Inc., Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth, Beverly Health and Rehabilitation, Inc., Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., Carriere Trucking Company, East Texas Medical Center, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, Gateway Concrete Inc., Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Kennedy Financial Services, MasTec North America, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Schlumberger Technology Corp., SEI Investments Management Corp., State Farm, The Home Depot, Inc., Universal Insurance Exchange, Vanguard Utility Service, Inc.,...
William Cade Lovelace
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(817) 953-9656 100 E. 15th Street
Suite 350
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
W. Cade Lovelace has a long history of serving in the legal community in both Burleson and Fort Worth. He founded this law firm over 10 years ago based on the principle that every person should receive quality, complete, and aggressive legal representation.

Cade represents and advises clients in almost every aspect of law that this firm handles, from corporations litigation to small businesses as to their corporate structures to families in divorces or child custody modifications. Cade has represented clients in the Texas District Courts, the Texas Appellate Courts, the Texas Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Courts of Texas.

Cade’s...
Cynthia Favila-Terry
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(817) 330-8177 300 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Business and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Cynthia Terry, a Fort Worth attorney, is the founder of Favila Terry Law, PLLC. Ms. Terry provides legal counsel on family law and business law concerns. She has held numerous civic leadership positions including having served on the Board of Directors of Santa Fe Youth Services, among other organizations. Attorney Terry received her Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. To learn more, please get in touch with her firm today.
Charles Bennett Mitchell Jr.
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(817) 509-2040 306 West 7th Street
Suite 405
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Construction and Family
Charles Mitchell focuses his practice on business, civil and commercial litigation, family law, first and third party insurance litigation, personal injury, wrongful death and professional malpractice. He has been listed as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters Legal) 2006 - 2013. He was recognized as a Tarrant County Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine from 2004–2008 and 2017. Mr. Mitchell is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in the State of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in the state courts of Arkansas. He earned his J.D. degree from St. Mary’s...
Kevin McKeever
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Fort Wort, TX Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(319) 535-2300 201 Main St #600
Fort Wort, TX 76102
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
Paul Micheal Schneider
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(817) 850-9955 400 East Weatherford Street, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Mike Schneider has built one of the premier family law, divorce, and criminal defense law firms in Fort Worth. Mike and several of his attorneys have made the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers List for Family Law, or Criminal Defense. The attorneys focus on their particular area of law whether it be family law, divorce, child custody, parental visitation, adoption, or criminal defense. If you have a legal need for a family law or criminal law attorney contact the Schneider Law Firm, PC to hire an attorney that focuses on the area of law that you need.
Dale O'Neal
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(817) 877-5995 1209 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Jamie Lynn Taylor
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(817) 877-1113 1201 E. Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Divorce and Family
Gregory J. Prickett
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(682) 233-3075 2121 Ridgmar Blvd #623
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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.
Robert W. Leonard Jr.
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(817) 336-8500 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Family and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Board Certified Experience. It matters when it comes to hiring your attorney. Bob Leonard brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the table. He is an expert family law attorney representing adoption, divorce and custody clients in agreed matters and in highly contentions legal battles. Each year he spends hundreds of hours in court hearings and litigation. For one hour in court, he spends at least ten more preparing the case. In addition, every year the entire team earns more than triple the number of credits required by the State Bar of Texas....
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...
Keith Spencer
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Bedford, TX Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Keith Spencer is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Keith has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in family law cases. Keith was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Communications from the University of North Texas. Keith is a Board Certified Family Law specialist. Mr. Spencer has practiced Family Law in Tarrant...
John W. Robinson
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Fort Worth , TX Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1300 Summit Ave.
Ste 650
Fort Worth , TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
John Robinson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has enjoyed Board Certification in Criminal Law since 1998. His Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguished accomplishment that only one in ten Texas attorneys attains. That Certification indicates that John has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in his representation of clients accused of committing crimes. John Robinson is relentlessly committed to the protection of the constitutional rights of every client. For that, John is respected throughout Dallas County and surrounding Counties. His experience in preparation, negotiation,...
Rachael Stevenson
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Bedford, TX Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(817) 583-8419 1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Rachael was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she attended high school at one of Canada’s premier preparatory schools, Ashbury College. For her college education, Rachael wanted to experience life in a bigger city and moved to Toronto. There she attended the University of Toronto, a worldwide top ranked college, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in American Studies and Human Geography. After spending 21 years in Canada, Rachael wanted to start her life in a warmer climate and so chose to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, graduating with...
Phillip Galyen
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1300 Summit Ave.
Ste 650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is one of the largest “consumer law firms” in the state of Texas with over 30 attorneys and 13 offices throughout Texas. The Firm was originally established in 1989 with the objective of providing high quality legal services to the public by acquiring the best attorneys, staff and utilizing the latest technology to maximize productivity. Bailey & Galyen has expanded its services to include most consumer areas of law. The Firm’s focus is to provide competent legal representation which centers on total client satisfaction. The pride of past accomplishments here at Bailey &...
Robert Joseph Blankenship
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Arlington, TX Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(817) 635-7013 2216 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Robert Blankenship has been licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since receiving his degree in law from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995. A Big Spring native, Robert’s family moved to Weatherford after his father died. Robert is licensed to practice law in the Federal Northern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Texas. Before joining the Bailey & Galyen Robert worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas where he was recognized as the Assistant Attorney General of the Year for 2010. While law school he was Order of the...
Dana Anne Floyd
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(817) 583-8392 4747 S. Hulen St.
Ste. 100
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Dana Floyd Manry is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia in 1992. She then continued her studies in law school, graduating from Mississippi College school of Law in Jackson, Mississippi in 1996. Mrs. Manry, a member of the Georgia State Bar Since 1996, has also been admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1997 when she relocated to Chicago, Illinois. There she practiced Corporate Law until 2005 when she turned her talents to Family Law. Now she continues her practice limited to Family Law here in Texas. Mrs. Manry...
Diane Wanger
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Bedford, TX Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(817) 285-2855 304 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX 76021
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
Jennifer Scherf-Cook
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Fort Worth , TX Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(817) 583-8419 1300 Summit Ave.
Ste 650
Fort Worth , TX 76102
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
SMU Dedman School of Law and University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Jennifer is very driven; which helps her be a strong and effective advocate for her clients. She believes in treating people who find themselves unable to work with dignity and respect while providing excellent representation and personal service.Born and raised in the North Dallas area; Jennifer graduated from Plano Sr. High in 1993. Four years later, she received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice, Business Law and English from UNT. Following college, she took two years off to begin her family before continuing her education and going to law school at SMU. In 2003, she was awarded a...
Brent McMullen
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Arlington, TX Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(817) 583-8392 2216 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76013
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...
Chad C Allman
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(817) 237-1117 5848 Boat Club Rd
Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
A graduate of Tarleton State University and Oklahoma City University School of Law, during which he was inducted as a Member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi - Hand Inn, Chad Allman founded Allman Law, a general practice firm, in 2007 with the intent of serving those in need. Having grown up in a large family, Chad easily relates to people, allowing him to be sensitive to his client’s needs. 
Ami J. Decker
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Fort Worth, TX Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(817) 735-0005 5201 West Freeway Ste. 102
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Proven, experienced Fort Worth family lawyer that will provide professional legal help with issues related to divorce, including collaborative law divorce, child custody, child support, custody disputes, adoptions, as well as wills and trusts. Ms. Decker has been selected by her peers as a Fort Worth, Texas Best Attorney for the past two years, call her today to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific needs.
Orlando Vera Jr.
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Bedford, TX Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(844) 402-3900 1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Orlando Vera practices personal injury law at Bailey and Galyen. He has successfully settled hundreds of cases, which include automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases and medical malpractice cases. Orlando puts forth a concerted effort to fiercely advocate for his clients. Prior to joining Bailey and Galyen, Orlando worked as an Associate Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. He also practiced as a student attorney at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Orlando also worked as a law clerk for the Loyola University New Orleans...
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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.