Lindale, Texas Family Lawyers

Lindale, TX Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(903) 881-9557 209 S Main St
PO Box 2562
Lindale, TX 75771
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lindale, TX Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(903) 882-6173 2495 S. Main
PO Box 938
Lindale, TX 75771
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
Lindale, TX Family Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(903) 882-8866 PO Box 2229
Lindale, TX 75771
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Estate Planning
Baylor Law School
Lindale, TX Family Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(903) 253-3201 126 St Andrews Circle
Lindale, TX 75771
Family, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Brett Christiansen
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 838-3501 1021 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
For your Family Law, Probate and Business Legal Needs call Brett at (214) 838-3501.

Representative Experience

Successful representation of clients in divorce, complex property division and post-divorce modifications
Drafting and negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements
Representation of clients in child custody disputes and enforcements of existing orders relating to custody and possession
Representing clients in probate of wills and intestate estates
Design and implementation of complex estate plans for all sizes of estates
Acting as attorney ad litem in heirship determination and guardianship proceedings
Conceptualization, implementation, and management of comprehensive legal strategy contributing to company growth from a $300K single-location organization to $100M international value-added reseller...
Angelica Lucinda Farinacci
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
SMU Dedman School of Law
Angelica’s primary goal is to assist clients in navigating the complex legal system so that you and your family come through your transition on solid footing, while minimizing the associated emotional toll that family law and probate matters can generate. Angelica's experience in family law, estate planning, and probate help her effectively represent her client's interests.

Angelica has experience in helping clients draft their wills, drafting powers of attorney, and probate administration. In addition, Angelica has experience in assisting clients with divorce, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, paternity, modification of custody and visitation, and termination and relinquishment of...
Jeff Domen
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Plano, TX Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(214) 473-9696 7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Family and Divorce
Baylor Law School
Jeff Domen recognizes that divorce is new and unfamiliar to most individuals, and he works to create peace of mind by explaining the legal process and helping clients navigate the emotional roller coaster with a focus on hope, dignity, and prosperity. Believing that divorcing individuals need a clearly defined pathway, Mr. Domen assists clients in identifying their goals and developing a strategy to accomplish them. He is committed to managing clients’ most important assets—including children, money, and property—with dignity and respect.
Joy N Obiselu
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DALLAS, TX Family Law Attorney
(469) 608-0529 13601 PRESTON ROAD
SUITE 516 W
DALLAS, TX 75240
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Attorney Joy Obiselu is the managing partner at Obi Legal Group (OLG) and an experienced trial lawyer primarily practicing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex including but not limited to Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant County. Joy Obiselu was born and raised in New Jersey where she attended Montclair State University. Soon after graduating from the university, she attended the great Thurgood Marshall School of Law located in Houston, Texas for law school. In law school, she was an active member of the student body as well as involved in the law school’s journal.

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Elisa Maloff Reiter
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(469) 513-1899 Merit Tower 12222 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
Family, Divorce and Elder

Elisa Maloff Reiter provides value-added legal representation throughout the entire divorce process. Our firm combines the skills you would find at a boutique firm with efficiency in handling your case.

Whether you are enjoying your golden years or facing division of complex assets that include a business, you need an attorney who works expediently and effectively. Need help with parental alienation issues? Mrs. Reiter can help. LGQBT issues? Mrs. Reiter can help. Navigating a divorce for those in their golden years? Mrs. Reiter can help. Navigating a divorce at the height of your earning...
John W. Robinson
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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,...
Gregory J. Prickett
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Irving, TX Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(972) 739-6119 320 Decker Dr #100
Irving, TX 75062
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Kaitlin A. Capetillo
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(214) 780-0646 8080 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75206
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Texas Tech University School of Law
Kaitlin Capetillo has practiced family law since graduating from law school and has direct experience handling a variety of family law issues, including divorce, child custody & visitation, adoption, termination, child support, property division, and the modification or enforcement of prior court orders.
Jon R. Boyd
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Plano, TX Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(817) 338-4500 6010 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75024
Plano, TX 75024
Family, Divorce and Probate
University of Houston - Main Campus and Southern Methodist University
Hi, I'm Jon R. Boyd.

I have practiced Family Law/Divorce for over 40 years in the DFW metroplex and have been a fierce advocate for fair and equal treatment for fathers and men in divorce and family law matters for the last 25 of those years. After many years of practicing in W. Plano/Addison, I have taken a position as a Partner at CottenSchmidt, LLP, in Ft. Worth.

Let my experience, knowledge, loyalty and aggressiveness work for you.

Here are some of the reasons you should hire me:

1. We excel at client service and communication. We promptly return calls, answer...
Mark Rush Williamson
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Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(469) 385-3305 16633 N Dallas Pkwy
#325
Dallas, TX 75001
Family and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
We understand that you have a lot of choices when it comes to finding an attorney to represent you in your family law dispute. The attorneys at Williamson Law Firm set themselves apart from the competition by committing themselves to each and every client who walks through the door. We understand that family law issues can evoke strong emotions and that the decisions made in these cases will affect you for the rest of your life. That’s why we give each case the attention it deserves and treat clients with the respect and compassion they need to make it through...
Michael F. Pezzulli
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(972) 713-1300 12655 North Central Expressway
#920
Dallas, TX 75243
Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
West Virginia University College of Law
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 trial matter. Pezzulli leverages deep knowledge of the law and decades of experience with judges and courts across Texas to fight for his clients. His passion for taking a strong case to court for a jury to decide, when settling would yield a fraction of its potential, has produced highly favorable results for many.

Pezzulli understands the emotional and financial toll of taking legal action...
Brandi Hunt Fernandez
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Crandall, TX Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 655-8365 1023 W. U.S. Hwy. 175
Suite B
Crandall, TX 75114
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Texas Tech University School of Law
We are tough and practical regardless of the type of case that you bring to our office. In more than one consult, we find other attorneys or law firms offering services that the law simply doesn't allow, or that the client may not actually need. We pride ourselves on helping client's find practical, cost effective solutions. However, we are always ready to take a case to trial when needed. It is this balance of tough, but fair, that allows us to assert effective advocacy for all of our clients. We proudly serve clients in Kaufman...
Mark Louis Scroggins
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(214) 469-3100 17760 Preston Road
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75252
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Tulsa College of Law
Mark L. Scroggins is an aggressive and experienced trial attorney with a sound understanding of business matters that serves him well in family law. An accomplished speaker and author, Mr. Scroggins has practiced his legal expertise throughout the state of Texas for 26 years. He has written about family law matters for Texas Lawyer and has spoken about litigation technology before numerous organizations and corporate clients. Mr. Scroggins has a unique background in cutting-edge litigation technology, which is utilized by the entire Firm to increase the benefit to its litigation clients.

Named by Vogue Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers...
Aimee Michelle Pingenot
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Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Family and Divorce
Carson Epes Steinbauer
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Plano, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(469) 626-5321 5851 Legacy Circle
Suite 600
Plano, TX 75024
Family and Divorce
St. Mary's University School of Law
Thaddeus Iwuji
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Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(214) 761-3070 4100 Spring Valley Road
Suite 901
Dallas, TX 75244
Family, Divorce, 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.
Brent McMullen
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Jennifer Elizabeth Wright Satagaj
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(214) 520-8100 8350 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
St. Mary's University School of Law
Lisa Gayle Garza
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Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(972) 885-3724 10670 North Central Expressway
Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75231
Family and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Liza G. Garza is the founder and one of the respected Dallas divorce attorneys at Lisa G. Garza. She is a Board Certified Specialist in family law revered for her compassionate counsel and personalized attention she gives every case that comes to her. With over two decades of experience in family law, Attorney Garza can confidently advocate your rights and best interests. Whether you are dealing with a difficult child custody dispute or a complex high-asset property division, you can count on Attorney Garza to fight for you. Schedule a consultation when you call (972) 885-3724.
Kathryn Flowers Samler
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Family and Divorce
St. Mary's University School of Law
Kate Mataya
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(214) 692-8200 8115 Preston Rd
#270
Dallas, TX 75225
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
Kate is an Attorney at McClure Law Group. Kate practices exclusively family law, including cases involving premarital and post-marital agreements, divorce, post-divorce modifications, custody disputes, parenting plans, and child support. She is also trained in Collaborative Law.

With a sharp focus on leading her clients to the best possible outcomes, Kate encourages her clients to look forward during an emotionally and financially draining time in their lives. Recently, she negotiated a settlement where a stay-at-home parent of 20+ years was awarded the marital home in spite of a premarital agreement that may have prevented her client from receiving credit for the...
Robert Allen Thornton
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Addison, TX Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(214) 779-7704 15851 Dallas Pkwy
#600
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cumberland School Of Law
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 as a child I found peace in those woods and being around horses, cows and dogs. I was trusted with firearms at a young age. Hard to imagine a 12 year old boy, alone in the woods with a rifle these days. I know what it means to take...
Paula Larsen
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Family and Divorce
“With more than thirty years of experience in family law, including eleven years as a judge in the family courts, my primary goal is to help clients embrace realistic expectations, then move toward the best possible outcome.” — Paula Larsen
Deborah C. Coleman-Fron
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Carla De La Cruz
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(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationDallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Carl Barrett Thomas
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Dallas, TX Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(866) 219-6119 North Texas Office
8150 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1600
Dallas, TX 75206
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Texas Tech University School of Law
Barrett Thomas is a family law and criminal law lawyer in Waco, Texas. He practices with his partner, Kristy Blanchard, in both north and central Texas. They have offices in Dallas, Waco, Temple, and Marlin. Barrett is a former police officer and assistant district attorney. He honed his skills as a litigator in the criminal courts. He has a knack for finding the truth, even when it has been intentionally concealed. He uses his investigative prowess to benefit his clients and see that they have the advantage in both settlement negotiations and at trial.

He is a...
Jane Mapes
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce 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...
Britney E. Harrison
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Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(214) 373-7676 8350 N. Central Expressway
Ste 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Family and Divorce
University of Texas - Austin
Britney is an experienced attorney who thrives on the personal touch of family law and the opportunity to guide clients through one of the most difficult times of life. Combining the advocate and counselor sides of being an attorney, she builds trust with clients and makes them feel comfortable. Most important, she strives to resolve marital issues while preserving respectful relationships.
Yolanda Castro-Dominguez
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Irving, TX Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(972) 600-8045 901 N. O'Connor Rd, Suite 127
Irving, TX 75061
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Bridget M. Eyler
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Irving, TX Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(214) 540-7750 320 Decker Dr
#100
Irving, TX 75062
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Health Care
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Kathryn Murphy
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Plano, TX Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(214) 473-9696 7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Family and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
A highly goal-oriented family attorney, Kathryn Murphy is skilled in answering one of the most important concerns clients have about divorce: seeing an efficient, satisfactory end to the process. Kathryn initially helps clients establish their priorities, then outlines their options for achieving resolution. Drawing on her extensive trial experience as a family lawyer, Kathryn helps clients anticipate the likely impact of their decisions so they can choose wisely.

Clients value Kathryn’s thoroughness, especially in complex property and child custody cases. Her expertise includes cases involving the valuation of a business, closely held business interests, relocation, characterization of property, and premarital agreements....
L. Bradley Johnson
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
SMU Dedman School of Law
After 24 years of active service in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Brad Johnson retired as a Chief Petty Officer and resumed the pursuit of his childhood goal, a career in law. Beginning as a legal assistant in Dallas, he attended evening classes at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2008. Knowing that he intended to focus his practice on family law, he concentrated his studies in that area as much as possible, serving as the President of the Student Family Law Association and liaison to the Dallas Bar Association’s Family Law Section during his...
Todd W. White
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Rockwall, TX Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(972) 771-8011 503 South Goliad
Rockwall, TX 75087
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Learn more at www.thewhitelawfirm.com.
Michael R. Puhl
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McKinney, TX Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(972) 569-3166 206 S. Kentucky Street
Suite 300
McKinney, TX 75069
Family and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
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 Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine since 2008. A 1982 graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, he is licensed to practice law in Texas, Illinois and before the United States Supreme Court. He is an active member of state and local bar associations and former president of the Plano Bar Association. In 2006, he was appointed by Governor Rick...
Kim Karen Wyatt
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Michael Joseph Spychalski
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Mesquite, TX Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Mr. Spychalski was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. In 1999, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Finance with emphasis in Management Information Systems and French from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. In 2002, Mr. Spychalski earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tulsa, College of Law and was a member of the Honorary Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity for International Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2010, Oklahoma in 2003 and to the District of Columbia Bar in 2007. Mr. Spychalski has made it his mission...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.