Roanoke, Texas Family Lawyers

Gabriella K. Bendslev
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Get help now! Dedicated, experienced family law attorney. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Dallas. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family throughout your case. Read More »
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Robert Epstein
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Experienced attorney fighting for the rights of spouses and parents.

I focus on delivering the most favorable resolution possible to relieve the financial and emotional strain experienced by divorcing families. I handle every kind of family law matter. Call today for a free consultation! Read More »
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Spencer Page
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Texas Family Law Attorney

Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University School of LawTexas
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Brandon Joseph
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Aggressive and personalized representation in divorce and family law cases.

I'm an experienced family lawyer dedicated to fighting for my clients' rights. Our practice includes high net worth divorces, spousal & child support, child custody & visitation, and pre-and post-marital agreements. Read More »
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Leslie Starr Barrows
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Trophy Club, TX Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(817) 481-1583 99 Trophy Club Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
The Barrows Firm provides effective solutions in high conflict divorce cases, criminal and juvenile criminal matters, probate, guardianship and more.
Roanoke, TX Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(682) 583-5875 426 Middleton Dr
Roanoke, TX 76262
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Roanoke, TX Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(817) 490-5075 504 N Oak St
Ste 6
Roanoke, TX 76262
Family and Divorce
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Roanoke, TX Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(214) 866-0126 4101 Aspen Ln
Roanoke, TX 76262
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Baylor Law School
Keller, TX Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
1104 Garden Lane
Keller, TX 76262
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Trophy Club, TX Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(817) 491-7272 100 Indian Creek Dr
Suite 200
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Family, Administrative and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
Trophy Club, TX Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(972) 813-9531 2 Alamosa Dr
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
SMU Dedman School of Law
Roanoke, TX Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(817) 255-2000 1429 Riverside Rd
Roanoke, TX 76262
Family and Criminal
South Texas College of Law
Roanoke, TX Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(214) 803-2164 1221 Newcastle St
Roanoke, TX 76262
Family and Criminal
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Trophy Club, TX Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(817) 741-2513 99 Trophy Club Dr
Trophy Club, TX 76262
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Kelly McClure
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Aggressive advocate guiding clients through diverse and complex cases.

I advocate for the families and fortunes of clients from modest means to those with extensive assets, on cases of every level of complexity. Our practice includes divorces, spousal & child support, and more. Read More »
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Francesca Blackard
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Vigorous and knowledgeable representation in divorce and family law cases.

I'm an experienced family law lawyer who is dedicated to balancing a client's best interests while holding firm on aspects most important to my client. I will vigorously fight for your rights. Read More »
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David Warren Wynne
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Grapevine , TX Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(817) 332-2202 128 E. Texas Street
Grapevine , TX 76051
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Kate Stone
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Colleyville , TX Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(877) 595-4450 6513 Colleyville Blvd
Suite 300
Colleyville , TX 76034
Free ConsultationFamily
Texas A&M University School of Law
Kate is Head of the Family Law and Divorce Division at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC. She has had extensive success in divorce and family law cases, including child custody cases, grandparents’ rights cases, and child support cases. She devotes her practice to protecting what’s most important to her clients – their family, their children, their money, their assets, and their future.
Lauren Powell
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(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Powell Law Offices, P.C. is client focused, and resuIts driven. We focus our practice in family law (divorce, custody, child support, modifications and enforcements), bankruptcy and probate. 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 Nationally Board Certified through the American Board of Certification...
Kristina Denapolis West
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(817) 421-0300 2271 E Continental Blvd.
Suite 120
Southlake, TX 76092
Family and Divorce
Loyola University New Orleans
Kristina Denapolis West concentrates in the areas of Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody and Adoption.
John Setzer Jr
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Southlake, TX Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(817) 438-8110 300 Morrison Park Drive
Suite 110
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Texas A&M University School of Law
Jill Setzer
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(817) 784-7498 300 Morrison Park Drive
Suite 110
Southlake, TX 76092
Family and Divorce
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.
Todd A. Durden
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Keller, TX Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
The Durden Law Firm
131 E. Vine St.
Keller, TX 76248
Family and Criminal
My name is Todd Durden and I have been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since November 1989. My firm philosophy is centered around what I believe clients deserve, and ought to expect from, their lawyer. Dignity - You deserve to be treated with dignity throughout the legal process. An attorney who is courteous shows respect for the legal system. Courtesy should always be shown the client, and should extend to all persons involved in the case, especially Court personnel. Honesty - You deserve a lawyer you can trust, one who will give you frank and candid...
Eric Beal
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(817) 261-4333 2920 W Southlake Blvd Ste 140
Southlake, TX 76092
Family, Divorce and Military
"I became an attorney for the same reason I became a Marine. I wanted to help people and protect those that need protecting. I became a Family Law Attorney because I realized that there was a need for family lawyers that truly know what they're doing and truly care about the clients. I have dedicated myself, since the day I decided to go to law school, to becoming the best educated, most knowledgable, and most technically proficient attorney that I can be. I have built a firm based upon this approach with a goal of providing the best...
Emily Daniell
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Grapevine, TX Family Law Attorney
(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Rachel L. Wright
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(817) 756-6122 PO Box 92002
Southlake, TX 76092
Family, Divorce, 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.
Meghan Burns
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Aggressive and knowledgeable representation for you! Call today!

I am experienced family lawyer and a strong advocate for my clients. I'm dedicated to fighting for your rights and will help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Adam Mundt
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Texas Family Law Attorney

University of Houston - DowntownTexas
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Matthew Towson
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Grapevine, TX Family Law Lawyer
(972) 584-9382 2331 Mustang Dr
#400
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of North Texas Law School
Carrie T. Schilling
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Southlake, TX Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(817) 941-8466 Suite 92955
300 State Street
Southlake, TX 76092
Family, Appeals and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
The Law Office of Carrie T. Schilling can guide you help you prepare for your family's future; from a simple will to a full estate package. She is also ready to represent you in cases involving civil appeals and family law. She provides affordable representation without compromising quality. If you are facing a legal problem and are in need representation, don’t delay. Waiting to seek legal advice frequently exacerbates the complexity and cost of the issue.

Ms. Schilling graduated from Texas A&M at Galveston in 1999 and received a Juris Doctorate from California...
Frank Harber
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(817) 203-2815 771 E Southlake Blvd
Suite 111
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Texas A&M University - College Station
Southlake Attorney Frank Harber will handle your matter with the skill and dedication it deserves. He focuses his practice on providing detail-oriented and results-driven representation to clients who need assistance with estate planning, business law matters, and uncontested divorce mediation. He will use his experience and knowledge to devise a solid case to protect clients’ best interests. In addition, he understands what individuals and businesses may be facing when they have a legal matter and can help find a strategy that keeps their best interests in mind. To learn more about Attorney Harber’s practice, call the Harber Law Group to...
Blakely Ian Mohr
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Southlake, TX Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(844) 664-7529 950 E. State Highway 114
Suite 160
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
I built this firm upon the ideals of equality, respect, honor and pride. I believe that actions speak louder than words and I should treat people the way I want to be treated. My mother once told me that God gave us two ears and a mouth for a reason…we should listen twice as much as we speak. I try to apply these concepts in my practice to provide better service to our Clients. I received my Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (a/k/a Texas A&M School of Law), my Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas-Austin...
Jason Wylie
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Keller, TX Family Law Attorney
(817) 741-0426 357 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Energy
SMU Dedman School of Law
Robert W. Leonard Jr.
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(817) 336-8500 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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....
Camille Milner
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Denton, TX Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(940) 383-2674 620 W Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
I tried over 50 jury trials and, as a trial lawyer, I loved every minute of it, but as a human being, I came to realize that a trial in a courtroom is no place to restructure a family who is having to go through a divorce. The courtroom will finalize a divorce, but the collateral damage done to a family, especially the children, in a trial, is something from which they (and future generations) many never recover. Even though over 95% of all cases are settled before trial, few people consider the difference in a case that is settled...
Robert Joseph Blankenship
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Bedford, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
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.
Brian Knox Tackett
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Denton, TX Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(940) 387-3518 512 West Hickory Street
Suite 100
Denton, TX 76201
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Brian K. Tackett Board Certified in Family Law Partner Brian Tackett is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by less than 1% of the attorneys in the State of Texas. He has been recognized a one of the best attorneys in Denton County and was the winner of the Best of Denton County survey for 2013. He has been designated as a Super Lawyer for family law in the State of Texas by Thomson Reuters. He has undergone an extensive peer review by judges and other...
Klint Rybicki
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Texas Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

Klint focuses his practice in the area of family law, business law, and other areas. Klint has helped hundreds of clients with family and domestic needs. In addition, Klint assisted clients with complex business... Read More »
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Kate Mataya
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Experience family law lawyer with aggressive and personalized representation!

I'm an experienced family law lawyer who will fight to protect your family and fortune. Our practice includes high net worth divorces, spousal & child support, child custody & visitation, and more. Read More »
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Jessica Phillips
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(817) 850-9955 400 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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 C. Coleman-Fron
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Houston, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(281) 771-1690 18333 Egret Bay Blvd.
Ste 333
Houston, TX 75077
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...
Deborah Ann Bankhead
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(817) 900-3220 300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650 B
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Jon R. Boyd
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(817) 338-4500 100 Energy Way
#2000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Family, Divorce and Probate
University of Houston - Main Campus and Southern Methodist University
Hi, I'm Jon R. Boyd.

If you need a Family Law/Divorce attorney, let my experience, knowledge, loyalty and aggressiveness work for you!

I have practiced Family Law/Divorce for 40 years in all the various courts in the DFW metroplex as well as many other towns and cities across Texas and have been a fierce advocate for fair and equal treatment for Fathers and Men's Rights in divorce and family law matters for the last 25 of those years. After many years of solo practice in Dallas/W. Plano/Addison, I have taken a position as a Partner at CottenSchmidt, LLP, in Ft....
Brent McMullen
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Bedford, TX Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
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...
Keith Spencer
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Bedford, TX Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Doug Wright
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Bedford, TX Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
St. Mary's University School of Law
Doug Wright is a native of Fort Worth who graduated from Paschal High School in 1972 before earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He then attended St. Mary University School of Law. After graduating and getting licensed in 1979 he returned to Fort Worth where his father was a Family District Judge and began his legal career.After being in private practice for almost 30 years Mr. Wright joined the firm of Bailey & Galyen in 2009 as Managing Attorney of the Fort Worth Office. He has committed his practice to Family...
Wayne Ward
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(817) 332-1172 1201 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Family and Divorce
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...
Chad C Allman
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Fort Worth, TX Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(817) 237-1117 5848 Boat Club Rd
Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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. 
J.C. Bailey III
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Bedford, TX Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
J.C. was admitted to the bar and to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas in 1988. He received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and his law degree from the Baylor University School of Law. J.C. is a member of the Order of Barristers, the State Bar of Texas, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. A frequent speaker on a wide array of subjects, he enjoys making presentations for professional groups, businesses, churches and schools. Addressing challenges in a constructive and professional manner is the highest priority of Mr. Bailey’s practice. J.C. has...
David A. Asbill
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Dallas family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Mark Rush Williamson
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Texas Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

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... Read More »
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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.