I was born in Dallas and raised in Arlington. I graduated from the University of... more
I was born in Dallas and raised in Arlington. I graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Psychology and went straight into law school at Texas Tech. I went to law school knowing that I wanted to be a family law attorney because I enjoy working with, and helping, people. I received my law degree, passed the bar, and began my legal career in Fort Worth. I started my practice wit... view profile
Throughout her legal career, Debra Herndon has represented numerous family law... more
Throughout her legal career, Debra Herndon has represented numerous family law clients in divorce, custody and property disputes. She is a dedicated advocate, and has represented clients in all phases of litigation, in both trial court and in appellate court. Debra advises clients on all aspects of family law, divorce, adoption, paternity and mediation issues. Debra is experienced in drafting m... view profile
In my family law practice, I try to provide my clients with an aggressive, thorough,... more
In my family law practice, I try to provide my clients with an aggressive, thorough, and thoughtful approach to their case, staying ever-mindful of the big picture. No matter what or how complex a legal predicament is, I will always insure that my clients not only know whatthey need todo to be successful, but whytheir doing it.
Understanding your goals and exercising a strategy to get you to there without... more
Understanding your goals and exercising a strategy to get you to there without wasting time or money - that's my mission. Finding that elusive, simple solution to a complex issue - that's my reward for representing the best clients in Texas. I was born in Forth Worth, raised in East Dallas, went to Baylor then on the University of Texas to study law. I am a member of First Baptist Dallas... view profile
Most of my work is in traditional, litigated divorces. I prefer the former because... more
Most of my work is in traditional, litigated divorces. I prefer the former because it is (in my opinion) a less expensive and more efficient process which gives the divorcing couple the opportunity to improve their communications, settle their disputes with dignity and preserve valuable family relationships. Even in emotional circumstances, I help resolve your divorce through mediation, allowin... view profile
ABOUT ME: BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW I was board certified in family law in 1998. At... more
ABOUT ME: BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW I was board certified in family law in 1998. At the time of the exam, only 48 attorneys in the state of Texas were eligible to sit for the certification test. Of those 48, only 24 passed. This is a very difficult exam to pass and it mandates that the individual have a superior working knowledge of family law. PERSONAL LIFE I practice in Dallas,... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.