Board certified in family law, Mark L. Scroggins is an aggressive and experienced... more
Board certified in family 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 family law throughout the state of Texas for over 20 years. He has written about family law matters for Texas Lawyer and has spoken about litigation tech... view profile
Kathleen Turton is a highly skilled family law mediator, negotiator, and advisor,... more
Kathleen Turton is a highly skilled family law mediator, negotiator, and advisor, with a focus on complex property and children's issues. She is a trained Parenting Coordinator, Parenting Facilitator, and Mediator. Her training and experience allow her to best help families as they work through the new choices they face. Prior to forming Ward & Turton in partnership with Lynn Davis Ward, Ka... view profile
To me, there is a difference between achieving a legally appropriate result and... more
To me, there is a difference between achieving a legally appropriate result and achieving justice. I fight for both. My clients know that I believe in their cause and will go the distance to see to it that justice is achieved.
I am proud to be a part of an experienced team of family law attorneys with a... more
I am proud to be a part of an experienced team of family law attorneys with a combined experience of more than 20 years. My team and I are dedicated to providing quality legal services for family law matters in counties of Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, and Denton. My firm has represented thousands of clients for divorce, custody, support, and parental rights since 2000. As a team we believe on provi... 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. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.