I focus my practice in the area of family law in order to provide my clients with an... more
I focus my practice in the area of family law in order to provide my clients with an experienced perspective on divorce, child custody, post-divorce modifications, paternity, child support issues and adoptions. I am an experienced litigator but also have a passion for collaborative law. I believe that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the collaborative process. This process all... view profile
I have practiced family law for 21 years in the DFW area and have handled 100's of... more
I have practiced family law for 21 years in the DFW area and have handled 100's of cases in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall, Kaufman, and Ellis counties. I can help you with your divorce, child support, modification, enforcement, property enforcement, retirement funds (QDRO), real estate, adoption, name changes, CPS and AG cases. I also handle the defense of credit card and creditor l... 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.