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Jennifer Stanton Hargrave

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    75%
    Divorce using creative solutions in a way that minimizes unnecessary conflict.

  2. Uncontested divorce
    15%
    Divorce using creative solutions in a way that minimizes unnecessary conflict.

  3. Family
    5%

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

BOARD CERTIFIED, FAMILY LAW - TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION. DIVORCE-FOCUSED. I AM DEDICATED TO HELPING MY CLIENTS NAVIGATE DIVORCE, WORKING COLLABORATIVELY TO CREATE LASTING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS WHEN POSSIBLE, OR ADVOCATING AT THE COURTHOUSE WHEN NECESSARY.

I am dedicated to helping my clients by working collaboratively to minimize conflict whenever possible. Our team helps my clients focus on the future they want, and walks with them during the journey to starting their next chapter with hope.

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Posted by Daine | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class and Integrity - Best Lawyer and Law practice.
I still remember having my first conversation with Jennifer. I had a million thoughts in my head as I was falling apart mentally, emotionally and physically from what was about to be the fallout of my 11 year marriage plus three kids. In my own convictions of my own faith, lawyers were never in the cards for me. I was so convinced that we would just work things out and looking back, I was not able to see things for what it was. But what if I waited till now(almost 2 years later) to get perspective? It would’ve been too late. I would’ve lost all the footing I needed to be setup for success concerning my future and what’s best for my kids. That’s where Jennifer comes in. From point A to point Z, Jennifer advocated for me and made sure I had the best situation so I could move forward. She didn’t brush me off or my story off when I initially consulted her. I could be completely honest with her and there were some sensitive details of my story. She genuinely believed in me and who I truly was. I was also in a clergy role at a church and she managed that complexity with class and care. I never ever ever felt like she was a step behind....her and Taylor were super professional and were on top of things every step of the way. They were very patient with me and fought hard to get me what I wanted. I look back now and I’m so grateful. She thought of everything when I couldn’t think of everything. I am now set for the rest of my life to love my kids well and to give myself a fighting chance at life! None of this is an exaggeration. Hargrave Law is the best family law practice. Trust me. I did my research and I consulted with a few people who would be able to handle the complexity of my case and only Jennifer had the integrity and collaborative skill to knock this out of the park. No way would I have gotten the outcome I received without Jennifer! I highly recommend her. Her staff from Stacie to Taylor to the billing folks are super client friendly! Again, Jennifer - She’s attentive and caring but she’s also honest, precise, realistic. She will challenge you and she will ask good questions to truly think about what you really want, helping to weed out stuff that’s not important. Best part is that she has the litigator skill set that when she needs to turn it on, she can switch those gears at any moment. She knows how to manage that tension well...ultimately she advocates for the most collaborative approach that skips out on the drama. Most of the time, this is what’s best for the kids too and for any shot at amicable coparenting. If you’re looking for something like this, don’t look anywhere else. Jennifer and her staff are GOLD!
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Posted by Liesl | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wise counsel
Jennifer Hargrave helped me stay focused on the my most important goals during my divorce. She explained the process, provided encouragement when needed, and helped me to see past the details that were not worth my emotional and mental energy.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal services
Mrs. Hargrave has been instrumental in educating on all aspects related to a pre-marital agreement. She is very thorough, detail oriented and possesses one of a kind communication skills, weighing in all minute details that anyone would appreciate being aware of. I would highly recommend her for any family related legal matters and I felt blessed to have obtained her guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kindest, trustworthy, professional, above and beyond
I had a referral from my friend's friend and went to meet Ms. Hargrave in person with masks on and keeping social distance between us. I feel so relieved during the meeting because of her professional, sympathetic, honest analysis of my case. She also offered to prepare the documents I needed at the end of our meeting even though it exceeded the scheduled time. I also received a follow up email to summarize our meeting. How I wish I had hired her at the beginning of divorce case. Thank you so much Ms. Hargrave for all your help and kindness! I also appreciate your wonderful assistant Stacie for her patience and professionalism.
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Posted by Rick | June 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results
Jennifer's team found away to modify my spousal support order and put an end to a very unfair situation. Courtroom representation was top notch. I strongly recommend her firm.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient ( Cost Effective)
Jennifer and her team did a great job! I highly recommend them. They were very responsive but made sure to not drag things out. I felt they were looking out for my best interests.
Posted by Erin | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Hargrave
I cannot thank Jennifer Hargrave and her entire staff enough for navigating me through the divorce process. My children and family dynamic were always the top priority. Every detail was communicated to me and thoroughly explained. Jennifer and her staff were always available to listen to my concerns and address them. While divorce is a devastatingly sad and emotional process, I was always met with a smile and the most positive counsel. Without Jennifer and her staff, I am confident that my outlook on my future would not be the same. She gave me newfound confidence as I start a new chapter. I highly recommend Jennifer Hargrave
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Posted by Scott | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong, determined and the best for my family
Jennifer Hargrave and her team at Hargrave Family Law were knowledgeable, helpful, caring and strong advocates throughout my custody case. I was very impressed that Jennifer and Desiree were steadfast in getting the best outcome for my family. I liked their easy-going demeanor, their strategic suggestions on our next steps, and their determination and ability to steer me in the correct way to succeed on our case without getting distracted. I highly recommend the Hargrave Family Law group to other friends and will always be grateful to Jennifer and Desiree for representing me in a challenging situation. They are true champions in my book.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fights hard with integrity
Ms. Hargrave represented me in a difficult case with a judge who often starts from 50/50 instead of standard. It was very frightening, especially because my ex made this a high conflict case mainly because he just didn't want to pay child support. Ms. Hargrave was able to demonstrate in court why a 50/50 arrangement was inappropriate in our circumstance and I got the outcome I needed... standard custody with full child support.
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Posted by Anita | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend Jennifer Hargrave if you are looking for someone to handle your divorce. She helped me navigate through my divorce quickly and fairly. She was very prompt in answering my questions and gave sound advice.
Posted by Julie | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An extremely good outcome
I believe that Jennifer changed the outcome of my divorce. My now ex husband was in a difficult place when we were going through the divorce process. Jennifer gave me excellent advice and guidance that both protected my financial needs and the possibility of a functional future co-parenting relationship with my ex husband. She is both caring and knowledgeable. She talked me down from many ledges and I still use the advice she gave me during my divorce in many aspects of my life today. My ex husband and I still have our issues of course, but we have a very functional relationship, which has been life altering for our two daughters. All those who are starting the divorce process need to remember that if you share children, you will be connected for the rest of your lives. Jennifer gave me skills that have helped me reach the goals that my “new family” needs to survive and thrive. She helped me learn how to deal with my new situation and helped me be as financially secure as possible. I respect her as an attorney and am now proud to call her my friend. I could not recommend her more highly.
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Posted by Allison | December 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's the one you want!
Recently, I went through a divorce after 11 years of marriage. I did my due diligence and asked my friends how I should have the conversation with my now ex-husband. I asked both sides those who did the asking for the divorce and those who received the news. I asked them what they learned and what they would want done differently. All wished they had the opportunity to have conversations with their spouses asking what they could do to repair the situation. Well after listening, I took their advice, I had a conversation with my former spouse and he told me he was unable to do the things I was asking for him to do. This lead me to interview three attorneys to file for divorce. Jennifer was the last attorney I consulted with and I knew the minute I sat down with her, I wanted her for my attorney. She does not sugar coat anything and comes across as a real and compassionate attorney. She was an amazing listening and took diligence notes. The process while not fun, was quick and seamless thanks to Jennifer's skills. She is the one you want!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Exemplary Professional
Jennifer demonstrates a strong and committed focus in her handling of all my legal matters. Her guidance, advice and counsel have been invaluable at a time of strong feelings and emotions. She is truly a top legal counselor and an incredible "voice of reason"
Posted by Kelly | March 31, 2014
Jennifer Stanton Hargrave
Ms. Hargrave is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgable and professional. Her expertise in family law has lead to very positive outcomes personally (divorce, adoption) over the past three years. Ms. Hargrave was exceptionally good at educating and understanding my needs as a client. I would highly recommend her!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 285-500 per hour
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Smith Hargrave Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • VernerBrumley PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wells Fargo NA
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Madrid & Brooks
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • iFamily Group
  • Former President
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martin Dale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • "A-V" Preeminant Peer Review Rated
  • Lexis-Nexis/Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
  • What Business Owners Need to Know About Divorce
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report
  • Email Agreements: Can They Satisfy Rule 11 Requirements
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Bench Bar
  • Moderator, Judge's Forum
  • 2014
  • Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Discovery Guidelines
  • 2013
  • As Family Court Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Litigating Divorce
  • Moderator
  • 2013
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney and advocate for her clients. She is well respected by her colleagues, and I highly recommend her firm!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hargrove has a genuine passion for helping her clients and providing the best representation. She loves what she does and isn’t afraid to fight and go to trial. Every single one of her clients are being taken care of with the utmost care. Her staff is an assembly of dedicated professionals armed with the desire to provide only the best in customer service and customer satisfaction. My name is Ecleynne Mercy and I approve this message."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is an amazingly smart yet down to Earth attorney. She has the ability to zealously advocate for her clients while still maintain a professional relationship with the opposing attorney, which benefits her clients tremendously. I have referred her clients that were not a good fit for our firm, and I've relied on her expertise and advice on other cases where I needed to brainstorm ideas. I highly recommend Jennifer."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer and I met when we sat for the Texas bar exam together, and I loved her from the moment I met her! She is brilliant, compassionate and thorough, and it is obvious to me that she cares about each of her clients. I regularly refer clients to her, knowing they will be in good hands."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hargrave appears to be a talented attorney and any client would be in good hands with her as counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an attorney of impeccable reputation and professionalism. She provides her clients with first-class representation, coupled with extremely high ethics and intelligence."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jennifer Hargrave for nearly 10 years and have had the privilege of working with her on complex divorce cases. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely personable. She is a frequent speaker at local and statewide bar conferences, as well. I am so confident in her abilities that I regularly refer potential clients to her because I know they will receive the best advocacy and advice from her. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for an exceptional family lawyer in Dallas."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer Stanton Hargrave is widely recognized as of the best Family Law attorneys in Texas. She has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters; one of the best Family Law attorneys in Dallas by "D" Magazine; and as one of the best lawyers in the US by Best Lawyers in America."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a wonderful person, which absolutely spills out into her law practice. She is kind, considerate, and a great advocate for her clients without running up fees or instigating strife or conflict where there should be none."
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Dallas Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer Stanton Hargrave
Jennifer Stanton Hargrave
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available