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Shelia Yvonne McCoy

Uncontested divorce Attorney at Marshall, TX

4.8   17 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

Virtual consultation available

About Shelia

Learn Shelia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Uncontested divorce
    40%
    I Assist Unrepresented Individuals with drafting final documents that will be presented to the Court

    23 years

  2. Family
    20%
    I assist clients with cases filed by the Attorney General's Office, representing clients in private suits related to paternity, child support, possession and access, conservatorship issues, and appeals.

  3. Mediation
    20%
    I have been trained as a mediator since 2013. I have participated in the mediation process since 1999.

    2 years

  4. Immigration
    10%
    Citizenship and Naturalization

  5. Probate
    10%
    I assist clients with uncontested probate administration. I also assist clients with drafting wills.

Shelia McCoy has helped hundreds of East Texans resolve their family law, divorce, child custody, and child support challenges. She handles comparatively simple divorces involving minimal assets and disagreements as well as complex divorce. S

In addition to practicing in Marshall, Texas, Shelia practices in many surrounding areas. She is an advocate who will make every effort to achieve realistic goals. She believes the client's active involvement in every phase of the process will ensure optimal results. She pledges to use her skill and experience, her compassion and insights to represent you with passion and vigor.

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shelia

The Law Office of Shelia McCoy
401 West Grand Avenue
Suite C
Marshall, TX, 75670

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Shelia received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by val | June 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Ms.McCoy
Ms. Shelia McCoy has been my attorney for almost three years. Although my case was extremely contested, I never lost faith. Whenever I had a question or concern, Ms. McCoy promptly returned my calls and text. Ms. McCoy kept me abreast of my case in real time, not days later. She always gave me good advice . She never lost communication with me and was always on top of everything concerning my case. I am so grateful to my uncle for referring me to Ms. McCoy. So, if you want an attorney that sincerely cares about you and your children, you can't go wrong with hiring Ms. Shelia McCoy. Val
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Posted by David | April 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pastor
I have known Ms. McCoy for the past six years. Ms. McCoy a precocious Attorney with a valuable trait of humility. She is creative, always presenting her ideas in like manner. Her behavior both, in the court room and away is exemplary. I have found Ms. McCoy to be quite modest in her approach towards life. She has demonstrated an amicable nature and good qualities and has made her presence felt among all clients. She has the necessary aptitude, dedication, motivation and perseverance for securing the best outcome for her clients. She has a good logical reasoning ability and will always try to solve problems efficiently. In addition, she has demonstrated excellent powers of observation and communication. She is both self-confident and independent and has a great sense of humor that has helped her form strong relationships with her peers. In all areas of our local community, Ms. McCoy has gone beyond expectations. Ms. McCoy has made me proud; to be a part of her team.
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Posted by Maria | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring attorney
She’s a excellent attorney. I highly recommend her to anyone. She explained everything that need to be done. She kept me informed throughout the case. She’s very knowledgeable and takes care of her clients.
Posted by Darrain | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Darrain Burns
I was looking for legal representation, and I had heard about Shelia McCoy. She did an excellent job on my divorce and I would definitely recommend her at any time for legal representation.
Posted by Gwendolyn Cooper | September 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most professional and caring Attorney I know.
Shelia McCoy is a beautiful woman inside and out. In all my 53 years of living, I have dealt with many attorneys from California to Texas. In all of my experiences lawyers were not very concerned with your situation or showed any empathy. Well, Shelia McCoy is all of that and more. When I saw her in action in the courtroom that was when I knew if I needed an attorney I would be hiring her at all cost. Before I actually needed her services a friend mentioned she hired her for her divorce. She spoke so highly of her. Shelia made things very easy for her during such a difficult time. Shelia McCoy is the best attorney all around she actually listens to you and will offer you all the options available for your situation. While most attorneys tell you what they will do and nothing more. She made me feel very comfortable and confident during the process of my legal situation. Lord knows if it wasn't for her I would not have gotten any results. This lady has a heart of gold but she is definitely an expert in what she does. I thank God for her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, personal and professional
She did an excellent job handling my divorce and will. I highly recommend her to anyone. She cares about her clients and gives a personal touch!
Posted by Robert | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Hired her for my Divorce I Highly recommend her.She explained everything that need to be done.Gave true facts about the situation.Answer every question that I asked.
Posted by Samuel | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Miss Shelia helped me threw the hardest time of my life. Any time I needed to talk to her she was there or always returned my phone calls or text. It was a God send that I had her. And Miss McCoy is a very knowledgeable and a compassionate person who takes care of her clients . I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Janis | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
Ms McCoy came highly recommended to me to help with wills and estate planning. She had knowledge regarding the process that she was able to share with me, that enabled me make decisions that were best for me and my family.
Posted by Stephanie | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Compassionate and Competent
Ms McCoy was highly recommended to me due the high conflict / domestic abuse nature of my divorce and child custody case. She fought for me and was in my corner. I knew she had my best interest in mind while being mindful of the costs of litigation. She was never pushy, always gave me options and explained every angle. My difficult, drawn out divorce ended as a success thanks to Ms McCoy.
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Posted by Lindsey | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly Amazing
Mrs. McCoy has been such a blessing to me. She is a very compassionate and an excellent family attorney. She made the experience the best she could considering the ugly circumstances surrounding my case and an innocent child that was involved. She kept me informed and up to date throughout the entire process. She was always available for me via phone/text/email for all my questions and always kept me informed of any legal changes, including forewarning me of things that may or may not go in my favor. I could sit here and write all day long about how amazing she is but it would never be enough for everything she has done for me. If you're looking for an attorney who genuinely cares about her clients, she is the one! She got me everything I asked for and went above and beyond for me.
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Posted by Mark | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very well Pleased
Mrs McCoy made this experience very comfortable for the circumstances. She kept me informed throughout the entire process and was very knowledgeable about what was going on. She gave guidance and also cared about my well being as a person through all of this. Very happy with her performance and will use her again in the future if required. Would reccomend her to anyone!
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Posted by Rance | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Exceptional Service
I first used Ms. McCoy in 2011 when I went through a divorce. I was referred to her by a coworker who had used her and was very pleased with her service. I too am pleased and will only use her when possible. She is fair and honest and never has she made me question if she was working for my best interests. I have used her more than once and will again.
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Posted by Brittany | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. McCoy is Amazing!!
Ms. McCoy was available any time I needed her. She was very understanding and patient. If she didn't have an answer, she made sure to research not only standard law but prior case precedents to ensure I got an answer, no matter how small or insignificant my question may have been. Ms. McCoy was able to recognize the emotional stress that often comes with these types of cases and handles not just your case, but you very well. There were many times her intellect, tact, and resourcefulness completely amazed me. I would (and have/will) recommend her to anyone seeking a family law attorney.
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Posted by Kresha | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Annulment
Sheila McCoy helped me to get an annulment granted when everyone else including other attorneys said it could not be done. She is very knowledgeable and often goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vey satisfied
I can write all day long and it still won't be enough to praise how worthy and dedicated this attorney is. Especially when innocent children are caught in the middle of an ugly mess. Shelia Mccoy is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows her stuff! She was always available phone/email for many of my inquiries and always kept me up to date with any legal changes including forewarning me of things that may or may not go in my favor. Above all she is a great human being and an excellent attorney who genuinely cares about her clients.
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Posted by Andre | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Disappointed and dissatisfied
I hired Sheila McCoy, the worst decision I ever made. I paid 4100 dollars, and all I have are motions that are not filed. We are going through a pandemic. She wanted me to give an additional 3500 dollars in order for her to get my spouses retirement information. On top of that , she said since my wife wasn’t cooperating, my divorce could run up to 20,000 dollars. I am a middle class working man. We do not have that much to divide. This is a simple divorce with no kids. We never set foot in a court room. No mediation, just different strategies she never implemented. She told me she needed more money when my retainer was down to an hour and a half. I asked for that money back , but she has yet to respond. DO NOT WASTE YOUR Time , and most of all your money.
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Response from Shelia McCoy June 16, 2021
CORRECTED COMMENT: The attorney-client relationship with this gentleman began 11 months ago. At the beginning of the attorney-client relationship, this individual signed a written agreement and paid this attorney 3,500. The former client also paid fees to the district clerk and to another professional affiliated with the case. As a courtesy, this attorney never charged the former client for any text messages or telephone calls that occurred during business hours or after business hours. It was the former client that didn't want to take his dispute before the trial judge. Basically, this individual didn't want to pay for court preparation or court appearances. The discovery process was more time consuming because the gentleman was married for more than 15 years and all major assets were titled in the wife's name. The former client was on notice that the case was contested because he was given electronic copies of the events that occurred in the case (e.g. court filings, correspondence, motions, discovery responses, and initial offers). After serving as this gentleman's attorney for seven months, I sent a written request for an additional retainer in the amount of $3,500. The client chose to retain another local attorney. Shortly thereafter, this attorney mailed a certified letter to the former client that contained a full and final accounting of the services rendered in the case. However, the certified letter was returned to me because the former client declined to accept the certified letter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Court Appointments-Amicus Attorney-Guardian-Attorney ad Litem
  • 71st Judicial District Court-Harrison County Court at Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McCoy Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • University of North Texas
  • M.Ed.
  • 1991
  • North Texas State University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of Z.U.L, Z.N.L., and Z.I.L.
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • In the Matter of the Marriage of Hudson
  • The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's ruling.

Associations

  • The Cooperative Parenting Institute
  • Participant-Parenting Facilitation Training-24 Hour Program
  • 2022 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Particicpant-Guardian ad Litem Certificate
  • 2020 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas-Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC
  • Participant- 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
  • Participant-Domestic Violence for Advanced Family Mediation
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
  • Participant-Arbitration Training
  • 2021 - 2021
  • Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
  • Participant-Parenting Coordinator & Facilitation Training
  • 2021 - 2021
  • ADR International Services, Inc.
  • Participant-40 Hours Basic Mediation Training
  • 2013 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Marshall News Messenger
  • Paid Advertisements- Questions and Answers Approved by SBOT
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Marshall ISD-Career Day
  • Career as a Lawyer
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most sincere and diligent attorney in town, Ms. McCoy is dedicated towards her clients, and is always prepared for court."
Marshall Uncontested divorce Lawyer Shelia Yvonne McCoy
Shelia Yvonne McCoy
Uncontested divorce Attorney
Marshall, TX
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available