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I strive to save people from the full "litigation experience" of divorce. I try to help clients through the family law process as painlessly as possible, keeping their ultimate goals in mind. I try to facilitate agreed resolutions that allow my clients to move on with their lives.



I have been practicing primarily family law since 2009. Before I went into practice I was a law librarian and legal research professor for 13 years. I have experience handling divorce, modification of child custody and support, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO), estate planning and probate matters. My office is well equipped to handle most family law matters, from the simple to the very complex. We also handle collaborative family law matters and adoptions.


 


My office is centrally located in Grapevine, Texas and we handle cases in Tarrant and Denton Counties, including the municipalities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Bedford, Hurst, Euless, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Keller, Haltom City, Watauga, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Northlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Argyle, Double Oak, Denton, Krum, Carrollton and Coppell


 


On the personal side, I am married and practice with my husband, Donald.  We have 3 sons. Interests outside of the law revolve around cooking and World Cup soccer events.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 47%
    8 years
  2. Family: 47%
    8 years
  3. Child Custody: 4%
    8 years
  4. Adoption: 1%
    8 years
  5. Estate Planning: 1%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

4100 Heritage Ave., Ste 104
Grapevine, TX, 76051

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Marital PropertyWest Publishing Company1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Director, Dee J. Kelly Law LibraryTexas Wesleyan University School of Law1996 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Tarrant County Bar FoundationMember2007 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Harry Potter and the Law, at 149, (Jeffrey E. Thomas & Franklin G. Snyder eds.)Harry Potter and the Development of Moral Judgment in Children (with Wendy N. Law)2010
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewAnnual Survey of Texas Law, Conflict of Laws, (with James Paul George)2007
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewAnnual Survey of Texas Law, Conflict of Laws, (with James Paul George)2006
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewAnnual Survey of Texas Law, Conflict of Laws, (with James Paul George)2005
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewAnnual Survey of Texas Law, Conflict of Laws, (with James Paul George)2004
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewAnnual Survey of Texas Law, Conflict of Laws, (with James Paul George)2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North TexasLibrary ScienceMA - Masters1995
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJ.D. Juris Doctor1994
Spring Hill CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Wesleyan Law School Student OrientationIntroduction to Legal Research: Hierarchy of Legal Authority2008
Texas Wesleyan Law School Student OrientationIntroduction to Legal Research: Hierarchy of Legal Authority2007