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Kirsten Anne Bode

Family Attorney at Denton, TX

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Kirsten

Learn Kirsten’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Uncontested Divorce

    15 years

  2. Family
    50%
    Child Custody, Child Support, Modification,

    15 years

Kirsten brings over a decade of legal expertise and knowledge to her work, which focuses exclusively in the area of family law. Kirsten spent several years in general practice, but decided to narrow her focus to family law when she realized the valuable real-world experiences and skills she had developed over many years would best be put to use helping families and children through some of their most vulnerable moments in life.

Kirsten understands the emotional challenges a person can go through when they marry or divorce. She understands even more the delicate, emotional, and unique set of challenges children may add to a situation. Being in Kirsten’s hands means you have an honest and compassionate lawyer on your side, working with a team of dedicated professionals, who will give their all to you and your case.

Kirsten is a seventh generation Texan, tracing her roots to a German land-grant in present day Mason County. She and her husband, who met their freshman year in college, are proud second-generation residents of Denton county.

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Posted by Margaret | September 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best divorce for the price
On Oct 8th my husband beat me up, broke my hand, tried to choke me to the point of urinating my pants. On October 10th I went to Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, spoke with Kirsten Bode and Kristina Chiarelli. They were able to accept me as a client and have done a wonderful job with a difficult Opposing Council and his client, who both were procrastinating the whole year. The divorce is finally at the end. I would highly recommend these ladies for anyone needing help. They helped guide me in the right direction to keep myself safe.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the BEST!
Kirsten Bode and her paralegal Kristina Chiarelli are truly superstars. There are not enough words that I can use to express the depth of gratitude I have to them for their help, counsel, guidance, and encouragement through the most trying and difficult time in my life. They were gentle and understanding, supportive, and so professional. Quick to respond to any inquiries, always anticipating the next step and being well prepared, always defending my best interest and the best interest of my child. I was so encouraged through this process that I was being led and defended by such capable professionals who sincerely cared. A special thank you to the rest of the legal team at Hayes, Berry, White, and Vanzant who were willing to step up and step in during crunch time to make sure they over delivered. I’m grateful to you all- and I know who I can truly rely and trust on for counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney! I could not have asked for a better experience.
Attorney Kirsten Bode helped me through a very difficult time in life when I needed to file for divorce. From the moment I met Ms. Bode, her dedication and genuine interest in my case left no doubt for me in choosing an attorney. She competently and compassionately guided me through one of the most difficult life-changes a person can go through. Her availability, expertise and understanding of my situation as a whole, could not be beaten. I am so thankful for her help, and I’m grateful to have hired her for the job!
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Posted by Megan | April 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Divorce Attorney
Looking for a divorce attorney is never easy. Late one night I came across Kirsten Bode, read her reviews, and emailed requesting a consultation. I received a call back the next day from her office scheduling a call. I didn't know what to expect. How much could you really cover in an hour? Kirsten spent almost 3 hours on the phone with me asking questions and answering every question and concern I had. I knew she was the one for me. Kirsten and her paralegal, Kristina, were amazing. I had moments of panic and fear, they were always right there to answer questions. They were extremely open about each step and what to fully expect. Never once did she or her staff drop the ball. She supported every choice I made. Kirsten even made sure she was there for mediation despite dealing with a serious personal matter. She made me feel like I truly had someone in my corner and not just doing a job I was paying for. I would absolutely recommend Kirsten to anyone looking for a divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Sent from heaven
She prevented my life from spiraling. Kirsten got me the right iron clad custody order in place. I’m forever grateful.
Posted by Joseph | July 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive attorney.
Kristen was very kind and helpful during this tough situation. I was always able to reach her promptly and get the answers to my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce & family
Kirsten helped me through (what I consider) the most stressful and difficult divorce. My ex did all he could to be vindictive and evil towards me. Kirsten dealt with a multitude of emotions from me very professionally. When asked, she gave me both best case and worst case scenarios through the entire process. It helped me rationalize and know what was the best approach. From the first phone call, rule 11, mediation, court, several motions filed by my ex, and still after the divorce she is there whenever I need her. My case was no walk in the park. There were several factors that put huge wrenches in it. Yet, we came out victorious. Kirsten won the divorce with more than we even thought!
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Posted by Casidee | July 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your go to Attorney!
If there was a way to put more stars I would! I had a divorce go on for 8 or so years because of the prior attorney I had gave me the run around and didn’t do her job correctly but, long story short Kirsten Boyd did it and stayed on it until we got what we needed done!! She broke down everything so it was easily understood!! Worked with me financially and just did a phenomenal job!! Still after that day any advise I need for anything I call her!! Thanks for everything Kirsten!!
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Posted by Joseph | July 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Focused
Kirsten Bode is a very good divorce lawyer who understands the law, and how to use it to create wins for her clients. Specifically durning mitigation she did not allow us to become involved in the little things that can bog down negotiations. She was focused on the big picture and I feel we were successful obtaining our objectives.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Blessing
I mean this with complete sincerity, Kirsten handling my divorce was truly a blessing. Kirsten was kind, caring and compassionate, while also being straightforward and realistic. Kirsten went above and beyond every step of the way. I would recommend anyone whom has to go through the difficult ordeal of divorce to Kirsten Bode.
Posted by Kathleen | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!
Hiring Kirsten as my divorce attorney was one of the best decisions I ever made! She is very down to earth, friendly and professional all at the same time. When I've had questions or needed information, she always responded quickly and knowledgeably. Explained everything I needed to know and would walk through every scenario and what the outcome could be and how we would respond. Made a high stress situation less stressful in every possible way. Will HIGHLY recommend!
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Posted by Debbie | December 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kirsten Bode
Kirsten helped me maneuver through the most difficult time in my life. She was extremely professional and caring. She fought for me and she walked me through the entire process of my divorce. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help!
Posted by Luke | December 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled, Organized, & Efficient Attorney (Recommended from a Father)
Kirsten Bode was the second attorney I used for my case. I wish she were the first! My case was very complicated and I did not make her job easy and had high hopes. Kirsten walked me through every step of the way. She was responsive, She took action, she was firm when necessary, and she helped me to avoid a LOT of mistakes I have made in the past. I could not have ask or hoped for a better attorney. From someone who has gone through it all, and been going through it for years, I would HIGHLY recommend you use Kirsten. It will save you a lot of time, trouble, and probably money to use a good attorney from the start! She's the best! Your family is the most important thing you can have, only trust the most capable people. Kirsten is it!
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Posted by Angie | June 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Going through an unwanted divorce after 22 years is difficult enough. I met with Kirsten Bode who told me exactly what to expect and walked me through the process. When I would reach out to Kirsten Bode for further explanation of items, situations, she was always patient and answered my question. Kirsten Bode is very professional with empathy, honesty and integrity. I will recommend Kirsten Bode to anyone needing a divorce attorney. Thank you for your kindness and assistance during this difficult life change.
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Posted by Mary | June 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Made a stressful divorce Less stressful
Kirsten was heaven sent. I knew from our phone consultation that she was the lawyer for me. She was direct and honest about my outcome. Divorce isn't easy and it usually gets messy but Kirsten not only helped me and walked me through every single step she was understanding and thoughtful. I can't thank her enough for what she did for me.
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Posted by Wes | June 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Kirsten was a great advocate in helping me through my divorce. She kept me informed, provided all the information I needed in order to make my decisions throughout the legal process. I highly recommend Kirsten!
Posted by Marie | June 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney you will ever find!!
I don’t know where to begin, nor do I have enough words to describe my experience with Kirsten. She is MORE than just an attorney. She upholds her profession very well, and is extremely educated. You know the saying “you get what you pay for”? Well I definitely got more than what I paid for. She is very personable, and allows you to tell your story without judgement. I felt so comfortable talking to her, although it was difficult for me to discuss why I was there and why I needed her to begin with. I have been seeking help prior to meeting Kirsten and I felt defeated in my situation. She did not make me feel that at all. She was very transparent and honest about the entire process, so I wasn’t led on with any false hope or promises to win justice if it really was not in our reach! She comforted me in ways that helped me through this situation. She went above and beyond her duties as an attorney and made sure to show her human qualities!! This is what matters, when it comes to dealing with emotional and tough situations (especially for women). When you are seeking an attorney, you don’t just want someone who is educated in the system, but you want someone who is compassionate. After my case was presented, and we won, she made sure that I didn’t have to deal with anything the rest of that week. She even worked with my financial situation within reason, and that is a quality that you will rarely find when hiring an attorney. Kirsten has a forever client because I will never go anywhere else for any legal matters, except to her!! She practices out of Denton, but is well worth the drive!!! She is the BEST attorney in all of the surrounding cities. I recommend her and if I could give her 10 stars I would!!
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Posted by Dorothy | August 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Kristen helped me with my divorce, she thought of absolutely everything. Kristen was very up front about the cost involved and how the cost could go up. The whole process was quick.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Counsel
  • Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Federal Accountability Associate
  • School District
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Policy Attorney
  • House Of Representatives
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • George Washington University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2014
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Marriage of Jones
  • Case settled in mediation.
  • In the Interest of Smith
  • Judge ruled in favor of my client

Associations

  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Denton County
  • Murray Media Group
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Best of Denton
  • Denton Record Chronicle
  • 2020
  • Best of Denton County
  • Murray Media Group
  • 2019
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Publications

  • Legal article
  • The Tort of Malicious Credentialing and Whether it Still Applies
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • 2020 Virtual Compliance Institute
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2020
  • Special Education, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • Enforcement Proceedings in District and IV-D Courts
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • 2019 Compliance Institute
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2019
  • Family Law 101
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • New Ways for Families: 2 Day Advanced Training
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • Family Law 2018
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • 2016 Compliance Institute
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2016
  • The Basic Course in Texas Construction Law (2016)
  • Construction Law
  • 2016
  • 2015 Compliance Institute
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2015
  • Health Care Conference
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2014
  • 2014 DC Metro Regional Conference
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2014
  • 2013 Compliance Institute
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2013
  • West Coast Regional Conference
  • Health Care Compliance
  • 2013
  • 2011 Texas Health Law Conference
  • Health Law
  • 2011
  • Summer Language Institute
  • Government
  • 2011
  • 2009 Texas Health Law Conference
  • Health Law
  • 2009
  • 7th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
  • Government
  • 2009
  • Annual Ethics and the Legislative Lawyer Seminar
  • Ethics
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kirsten is always professional and easy to contact. She did an excellent job representing her client's interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent opposing counsel, and prompt and responsive in negotiations."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Despite the fact that she was the attorney on the opposing side, Kirsten was always reasonable, respectful and focused on resolution, not on fueling a fire that kept our clients in conflict. Any client would be in good hands with her on their side."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirsten Bode is a dedicated professional consistently delivering excellent results."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Kirsten for anyone in need of an excellent family lawyer. She's smart, talented, and aggressive. She's a fact-finding machine who works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristen is an outstanding attorney and I do not hesitate to endorse her. She is smart, well prepared, and laser focused on her clients objectives while still having a great sense of humor and a winning attitude in tough cases. Kristen is a pleasure to work with and an asset to her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kirsten is a hard working advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Kirsten to be a hard-working and extremely resourceful attorney who prioritizes her clients' interests. She has immense legal knowledge and goes above and beyond to get her clients the results they desire."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Kirsten. She is always very professional in her communications with other attorney, and is always prepared, whether for trial, hearings, mediations, etc."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Kirsten and mediated with her. Kirsten is very knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared and has a great work ethic. I've been fortunate enough to see Kirsten work with her clients and she does a fantastic job of communicating with them. I highly endorse Kirsten for any family law related matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have mediated for Kirsten on 3 family cases. I am impressed with her professionalism, her attention to detail, her attentiveness to, care and advocacy for her client, and knowledge of the law. Love working with her!"
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