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About me

I was born in Denton. Texas but have lived from the east to the west coast;  I enjoy all of our United States and have travelled to all but 3 of them. I have offices in Denton and Flower Mound, Texas and I am licensed to practice law in Texas, Georgia and Colorado.  


 


I have worked in large firms and small and in academia.  I currently serve clients at Kerestine Law Firm where we provide individual and customized solutoins for families facing divorce and other family issues. Below is a summary of law practice experience:     


 


As a mediator I have mediated over 1500 civil disputes to resolution.
As a practicing attorney we provide experienced legal representation when it Matters Most:



Divorce
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Property Division including Personal and Real Property, Retirement Benefits, 401k's, Pensions, and Business Interests
Post Divorce Modification
Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
Collaborative Law
Civil and Family Law Mediation
Guardianships
Adult and Elder Law Mediation



 

           

                                                                          





        Julia Kerestine's Education      






                  University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 1984


              




                  University of North Texas BFA, 1979 


 


                        


 





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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 30%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Divorce: 30%
  4. Litigation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-300/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Anthony Giries

    I worked with Ms. Kerestine on a case with extremely difficult facts. She took time understand the complexities of the case and assisted each side in understanding the risks of proceeding to court. Ms. Kerestine did an outstanding job in getting the case settled, which saved my client the difficulty and expense of going to court.

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    James Giries Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dina Kay Steele

    Julia is a wonderful mediator. I have used her services on several occasions in high conflict cases. Julia did a wonderful job of calming the parties when emotions ran high and ultimately resolving the issues without having to take the case to trial. I highly recommend Julia Kerestine.

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    Dina Steele Child custody Attorney
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Contact info

Kerestine Law - Firm for Families

1710 Westminster, Ste E
Denton, TX, 76205

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198908/17/2016
COActive198708/22/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 198408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the Year 2010Denton County Bar Association2010
Mediator of DistinctionTexas Mediator Credentialing Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorTexas Woman's University2014 - 2016
PrincipalKerestine Law Firm2011 - 2016
AttorneyKoons Fuller Vanden Eykel & Robertson2010 - 2011
Volunteer MediatorDenton County ADR Program2006 - 2011
OwnerKerestine Law/ Expert ADR2006 - 2009
Director of Mediation ServicesUniversity of California, Davis2004 - 2006
MediatorJAMS1997 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denton County Bar AssociationOfficer2014 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationCLE Director2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas CollegeMember2009 - Present
Denton County Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2009 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasAttorney Member2009 - Present
Denton County Family Law SectionAttorney Member2009 - Present
Texas Bar Association - Family Law and ADR SectionsMember2007 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationDirector2010 - 2015
Texas Family Law FoundationLegislative Committee2010 - 2011
Texas Association of MediatorsMember2009 - 2011
Denton County Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2009 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialResolved
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Association of Mediators, Annual ConferenceGetting Past Impasse in Family Law Mediation2011
Denton County Bar Association, NewsletterTen Tips for Mediation Success2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of North TexasArt HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 TAM Annual ConferenceGetting Past Impasse in Family Law Mediation2011
Advanced Family Law Mediation Training (30 hours)Advanced Family Law Mediation Training2010