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Texas Divorce and Child Custody Lawyers2022-11-16T16:52:17+00:00

Experienced Divorce and Child Custody Attorneys

Whether you are considering having a contested or an uncontested divorce or custody matter, contact an experienced family law attorney at The Blacknall Firm to help you understand your legal rights, and ensure they remain protected throughout the entire process. Our firm is dedicated to representing clients with divorce and child custody cases in Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex. We have created this website to give you a resource for quality legal information.

We Are With You Each Step Of The Way

Going through a divorce or child custody case, is very stressful for you and your loved ones. The team at The Blacknall Firm is  here to help bring peace to the storm. Our firm is dedicated to communicating honestly and regularly with you about your  divorce or custody case. We treat our clients with the utmost respect. Our firm has a small town feel in a big city. We stay in close touch with our clients. We do everything we can to relieve the burden that getting going through a divorce or custody matter imposes on your life.

We Protect Your Rights and Preserve Your Future

The team at The Blacknall Firm has the persistence, knowledge, skill and passion to maximize the results in your
divorce or custody case. We have successfully represented thousands of individuals. If you want to be represented by a legal team with proven results that you can trust, give us a call or click on the appointment button to schedule a time for us to talk about your family law matter.  In the meantime, you can start to take charge of your divorce or custody case by leaning more about the process. We  have packed this website with pages and pages of important information about Divorce and  Custody.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file for contempt on denied visitation2020-10-09T19:55:27+00:00

The court retains jurisdiction for contempt up to 6 months after the kid is adult or up to 6 months after the right to possession terminates.

How long do I have to file for contempt on over due child support2020-10-09T19:49:26+00:00

The court retains jurisdiction for contempt up to 2 years after the child becomes an adult or  2 years after the child support obligation terminates.

What Is A Retainer?2022-07-17T15:56:44+00:00

A retainer is an amount of money paid in advance to secure the services of an attorney. The retainer is held in a trust account on behalf of the client. The attorney’s hourly rate is billed against the retainer amount. What that means is that every time work is performed on a client’s file the hourly rate is deducted from the retainer paid.

You can think of the trust account as a bucket. You can think of the retainer payment as rocks placed in the bucket. Every time work is performed on a client’s case a rock is taken out of the bucket. When the number of rocks gets below a certain amount, the client has to give the attorney more rocks to add.

Here is a numeric example, your retainer is $3,500. That $3,500 is placed in your assigned bucket. The attorney performs 1 hour of work at a rate of $350 per hour (rocks). Your bucket now has $3,150 in it.

Retainers also include a replenishment provision. What that means is that once your original retainer goes below a  pre-determined amount you must pay additional funds to bring your retainer back up to the predetermined amount.

For example, your replenishment provision could be $1,750. That means that when the attorney has worked on your case and the hours billed adds up to an amount that decreases the number of rocks in your bucket below $1,750, you have to add more rocks to bring it back up to $1,750.

Here is a numeric example, Your original retainer is $3,500. The attorney works 6 hours at a rate of $350 per hour. That deducts $2,100 from your bucket. Your bucket now has $1,400 in it. You will receive a bill for $350 to bring your bucket back up to $1,750.

If you have money left in your trust account above the original minimum retainer of $3500 at the end of the case, that amount will be refunded to you.


How Long Will My Divorce Take?2020-09-19T23:29:05+00:00

There is a minimum 60 day waiting period in Texas to finalize a divorce. However, how long a divorce takes depends on many factors including the issues involved in the divorce and the court’s availability to schedule hearings for contested issues.

What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Texas?2020-09-19T23:29:38+00:00

There are two types of divorce in Texas: Fault and No-Fault.

Most divorces in Texas are no-fault. It is the least expensive.

There are 5 basic categories of fault divorce in the Texas Family Code. Fault can be important for the purpose of marital property division, parental rights, and spousal maintenance.

The 5 fault categories are:

  • Cruelty
  • Adultery
  • Criminal Felony Conviction
  • Abandonment
  • Confinement in mental hospital for an extended period of time
Who Can Get Divorced In Texas?2020-09-19T23:30:07+00:00

To file a divorce in Texas at least one spouse must have lived in Texas for 6 months and in the county where the divorce will be filed for at least 90 days prior to the filing of the divorce.

Why Choose The Blacknall Firm?

You simply cannot afford to take chances when it comes to your future and the future of your children.  At The Blacknall Firm, we offer immense expertise and understanding. Our team has decades of experience in divorc and child custody matters.  Protecting your children and doing what is in their best interest is the most natural thing that a parent can do.  But, sometimes the other parent just will not cooperate and you have to use the court system to help you with protecting what matters to you and doing what is in the best interest of your children. We aggressively pursue all options for you in your divorce and child custody matters. We use every tool available to help you maximize your results related to the things most important to you.

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