Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

On September 15, 2015, two of the premier family law firms in Texas, Verner Brumley McCurley PC and The Parker Firm, merged to form Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker PC. The merger strengthens the firm's presence and relationships in the Greater DFW area. Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker is a family law firm dedicated to helping clients protect what they value most - their children, their finances, and their relationships.

With offices in Highland Park and McKinney, Texas, the well-respected firm enjoys a reputation for excellence through preparation and innovation. The attorneys provide effective, results-oriented representation with a focus in divorce law, mediation and arbitration. They pride themselves on a commitment to powerful advocacy, professional integrity and the highest level of personal service and accessibility. Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker aims to resolve all issues as efficiently and effectively as possible, allowing clients to preserve the emotional and financial well-being of the family in the process.

The transitions that accompany family law issues are some of the most tense, challenging and emotional in life. When properly handled, however, they provide the opportunity to move to a place of greater stability and well-being.

At Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker, we understand that people feel as though their lives are coming apart when they are dealing with divorce and family law issues. At this point in your life, you feel as though your life is coming apart. You may feel uncertain and confused, so much so that you worry about your future and that of your family.

Our foremost goal is to help you resolve all issues as efficiently and effectively as possible, preserving your family's emotional and financial well-being in the process. If we can reach a settlement that is in your best interests, we will strive to resolve all matters in that manner. That said, we have extensive experience in court and are prepared to litigate to protect your best interests. Whatever the circumstances that led you to seek a divorce, Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker wants to help you make a successful transition to the next phase of your life.

We have two convenient locations to serve you. For the Dallas area, call us at 866-363-5907 to schedule a consultation. For the Collin County area, call our McKinney office at 972-562-2212. It could be the first step toward a better life for you and your family.

Helping You Move Forward In Your Life

We know that for most divorcing couples, the most important goal is to accomplish the dissolution of their marriage without destroying their family. Our divorce attorneys will help you pick up the pieces and identify and arrange the building blocks of your lives so that you can restructure your family unit with the least trauma possible to all.

When we represent you, we will put our more than 350 years of combined family law experience to work for you. We will fuse that experience with a hands-on, personal approach to develop a tailored legal strategy designed to help you reach a resolution in the best possible way. This approach and our extensive experience, capabilities and resources enable us to address any family law issue, including extremely high-asset complex property division issues.

One firm, two locations: Dallas and Collin County

With offices in Dallas (Highland Park) and McKinney, Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker is readily available to assist with your family law matters. Our firm is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which has been America's most exclusive directory of law firms for more than 80 years. The Bar Register lists select law practices and law firms that have earned an AV rating.* A rating in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory signifies that attorneys have been designated by their colleagues as pre-eminent in their field.

Each of the firm's partners is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are ready to provide results-oriented representation for you in settlement negotiations or in court.

Protecting Your Assets During The Divorce Process

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling divorce cases involving business owners, upper-income professionals and their spouses. With knowledge of the law, finance and taxation, we have the capability to address complex issues involving the valuation of businesses, real estate and personal property such as jewelry, antiques and collectibles. When it can aid the legal effort, we augment our knowledge and skills with those of experts in appropriate disciplines, including business valuation specialists, tax accountants and appraisers.

As with other family law issues we handle, our research, analysis and careful case preparation methods often place us in a strong position to achieve results for our clients by assertively presenting their cases in settlement negotiations. However, we never compromise when it comes to protecting our clients' rights. If necessary, we will vigorously represent you at trial. After all, your future will depend to a large extent on the property settlement you receive upon your divorce.

You can be assured that our law firm will work diligently to protect your assets and interests throughout the legal process.

Protecting Your Children And Your Parental Rights

At our law firm, we place a priority on achieving custody arrangements that are in the best interests of the children and that protect the parental rights of our clients. Our negotiation skills often enable us to reach custody and visitation agreements that are workable and enable our clients to enjoy rich and deep parental relationships with their children.

While negotiated arrangements provide many benefits to children and parents, they are not always achievable or in the best interests of children or parents. As family law trial attorneys, we have represented many parents in court in cases involving contentious disputes over sole custody and proposed child relocations. We are also prepared to represent clients in cases involving parental alienation, paternity and other issues involving children.

Is Collaborative Divorce Right For You?

In recent years, many people have seen how collaborative law can be used to achieve fair, workable and mutually acceptable outcomes in divorce. Our attorneys have used this technique to guide clients through the divorce process with less stress and acrimony than traditional divorce negotiations or litigation. That said, collaborative law is not appropriate for every divorce. An attorney at our firm can explain the collaborative divorce process and its benefits and help you determine if it is the right technique for your case.

Protecting Your Interests After Divorce

In your divorce case, we will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. However, we continue to serve many of our clients after their divorces have been completed. When a significant change in circumstances occurs, for example, we can seek to obtain a modification in a child support, alimony, post-marital support or custody order. We can also go to court to enforce an order on your behalf. This can force the other party to comply with the order or face serious legal consequences.

Regarding child support, we can often obtain a change in the child support payment (either up or down depending on circumstances) efficiently and for a reasonable fee. At the other end of the spectrum, we also have experience in cases involving complex child support matters such as those involving hidden parental income or parents who intentionally work in positions far below their capabilities.

A Complete Range Of Family Law Services

While the main focus of our law practice is divorce and related issues, we also provide advice, services and representation in other family law matters. We draft, review and provide opinions on the validity of prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. Our lawyers help individuals and families deal with issues involving family violence and spousal abuse. We advise grandparents, siblings and other family members who are seeking custody and visitation rights. Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker can also address issues regarding conservatorships, adoptions and other matters.

Compassionate Counsel And Vigorous Advocacy

Facing a family law problem can be highly stressful. Until the problem is resolved, almost every aspect of your life is on hold. You cannot move forward, nor can you go back. Having handled many family law cases involving all types of issues, we understand the uncertainty and emotional distress that people feel in the midst in a family crisis. When you choose our law firm to represent you, we will do everything we can to achieve a positive outcome that enables you to move forward in your life. Our lawyers and staff will provide supportive counsel to help you deal successfully with the challenges you face. At the same time, we will be your strong advocate, vigorously representing you in hearings, at trial and in negotiation sessions.

At Verner Brumley McCurley Mueller Parker, we believe that an engaged client can play a significant role in the outcome of a case. Our attorneys will explain the factual and legal issues in your case that will shape the outcome. We will provide you with a road map of the legal process, an expected timetable of events and the legal strategy we propose to use in your case. We will also discuss the cost of our services. You will have the information you need to make sound decisions going forward. Based on your direction and choices, we will then work hard to achieve your desired outcome. As the legal process moves forward, we will keep you informed of important developments, answer your questions and respond promptly when you call.

You will have confidence, knowing that an experienced legal team is working hard to protect your rights and achieve your goals.

Contact Our Firm

To get in touch with one of our family law attorneys in Dallas, call 866-363-5907. To reach our attorneys in McKinney, call 972-562-2212. We serve clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and throughout North Texas.

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