Family Law Facts
Well-known Dallas divorce lawyers dispel myths about gender, power and custody
Dallas has a style all its own, and Dallas divorce is no different. Our city’s family law courts are some of the finest in the nation, but there nevertheless remain some myths and misconceptions about Dallas divorce.
We polled the family law attorneys at McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., to see what they think are some of the more persistent misconceptions about Dallas divorce. Here’s what they said:
1. Women are not treated fairly.
“It’s 2014. Thankfully we don’t see that anymore.”
2. Only the high wage earner is going to have justice.
“In our experience, the courts go to great lengths to be fair to both parties, regardless of earnings history — or capacity.”
3. Having political power affects justice.
“Political prominence or economic power is not going to get you anything.”
4. There’s a quick fix.
“Each case needs to be considered and a specific strategy developed.”
5. Fathers can’t get custody.
“Not true. Men who want custody now have an equal chance of getting it.”
6. A demanding career means you won’t get custody.
“The courts have long been accustomed to parents with hard-charging jobs and recognize that it doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t also great parents.”
7. All divorce lawyers are the same.
“They’re not — not by a long shot.”
Every McCurley Orsinger partner is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which means they must comply with a higher standard of continuing education and specialization than non-board certified attorneys.
For more information about the experienced attorneys at McCurley Orsinger, visit the firm’s website.