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Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC

About Attorney Carol A. Wilson

Attorney Carol Wilson believes that quality legal representation means using the Golden Rule with clients: treat your clients as you would want to be treated. Years ago she met Stanley Marcus and he told her to ‘Practice the Golden Rule – there is none better!” She has taken this advice to heart and uses it with every client considering that client’s facts and Texas law.

Carol recognizes that her clients are going through difficult times – issues causing divorce, and disputes involving child custody and child support are inherently emotionally charged and stressful for those living through them and for their families. She advocates for her client’s and the children’s best interests while minimizing the disruptions that can occur during these stressful situations.

In times of family turmoil, Attorney Carol Wilson provides expertise, focus and compassion to guide her clients in the right direction. Carol specializes in family law and works to achieve the best outcome for her clients and their children given that client’s facts and applicable Texas law. For over 30 years, she has litigated and tried complex divorce, property division and child custody cases.

Attorney Carol Wilson is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been since 1992 according to the website of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, this is a special certification that fewer than 1% of attorneys in Texas can claim. Board Certification in Family Law requires significant family law experience, passage of a special bar exam over family law issues and once achieved requires double the amount of continuing education on a yearly basis regarding issues of family law. Carol Wilson has also received several awards for her expertise and ability as evidenced by being the recipient of several awards which involved peer review including: Top 50 Women in Texas Super Lawyers Award, Top 100 DFW Super Lawyers and for the 3rd consecutive year and the 9th time overall has received the Super Lawyers Award by Thomson Reuters for 2019. Carol has been recognized by D Magazine as 2018 and 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas. Carol has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1999. In addition, she has received the Best Lawyers In America award for 2019 & 2020.

If you need to consult with a Family Law attorney, you can contact us at 214-303-0142, or contact us online.

 

 

 

Attorney Carol Wilson’s Approach

Attorney Carol Wilson believes that quality legal representation means using the Golden Rule with clients: treat your clients as you would want to be treated.

She advocates tirelessly for her client’s and the children’s best interests and strives to minimize the disruptions that can occur in inherently emotionally charged situations. With over 30 years of experience, Carol knows that moving the case forward toward a thorough resolution is usually best for her clients. Virtually all cases in North Texas will go to Mediation before a final trial is necessary. Carol has learned to use Mediation to achieve positive outcomes for her clients. Mediation is more productive as it allows the parties to choose the outcome they are willing to live with as opposed to a judge imposed decision, and is usually less time, money and emotionally costly. However, if mediation does not work, Carol is a highly skilled trial lawyer and has been recognized by her peers for her expertise and ability to deliver results. She believes that part of her job is to educate clients regarding the law and what it rightfully provides with their facts, as well as to help them avoid the problems common in emotionally stressful circumstances.

Carol’s vast network includes forensic certified public accountants, specialists in other legal fields who can be called upon when Carol’s client’s facts involve a distinct area of the law, mortgage brokers, real estate experts and business assessors who can be used as needed to bring a case to successful conclusion.

Carol knows that the legal system cannot solve all of her client’s problems and takes care to advise them of the likelihood of achieving their goals based on their evidence and the relevant law. She connects them with experts that can assist them in finding solutions to non-legal issues they may have.

Above all Carol believes in responding to her clients;

  • Promptly and with care
  • Advocating the client’s interests
  • Emphasizing the child’s best interest
  • With common sense as well as legal knowledge
  • With cost effective solutions

STAFF

ANITA G. WILLIAMS

Anita G. Williams is a legal assistant who has worked for the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson since December 2015. Prior to coming to work for Ms. Wilson, Anita has worked in the legal field since 1992 and has worked as a family law clerk with the Dallas County District Clerk’s Office, two family law attorneys, as well as her family’s private process serving business.


I gave 6’s (highest score) because you deserved them. I don’t give out six’s or praise easily… I want to thank you very much!

A Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2018-02-13T16:17:36+00:00

A Former Client

I gave 6’s (highest score) because you deserved them. I don’t give out six’s or praise easily… I want to thank you very much!
Thank you for all the hard work you have done for my baby girl. We have praised God for all he has given us. We truly believe that you are one of his gifts that we will always cherish. I know that it is your job to do what you do, but never did I feel like (just) another job or case. You made me feel like family. I greatly appreciate you and your hard work.

A Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2018-02-13T16:20:46+00:00

A Former Client

Thank you for all the hard work you have done for my baby girl. We have praised God for all he has given us. We truly believe that you are one of his gifts that we will always cherish. I know that it is your job to do what you do, but never did I feel like (just) another job or case. You made me feel like family. I greatly appreciate you and your hard work.
Carol was a seasoned professional in every interaction with her. She very skillfully and successfully takes on the larger and big reputation family law firms. Carol also knows well the former Judges that serve as mediators and she has the quantitative skills to mastermind the spreadsheets that get used for the settlements. I could not feel better about all of the sound advice and counseling that she provided me through a challenging divorce.

A Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
2018-02-13T16:22:38+00:00

A Former Client

Carol was a seasoned professional in every interaction with her. She very skillfully and successfully takes on the larger and big reputation family law firms. Carol also knows well the former Judges that serve as mediators and she has the quantitative skills to mastermind the spreadsheets that get used for the settlements. I could not feel better about all of the sound advice and counseling that she provided me through a challenging divorce.
I have worked with Carol Wilson on at least three cases in the past. On two of the cases, our client’s interests were aligned. The most recent case we both represented the same client. This has allowed me to personally witness Carol during her representation of clients. Carol is extremely passionate about her work. Her passion is evidenced by her thorough case preparation. She always treats clients well; and is compassionate as to their needs. Most importantly, she gets results. Carol is a phenomenal attorney.

A Former Co-Counsel

Carol A Wilson Family Law
2018-02-13T16:23:44+00:00

A Former Co-Counsel

I have worked with Carol Wilson on at least three cases in the past. On two of the cases, our client’s interests were aligned. The most recent case we both represented the same client. This has allowed me to personally witness Carol during her representation of clients. Carol is extremely passionate about her work. Her passion is evidenced by her thorough case preparation. She always treats clients well; and is compassionate as to their needs. Most importantly, she gets results. Carol is a phenomenal attorney.
Thank you so much for your professional efforts and caring about me during my life changes. May God bless you always.

A recent client, P.K.

Carol A Wilson Family Law
2018-02-14T19:17:06+00:00

A recent client, P.K.

Thank you so much for your professional efforts and caring about me during my life changes. May God bless you always.
I met Carol Wilson several years ago and regularly brainstorm with her on complex legal theories and strategy. Although the subject matter of our practices differ, I've found Carol to be a great resource on trial presentation.
Carol has been a guest speaker two years in a row to my mentee group of high school students from the DISD Law Magnet. She was one of the students' absolute favorites after a presentation in which she made complex issues of family and Constitutional law accessible and relevant. I routinely refer family law cases and questions to Carol.

Patty Nolan, Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator in complex civil litigation

Carol A Wilson Family Law
2018-02-14T19:17:27+00:00

Patty Nolan, Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator in complex civil litigation

I met Carol Wilson several years ago and regularly brainstorm with her on complex legal theories and strategy. Although the subject matter of our practices differ, I've found Carol to be a great resource on trial presentation. Carol has been a guest speaker two years in a row to my mentee group of high school students from the DISD Law Magnet. She was one of the students' absolute favorites after a presentation in which she made complex issues of family and Constitutional law accessible and relevant. I routinely refer family law cases and questions to Carol.
You did my divorce 10+ years ago and handled it professionally to an end that was fair and equitable. This honor is well deserved. (The honor in reference is D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2019).

A Satisfied Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-06-04T21:43:16+00:00

A Satisfied Client

You did my divorce 10+ years ago and handled it professionally to an end that was fair and equitable. This honor is well deserved. (The honor in reference is D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2019).
Good article. This is actually a good reason for borrowers to have counsel review the loan closing documents prior to closing on the refinance. Most borrowers are not represented at all and simply sign what is presented to them at closing. The other issue is that most lenders have a “take it or leave it” attitude. They check their little boxes on the list and are afraid to vary from the list.

An Experienced Real Estate Attorney

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-06-11T00:24:55+00:00

An Experienced Real Estate Attorney

Good article. This is actually a good reason for borrowers to have counsel review the loan closing documents prior to closing on the refinance. Most borrowers are not represented at all and simply sign what is presented to them at closing. The other issue is that most lenders have a “take it or leave it” attitude. They check their little boxes on the list and are afraid to vary from the list.
Carol is a first-class lawyer. She is responsive and incredibly organized. Carol has extensive knowledge of the law and is strategic and well-prepared in every circumstance. Carol is professional in her dealings with opposing counsel and zealously advocates for her clients.

Opposing Family Law Attorney
Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-08-15T12:18:47+00:00
Opposing Family Law Attorney
Carol is a first-class lawyer. She is responsive and incredibly organized. Carol has extensive knowledge of the law and is strategic and well-prepared in every circumstance. Carol is professional in her dealings with opposing counsel and zealously advocates for her clients.
Carol Wilson works diligently and tirelessly for her clients. She is tenacious in Court. Carol consistently out-prepares her opponents and is always ready. Her approach is well-reasoned and she works hard to teach clients what to expect in Court. Carol knows how the family law Judges think and how they will react to the facts of a specific case. Further, Judges appreciate and respect her as she is the epitome of a professional. I personally have seen her hard work help her clients - and she will always work hard for you.

Co-Counsel
Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-08-15T12:20:08+00:00
Co-Counsel
Carol Wilson works diligently and tirelessly for her clients. She is tenacious in Court. Carol consistently out-prepares her opponents and is always ready. Her approach is well-reasoned and she works hard to teach clients what to expect in Court. Carol knows how the family law Judges think and how they will react to the facts of a specific case. Further, Judges appreciate and respect her as she is the epitome of a professional. I personally have seen her hard work help her clients - and she will always work hard for you.
Thanks again for all the help you guys gave me during my divorce - I know it took a lot of extra work and effort on your part to deal with my issues from 10,000 miles away. I have moved back to the states again - nice to be back . . . You guys were great to work with - thanks again.

A Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-08-20T02:31:22+00:00

A Former Client

Thanks again for all the help you guys gave me during my divorce - I know it took a lot of extra work and effort on your part to deal with my issues from 10,000 miles away. I have moved back to the states again - nice to be back . . . You guys were great to work with - thanks again.
 I have been Carol's opposing counsel on cases. She is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and respectful at all times. Her trustworthiness and reputation serves her clients well as she is often able to obtain agreements to procedural matters that deviate from standard rules which helps save money and helps make over all settlement possible.

L. M., Opposing Counsel

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:34:34+00:00

L. M., Opposing Counsel

 I have been Carol's opposing counsel on cases. She is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and respectful at all times. Her trustworthiness and reputation serves her clients well as she is often able to obtain agreements to procedural matters that deviate from standard rules which helps save money and helps make over all settlement possible.
Having spent quite a bit of time around lawyers over the years, Carol stands out as passionate about her fiduciary responsibility - and, aggressively executing on her clients behalf. A rare combination of intellect and determination and caring....

Karl Schafer-Junger, Keller-Williams Realtor

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:33:33+00:00

Karl Schafer-Junger, Keller-Williams Realtor

Having spent quite a bit of time around lawyers over the years, Carol stands out as passionate about her fiduciary responsibility - and, aggressively executing on her clients behalf. A rare combination of intellect and determination and caring....
I highly recommend Carol Wilson and her team. They were incredibly kind and professional.


A Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:34:06+00:00

A Former Client

I highly recommend Carol Wilson and her team. They were incredibly kind and professional.
Through the most difficult time in my life, Carol was a strong, knowledgeable, compassionate and steady presence that helped me navigate the many challenges I faced. She was empathetic and caring but also tough, telling me plainly when I had to make difficult choices (and when she thought I was making a mistake). She always returned my emails and phone calls promptly and made me feel like I was a priority. Yes, divorce is very expensive, but I have spoken with people who spent a lot more money then I did and did not get the personal care and attention that I got from Carol. I'm really grateful that she and her team were there for me.

Michael, Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:30:12+00:00

Michael, Former Client

Through the most difficult time in my life, Carol was a strong, knowledgeable, compassionate and steady presence that helped me navigate the many challenges I faced. She was empathetic and caring but also tough, telling me plainly when I had to make difficult choices (and when she thought I was making a mistake). She always returned my emails and phone calls promptly and made me feel like I was a priority. Yes, divorce is very expensive, but I have spoken with people who spent a lot more money then I did and did not get the personal care and attention that I got from Carol. I'm really grateful that she and her team were there for me.
For over 25 years Carol Wilson has been the go-to attorney for me and many of my friends. I find her intelligent, thorough, competent, loyal, successful on behalf of clients and extremely pleasant to deal with.


M.T., Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:32:08+00:00

M.T., Former Client

For over 25 years Carol Wilson has been the go-to attorney for me and many of my friends. I find her intelligent, thorough, competent, loyal, successful on behalf of clients and extremely pleasant to deal with.
Working with Carol has been a wonderful experience. She is a very compassionate and caring lawyer! Carol and her staff are very open and communicative every time I've been in contact with them. She is progressive and honest in all that she does. She is one to have "your back".

M.M., Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:33:04+00:00

M.M., Former Client

Working with Carol has been a wonderful experience. She is a very compassionate and caring lawyer! Carol and her staff are very open and communicative every time I've been in contact with them. She is progressive and honest in all that she does. She is one to have "your back".
Carol has done an outstanding job of handling family law matters for friends and clients I have referred to her for over 20 years.   She is a tireless advocate for her clients and does so without needless hours of legal work that generally increase costs.   Carol is as frugal with clients’ money as she is with her own.   Her level of integrity is unmatched as are her outstanding trial law abilities.   I would recommend her unconditionally for family law work.  

C.P., Former Client and long time referral source

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2019-11-05T02:35:02+00:00

C.P., Former Client and long time referral source

Carol has done an outstanding job of handling family law matters for friends and clients I have referred to her for over 20 years.   She is a tireless advocate for her clients and does so without needless hours of legal work that generally increase costs.   Carol is as frugal with clients’ money as she is with her own.   Her level of integrity is unmatched as are her outstanding trial law abilities.   I would recommend her unconditionally for family law work.  
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Family Law Services

Divorce

Few situations in life are as traumatic, painful and disruptive as a divorce. And even though each divorce has its own set of unique circumstances, disputes involving children or high net worth assets are inherently emotionally charged and stressful for those living through them and for their families.

At the Law of Office of Carol A. Wilson, PLLC, we understand that tensions run high and are aware of the difficulties and complications that arise during these emotional times. As a result, we support and work through these emotionally charged situations alongside you to maintain focus on your best interests and to achieve the best possible solution for you.

Above all, we believe that quality legal representation means using the Golden Rule with every client: Treat your clients as you would want to be treated if you had that client’s facts. Further, we will handle your divorce case in the most non-intrusive manner possible while providing recommendations that are in your best interest. We will consult with you to discuss your legal rights and options and to review issues that may apply to you, such as:

Child Custody and Visitation – We can help protect your parental rights and parenting time with your children. ;

Asset Valuation – We can help you to identify and value the assets which can include businesses, real estate, pensions, art and other personal belongings

Property Division – We can assist you to identify community vs separate property and help you to achieve a fair and equitable division of the community l property while taking into consideration the assets that are most important to you.

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Each divorce has its own unique set of circumstances, call us to schedule a consultation to learn about your options and to obtain experienced legal advice from a skilled divorce attorney on how to proceed. Call us 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Property Division

One of the most important issues to resolve during a divorce is the division of property between both spouses. Before the court can divide the community property in a divorce the Court must determine whether the property owned at the time of the divorce is community property or separate property. A person who has owned property before they got married or received assets as gifts, inheritance or the personal injury portion of a personal injury recovery during the marriage have separate property which must be identified, proved and protected

It is common for spouses to fundamentally disagree over the value of an asset or who is entitled to what. We regularly deal with complex property division and work closely with experts such as forensic accountants and business valuation experts to maximize our client’s position. Since 1986, Carol has represented clients with complex property issues such as:

  • Pension plans and retirement accounts
  • Stock options and restricted stocks
  • Business valuation matters
  • Oil and gas royalties and working interests
  • Farm and ranch property and asset, including livestock and equipment
  • Characterizing assets
  • Marriage debt
  • Real property
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Intellectual property
  • Treatment of trusts in divorce
  • Tracing hidden or undeclared assets
  • Wasting of community assets
  • Reimbursement for the use of one estate to benefit another
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It is critical to achieve accuracy in the estimation of assets in order to avoid a costly mistake down the road. If you have any questions regarding retirement accounts, stock options or pension plans, call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Asset and Wealth Identification and Valuation

After accumulating a lifetime of assets during your marriage, taking an inventory of what you own and how much it is worth can be an intimidating task. With more than 30 years of experience, Carol guides you through the process of identifying, valuing and dividing community property to secure your fair share of the marital property and to retain your separate property.

We first begin the identification and valuation process by securing a sworn inventory of all assets and liabilities. The next step is value the property and assets. As needed, we consult with appraisers to value such assets as real estate or art or use an expert in business valuation is the business owned by the community.

We also understand that certain assets may hold sentimental value far greater than monetary value and we work to retain those assets for you during our strategy sessions.

Because income from separate property is community income, there may need to be tracing of the income the separate property created. If there was retirement earned both before and during marriage identifying the value of each portion is required. Separate property must be proved by a higher than normal burden of proof. But once separate property is proved, no court can take it away from the original owner in the divorce.

A passion of Carol’s is tracing – whether it be tracing the history of an item or uncovering hidden or undeclared assets or identifying the wasting of community assets. She is experienced, methodical, and detail-oriented.

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We will help identify the documentation, experts and strategy needed to maximize the division of property, and liabilities in the manner that is best for you considering all of your individual facts and the applicable Texas law. If you would like to learn about effective strategies to retain assets or have a question on identifying and valuing property, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Premarital and Post Marital Agreements

Times have definitely changed. We are seeing trends more couples opting to have a premarital agreement before walking down the aisle.

The pre-marital agreement (or pre-nuptial agreement) occurs before the wedding while the post-marital agreement takes place after the wedding.

Other than timing, the biggest difference between the two agreements is that there is a fiduciary duty between the spouses already married. A fiduciary duty is the duty to treat your spouse with honesty, full disclosure, and in the manner you would want to be treated if the circumstances were reversed. There is no fiduciary duty between people about to marry, unless other facts create a fiduciary duty.

We have over 30 years of experience both creating pre and post marital agreements and challenging them in the courtroom. That experience helps us tailoring each agreement to the circumstances of our client and assessing a client’s situation to determine if a -marital agreement is the best course of action.

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If you would like to learn more about pre-marital or post marital agreement, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Child Custody and Visitation

Carol’s compassion and ability to provide sound legal advice while being the voice of reason during emotionally charged situations, such as child custody disputes, is invaluable. These skills are critical in this contentious area of family law. Both parents truly want what is best for their children, but at times the negative emotions interfere with the parents’ ability to resolve the issues at hand. We have over 30 years representing clients in court hearings, at final trial before a judge or a judge and jury or during mediation negotiations to resolve their family law issues. Our overall goal is to keep the children out of litigation in order even when the biggest controversies may be about the children, to minimize stress and strife during the child custody dispute process and while advocating for our client and their family’s best interests within Texas law.

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We can help you understand your options, recommend the best course of action and outline the process ahead of you. If you would like to learn more about child custody and visitation, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Child Support

Determining how much a parent should pay for the support of his or her child is an area of family law that can be as simple as an algebra equation or complicated when the person paying support does not have regular salary employment. We recognize that not receiving child support when it has been ordered or not being able to pay child support are both stressful. At the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, we understand Texas Law regarding child support and work efficiently and productively to achieve the solution that is in the best interest of our client and their children.

While the court will order child support, or specifically state why it is not being ordered, child support comes in two forms: 1-money paid monthly and 2-health insurance for the child. The Texas statute provides an equation to calculate child support from all sources such as income, federal taxes, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, the cost of the child’s health insurance premiums and the total number of children a parent has. The court is most likely to order support in an amount determined by the statute. Nevertheless, the amount the court orders can vary, particularly if the person paying earns more than the guideline cap on child support if a parent is intentionally under employed or unemployed and many other factors.

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We will advocate for the best outcome in the interest of your child. If you would like to learn more about child support, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Paternity

At the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, we are well-versed on the need to use DNA testing to establish or disprove paternity. Science now allows us to determine paternity which has far reaching impact on child support, visitation or a parent’s right to a child. Whether you are a father who has been denied his parental rights or a mother who has been unable to collect child support, the results of these tests are fundamental to your case.

There are factors to take into account in addition to DNA test results which can effect either parent’s life significantly. We have over 30 years of experience advocating for paternity on behalf of women and men and will work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for your situation.

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If you would like to learn more about paternity, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Termination of Parental Rights

It is important to know that before you decide to adopt a child, there must be identification of paternity then termination of the rights of both parents, unless it is a step-parent adoption.

A voluntary termination requires an affidavit of relinquishment and a court termination order signed by the parent terminating their legal rights is necessary before an adoption can occur.

If involuntary termination is necessary a case can be filed. There is a long statutory list of possible grounds a parent’s rights can be terminated. Nevertheless, involuntary termination is very difficult to accomplish. As it should be. Our United States Supreme Court has held that a parent’s rights are important and taking those rights away or limited those rights should be difficult and rare.

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If you would like to learn more about terminating parental rights, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Adoption

Making the decision to adopt is one of the most joyous occasions in a person’s life. The legal process of adoption is fairly straightforward once termination of parental rights has occurred. However, there are legal complex issues that can arise during the process but prior to the adoption for many couples such as:

  • What if the biological parents want to meet their child later in life?
  • What if the biological or surrogate parents have second thoughts?

At the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, we support our clients at each step and work through the process diligently with our clients to meet their needs.

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If you would like to learn more about your options regarding adoption, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Mediation

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

It is a method for resolving family law disputes in a non-antagonistic manner in order to achieve a settlement of the case. These meetings take place outside of the courtroom, each party is in a separate conference room with their lawyer and negotiations are facilitated by an impartial, experienced family law professional, who will encourage the parties to find ways to solve their issues and reach a settlement of the case.

Most North Texas courts require mediation in virtually every case before the case goes to trial. The mediation process assists lawyers and clients to concentrate in a relatively short period of time to resolve the case. This solves the problem of the opposing lawyer or client who will not respond to a settlement offer.

If you want more information on divorce mediation, call us today to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142, or contact us online..

Grandparent Rights

As a grandparent, it is important to note that there is a difference between grandparent access and grandparent custody. In general, achieving grandparents’ access or custody to their grandchildren is possible and can be difficult. At the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, we have over 30 years of experience in helping grandparents with these family law issues. The most well-known case is the United States Supreme Court case, Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000). The Court held that a fit parent has the right to determine whether a grandparent has access to their grandchild and only in limited circumstances should anyone, even grandparents, be able to alter that. Texas case law and statutes have adapted to meet the requirements of Troxel since the ruling was issued by our United States Supreme Court.

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If you would like to learn more about grandparent rights, please call us to schedule a consultation at 214-303-0142 or contact us online.

Wills

A Will gives you peace of mind and allows you to leave your affairs in order for your family’s benefit. If you pass away without a will Texas statutes determine who gets your assets without considering your wishes. The state can also decide how best to care for any minor children you leave behind if you fail to designate a guardian and both of the child’s parents are deceased.

A will is one of the most basic estate planning documents. A will may be the only document you need to direct the distribution of your property. If you already have a will, you should review your estate plan every couple of years, and after every major life change – such as marriage, divorce or the birth of a child or a major change in financial matters.

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Make an appointment today to discuss with attorney Wilson how best to discuss your goals for protecting your assets and your family. Contact us at 214-303-0142 or contact us online, to schedule a consultation for a Will preparation.

2019 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD

Being selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award has meant the world to Carol Wilson ’81. She is following in her parents Dr. James E. Wilson and Wilma L. Wilson, footsteps by being honored and leaving a legacy at Greenville University. She is proud to be an alumna of Greenville University.

The faculty became family and pushed her to look above and beyond the horizon which served her well. She is grateful and humbled by having been selected as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award. See what Greenville University means to Carol in her own words.

Greenville University’s alumni journal, The Record, Fall 2019 goes on record with their BIG fall issue and proudly announce the recipients of the 2019 Awards: https://www.greenville.edu/news/the-record-fall-2019-the-big-issue

At the Alumni Banquet on October 19, 2019 pictured left to right are Mack Bean (Past President of the GU Alumni Board), Carol Wilson (Recipient of Distinguished Alumna Award), Ivan Filby (President Greenville University),Cathy Dothager (President of the GU Alumni Board).

On October 18, 2019, Dr. Ivan Filby, President of Greenville University, presented Carol Wilson with the Greenville University Distinguished Alumna Award which recognizes alumni who have demonstrated notable accomplishment using criteria commonly endorsed by peers in his or her profession.

The weekend’s events provided Carol the opportunity to celebrate with her family, who has been essential to her professional success. Her husband, Al Shoultz, children, father, sister and her family, and Uncle who traveled to celebrate this momentous occasion with Carol.

Pictured left is Carol with her daughter next to the Alumni Award Wall which provides each alumni award recipient with a plaque in their honor.

The entire town rallies behind the alumni as evidenced by the Greenville Advocate proudly showcasing the Homecoming weekend’s events. Carol is an avid runner and did not hesitate to participate in the Homecoming 5K Run. She is pictured with brothers and Greenville University students Nick and Chris Watterson before the race.

On October 22,2019 Carol Wilson was honored with the Greenville University Distinguished Award which recognizes alumni who have demonstrated notable accomplishment using criteria commonly endorsed by peers in his or her profession. Attorney Wilson is picture in the Greenville Advocate with fellow recipients Aaron Cobb, who received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and Tony Smarella, who received the Dr. Gene A. Kamp Loyalty Award.

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Carol attended the Jr. Players Gala on November 18, pictured left to right are Lisa Schiffman, Mona Gupta, Rebecca Massiate, Patsy Mascale, Carol Wilson, Neena Wiora, Roseanne Messiano Mills, Liz D’Aloia.

 

Carol attended the DWLA Annual Awards Dinner at the Omni on October 30. Pictured left to right are Carol Wilson, Tanya Scarbrough and Yesenia Cardenas.

 

 

We are honored to announce that Attorney Carol Wilson is the recipient of the 2019 Super Lawyers 10 Year Anniversary Award recognized by Thomson Reuters for having been selected to  Super Lawyers for ten (10) years. In addition, Carol has been selected for the Texas Super Lawyers Award.

It has been a banner year for Carol Wilson as we are thrilled to announce that Carol has been selected for a 2020 U.S.News Best Law Firm and for the 2nd consecutive year as a 2020 Family Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award by Best Lawyers®. Carol has earned the respect and trust from her clients and is being recognized by her peers in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward White, Inc.

Carol Wilson enjoyed an evening with hostess Lauren Johnson, CFP with The Winkler Johnson Group of Royal Bank Canada at Buon Vino.Pictured left to right are: Marcela Fajardo, Mary Jane Johnson, Carol Wilson, Marsha Emmett and Lauren Johnson.

The much anticipated and successful ASC Goes Couture at Neiman Marcus took place on Sept. 29. Noteworthy sponsors pictured left to right are: Cindy Carradine, Kristi Kasti, Carol Wilson, Michelle Alonzo and Patricia Nolan.

Carol attended a CASA meeting regarding how to identify human trafficking among Child Protective Services clients.  Attorney Wilson is pictured with CASA Executive Director Kathleen LaValle.

 

 

Attorney Carol Wilson attended the fundraiser for Brandy Chambers who is running for the 112th District Texas House. Pictured left to right is Jackie Hoffman, Carol Wilson and Brandy Chambers.

 

On August 12, 2019, attorneys Doug Harrison and Carol Wilson enjoyed themselves at Richard Orsinger’s party during the Advanced Family Law Course held in San Antonio. Pictured left to right are Carol Wilson and Doug Harrison.

 

 

My dear friend and cohort Katie Samler at her first earned Texas Family Law Specialists dinner. Congratulations Katie on your Board Certification in Family Law! Pictured left to right are Carol and Katie

 

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Carol attended a cocktail party that was held during the Advanced Family Law Course. Pictured left to right: Judge Jean Lee, Judge Kim Cook, new friends and Carol Wilson.

 

Attorneys Dawn Fowler and Carol Wilson enjoyed the Collin County Bar Association during the Advanced Family Law Course. Pictured left to right are Dawn Fowler and Carol Wilson.

 

 

 On July 11, 2019, Carol attended a fundraiser for Judge Emily Miskel, Court 470th District Court of Collin County, Texas.

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, Attorney Carol Wilson has received the 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. This distinction was given to only 22 lawyers in the practice area of Family Law.

 

 

Attorney Wilson attended the re-election fundraiser in June 2019 for Dr. Theresa Daniels, Dallas County Commissioner. Pictured left to right are Carol Wilson and Theresa Daniels.

The Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary on March 27, 2019. Pictured left to right are four former presidents: Christine Jump, Deena DeNooyer Stroh, Tresi Moore, and Carol Wilson.
The second picture includes former president Tresi Moore (1993) and
Carol Wilson (1992).

 On February 28, Carol and several attorneys celebrated Randy Johnston’s recognition as a Texas Trial Titan, hosted by Roger Dunn Group, P.C. Carol is pictured with Randy.

 

 

ASC’s Wine and Wellness event was a resounding success! The event took place on February 7, 2019; Event chaired by Carol Wilson who is wearing Athleta and is pictured with an ASC member and with ASC sponsor Athleta representative, Aimee Parker

 Carol participated in the 2019 Dallas Women’s March with Catherine and and Laura Marsh. After the march they had lunch at Bonton Farms; pictured left to right are Catherine Marsh, Carol Wilson, Laura Marsh and Meaghan Whitehead.

 On January 18, Carol attended an open house for newly elected Judge Sandra Jackson, Judge of the 302nd District Court Dallas County Texas.  Pictured left to right are Attorney Carol Wilson and Judge Sandra Jackson.

 

 

We are honored to announce that Attorney Carol Wilson has been selected by Thomson Reuters for the 2019 Texas Top 50 Women and for the 2nd consecutive year as the 2019 Top 100 Dallas/Ft. Worth Super Lawyers awards.

Kaufman District Attorney and former County Court At Law Judge, Erleigh Norville Wiley included in her book, A Target On My Back an incident in 2013 in which Attorney Carol Wilson was trying a jury trial before Judge Wiley on the morning an Assistant District Attorney was shot 1 block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. The book recounts the prosecutor’s true story of murders of County officials in Kaufman County and Judge Wiley’s life on a hit list which rocked Kaufman County and attracted national attention.

 

As we all are aware, electronic communication can create problems for many people. Listen to Attorney Wilson’s radio interview on KLIF discussing the difficulties General Petraeus faced regarding electronic communication.

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Now that same-sex marriage is legal in ALL of the 50 United States, – see U.S. v Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013) and Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015) – what does that mean for Texans?

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