Carol Wilson’s Blog

What to do when you think your spouse is hiding money

Texas Edition by Carol A. Wilson Many Clients tell me they are suspicious that their spouse is hiding money. We ask the following initial questions as we begin the analysis to thoroughly answer our Client's questions. Begin your own analysis with these questions: Q:...

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Virtual Mediations are Successful!

When I first learned in March that we would mediate a case virtually I was concerned whether mediation could be successful without the in-person connection between the mediator and the parties. How wrong I was, mediations are successful even by video conference! The...

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Ten ways to survive a custody case

Do what your lawyer advises. You selected the lawyer and are paying that lawyer, follow the lawyer’s advice. If you don’t like or trust the advice you are getting, change lawyers. Save documents. Save the documents, save the documents, save the documents. Documents...

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10 Ways to Survive a Divorce

Follow your lawyer’s advice. You chose the lawyer.  You are paying the lawyer.  If you don’t like or trust the advice you are getting, change lawyers. Make the most of the evidence you have. You can’t change the law, the facts or the evidence, but you can make the...

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Marital Agreements Must be Followed to be Enforced

The recent case, Michelena v. Michelena, 2020 WL 1303234, (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi) holds that husband’s frequent deposits of community property into an account the pre-nuptial agreement stated was his separate property so comingled the account that the account was...

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The child support cap increased on September 1, 2019

The child support cap increased on September 1, 2019 to $9,200. What does that mean for child support calculation? In 2013 the Texas Legislature added an automatic cost of living increase to the child support cap so that it does not have to be adjusted by the...

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Refinancing A Separate Property Home During Marriage

House refinancing is common in Texas. Usually it is done for a lower interest rate, a home equity loan, or other reason benefiting both spouses. The San Antonio Court of Appeals has given a new argument to this age-old fact pattern. Below is a common scenario and a...

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Testimonials

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
5.0
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
5.0
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
5.0
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
5.0
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, I truly appreciate you, thanks for making this experience as painless as possible.

Former Client

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

Former Client

Carol, I truly appreciate you, thanks for making this experience as painless as possible.
We are in a pandemic and you did a fantastic job. We are all grateful for your help and for your kindness.

Ellen B., Former Client

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2020-11-04T16:54:44+00:00

Ellen B., Former Client

We are in a pandemic and you did a fantastic job. We are all grateful for your help and for your kindness.
You gave me some very fine advice during my divorce in the area of what to get upset about and fight and what to just let go of. I actually now give similar advice to my clients in employment law. Somewhat like family law, employment can be very emotionally charged. It’s important, as you advised me, to drill down on the important things and to put aside those things that aren’t going to matter at all three weeks after the case is over.

CLR, Former CLient and Attorney

Carol A Wilson Family Law
5.0
2020-11-04T16:56:10+00:00

CLR, Former CLient and Attorney

You gave me some very fine advice during my divorce in the area of what to get upset about and fight and what to just let go of. I actually now give similar advice to my clients in employment law. Somewhat like family law, employment can be very emotionally charged. It’s important, as you advised me, to drill down on the important things and to put aside those things that aren’t going to matter at all three weeks after the case is over.
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