Dallas Divorce & Family Lawyers
O'Neil & Attorneys: Compassionate and Relentless Representation
O'Neil & Attorneys is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and caring service to clients in Texas. While we treat our clients with compassion, we are known by our peers in the legal profession for our willingness to engage in hard-hitting litigation, defend our clients' rights, and fight for the best possible outcome in every case we handle.
Founding Attorney Michelle May O'Neil has been described as possessing a "lethal combination of sweet and salty." In the words of one judge, she "cannot be out-gunned, out-briefed, or out-lawyered." If you are looking for a team of family law attorneys who will work closely with you throughout the process and do everything possible to achieve an outcome that favors your interests, choose O'Neil & Attorneys.
What Makes Us Special
- We keep in regular contact with our clients.
- We keep our clients well informed of the status of their case at all times.
- Our firm performs all legal research necessary on a case.
- Our firm gathers all necessary documents and records on any given case.
- We put together a team of professionals to move your case forward.
- We have some of the best negotiators and we will try to settle our cases without going to trial.
- We keep our clients informed of any and all settlement offers that arise, when they arise.
- Our clients are the only ones who decide their settlement.
- Our firm conducts depositions of key parties and witnesses when necessary.
- We stay by our clients' sides through all hearings and the final trial if it gets to that point.
- Our attorneys consult with you and make sure you are well prepared for trial.
What Sets O'Neil & Attorneys Apart
When you hire O'Neil & Attorneys for your divorce, paternity action,
child custody dispute,
post-decree modification, or other type of
family law case, you will be working with a team that is licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas and has the ability to take your case as far as the United States Supreme Court if necessary.
Michelle May O'Neil is board certified in family law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are more than 70,000 attorneys in the state of Texas, but only 725 attorneys have met the stringent qualifications to be board certified in family law. Only board-certified attorneys are legally permitted to represent themselves as being specialists and they are required to meet high standards of commitment to excellence in practice.
In addition to board certification, Attorney O'Neil has been featured in the Texas Super Lawyers® editions for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The
Super Lawyers® list is assembled based on an extensive process of peer reviews and nominations and includes no more than 5% of lawyers throughout the state. Attorney O'Neil has also earned a
10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Moreover, she has received the
AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer-review rating that is widely considered to be the most sought-after recognition available in the legal profession.
Attorney O'Neil is also a noted author, having published books including
All About Texas Law and Kids and
Basics of Texas Divorce Law, as well as co-authoring the booklet
What You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in Texas. When you choose us, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands.
Get an Entire Team of Attorneys on Your Side
Our Dallas divorce lawyers operate on a team concept. Hiring our firm means that you will benefit from having the combined experience, background and insight of all our attorneys working together for you - you get our entire team on your side. Furthermore, we have a number of outside experts who assist us in developing our clients' cases, including certified public accountants, financial planners, counselors, investigators, and others. Whether you are preparing for a hard-fought courtroom battle or want to negotiate an amicable settlement for your divorce, we will put all of our resources to work for you in seeking an outcome that serves your best interests and allows you to move on in your life.
Learn How O'Neil & Attorneys Can Help You
We can assist you with every aspect of your family law case. If you are preparing to divorce, an attorney from our team can help you go to court to request a restraining order if necessary to ensure that your spouse cooperates in terms of handling your marital assets, custody of the children, and other matters that will have to be resolved during the divorce. We can also help you seek a protective order against a spouse who has a history of domestic violence. Next, we will engage in discovery to obtain a full and accurate picture of your spouse's financial situation and any other information that may be relevant to the divorce proceedings.
Whenever possible, we seek to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for our clients. In the event that the other side refuses to agree to fair settlement terms, however, we will not hesitate to take your case to court. In addition to divorce, we also handle family law matters ranging from parental relocation to
grandparents' rights and
same-sex custody. With more than 20 years of experience, we know how to get the results that you deserve.
To learn more about our services and to begin working on a personalized strategy for your case, contact our Dallas divorce attorneys today for an initial consultation with our team!