We have more than 40 years of experience helping clients in Denton, Lewisville, Frisco, Corinth, and the surrounding areas of North Texas. We will work with you to find an effective solution to your family law or divorce issue.
With more than 40 years of experience, the attorneys of Coffey & Peace are equipped to handle the most complex family law cases. When you choose us to represent you, we will demonstrate our tenacity in working to meet your needs.
The level of satisfaction we provide to the people we work with is demonstrated by the fact that the majority of our cases are referrals from past clients and other attorneys. We want to provide that same level of satisfaction to you by helping you through your family law case, whether it involves a complicated divorce or a challenging child support matter.
The Texas law firm of Coffey & Peace is available to help clients in all complex family law matters, including:
-Division of Marital Property
-Pre-Marital and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Members of our law firm are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This title is given to a very small percentage of attorneys who meet stringent and ongoing standards of experience and ability. This is the level of knowledge that we apply to all of our cases.
513 West Oak Street
Denton TX 76201
The full-service law firm provides quality legal services for all types of family law & divorce matters.
Going through a divorce is one of the most challenging matters a person can face. You may be concerned with your ability to move forward with your life, keep your property, or see your children. The family law attorneys of Coffey & Peace have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you address these type of concerns. We will work tirelessly to help you have a life after your divorce.
The Denton family law attorneys at Coffey & Peace will partner with you through every step of the divorce process, answering all of your questions, evaluating your unique situation, and guiding you in all the options available to you under Texas law. We will create a divorce settlement that meets your specific needs and helps you achieve the outcome you desire. If an out-of-court agreement cannot be attained, we have the experience, resources, and skills to fight your case in the court room.
Divorce Proceedings in Denton County
According to Texas law, an individual can file for divorce after residing in the state for six months and the county in which it is filed for 90 days. Similar to other civil lawsuits, the spouse pursuing divorce must first file the petition and a completed report for the district clerk and then serve the papers to the other person.
A number of judges require couples to undergo counseling before the divorce case is heard. Once this period is complete, the counselor proffers a review of whether any reconciliation can be expected. Depending on the statement, if reconciliation is possible, the court may order further counseling for up to 60 days. If, however, the counseling fails to result in reconciliation, the divorce proceedings can continue.
Divorce Law Options in Denton
When considering divorce, you have two possible paths in which to move forward: Collaborative Law and Divorce Litigation.
While Collaborative Law is often a more desired route, it does not always work for everyone. Sometimes litigation is required. Litigation is the legal action necessary when two parties cannot negotiate an agreement on their own, but rather need court intervention. During the litigation process, each party will be required to present evidence to support their claims; this evidence may be witnesses, testimonies, or financial documents. It is then up to the courts to decide the outcome of the proceeding based on the evidence presented. Unlike collaborative law, the parties involved have no input in the final decision. Through divorce litigation, our experienced family law attorneys will pursue your interests in a courtroom setting. We will aggressively present your case as it relates to property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, and other matters. We are tenacious advocates for your needs. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the results you required to move forward with your life.
This method offers families a way to settle their dispute outside of court in an amicable negotiation. Relatively recently embraced by the state of Texas, collaborative law facilitates informal discussions with the intent of establishing a mutually agreed-on arrangement between you and your spouse regarding property, custody rights, alimony and any other possible disputes without the impending threat of court intervention. When entering into a collaborative law situation, you and your spouse sign a contract known as the "participation agreement" that binds you both to the process and bars your respective attorneys the right to represent either of you in future divorce litigations. If you choose a collaborative law arrangement, we at Coffey & Peace will do everything in our power to help you achieve your desired result. Click Here To Learn More.
Dan C. Coffey was admitted to bar, 1979, Texas. Preparatory education, Baylor University (B. B. A., 1977); legal education, Baylor Law School (J. D., 1979). Board Certified, Family Law, TexasBoard of Legal Specialization. Member: State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section); Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Texas Family Law Foundation (Board of Directors 2014 present); College of the State Bar of Texas (Fellow); Practice limited to Complex Family Law Issues.
Areas of Practice
Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1979
Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1977
B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
-Hon. Sherry Shipman, 16thJudicial District Judge
-Hon. Steve Burgess, 158th Judicial District Judge
-Hon. L. Dee Shipman, 211th Judicial District Judge
-Hon. Bruce McFarling, 362nd Judicial District Judge
-Hon. Margaret Barnes, 367th Judicial District Judge
-Hon. Doug Robison, 393rd Judicial District Judge
-Hon. Jonathan Bailey, 431st Judicial District Judge
Professional Associations and Memberships
Denton County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Denton County Family Lawyer's Association, 1979 Present
The Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Texas Family Law Foundation
Board of Directors, 2014 present
-Delta Theta Phi
Baylor University School of Law
Areas of Practice
2000 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth,
Juris Doctorate Degree
1993 graduate of Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Amie is a former Dallas County Assistant District Attorney From 2001-
2002 and was a member of the Texas District and County Attorney's
Amie was an associate attorney at Hayes, Coffey & Berry from 2002-2004
in the Family Law section.
Amie was a partner at Coffey, Stout & Peace L.L.P. from 2004-2011.
Amie is currently a Partner at Coffey & Peace P.C. from February 2011-
Service and Awards
Amie served as President of the Greater Denton County Young Lawyer's
Association for the 2006-2007 term.
Amie was selected as Attorney Ad Litem of the Year by Casa of Denton
County in 2007 for her work with abused and neglected children.
Amie has been a member of the Denton County Bar Association since 2001
and served on the board of directors from 2007-2010, and has held an
Officer position since that time.
Wesleyan University School of Law
Ms. Coffey received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas in 2004 and her Juris Doctorate from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2009. Ms. Coffey is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice in all Texas Courts. She is a member of the Denton County Bar Association and is also a member of the Greater Denton County Young Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice:
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law