fort worth family and divorce lawyers

Varghese Summersett Family Law Group Team

Last Updated on September 7, 2022 by Benson Varghese

J. Turner Thornton Divorce Lawyer

J. Turner Thornton

Partner Turner Thornton is a highly-regarded Fort Worth family law attorney who leads Varghese Summersett Family Law Group. A skilled negotiator and experienced litigator, Turner has successfully guided hundreds of individuals and families through the most tumultuous time of their lives.  Divorce, child custody disputes, and property division are among the most contentious and complex cases in the legal system. Turner understands the intricacies and complexities involved in family law and works strategically to find and implement the best strategy for each client. While many cases are resolved through mediation, others require an aggressive courtroom battle. Turner is skilled in all

Read More »
Kristen Carr Family Lawyer

Kristen Carr

Senior Associate Attorney Kristen Carr is a Senior Associate at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she patiently guides clients through life-altering family matters, including divorce, child custody disputes, property division, and adoptions. Kristen understands that family law involves sensitive, and often complex, issues that can be highly emotional for clients. Her compassion, coupled with years of courtroom experience, makes her an excellent advocate for her clients and their children. Kristen has handled hundreds of family law matters and is skilled in all aspects of case resolution, including trial, mediation, and negotiation. She listens to each client’s unique situation and

Read More »
Stephanie Sabelhaus Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer

Stephanie Sabelhaus

Senior Associate Attorney Stephanie Sabelhaus is a senior associate at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she is dedicated to helping clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Stephanie understands that family law matters are personal and unique, and she works tirelessly to ensure that her clients’  best interests are always at the forefront. Stephanie has vast experience handling all aspects of family law, including high-conflict divorce, child custody disputes, and complex property divisions. Stephanie is a skilled negotiator and litigator, and she will fight vigorously for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Read More »
Laura Richardson Divorce Attorney

Laura Richardson

Associate Attorney Laura Richardson is an Associate at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she is committed to guiding individuals and families through some of life’s greatest challenges. Laura’s experience, compassion, and strong work ethic are the foundation of her success as a top Fort Worth family law attorney. Laura has significant experience handling a wide range of family law matters, including high-asset divorce, contentious child custody disputes, and complex property and debt division. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. She will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of

Read More »
Julie Lystad

Julie Lystad

Lead Paralegal Julie Lystad is the lead paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group. In addition to drafting motions, filing pleadings, maintaining calendars, and performing legal research, Julie also serves as a primary point of contact for clients. Much of Julie’s day is spent with clients or potential clients who are going through a divorce, child custody dispute, or similar emotionally charged family law matter. Patient, compassionate, and knowledgeable, Julie helps clients and potential clients navigate the process and move towards new beginnings. She is a member of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association and the Tarrant County Family Law Bar

Read More »
Brittni Forbis Fort Worth Divorce Paralegal

Brittni Forbis

Paralegal Brittni Forbis is a highly-skilled paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she works alongside Senior Associate Attorney Kristen Carr. Brittni and Kristen make a formidable team and are dedicated to delivering the best results for their clients.  Brittni’s experience in the legal field is vast and includes working on both simple and complex family law cases, including divorce, child custody disputes, asset division and adoptions. In addition to drafting and filing legal documents, managing schedules, and preparing cases for court, Brittni serves as the point of contact for new and current clients.  She has a strong understanding

Read More »
Turner Thornton

Turner Thornton

Turner Thornton is a well-known family law attorney in Fort Worth who leads the Varghese Summersett Family Law Group. Turner has successfully guided hundreds of individuals and families through the most trying period of their lives as a skilled negotiator and savvy litigator. Turner Thornton concentrates his practice on family law, including divorce, child custody, contempt, and modification cases. He is experienced in handling estates with significant and unique assets that can be difficult to value. He finds amicable resolutions where possible to conserve his client's resources, but knows how to take the gloves off if the situation calls for it. He has had remarkable results in and outside of the courtroom based largely on his ability and desire to understand his clients' needs and guide them on the pathway to what success looks like for them.

Table of Contents

Recent Articles

Child Custody Evaluations in Texas
Child Custody Evaluations in Texas Explained [2023]
Pro Se Divorce in Texas
Pro Se Divorce in Texas: Why You Really Need a Lawyer [2023]
divorcing an alcoholic
Divorcing an Alcoholic: A Comprehensive Guide

Contact us

Subscribe to our newsletter.