Last Updated on September 7, 2022 by Benson Varghese
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
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
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.
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
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
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