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Frisco, TX 75034

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Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

There's a difference between attorneys who automatically head for court and attorneys like us who will aggressively fight for your interests when litigation is the best or only recourse. At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we maintain close contact with our clients to understand their situation, explain all their legal options, devise legal strategies, and follow their wishes to the best of our ability.

Reliable Counsel From A Board Certified Attorney

John J. Pfister, Jr. is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His deep and demonstrated legal knowledge from more than 15 years of experience practice enables him to find workable solutions through negotiation, mediation, or collaborative law. But as a board certified lawyer, he also has the extensive trial experience to vigorously protect clients in contested divorce, custody disputes and all litigated matters. Charity Borserine also offers more than 15 years of experience representing clients in family law and consumer bankruptcy.

Attitude Is Everything

Our goal is to put clients first. We truly care about achieving the best possible outcome and providing a high standard of legal representation for every case we handle. Your situation is unique, and we take the time to listen to your goals and the specific facts and history of your case.

We believe that "attitude is everything":

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Pfister, Borserine & Associates provides experienced, aggressive representation in divorce, child custody and all aspects of family law. We will follow your wishes in pursuing an amicable settlement or strongly advocating for your interests in litigation.

 

Our lawyers can handle a wide range of legal matters, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy and probate administration. Contact attorneys John J. Pfister, Jr. or Charity Borserine to discuss your case.



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Family Law:


Board certified family law specialist John J. Pfister, Jr. and experienced divorce attorney Charity Borserine can protect your interests while seeking practical solutions. We can capably handle:

Adoptions

We tailor our approach around clients' unique needs - instead of offering a one-size-fits-all strategy. Adoption is a joyful experience for families but can be overwhelming and life-changing. We will be you when need us.

At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we are an aggressive yet compassionate family law firm. We are well-prepared to help you demonstrate how an adopted child will benefit as a member of your family. Contact us to discuss your rights and your unique situation.
John J. Pfister, Jr. is one of only three lawyers in Frisco, Texas certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of experience. Put our experience to work for you. Call 972-725-1308 day or night to schedule a consultation.
Guiding Clients in Step Parent Adoptions

The lawyers at our firm understand the unique dynamics of families. We have a strong background working with clients interested in step parent adoption. The legal process is pretty straightforward in situations when the child's biological parent has passed away.

Step parent adoption is much more complicated when a biological parent refuses to terminate their parenting rights. We show the biological parent has dropped out of the child's life. We prove abandonment by showing situations such as:

* Lack of child support payments for six months
* Failure to contact and develop a relationship with the child for six months

In some situations, biological mothers or fathers are willing to terminate their parenting rights, so they can avoid paying child support. We are prepared to guide you through the legal process at any stage in step parent adoptions.
Foster Care Adoption

Attorney Charity Borserine has a strong background helping families adopt foster children. She has an extensive background working with Child Protect Services, and she has a clear understanding of the sensitive issues around foster care adoptions. She shows the child's best interest are to live permanently with the foster family and escape any neglect or abuse from their biological parents.

Child Protective Services

We understand you likely feel lost without your children, but you must make life-changing decisions to show Child Protective Service (CPS) you will be a responsible parent. We offer straight-forward legal services focused on demonstrating the positive steps you've taken to establish a nurturing environment for your children.

At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we have an in-depth background handling emotionally-sensitive cases. Attorney Charity Borserine is often appointed by the court to represent families in complicated cases involving Child Protective Services. Her strong rapport with local judges and detailed understanding of the legal system will help ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule a convenient consultation.
John J. Pfister, Jr. is one of only three lawyers in Frisco, Texas certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of experience. Put our experience to work for you. Call 972-725-1308 day or night to schedule a consultation.
Proving Parents with Legal Support

Cases involving Child Protective Services are nothing new to attorney Charity Borserine — she has seen children removed from their homes due to a variety of serious circumstances, involving:

* Assault
* Negligence
* Child abuse
* Sexual abuse
* Substance abuse

Her role is not to judge parents. Instead, she is committed to demonstrating the important measures parents have taken to get their children back. Part of this includes working with physiologists and counselors to evaluate the current family dynamics.

For example, if domestic abuse was a concern, attorney Borserine will argue that an abusive boyfriend or girlfriend is out of the picture. She shows the specific steps a family member has taken to get clean of alcohol or drug abuse. She will act as an advisor and lawyer to help you reunite with your children.
Working with Grandparents

Our work includes representing grandparents. We have a strong background working with counselors and psychologists to evaluate the living conditions of the children's foster home. We carefully develop as many facts as possible to protect the children's best interests. The attorneys at our firm are prepared to show the court why children would benefit from living with their grandparents, instead of a foster family or even their own parents.

Property Settlements

If you are considering divorce or if papers have already been served, marital property division can quickly become the focus of litigation. Contact Pfister, Borserine & Associates of Frisco, Texas for aggressive legal advocacy to protect your interests. We have extensive experience in property settlements in divorce involving large, complex estates.

John J. Pfister, Jr. is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Charity Borserine is also an experienced family lawyer. We represent divorcing women and men in Collin and Denton counties and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area in division of property and related issues such as child support and spousal maintenance. Call 972-725-1308 to arrange your initial consultation.
Community Property vs. Separate Property

Characterization of assets is a common bone of contention in marital property division. We make sure that all jointly held property that should be considered part of the estate is on the table, while protecting separate assets of our clients.

We advise clients regarding reimbursement and economic contribution claims, and particularly the complex issues involving appreciation of retirement funds and other assets during the marriage (and after divorce). Similarly, we sort out issues relating to debts that pre-exist the marriage, and liabilities incurred or assets acquired without the other spouse's knowledge.

Pfister, Borserine & Associates uses outside experts as necessary to support the client's characterization of assets and ensure an equitable division. We are adept at valuations of:

* The marital homestead
* Other real estate (rental property, vacation homes, timeshares)
* Closely held corporations
* Securities, stock options, and deferred compensation
* QDROs (401(k)), IRA, pension)
* Possessions
* Debts

We also are attuned to divorce asset protection strategies commonly employed to skirt the law, and use sophisticated means to identify hidden assets.

Using the most up-to-date rulings regarding community property in Texas, we propose a fair settlement of marital property (not necessarily 50/50). If an acceptable division cannot be negotiated, our attorneys are thoroughly prepared and fully equipped to litigate the matter.
Spousal Maintenance

Spousal support (alimony) is granted only rarely and usually not beyond three years, regardless of the length of the marriage or disparity in incomes. Pfister, Borserine & Associates can address monthly rehabilitative maintenance in negotiations, or negotiate a lump sum buyout in the divorce settlement.
Experience in Marital Property Rights

John J. Pfister, Jr. is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with more than 15 years of experience. Charity Borserine also extends more than 15 years of experience in divorce law.

Contact Pfister, Borserine & Associates to ensure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly by the court. Our phones are answered day or night at 972-725-1308 and we respond promptly to arrange a consultation, including evening and weekend appointments.

Collaborative Family Law

If you are committed to resolving divorce or custody issues out of court, collaborative family law or mediation may be the answer. We can help you avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation while still protecting your interests.

The Frisco, Texas law firm of Pfister, Borserine & Associates represents clients in Collin and Denton counties and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Contact us today to discuss whether alternative dispute resolution is right for your situation.
Collaborative Family Law

In collaborative divorce, each party is still represented by a lawyer, but the spouses and attorneys sign an agreement not to litigate. By removing the specter of a courtroom battle, both sides can commit to working out an acceptable settlement covering property, custody and visitation, child support, and related issues. Collaborative family law often includes child psychologists, counselors, and other professionals to help settle family disputes and arrive at a resolution that addresses everyone's interests.

Collaborative law has many advantages over divorce litigation:

* The confidential proceeding is not public, so your dirty laundry is not aired or published
* There is no adversarial discovery or deposition process
* Collaboration is quicker and less expensive
* Children are spared the additional trauma of being caught in the middle

Family Mediation

In mediation, our attorney acts as a neutral third party to help couples or parents reach a divorce settlement or custody agreement. If agreement is reached, we draft it and submit it to the court for approval. If divorce mediation does not produce an agreement, you are free to proceed to litigation.
Experienced Legal Counsel

Collaborative family law or a mediator is not right for every situation — both sides must be committed and willing to compromise. With more than 15 years of experience and Board Certification in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, John J. Pfister, Jr. is eminently qualified to advise you on your legal options and watch out for your best interests.

Contact Pfister, Borserine & Associates today to discuss your case. You can call us 24 hours a day at 972-725-1308, and we respond promptly to all inquiries.


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Pfister, Borserine & Associates offers trusted advocacy during the trying times of a divorce. We have the compassion and demonstrated skill to guide you to a positive outcome without compromising your interests.
Contact us today at 972-725-1308 or by email to discuss your legal options. Based in Frisco, Texas, we represent men and women of Collin and Denton Counties, the surrounding Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and throughout North Texas in all aspects of divorce law.
Board Certified in Family Law

John J. Pfister, Jr. is a family law specialist* who has helped hundreds of clients secure their fair share of marital property and protect the best interests of the children in divorce settlements. Since 1992, he has protected clients' assets in complex divorce situations — he is well prepared to help you.

Attorney Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of experience in family law. As a legal team, we can handle simple uncontested divorces or a hotly contested divorce involving significant assets or difficult custody issues.
Attitude is Everything

Our proven family law lawyers aim for out-of-court resolutions, but we are fully prepared to fight for your rights and defend your legal position. Pfister, Borserine & Associates handles every aspect of marriage dissolution, such as:

* Legal separation
* Spousal maintenance (alimony)
* Determination of child support
* Child custody and parenting agreements
* Division of assets, including complex property division involving closely-held businesses

We work closely with clients to determine the best course of action to achieve the desired goals in divorce. If you and your ex-spouse wish to resolve things out of court, we can arrange mediation, collaborative divorce or negotiate towards a compromise. When trial is necessary, we will help you stand your ground and weather the legal and emotional storm.


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Custody

If you have been named the executor of a will or appointed administrator of the estate of a family member, the Frisco, Texas law firm of Pfister, Borserine & Associates can assist in all duties of settling the estate. We also handle litigation of contested wills.

Contact our lawyers today for a 30-minute consultation to discuss your fiduciary duty and the Texas probate process. We represent personal representatives in Collin and Denton counties and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Call 972.712.6700 for a prompt response by qualified wills and estates attorneys.
Experienced Texas Probate Lawyers

We handle all estate administration cases, whether they are based on wills or the person died intestate (without a will). If the will was properly drafted, the probate process in Texas is not complicated. However, a probate attorney can help you settle the affairs of the estate in the most expeditious manner, including:

* Gathering assets
* Notifying creditors
* Liquidating assets to pay debts of the estate
* Distributing assets to heirs
* Preparing and filing income tax returns

Texas has a separate, streamlined process for smaller estates; we can assist in filing the Small Estate Affidavit and transferring title of assets to heirs.
Contested Wills

Pfister, Borserine & Associates represents the estate or individuals in inheritance disputes (legal challenges to a will or litigation involving intestate succession). If you believe you were illegally excluded from the will, that another heir exerted undue influence, or that the person was not mentally competent when signing the will, we seek judicial relief to nullify the will and have the probate court settle the matter.

Probate administration and contested wills attorney Charity Borserine has practiced law in Texas for more than 15 years of experience. Contact our office at 972-725-1308 to get started on your case.

Child Support

Our roots are in family law. We have a detailed understanding of the child support guidelines in Texas. Our family law attorneys know the legal grounds for deviating up or down from baseline child support levels.

At Pfister, Borserine & Associates in Frisco, Texas, we represent clients in Collin and Denton Counties, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout North Texas in divorce settlements or separate child support actions. Call us at 972-725-1308 for a prompt response from experienced, aggressive lawyers — our law firm's phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
John J. Pfister, Jr. is one of only three lawyers in Frisco, Texas certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of experience. Contact Us today - we will help ensure you are treated fairly in child support determinations.
Texas Child Support

We can explain how the court determines child support in Texas. The level of child support may be increased or decreased based on qualifying factors, such as:

* Shared parenting
* Day care expenses
* Children's best interests
* Special medical or educational needs
* Support obligations to other children

Child support typically stops at age 18 or when the child graduates from high school, though it can be indefinite for special needs children. If parenting time is a true 50/50 split, the support order may be adjusted downward.
Modifications & Enforcement Work

At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we handle child support modification when circumstance change, such as job loss or a promotional job opportunity overseas. Our family law attorneys also aggressively help enforce child support agreements when either side fails to pay on time or at all. Wage garnishment is one possibility.

Domicile Restrictions

Divorce court in Frisco, Texas is tailored around children's best interests. Often divorced or separated couples must follow domicile restrictions, allowing one parent to designate the child's residency. This must be within a certain geographical boundary to provide the other parent the chance to be involved in the child's life.

Naturally, changes occur that affects parents' ability to live in the same area. At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we have an extensive background handling complicated cases. We are well-prepared to develop a convincing legal argument outlining why your move away needs are critical and reasonable. Contact us today to schedule a convenient consultation.
John J. Pfister, Jr. is one of only three lawyers in Frisco, Texas certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of legal experience. Put our experience to work for you. Call 972-725-1308 day or night to schedule a consultation.
Meeting Clients' Move Away Requests

We offer clients a hands-on approach. Our law firm's attorneys focus on clearly understanding clients' move away needs, such as:

* Job promotion
* Care for a sick family member
* New job opportunity out of state
* Acceptance into graduate level program

Our strong focus helps us effectively modify divorce agreements. We are prepared to develop a strong legal argument showing the child custody agreement should be changed allowing your children to move with you.

This would be likely if, for example the other parent fails to hold a steady job, suffers from substance abuse or remarried someone with a criminal record. Child relocation cases can also prompt modifications to child support and visitation.
Resisting Move Aways

We will adapt our approach to your unique situation and your child's best interests. The attorneys at our law firm offer an aggressive approach to enforce divorce agreements. Even if your ex-spouse has a lucrative job opportunity abroad and wants your child to benefit from the diverse culture, we will show the court your child's best interests are to remain with you in the same school district. We are prepared to develop creative visitation schedules so the child continues benefiting from a relationship with the move away parent.

Visitation Rights

Emotions can quickly get out of hand when family dynamics change, especially when children are involved. We offer an approach tailored around your unique needs when getting divorced. We are committed to protecting your visitation and parenting rights, while helping you get through emotional barriers.

At Pfister, Borserine & Associates, we focus exclusively on family law. We have a strong background helping clients during delicate times in life. We cultivate close client relationships and develop effective parenting time solutions based on clients' unique situations. Contact us to schedule a no-hassle, convenient consultation.
John J. Pfister, Jr. is one of only three lawyers in Frisco, Texas certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Charity Borserine offers more than 15 years of legal experience. Put our experience to work for you. Call 972-725-1308 day or night to schedule a consultation.
Focus on Negotiation First

Our attorneys have a strong background helping clients avoid the financial costs of litigation through seeking a settlement first. We reach out to the other side to try and strike a deal beneficial for both parities. Part of our work includes understanding the current family dynamics, such as:

* Who provides day to day care?
* What are the parents' schedules?
* What is the current visitation agreements?
* Do both parents want to be involved in the child's life?

We focus on developing creative, realistic child custody and visitation solutions. For example, families with economic constraints might be open to having their children live at one home, while the parents rotate each week living in an apartment and at the family home.

The attorneys at our firm have also developed unique visitation schedules when, e.g. one parent works 24-hours a day and then has two days off from work. The courts will generally honor innovative agreements as long as they are in the best interests of the children. If a compromise cannot be reached, the court will determine custody, visitation, and child support.


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