Rebecca Armstrong sees her job as conflict management, from start to finish. She helps people find solutions in divorce, child custody actions, modifications of prior custody orders, and collaborative law cases. She also specializes in courtroom advocacy, including hearings, jury and bench trials.
“My approach is to help my clients achieve their goals in the most cost efficient manner, while minimizing the stress and anxiety that can occur during this process. I have seen too many cases where clients have hired me after firing their first attorney because they felt they were giving too much for too little. In most of these cases, the problem is usually that the lawyer and client never sat down to figure out the client’s actual goals throughout the divorce.”
These goals can be specific provisions in child custody, visitation, property division, and financial matters. If you don’t set these goals initially in the process, cost efficiency suffers, adding to an already anxiety-ridden situation.
This is especially true when it comes to property division, an area that Ms. Armstrong deals with routinely. She has extensive experience in cases involving a range of estates: from common estates, to large estates with complex assets, including tracing separate property, family-limited partnerships, and family-owned businesses.
Rebecca Armstrong’s objective in these cases is to keep the client mindful of the economic ramifications associated with the various strategic goals throughout the divorce. “I make sure the client understands the options, so that he or she can make an educated, intelligent decision.”
“If children are involved, it’s imperative to attempt to transition the relationship from a married couple, with children, living in the same home¬, to divorced parents, with children, living in two happy homes.”Most parents in a divorce want this for their children, but they need help getting there. Often times, the transition and divorce process shows to be much more complex than clients realize at the beginning: it can be frustrating, and it can be overwhelming to them. “I do so many custody cases, yet each one has unique circumstances and unique characteristics. Through my experience, I can put together options and use a variety of tools that work well, not only for my client, but for the children and the other parent as well.”
While Ms. Armstrong has plenty of success obtaining quick and advantageous settlements for her clients, her experience in trial advocacy is just as impressive. Rebecca has successfully argued and tried issues of custody and property division for her clients.
“As an attorney, going to trial is about becoming your best weapon: do you need to be a hard-hitting hammer against a stubborn opponent, or is a softer approach needed to contrast yourself against an overly zealous opponent? I fit my style to the situation. Whether it’s Dallas, Plano, Frisco, or anywhere else in the DFW area, a divorce trial is about finding what set of tactics could lead to the client’s best outcome.”
Rebecca is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Enforcement of Orders
Appellate Law and Appeals