Searching for a lawyer is a challenge and usually means you are contemplating making a change in your life. Make that change for the better. Plano family law and divorce attorney Jane-Ashley McMillan focuses her skills as an attorney and the passion she has for her clients' interests exclusively on family law.
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Whether you find yourself facing a bitter and difficult divorce or an uncontested and amicable one, you want to have someone zealously representing your interests. Jane-Ashley McMillan understands your need for straight answers and supportive guidance. Your needs and rights are her number one priority. Jane-Ashley is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney with 30 years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and South Carolina and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Jane-Ashley is committed to helping you through the divorce process and ensuring that if children are involved, their best interests are prioritized. Jane-Ashley has extensive experience negotiating on behalf of individuals in all aspects of a divorce, from custody and visitation, to child support, property division, spousal maintenance, and post-decree modification. She also handles paternity matters and adoptions.read more
At the law office of Jane-Ashley McMillan, in Texas, you will find an attorney who is compassionate and understanding of your divorce and all that it entails for you and your family. Attorney McMillan understands that this is a difficult time in your life and truly cares about what happens to you and your family. No client is just another client to her, and she will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
A divorce decree is a legal document issued by the Court that completely dissolves the marriage between a husband and wife. It contains a list of written decisions that deal with exactly how that dissolution will occur. The parties can also agree to terms that the Court may not order. Whether or not these terms are equitable to you can greatly depend on the quality of your legal representation.read more
No matter how it happens, a divorce is never an easy thing to go through. It is especially difficult when spouses feel like they have to fight just to protect themselves. There is another way. Collaborative law is a recent innovation that allows couples to sit down and talk about their differences with their attorneys and financial and mental health neutrals, instead of fighting them out in Court. With extensive training and experience, Plano collaborative law attorney Jane-Ashley McMillan can help you find a way to develop a divorce settlement that you create with the help of other trained individuals, rather than a Judge who is unfamiliar with your family and its needs or concerns.read more
When it comes to your future after your divorce, you want to be in control. By taking your fight to Court, a Judge is going to have the final say. However, if you are willing to work with your spouse through divorce mediation, you can protect the things that matter to you most and tailor a plan to the needs of your family.
Plano divorce mediation lawyer Jane-Ashley McMillan has been helping men and women with a wide range of family law concerns for 30 years. She understands how the mediation process works and how you can use it to achieve positive solutions.read more
Life is about change and it is not uncommon for the circumstances of a case to change to the extent that it is necessary to modify the divorce agreement.
Children grow up, illness may strike, people lose jobs—the fact is simply that what was agreeable when the divorce decree was finalized, may no longer work if circumstances change over time. Modifications are changes that can be made to divorce decrees in order to address the evolving needs of the spouses and children involved in these situations.
In her practice as an attorney, Jane-Ashley McMillan provides quality representation and compassionate advocacy to people seeking Post-Divorce Modifications in the Plano area and throughout Dallas County and Collin County.
Property Disputes and Division
If you are facing divorce and need legal advice regarding complex property division regarding business interests and other assets, then you need a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable in Texas family and civil law, as well as the Texas Constitution.
Jane-Ashley McMillan has 30 years of legal experience and is dedicated to the practice of family law and property division. As a lawyer, she practices law in both the state and federal Courts of Texas. She is also admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina.read more
Marriages, whether they last or not, usually involve a fair amount of give and take. But because of this, two people who are ending their marriage to one another are not always on equal financial footing when they stand apart. In these divorce cases, some amount of financial support from the spouse who is better off may be necessary.
Plano spousal support attorney, Jane-Ashley McMillan represents both husbands and wives in the Plano area and throughout Dallas County and Collin County in alimony-related concerns.read more
Sometimes, people ignore their child support obligations because they are angry and feel that their financial burden is unfair. Sometimes, financial circumstances can change drastically due to the loss of a job or illness and the money to fulfill these obligations is simply not there. Regardless of the reason, non-payment of child support is prosecuted and could result in jail time. If this is the situation you find yourself in, Jane-Ashley will work with the Court system to find a resolution that may not include jail time. In addition, the law office of Jane-Ashley McMillan can also helps custodial and non-custodial parents in obtaining modifications to the terms of their child support orders.read more
Child Custody & Visitation
In Texas, and in states across the country, the divorce-related issue of child custody is generally settled according to the “Best Interests of the Child” standards. Unfortunately, many parents differ as to what constitutes “best interests.”
In her practice as a Plano child custody attorney, Jane-Ashley McMillan offers legal advice and quality representation to divorcing parents in Collin County and Dallas County regarding permanent custody and temporary custody arrangements. She has 30 years of experience in these matters and is certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Jane-Ashley McMillan’s law practice is dedicated solely to the practice of family law and needs of the individuals she represents are her top priority. As such, she is a fierce advocate in Court on behalf of her clients’ best interests and in keeping the best interests of the children in mind as well.read more
Today, the Texas Courts generally believe that children have a right to know who their parents are. At the same time, the Court seeks to protect children who have known one person as their dad for years. These children could very likely be traumatized by a paternity suit.
Likewise, the recognition of paternity is an important issue to resolve in regard to child custody, child support, and child visitation rights for people who have children out of wedlock, or who are separated at the time of birth.
Jane-Ashley McMillan represents mothers, fathers, and others who are seeking to resolve paternity-related issues in the Plano area and throughout Dallas County and Collin County. Jane-Ashley McMillan’s law practice is dedicated solely to family law and she has 30 years of experience practicing in the state and federal Courts of Texas.read more