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November 12, 2014

Nordhaus Opens New Frisco Office

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Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Frisco, Texas.  Located in Frisco Square Boulevard, the new office will be devoted exclusively to family law issues.  J. Ryan Nordhaus, recently honored as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Texas, will personally work with clients to resolve their cases.

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October 24, 2014

Ryan Nordhaus Named National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

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J. Ryan Nordhaus of Nordhaus and Walpole, PLLC, has been practicing domestic relations and family law for over a decade. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, and he is a qualified mediator pursuant to the Texas Family Code.

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July 30, 2014

Should child support include payment for college?

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The issue of paying for college expenses has become a major focus of child support awards and divorce settlement negotiations since the cost of higher education began  skyrocketing. Study after study shows that having a secondary degree greatly increases your earning potential. For a high school graduate, therefore, continuing on to college is an extremely important and wise investment. But as with all investments, it requires money.  The question is: who should supply that money?

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July 28, 2014

Property Division under Texas Law

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Collin County divorce attorneys recognize that property division can be a very complicated and contentious part of the divorce process. In the absence of a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, all assets and debts of the parties must be allocated. Texas is one of nine states in the country that is a community property state; all property owned by a husband and wife is presumed to be owned by both unless and until proven to be separate property by clear and convincing evidence. 

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July 23, 2014

Child custody and summer vacations: how to structure a plan that works well for everyone

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Summers can be challenging times to coordinate schedules even for families in which there are no divorce and visitation issues. When these issues do exist, summer parenting can become quite complex. Collin County divorce attorneys recommend that parents plan well ahead in order to avoid any conflicts in scheduling and any conflicts between the parties. Below are examples of parenting plans that offer flexibility with respect to the summer.

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July 21, 2014

Pros and Cons of Online Dating and How to Protect Yourself in the World of Digital Dating

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Most experts will tell you that just as job searches in the twenty-first century must incorporate LinkedIn and other networking on social media, searching for that special someone must also incorporate dating sites on social media, even if the online sites are only used to access offline events. That being said, Collin County family law attorneys emphasize that there are pros and cons to consider regarding online dating:

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May 30, 2014

Cohabitation Agreements Part II:  Parenting Agreements

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In Part One of a series discussing the need for legal protections for couples who live together in a committed, long-term relationship but do not get married, Collin County family attorneys recommended cohabitation agreements which can define the parties' property rights, financial expectations, and other concerns during and after their relationship.  In Part Two of this series, our family law attorneys explore what kind of legal agreement is needed to protect those same couples when they have children.

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May 26, 2014

Temporary Protective Orders v. Temporary Restraining Orders: What are they and how do they differ?

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Temporary Protective Orders ("TPOs") and Temporary Restraining Orders ("TROs") are often confused and confusing, and the terms are commonly used interchangeably. The orders are not the same, however, and are issued in completely different ways and for completely different purposes.  Collin County Divorce Attorneys explain why and when TPOs and TROs are necessary in the divorce process.

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February 7, 2013

Ryan Nordhaus Receives Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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AUSTIN (February 7, 2013) ‐ Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Ryan Nordhaus received Board Certification in Family Law. Ryan Nordhaus currently practices in Collin County, Texas where he is part of Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC.

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April 11, 2012

Best Law Firm - 2012 Reader's Choice Award

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We want to give a big THANK YOU to the readers of the Mckinney Courier Gazette for once again selecting Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC as The Best Law Firm in the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards!

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April 11, 2012

Attorneys Ryan Nordhaus & April Nordhaus named as 2012 Texas Rising Stars

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The McKinney Divorce attorneys of NW congratulate Ryan Nordhaus & April Nordhaus on their selection as 2012 Texas Rising Stars by the publishers of Texas Monthly Magazine.

At Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC we take pride in their achievement and congratulate their commitment to excellence in the areas of Family Law & Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate matters.

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January 5, 2012

Official Website of Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC Launched

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PaperStreet Web Design launches CollinCountyAttorney.com, the official website of Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC, a texas based law firm.

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September 19, 2011

McKinney criminal lawyer Deric Walpole Lead Counsel for Warren Jeffs; National Media Coverage

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Warren Jeffs' attorney, Deric Walpole, discusses the case and Jeffs' sentencing. To watch the interview on CNN, please visit YouTube.

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February 4, 2011

Deric Walpole, Ryan Nordhaus & April Nordhaus named as 2011 Texas Rising Stars

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The attorneys of LNW congratulate Deric Walpole, Ryan Nordhaus & April Nordhaus on their selection as 2011 Texas Rising Stars by the publishers of Texas Monthly Magazine.

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November 2, 2010

New and Permanent Office Location

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NW is proud to annouce our permanent office location at the Valliance Plaza located at 5900 S. Lake Forest Drive in McKinney, Texas.

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September 26, 2010

McKinney Probate Attorney, April Nordhaus named Best Attorney by the readers of McKinney Courier Gazette

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The attorneys of NW proudly congratulate April Nordhaus for her Reader's Choice selection as Best Attorney by the readers of McKinney Courier Gazette!

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April 16, 2010

April Nordhaus named one of the Top 50 Business Women in Northern Collin County

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The attorneys of LNW congratulate McKinney probate attorney April Nordhaus for her selection as one of the Top 50 Business Women in Northern Collin County!

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January 8, 2010

Ranked #9 in Collin County

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Collin County Business Press named NW the #9 law firm in Collin County.

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