Jennifer S. Hargrave

Jennifer S. Hargrave

Helping you protect what matters most in a Texas divorce.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Jennifer Stanton Hargrave is an experienced family law trial attorney who is also skilled at helping clients construct creative settlement agreements. Jennifer knows that in family law, there are battles that need to be fought. However, she also knows that every divorce does not need to inevitably end in warfare, and that a non-adversarial approach can provide the best results for the whole family.

Jennifer has been practicing law since 1995. She began her law career working for a litigation firm, and was then hired as in-house counsel to a corporation in the financial services industry. In 2006, she left the financial services industry to begin her career in family law. Jennifer is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Dallas Bar Family Law Section and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.

Jennifer resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three children. Among other community activities, she is active in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, sits on the Board of The Family Place, and is a volunteer at the Episcopal School of Dallas.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Attorney
Jennifer S. Hargrave, P.C.
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Smith Hargrave Law
Associate Attorney
Verner Brumley PC
Wells Fargo NA
Southern Methodist University
J.D. | Law
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University of California - Davis
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
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AV Preeminent®
Since 2012
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Best Lawyers In America, Family Law
Woodward/White, Inc.
Recognized every year since 2013
Best Law Firms, Regional, Family Law
U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
Every year since 2014
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Best Lawyers in Dallas
D Magazine
Professional Associations
Texas Bar Foundation
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Texas Family Law Foundation
Lifetime Member
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Texas Association of Family Law Specialists
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The College of the State Bar of Texas
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Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
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Texas State Bar Family Law Section
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Dallas Bar Association
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Texas State Bar  # 00794686
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Articles & Publications
Tax Consequences of Divorce
National Business Institute
Discovery Guidelines
Institute for Paralegal Education
What Business Owners Need to Know About Divorce
Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners
National Business Institute
Email Agreements: Can they satisfy Rule 11 REquirements?
State Bar of Texas Family Law Setion Report
Speaking Engagements
Grandparents as Caregivers, 2020 North Texas Probate Bench Bar, Gaylord Resort
North Texas Probate Bar
We reviewed recent trends in grandparents serving as the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Whether this is due to drug use, mental illness, or other changes in the family system, an increasing number of children are being raised primarily by an aging grandparent. This brings with it a set of challenges that attorneys advising aging clients may encounter. In this presentation, we covered the intersection of family law with estate planning issues facing grandparents.
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Hargrave Family Law Website
Hargrave Family Law Blog
Contact & Map
Jennifer S. Hargrave, P.C.
4201 Spring Valley Rd.
Suite 1210
Dallas, TX 75244
Telephone: (214) 420-0100