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Robert W. Leonard Jr.

Robert W. Leonard Jr.

Board Certified Family Law Expert Serving Tarrant County, Parker County Texas.
  • Divorce, Probate, Appeals & Appellate...
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Summary

Board Certified Experience. It matters when it comes to hiring your attorney. Bob Leonard brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the table. He is an expert family law attorney representing adoption, divorce and custody clients in agreed matters and in highly contentions legal battles. Each year he spends hundreds of hours in court hearings and litigation. For one hour in court, he spends at least ten more preparing the case. In addition, every year the entire team earns more than triple the number of credits required by the State Bar of Texas. Furthermore, Bob stays on top of legal cases and trends. This dedication to continued education and exceeding expectations earns the respect of clients, his peers and the judiciary. For more than 12 years, Bob Leonard has been voted a Top Attorney in Family Law in the prestigious Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. An Adoption Attorney, Divorce Lawyer, Probate Attorney, Guardianship Attorney, Appeals Attorney and Family Law Attorney, Bob Leonard uses tremendous legal acumen, steady hand and intellectual ability zealously represent his clients. From the beginning of a case all the way through the appellate process, Bob Leonard puts his client first and gets results. Expert Legal Representation!

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Probate
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees for: Uncontested Divorce; Simple Estate Planning; Certain Probate Court Matters Firm Hourly Rates: $125 - $400
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board Certified Family Law Attorney
Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
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Attorney
Hanna-Leonard PLLC, Associate
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Private Practice
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Cantey and Hanger, Austin, Texas, Of Counsel
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Chair
Texas House of Representatives, Health Care for Low Income Texans Interim Committee
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Chair
Texas House of Representatives, Appropriations and State Affairs
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Vice Chair
Texas House of Representatives, Labor and Employment Practices
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Chairman
Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Public Safety,
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Chair
Texas House of Representatives, Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee
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Education
St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. (1975)
Awards
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
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Top Attorney
Fort Worth Magazine
2004 through 2016 Top Attorney
Power Attorney
Fort Worth Business Press
Professional Associations
Texas Board of Legal Specialization # 12214700
Board Certified Attorney, Family Law
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Activities: Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. There are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,400 are Board Certified. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists # 12214700
Member
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Activities: Established in 1984, The Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists is a professional organization of Board Certified family law attorneys and Board Certified family law paralegals. For those seeking highly qualified representation in a family law matter, TAFLS provides a convenient source for information about Board Certified family law attorneys.
Tarrant County Bar Association # 12214700
Member and Mentor
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Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association # 12214700
Member
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Tarrant County Probate Bar Association # 12214700
Member
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Texas Bar College # 12214700
Life Fellow
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Activities: The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.
State Bar of Texas # 12214700
Attorney
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Activities: The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law.
Speaking Engagements
Family Law for Probate Practitioners, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association Luncheon, Fort Worth, TX
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
Offering guidance about how family law impacts the practice of probate law.
Discovery Tricks and TIPS, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Seminar, Nacogdoches, Texas
State Bar of Texas
Providing guidance to family law attorneys regarding discovery process.
Preparing for the Death of a Family Member or Other Loved One: What do I do?, Class Room, Texas Christian University
Silver Frogs
Providing basic estate planning information and advice.
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Life Fellow
Texas Bar College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Fort Worth Family Probate Appeals Guardianship Attorney | Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
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Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC current legal information and practical advice
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Fort Worth Adoption Attorney, Tarrant County & Parker County

Fort Worth Adoption Attorney Bob Leonard is board certified in family law. As an adoptive parent himself, he knows the value of adoption. Children never outgrow the need...

Fort Worth Family Lawyer

Board Certified Family Lawyer Bob Leonard is accomplished and proficient family law attorney. He is one of the select few attorneys in Texas who are considered specialists in their...

Fort Worth Probate Attorney, Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC

Fort Worth Probate Attorney Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300 Fort Worth Texas, 76102 Call 817-336-8500 http://www.bobleonard.com/fort-worth-probate-attorney/ Probate Law Services Probate a Will- http://www.bobleonard.com/fort-worth-probate-attorney/probate-administration/ Heirship- http://www.bobleonard.com/fort-worth-probate-attorney/probate-administration/ Probate Litigation- http://www.bobleonard.com/fort-worth-probate-attorney/probate-litigation/ Simple Probate- http://www.bobleonard.com/fort-worth-probate-attorney/simple-probate/

GUARDIANSHIP Attorney BOB LEONARD LAW GROUP, PLLC , FORT WORTH

Fort Worth Guardianship Attorney at Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC serving Tarrant County and Parker County, Texas. http://www.bobleonard.com/guardianship Fort Worth Guardianship Attorney Guardianship Lawyer. Legal Guardian. Protecting Your Loved Ones. Guardianship. Sometimes It’s...

Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC

Bob Leonard Law Group,PLLC Family Law, Probate Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Appellate Law. Board Certified Fort Worth Family Lawyer Bob Leonard is one of very few attorneys board certified in Family...

Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer Bob Leonard

Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer Bob Leonard has spent more than 30 years fighting for clients. Divorce is stressful and frightening. You need a strong, steady hand to steer...

Appellate (Appeals) Attorney Bob Leonard

Fort Worth Appellate Attorney Bob Leonard recognizes that complicated legal problems require inventive solutions. Through innovative practice methods, Bob challenges the obvious and rises above the ordinary. Appeals require...

7 Steps Estate Planning Bob Leonard

Fort Worth Estate Planning Attorney Bob Leonard explains the 7 basic estate planning documents you may need. Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Designation of Guardian for Children, Designation of Guardian,...

Legal Answers
69 Questions Answered

Q. My ex is trying to go for sole custody to avoided child support and they keep telling me I'm a unfit mother
A: This is an unfortunate but not uncommon situation. Provided the allegations regarding your maternal fitness are untrue, it is unlikely he will be successful. You do, however, need an attorney representing you to protect your interests.
Q. I am being sued by my ex- in-laws for original petition and for adoption of a child. I received the documents on may 7.
A: You do need an attorney, and right away. The attorney can review the documents, advise you and prepare the appropriate response.
Q. my husband owned a home prior to our marriage. after we were married he refinanced it in both our our names.
A: In Texas, everything earned during the marriage by each party is considered to be community property unless it can be shown otherwise. If he purchased the boat with community funds, it is presumed to be community property. Having an account in his name does not mean the account is his money. The funds belong to the community unless he can show otherwise. If he purchased the home before the marriage, the home is separate property. You may be entitled to a claim for reimbursement, though. You need a good local family law attorney to represent you in this matter.
Q. I have been married for 35 year together 40. My husband has cut everything off. I believe him and my
A: Your first step is to contact the police if your daughter is under age. Your second step is to contact a local family law attorney who can file for divorce and protect your interests.
Q. Hi I'm the custodial parent for my son. for the past 3 years going on 4 years. I tried to put her on child support. But
A: If she files anything, contact a local family law attorney right away. In the meantime, keep good records of her contact with your son and any other information you might need if you had to go to court. Texas courts prefer that children have the opportunity to establish a relationship with both parents. Therefore, a judge would likely give her some sort of possession schedule if she does not have one. Possession and child support are two separate issues, but sometimes when you file for child support, the other party will ask for primary custody. Given her track record, she would probably not be successful.
Q. If i've lived in a new county for 30 days & want to file for a divorce and custody, can I do that in the new county?
A: You must be in Texas for six months and in your county for 90 days to file in that county.
Q. Question about child custody.
A: Courts do not generally change custody unless it is in the best interest of the children. If there is no reason to change the current situation, then the court will not likely do so. However, the courts do expect parents to work together and most orders include language such as, "or as the parties agree" to cover when parties choose to work together outside the current order. You can contact a local family law attorney to discuss the situation further. If the attorney knows all of the facts, he/she will be able to give you more specific advice.
Q. How do I amend my child's birth certificate to add her deceased father to it ?
A: You can review the information provided at the Texas Department of State Health Services, VItal Statistics division to review the process. Here is the link: https://dshs.texas.gov/vs/reqproc/amendparentage.shtm Since you will need a court order, it would be best if you contact a local family law attorney to assist you. You want to make sure it is done properly.
Q. Hello. Im messaging in reguards to trying to move out of state with my daughter.
A: If you have no current orders, either parent has rights to the child. If you move without his agreement, he could file something in Texas and the court could order you to return. If you are in the new state long enough and he has not filed anything, you may be successful in filing yourself in the new state. Without knowing all of the facts, including whether he is paying child support, whether he has contact with the child, it is not possible to give you specific advice.
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Bob Leonard Law Group, PLLC
101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Telephone: (817) 336-8500
Fax: (817) 336-8511