Meet Barbara Cole
Meet Dallas, Texas Family Law Attorney, Barbara Cole.
Phone: (830) 895-3988
I think I always knew I’d go to law school, but I wasn’t quite sure how I would get there. And it was after teaching for three years I realized that that was the direction I wanted to go in. So now I teach clients and juries.
With the combination of my background and my family, that as an attorney I could do a lot to help people, and that’s exactly what I enjoy the most about what I do now.
I come from a background and a culture that says that the person is the most important aspect of any situation that you’re in, and I try to keep that uppermost even when that’s challenged.
So if I had anything to share with someone who would be looking for a good family lawyer, it would be someone with the skill sets to be able to sit down, help the person move from the point where they are to the point where they need to get, and still be able to preserve a healthy co-parenting relationship because, at the end of the day, the children always belong to you.
Whatever conflict the parents are having, it goes right through the middle of their child or their children. And so, as adults, they have to back up and they have to make sure that the words they are saying and the actions that they are taking are not about them, and they have to step forward and mature.
I think one of the things that’s different is that we approach it from an educational point of view. We’re here to teach our clients how to get along on a new playing field. They don’t come to us with that skill set. And I would say the other thing is I have a fabulous staff, and from day one they know we’re here to serve the client, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.