Nunneley Family Law
"Nunneley Family Law took great care of my divorce so I was able to focus on the healing process... "

Biography

As founder of Nunneley Family Law, Barbara D. Nunneley dedicates herself to helping our clients protect their future and children. With over 35 years of experience in North Texas, she has been repeatedly recognized (2003-2014) as an elite “Super Lawyer” by the Thomson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly and as a “Top Attorney” (2001-2014) by Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine.

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Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

 

 

Education

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1979

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Master of Arts, Political Science, 1976

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1975

 

 

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Texas Chapter, Member & Past President
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member & Past President
  • Family Law Council, State Bar of Texas 1996-2006, Membership Committee Former Chair
  • Family Law Advisory Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Former Member
  • State Bar Form Book Committee, Family Law, Former Member
  • State Bar Grievance Committee, P.E.P., Former Member
  • Child Advocates of Tarrant County, Founding Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Member & Past President
  • Texas Woman’s University Foundation, Past Chair
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2003-2014a Thomson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Top 50 Women, Texas Super Lawyers 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014, a Thomson Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Top Attorneys 2001 – 2014, Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine
  • Texas Woman’s University Distinguished Alumna
  • Eva Barnes Award of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Recipient
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Publications And Speaking Engagements

“Obtaining and Modifying Above Guideline Child Support”, Nunneley, Barbara D., Friedman, Diana S. and Mapes, Jane H., 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2013, San Antonio, Texas.

“Rights, Powers and Duties – Creative Solutions”, Nunneley, Barbara D., 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2012, Houston, Texas.

“Recognizing and Understanding Inventory and Appraisements”, Nunneley, Barbara D., Fort Worth Paralegal Seminar, June 2012, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Premarital and Postmarital Agreement”, Nunneley, Barbara D., 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas.

“SAPCRs for Same Sex Partners”, Nunneley, Barbara D., Farrar, Stephen C. and Langsley, Karen, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2010, San Antonio, Texas.

“Where Criminal Law and Divorce Law Collide”, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Mapes, Jane H., 33rd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, May 2010, San Antonio, Texas.

“The Extended Family: Rights and Duties of Nonparents“, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Farrar, Stephen C., 2010 Parent-Child Relationships, University of Texas School of Law, January 2010, Austin, Texas.

“Protecting Your Characterization and Valuation Claims: Avoiding Waiver or Admission in Inventories, Discovery Responses, and Testimony“, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Farrar, Stephen C., 35th Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2009, Dallas, Texas.

“Prescription Drug Abuse”, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Robinson, Laurie D., R.N., 34th Advanced Family Law Court, State Bar of Texas, August 2008, San Antonio, Texas.

“The Closing Argument”, Nunneley, Barbara D., The Trial of a Family Law Jury Case, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, January 2008, Dallas, Texas.

“Drug Testing in Family Law”, Nunneley, Barbara D. and Robinson, Laurie D., American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, November 2007, Chicago, Illinois.

“Oil and Gas Issues in Family Law”, Nunneley, Barbara, 33rd Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2007, San Antonio, Texas.

“Top Evidentiary Problems in Family Law”, Nunneley, Barbara, Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, June 2007, Galveston, Texas.

“Prescription for Divorce”, Drug and Disorder Issues in Family Law, Nunneley, Barbara and Robinson, Laurie, 30th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, May 2007, El Paso, Texas.

“Practical Custody Litigation Strategies”, Nunneley, Barbara, Family Law Practice Seminar, University  of Houston, November 2006, Dallas, Texas.

Course Director, “32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course”, State Bar of Texas, August 2006, San Antonio, Texas.

“Legislative Changes and Case Law Update”, Nunneley, Barbara, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Associate Judges Conference, July 2006, Austin, Texas.

“Child Custody”, Nunneley, Barbara, State Bar College Summer School 2006, State Bar of Texas, July 2006, Galveston, Texas.

“Discovery”, Nunneley, Barbara, Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, June 2006, Galveston, Texas.

“Handling the Custody Case on a Shoestring”, Nunneley, Barbara, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2006.

“Family Law Update”, Nunneley, Barbara and Emerson, Sally, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2006 Winter Regional Conference, February 2006, Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

“Pretrial Preparation”, Nunneley, Barbara, 20th Annual Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (TAFLS), January 2006, Reno, Nevada.

“Unique Possession Schedules and Parenting Plans”, Nunneley, Barbara,  Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, December 2005, San Antonio, Texas.

“Custody on a Shoestring”, Nunneley, Barbara, 31st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2005, Dallas, Texas.

“Starting Gate to Finish Line”, Nunneley, Barbara, Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, June 2005, Galveston, Texas.

“Educating Parents, Before, During and After the Divorce”, Nunneley, Barbara, 2005 Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, Galveston, Texas.

“Enforcement of Property Awards in Family Law Cases”, Nunneley, Barbara, 2005 Poverty Law Conference, State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas.

“Litigation Skills for Economic Contribution”, Nunneley, Barbara, 19th Annual Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (TAFLS), January 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Course Director, “The Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law”, State Bar of Texas, December 2004, Dallas, Texas.

“Developing and Managing a Solo Practice”, Nunneley, Barbara, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2004, San Antonio, Texas.

“Relocation: Long Distance Families”, Nunneley, Barbara, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, July 2004, Galveston, Texas.

“Relocation: Long Distance Families”, Nunneley, Barbara, Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, June 2004, Galveston, Texas.

“To Move or Not to Move”, Nunneley, Barbara, 27th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 2004, Fort Worth, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“Managing a Small Practice”, Nunneley, Barbara, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, March 2004, Kaanapali Beach (Lahaina) Maui, Hawaii.

“Effective Presentation of the Truth”, Nunneley, Barbara, Advanced Drafting, December 2003, Austin, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“Practicing Law for Fun and Profit”, Nunneley, Barbara, Nickelson, Gary, King, Heather and Loveless, James, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2003, San Antonio, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“Horses and Divorces”, Nunneley, Barbara D. & Ball, J. C., 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2003, San Antonio, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“Homestead: What You Need to Know in the 21st Century”, 26th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 2003, Houston, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“The Closer”, Houston Bar Association, April 4, 2003, Houston, Texas.

Course Director, 17th Annual Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (TAFLS), Cancun, Mexico, January 2003.

“Criminal Law and The Family Practice”, Nunneley, Barbara D. & Ball, J. C., 28th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, August 2002, Dallas, Texas, State Bar of Texas.

“Demystifying Economic Contribution”, 25th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 2002, State Bar of Texas.

Assistant Course Director, 16th Annual Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (TAFLS), Cancun, Mexico, January 2002.

Course Director, New Frontiers – In Marital Property Law, Santa Fe, New Mexico, State Bar of Texas, October 2001.

“Exceeding or Varying from Possession Guidelines”, 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August 2001.

“Sex, Lies & Psychologists”, 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, August 2001.

“Parental Alienation Syndrome: War and Peace;” DeLipsey, J. M. and Nunneley, B. D., 24th Annual Marriage Dissolution Course, 2001, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 2001, State Bar of Texas.

“Closing the File”: Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas School of Law, Galveston, Texas, April 2001.

“The Motley Fool School – Components/Consequences of the Stock Market”, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course 2000, San Antonio, Texas, August 2000.

“Family Limited Partnership” TAFLS Trial Institute, Las Vegas Nevada, February 2000.

“Drafting Real Estate Documents” Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 1999.

“UIFSA”, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, August 1999.

“Representing the Non-Protecting Parent”, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 1999.

“Invasion of Privacy and Illegally Gathered Evidence; Wiretapping, Recording Devices, Including Criminal Law Aspects”, Moderator, 22nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1999, State Bar of Texas.

“Daubert Challenge of C.P.A”., TAFLS Trial Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1999.

“Preparation, Preparation, Preparation”, Winning Techniques in Family Law Litigation, State Bar of Texas, December, 1998.

“Tips for Trying the Low Budget Custody Case”, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course,  San Antonio, Texas, State Bar of Texas, August, 1998.

“Definition of a Protective Order and a Temporary Restraining Order”, 1998 Family Law and Domestic
Violence Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas, May 15-16, 1998.

“Contempt and Enforcement of Court Orders”, 8th Annual Family Law Conference for the  General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, Houston, February 1998.

“Characterization of Assets and Tracing-All You Ever Needed to Know”, 6th Annual Dallas  Chapter TSCPA Divorce Conference, Dallas, Texas, September 25, 1997.

“Interesting Cases”, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio,  State Bar  of Texas, August, 1997.

“Closing the Case”, Family Law Trial Skills Seminar, Fort Worth, Lawyers Against Domestic  Violence, May 31, 1997.

“Avoiding Pitfalls with Closing Documents”, 7th Annual Family Law for General Practitioners Conference, April, 1997.

“Interviewing Children.  The Child as a Witness”, Attorney Ad Litem Training Seminar, April, 1997.

“Direct Examination of Mother in Relocation Case”, 10th Annual Trial Institute 1996, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

“Interesting Cases”, 22nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, August 1996.  State Bar of Texas.

“Enforcement”, 19th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1996, State Bar of Texas.

“Real Estate Transfer Documents”, Advanced Family Law Drafting Seminar 1995, State Bar of Texas.

“Direct Examination of Mother in Child Custody”, Ninth annual Trial Institute 1995, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

“Discovery Ethics and Sanctionable Behavior”, The Ultimate Trial Notebook, 1994.

"Making this difficult process as smooth and as successful as possible requires planning every detail before, during and after."

Barbara D. Nunneley