Strength And Solutions For Family And Criminal Law Crises

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The Law Office of J. Barrett Wilson, PLLC, guides our clients through some of life’s most difficult seasons. We stand side-by-side with our clients as they navigate the turbulence of divorce, and offer creative solutions through mediation. We fight to preserve their child custody rights and enforce conservatorship obligations owed by the other side. We aggressively defend those facing all varieties of criminal charges, especially assault and DWI. We primarily focus our practice in Collin and Denton Counties but represent clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


A suit for divorce focuses on confirming individuals’ separate property and dividing community property in a just and right manner. Property includes both assets and debts. Justin is equipped with the experience to engage in interest-based negotiation with the confidence to fight at trial.

Child Custody

Courts refer to conservatorship, possession, and access. Conservatorship relates parents who have legal rights to manage their children. Possession and access relate to visitation and how a parent spends time with their children. Justin will fight to preserve your rights as conservator of your children.


Unfortunately, parties don’t always follow the court’s orders. In divorce and child custody proceedings, courts will issue temporary orders for the parties to abide by until the judge signs the final decree. Justin utilizes motions to enforce to compel parties to play by the court’s rules when they choose not to.

Mediation & Collaboration

Mediators are professionals who help the parties in a family law case reach an agreed settlement. Most judges require the parties to attempt mediation before trial except in cases involving family violence. Collaborative law is a unique process where the parties work together to resolve their family matter.

Assault & Domestic Violence

Allegations of family violence carry serious consequences and can have a tremendous impact on divorce and child custody matters. Justin’s background as a prosecutor and defense attorney, combined with his knowledge of family law, helps provide excellent counsel for either side.


Anyone going through a divorce or custody battle knows that life circumstances can change for the better or worse. Financial changes impact child support. New jobs or relationships impact primary residence. Justin can file a suit for modification to change the decree to handle life’s changes, good or bad.

Driving While Intoxicated

Justin is certified in standardized field sobriety testing and has handled hundreds of DWI cases in Texas. He will stand by your side throughout the process, fighting the administrative license revocation, helping you get an occupational driver’s license, and defending you from prosecution.

Expunctions & Nondisclosures

An expunction completely destroys all traces of an arrest no matter how many charges arose out of that arrest. Nondisclosures seal a record from public view so that past crimes don’t show on employer background checks. Justin will determine your eligibility and clean up your record as the law allows.

Read More From Justice In Sight

To learn more about our strength in Texas mediation and litigation, check out our legal blog, Justice In Sight, or follow the links to the relevant posts below.

Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

How to Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed A Collin County Domestic Violence Attorney Who Understands My name is Justin Barrett Wilson, and I am the owner and managing attorney at the Law Office of J. Barrett Wilson, PLLC. In my career as a criminal defense…

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What is a Writ Bond?

A writ bond in Collin County, also known as an attorney writ bond or an attorney bond, allows the arrested person to post a bond and get out of jail before seeing a judge for magistration. While not every county allows writ bonds, they are by far the quickest…

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Charged with Assault Family Violence? Top Ten Things To Know

Getting charged with assault family violence in Texas causes trauma for everyone involved. I represent many good people from good families who have one argument that gets a little out of hand. Someone calls the police, thinking officers will arrive and merely diffuse…

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Domestic Violence in Texas

The following articles provide useful information for you or someone you care about who has recently been arrested for assault family violence. The information provided in these articles addresses general and common topics concerning assault family violence. Your case…

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Texas DWI Laws

My name is Justin Wilson, and I’m a criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer based in Collin County, Texas. I fight for the rights of those accused of DWI throughout Collin County and the rest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I’m writing this blog series to provide…

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Writ Bond Collin County Click to Play Writ Bond – Collin County (Transcript) Hi! My name’s Justin Wilson. I’m a criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer based in Plano, TX. In this video, we’re going to talk about… Writ Bonds If you’re watching this video, I’m…

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Temporary Restraining Order

Filing for divorce in Texas triggers numerous emotions for both parties, and it is reasonable to be concerned about how your spouse will react when he or she receives notice of your divorce petition. If you are the person filing for divorce, Texas courts will call you…

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UCCJEA stands for Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Family Code Ch. 152 contains the Texas version of the act. The UCCJEA is designed to give states throughout our country the ability to hear child custody matters that may have originated in…

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Assault Family Violence Texas Punishment

Texas domestic violence laws and their punishment ranges can be found among Texas Penal Code Assault Family Violence provisions. For more detailed information on domestic violence charges in Texas, click here. Assault Family Violence charges in Texas carry…<

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Cost of Divorce in Texas

Going to court for a divorce or child custody matter is not only intimidating, it is also important. The outcome of your temporary orders hearing will set the tone for your day-to-day life while your divorce is pending. Temporary orders address issues like child…

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