Family Law​​​
We are dedicated to representing and protecting the rights of​ children, individuals, and families in a full range of family law matters.We provide transactional legal representation as well as litigation services. In addition, we encourage clients to use mediation to settle differences. We provide assistance with the following issues: 

​Divorce - Divorce is one of the most difficult personal decisions you will ever make, especially if you have children. Divorce also involves business and legal questions that must be resolved, such as community property issues. We will help clarify the basic issues and give you the information you need throughout the process.

Child Support - We will help you become familiar with the laws and the rules for child support that apply to your particular situation, whether you are ending a marriage or are already divorced, have questions about paternity, or are the parent paying support.

Custody and Visitation - In some cases, divorcing couples are able to agree on custody and visitation issues without the need for a court order. Terry Carnes can help your family sort out the details. When an agreement cannot be reached, our experienced family law attorneys will provide legal representation in court.

Business Law
We assist businesses of all sizes as they develop, grow and succeed. 
We represent not only the businesses themselves, but also the owners, managers and professionals who run the businesses. Our attorneys recognize that each business faces unique challenges, so we come up with creative solutions for each of our clients. We have the knowledge, expertise and resources necessary to provide comprehensive legal services. In all transactions, our goal is to enable our client to achieve its business objectives in a prompt, efficient manner. Our experience and areas of practice include:

  • Corporate formation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) formation
  • General/Limited Partnership formation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Policies
  • Defending Wrongful Discharge
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Sales Contracts/Leases
  • Account Collections
  • Consumer/DTPA
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Tortious Interference with Contract

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Services

As we grow older, it becomes necessary to provide for our golden years, and to see that our estates are passed on to our loved ones. We can help draft your will, and any other documents necessary to give you peace of mind. Once someone passes away, we are here to help with the probate of the will, or the legal documents prepared prior to death.We handle various probate proceedings ranging from simple probating of a decedent's will, to assisting with independent or dependent administration of an estate where there was no will, to determination of heirship and muniment of title proceedings. Often, estate planning includes strategies to avoid probating an estate. We understand that it is important to satisfy the objectives of the decedent as well as state and federal government. This complex process is efficiently and competently handled by our lawyers throughout the probate process. We have solid experience in probate litigation, will contests, guardianships, conservatorships and general probate matters. If probate is contested, we will make sure that your rights are represented in probate court. We assist with the transferring of assets from the decedent to his or her beneficiaries with either simple or complex estates.

We offer experienced litigation services to clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. We are committed to helping clients resolve their legal matters effectively. If you have a legal concern that may involve a court action, contact us today to discuss your legal needs. Together, we will devise a plan of action and meet your challenges head-on. As experienced litigation lawyers, we understand how to best address your legal issues within the litigation process. Although we diligently prepare each client's case for the possibility of trial, we make every attempt to resolve legal matters through the settlement process to save clients the time, stress and cost associated with protracted litigation.

Personal Injury

Law Offices of Terry Carnes, is a preeminent firm in the litigation of personal injury lawsuits on behalf of clients negligently injured in Texas. We represent people who are seriously injured each year as the result of negligence on the part of another person or organization. Devastating effects occur from catastrophic personal injuries. We help find ways to pay medical bills and replace lost wages during recovery. Please contact us immediately after a negligent injury for a free consultation and review of your legal rights. It is very important to report an injury and make a claim as soon as an injury occurs. Our personal injury attorneys can accurately assess injuries, plan for long-term care and collect the appropriate damages from all liable parties, including your insurance company. Our personal injury lawyers have won the respect of our legal peers and the gratitude of satisfied clients who appreciate our personal attention, clear communication and commitment to achieving their legal goals. If you've been seriously injured through another party's negligence, you have enough to worry about without having to deal with an unsympathetic insurance bureaucracy. We'll deal with the insurance company and ensure that you receive the maximum benefits you are allowed by law. We have a broad network of legal, medical and financial experts who will determine the extent of your injuries, any financial loss and plan for the best ongoing health care possible.