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Divorce & Family Law Attorney
David W. Chowins

405 State Highway 121, Ste A250
Lewisville, TX 75067
(469) 630-2550

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Divorce & Family Law

Fighting for You and Your Family

Divorce - New and Post-Divorce

Separations

Paternity

Child Custody & Support

Adoption

Prenuptial Agreements 

Child In Need of Care (CINC) cases

Name Changes ... and more!

Guiding Principles

I pray, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, that I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients’ tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul.
   
     -- prayer of Sir Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective on September 12, 2011, and applies only to information collected through this Web site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other information we may collect, including any e-mail messages and associated information that you may send through forms on this website or to any email addresses published on this Web site.

What information is collected?
We collect "personally identifiable information" and "automatic webserver information."

"Personally identifiable information" is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, your postal address and your e-mail address. Personally identifiable information does not include aggregate information that, by itself, does not allow for the identification of an individual person. We collect personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to access most areas of our Web site. However, certain areas of our Web site may require you to submit personally identifiable information in order to access such areas.

"Automatic webserver information" is technical information automatically collected by our Web server (which may be hosted by a third party), such as the identity of your Internet service provider, the type of browser you use and your computer's IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. Each time you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes (where possible) and collects this information. Automatic information also includes "cookies." A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. You may decline cookies if your browser permits, but, in such event, it is possible that some portions of our Web site may not function as intended.

How is the information used and shared?
We use personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, if we collect personally identifiable information for event registration, we will use the information in connection with, among other things, the organization of the event for which you registered.

In addition to using personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected, we may also use personally identifiable information to send you publications, invitations and other marketing materials that may be of interest to you.

We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties including, without limitation, affiliated entities, third parties performing services for or on our behalf (such as communications, event management and/or marketing services).

Without limiting the foregoing, we may disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), our rights or property, other users of our Web site or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

We use automatic information for internal purposes, such as to administer the Web site, improve the Web site and help us understand how visitors use the Web site.

Can we change this Privacy Policy?
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will also revise the "effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current Privacy Policy. To view the most current version of the Privacy Policy, click on the "Privacy Policy" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages. Your continued use of our Web site after we post any revisions constitutes your agreement to any such revisions. If you find any such revisions unacceptable, do not access the Web site.

Is the information collected secure?
Unfortunately, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is never 100% secure. As a result, we do not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of any information transmitted to us over the Internet or stored on our systems. Accordingly, please do not disclose any private or confidential information to us via this Web site.

Links to other Web sites
This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of any third-party Web sites to which this Web site may link. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any third-party Web sites you visit, as they will govern any information collected by those Web sites.

Contact information
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us.

Latest Article

Roadmap to a Kansas Divorce

     Most divorce cases are settled…eventually.  However, many cases run through at least the initial phases of litigation prior to the parties resolving their issues.   No case is identical, but most cases tend to follow the same general path.  This article hopes to increase your understanding of what to expect during your divorce case, albeit in the most general terms.

Issues In Divorce Cases 

   The purpose of a divorce action is, of course, to terminate the marriage, but this is not usually a issue of contention.  The issues in dispute typically include  1) how to fairly divide the assets and debts of the divorcing parties, 2) each parent's rights with respect to any minor children (child custody and other parenting issues), 3) the amount of child support, if any, that the Court should order a parent to pay the other for support of minor children, and 4) the amount, if any, should a party pay to support to the other for a time after the marriage (i.e., spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony).  

Initial Meeting With Attorney

     First, you meet with your attorney where you will discuss your particular circumstances and what you hope to accomplish.   The attorney will have questions for you and ask that you provide certain documentation (e.g. bank statements, tax returns etc.).  If you have not already, the attorney will probably ask you to complete a questionnaire to insure all pertinent issues are covered.  The attorney will discuss with you the likelihood that your goals can be achieved and the approach(s) the attorney could take to achieve those goals including any risks associated with those approach(es).  

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Meet the Owner

David W. Chowins

Portrait of David W. Chowins

David W. Chowins is a divorce and family law attorney with Chowins Law Firm, LLC. He opened the firm in the Fall of 2000 after several years practicing tax and business law with large law firms in Chicago and Kansas City.  Though he continued practicing business and tax law as part of a general law practice, over the years, his emphasis became more and more on family-related matters.   Divorce, child custody, adoptions, separations, annulments, marital agreements, parenting time, paternity, and child-in-need-of-care matters are all encompassed by his practice.  

Now, after more than fifteen years since opening his own firm, David's law practice has evolved into almost exclusively divorce and family law. He explains, "It just happened. People who start and run businesses get divorced too. They wanted someone they trust to represent them. It turned out that family law is a good fit for me." David regularly calls upon his business background in negotiating divisions of complex marital estates with assets like small businesses interests, retirement plans governed by ERISA, and hard to value assets. 

David also serves as Guardian ad Litem in child-in-need-of-care cases where he advocates for the child and advises the court as to the best interest of the child.

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