Nora Jane Simpson, Attorney At Law​ 


The most common modifications after a divorce has been finalized involve child custody, visitation and child support payments. The rights and duties allocated between parents can also be modified, as well as periods of possession and access, and parenting plans. A reason for such a modification might be that the parent paying child support experiences an increase or decrease in earning power, or if the financial needs of the child change. Sometimes circumstances of the parents change that may affect possession and access of the children, or the need to expand or restrict a parent’s access.


Child support obligations and paternity laws can be far-reaching. Knowing the laws and hiring the right family law attorney can make all the difference in your case. We have experience in paternity law and using such methods to prove that a man is the father of a child in order to gain support for the child. Child support obligations and paternity laws can be far-reaching. Knowing the laws and hiring the right family law attorney can make all the difference in your case. Although DNA testing is most often used on behalf of the mother we also represent fathers to establish paternity. Many fathers want to provide support and sometimes mothers want to restrict their parental rights. 


Divorces resulting from mediation are usually less expensive and less contentious than those where the parties resolve their disputes by a contested trial in front of a judge or jury. Nora Jane Simpson, Attorney at Law has many years of experience in family law mediation. Our mediation services include both representing individual clients and serving as mediator. However, in those situations where mediation fails to reach an agreement, we rely on our extensive litigation experience to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Collaborative Law

Texas is a pioneer in the use of the alternate dispute resolution method known as collaborative law, and Nora Jane Simpson has extensive experience in managing Collaborative Law cases for her clients. This was the first state to draft and approve statutes involving the collaborative law process, which is fast becoming a preferred method for securing a divorce. Collaborative Law is a structured method for conducting settlement negotiations and agreements that emphasizes privacy and maintaining the dignity of the parties. The process focuses on the goals of the divorcing spouses and avoids most of the acrimony that traditional contested litigation can create.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody / Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Modifications
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law

  • Adoption
  • Divorce Planning
  • Child Protective Services  ( CPS / DFPS )
  • Enforcement
  • Parenting Plans
  • Protective Orders
  • Grandparents Rights


Divorce is an overwhelming experience for parents, children and the family. Divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a person’s life. At such a time, selecting a family law attorney who will allow you to emerge financially and emotionally intact is essential. Each state is different, Texas Divorces certainly have unique complexities and benefits.

Nora Jane Simpson, Attorney at Law has extensive experience negotiating and finalizing simple or complex divorce agreements. In addition, property is a vital part of the family’s well-being. It’s important to have experienced attorneys that understand that aspect of a Texas divorce as well.

Child Custody / Visitation

Nora Jane Simpson, Attorney at Law understands that resolving issues concerning children can be a very emotional and difficult process. Though we may encourage you to consider collaborative law, mediation and other methods that result in less contentious child custody proceedings, we understand that in some cases aggressive litigation is what is needed to resolve the issues involved. We will work with you to help you understand the pros and cons of each option so that you can make the best decisions available for you and your children. Every child custody case is different and the laws continue to evolve. It’s important to have an experience child custody attorney that has the resources to help you and your case. We also have many years of experience working with and drafting the various types of possession orders and parenting plans to fit the unique needs of clients and their children. If you have concerns about standard visitation issues, we can discuss the situation with you and help you either reach an agreement or enforce an agreement already in place. The goal is to keep visitation issues at a minimum and put the agreements in place ahead of time.

Property Division

Sometimes the largest and most complex business deal most people will ever be involved in is a divorce. Even clients who live modestly may divide a large net worth when they take into consideration the value of homes, retirement accounts and closely held businesses. We have the experience, knowledge and resources required to successfully handle simple or complex property division. When necessary, we can put together a team of experts in other areas such as personal finance, wealth management, taxation and business valuation.