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PROTECT WHAT’S IMPORTANT WITH EVERY DECISION YOU FACE.

Your lifestyle. Your children. Your business. Your future. Divorce involves many decisions. At Hance Law Group, we help you make choices that best reflect your priorities—and reach the ultimate goals for your divorce, or other family law matter.

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Client Testimonials

I am a trial attorney myself who found myself going through a very difficult divorce several years ago. I was referred to Larry by another trial attorney colleague for whom I have the utmost respect who, I believe, Larry had also represented. Obviously, I am in a unique position to judge another attorney's work. Larry was simply outstanding. First of all, he was very compassionate about the situation. Secondly, he and his legal team did outstanding legal work and successfully negotiated a settlement against one of Dallas' most tenacious family law attorneys. His fee was beyond reasonable for a complex divorce settlement. I recommend all my clients and friends to Larry. You will not find a more skilled, thoughtful and compassionate family law attorney in Texas.
Client and Trial Attorney
In less than three months after filing, we  were able to negotiate and finalize a good settlement that exceeded my expectations, with minimal conflict.  I am grateful the divorce decree was finalized without a contentious, drawn out court battle.  Although my case has unique components, I believe that Larry Hance and his team helped to set the tone from the beginning, and that a non-adversarial approach worked best for my circumstances.   I'm very pleased with the quality, cost and scheduling aspects of my divorce, and the professional manner in which it was handled.  I highly recommend Larry and his firm.
Client
I think it is truly a miracle that we are where we are–you truly have special skills, Larry. I prayed to God for a lawyer and I was led to you–I feel very blessed.
A Satisfied Client
Many thanks for your professional advice and attitude during my collaborative divorce. I truly appreciated your kindness and respect during this difficult process. My attorney spoke very highly of you; his compliments were warranted!
My client’s wife
Thank you both for all of your help with the agreement. I enjoyed working with your firm and will refer others your way when I have the chance to do so.  Larry – I appreciate your counsel. I’m very happy with the final agreement.
A businessman regarding a pre-marital agreement
This has been a long and protracted process due to the emotional behaviors of both the principals. Prior to the actual filing for divorce by my spouse, you offered excellent counsel and advice to me and were available to telephone before we signed the engagement letter. Your efforts and availability caused me to have a greater degree of calm when the actual process started. Though my spouse broke all agreements made concerning the mechanics of the divorce process, you counseled that we focus on the big picture and not react to many emotional games that were played as a design to weaken our negotiating position. I came to trust your high degree of rationality and this allowed me to not pull some of the “crazy” antics that usually happen in an emotional situation such as this. I appreciated your “conciliation-not confrontation” approach and your efforts to negotiate a settlement that is extremely in my favor. At the same time, you demonstrated that confrontation can be used effectively when it is used sparingly. Concerning your legal assistant, she is extremely easy to work with and many times put up with my emotional outbursts with caring and empathy. Though you are not a psychotherapy service,she made me feel that someone understood what I was going through. She returned my calls promptly and treated me with respect and dignity, even when I may not have deserved it. I now understand that the outcome is far more important than the incidents and no action is better than an adverse reaction. In fact, no action is a very effective reaction. Thanks again for your help and counsel.
A challenging, but satisfied, Client
Just a note of thanks for your help above and beyond. You probably saw me less than your average client, but what I appreciated most about your services was that you handled my divorce the way I wanted it handled. The ability to read a situation and provide excellent services according to it’s parameters is a valuable skill. It goes without saying that your support staff is exceptional. Thanks again and best wishes in the future.
Businesswoman/Client
Thanks so much for the way you handled everything–I appreciate everything you did. You truly make a positive contribution to your profession. I feel very lucky to have someone with your qualities representing me. Please don’t ever change your style.
Businesswoman/Client
Thank you for helping me get my life back
Mom/Client
I could not have asked for better counsel and representation. Please forgive me and my testiness, particularly my remarks about attorneys. You practice with skill, and self-assurance. I never felt abused. I only felt that I was being cared for appropriately…
Physician/Client
Thanks for believing in me. You’re appreciated more than you know. (And your support team is excellent, by the way!)
Recording artist/Client
Your professional and caring attitude was appreciated very much, as was your attention to your fees.
Attorney/client
Thank you for your excellent representation and steadfast encouragement and friendship, without which I hardly think I could have endured this ordeal. Your advocacy, integrity, and gentleman-ness have been matchless.
Client
I want to thank you for what I feel was exemplary handling of my case. Your professionalism and concern for my situation (even while on vacation a thousand miles away!) and your ability to successfully deal with an impossible time frame was very much appreciated.
Businessman
What a pleasure it was for me to have the chance to work with you! Often I look with dismay on the state of our legal system and its attorneys. It is a joy for me to realize that there are still lawyers of intelligence and integrity–of which you are a prime example.
Attorney/Mediator
Thank you for your work on my case. You did a fantastic job and I appreciate it. The firm was fantastic and I couldn’t have been more pleased on all levels and just wanted to let you now that I really appreciate everything. Best wishes to you in the future.
Client
I am very happy, healthy, and peaceful. I appreciate the work done for me and with me during my divorce. Your firm was professional, capable, and very caring. I HIGHLY recommend you to others.
Client
Y’all have worked hard and been patient and helped me get what I feel I deserve and what is really best for my son. Considering what the outcome could have been, I know these terms are SO wonderful and more than I thought I’d end up with. I know I could’ve given up a long time ago or with different counsel ended up down a completely different path.
Client
I wanted to thank all of you for the time and energy that you put into my case. If I had it to do over again I would not change a thing. You were all great.
Client
Occasionally I tell someone about my divorce and every time I talk about you and your “team” it is with the utmost praise. I cannot tell you how much I thank you for taking care of my son and I as you did. Most of all I thank you for caring.
Client
Thank you so much for all of your help. We definitely could not have done this without you. With both of your help I have grown and accomplished more than I thought I ever could. Thank you again for all you’ve done for my family.
Client
You have been a pivotal character in my life these past several years.I can’t thank you enough for your integrity, your caring attitude, professional demeanor and solid advice.
Client
I think I would be remiss if I didn’t thank you for all you have done for me and my children. I don’t know if you understand that until we started this process I was ‘listened to’ but not really ‘heard’. Not only did you hear me, you made it possible for me to rectify a hopeless situation. I have great confidence in my future thanks to your advice and support. Thank you for giving me my voice back.
Client
Thank you so much!!! You are the best attorney. I told him it was like a pro football player playing against a high school player. You are just in a different “league”. I really appreciate your hard work as well as everyone on your team!!!
Client
Larry is an excellent attorney! He represented me both in my divorce and in an issue following my divorce.  Not only is he very knowledgeable about the law but he is a calming force in the midst of a storm.  I trusted Larry and followed his instruction and the outcome of both of my cases were favorable.  I would never use another attorney in this area of law
Client
I do not have the words to convey my heartfelt appreciation to you, and Bryce, and Larry, Bev, Robin, – well, essentially the entire Hance Law firm – for all your hard work sorting through the moving-target issues of this divorce.  You all have gone above and beyond my expectations by providing encouragement and moral support to (my sister: “wife in a very contentious divorce”) in addition to excellent legal advice.  I can tell that you care about my sister and put your hearts into your work.
From her long-distance big sister – thank you
Larry is trustworthy, competent, compassionate: these are the three qualities I was looking for in an attorney when my wife told me she wanted a divorce. I was referred to Larry by another attorney who assured me Larry is the type of attorney who genuinely looks out for his clients’ true interests. I took a bit of a leap of faith, and he was right. Larry gently walked me through the collaborative divorce process, and took the time to make sure I understood the landscape so that I can make informed decisions every step of the way. He empathized with my situation, which was a major factor in helping me make the right decisions under the emotional turmoil I was operating under due to the circumstances of my divorce. Bottom line, Larry helped me get everything that I wanted in the divorce terms (child custody and the financial settlement), while helping lay the groundwork for me to have a very friendly and cooperative relationship with my ex. When I relay my divorce experience to friends who have been through the process, they always remark on its storybook nature, compared to theirs. I know it’s not the most ideal life event to brag about, but I truly did have a wonderful divorce, in large part due to Larry and his team. Highly recommended
Successful entrepreneur

Meet our Attorneys

Larry Hance

Partner

lhance@hancelaw.com
Larry Hance is a Managing Partner where he practices exclusively family law, including litigation, mediation and Collaborative Divorce, with a focus on high net worth clients and complex asset division.

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Jonathan James

Associate

jjames@hancelaw.com
Jonathan James handles exclusively family law matters, and has worked on cases ranging from paternity & custody disputes to complex property divorces including the division of domestic and international assets, stocks and investment accounts.

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Bryce Hopson

Associate

bhopson@hancelaw.com
Bryce Hopson is an associate attorney at Hance Law Group. Bryce excels in breaking down complicated legal issues and examining them with his clients in a clear, comprehensible, and concise manner, in matters such as property division, child custody, and pre-marital agreements.

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