Telephone (512) 496-2995      Email:  jill@jilltodd.com   Mail: P.O. Box 4735, Austin, Texas 78765-4735

Limited Boutique Practice specializing in high-asset clients with complex circumstances.  Principal Office in Austin, Texas. Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Member, Family Law Section. State Bar of Texas.

                           Guide Through the Storm . . .

      It is never easy -- life-changing events never are. Promises are made, kept, and broken. Conflict erupts and every hour of every day becomes more difficult. Unhappiness rules by day, uncertainty by night. The waters become treacherous as the brewing storm approaches. The whole world seems to be coming down . . .

      Filing a lawsuit or having a suit served on you isn’t a pleasant experience. Our legal system can be difficult to understand, let alone navigate. When you add the often crushing weight of your emotions – how you feel – the entire situation can become overwhelming.

      My husband calls me a guide through the storm. That’s really what I do, when you think about it. I know the way – I’ve been licensed to practice for 21 years, 20 of those in family law. I know what works, what doesn’t, and what might. I seek the best outcome for my clients whether in or out of Court.

      I handle complex cases for high-asset clients. My clientele ranges from entrepreneurs to airline pilots to attorneys and other professionals, and a number of clients have hired me multiple times.

      I have experience dividing marital assets consisting of real estate, business property, and retirement assets, and have extensive experience in child custody and other family law concerns, including the happiest kind of lawsuit – the adoption of a child. I also represent my clients in probate, business, and general civil litigation matters, depending upon their needs.

      I am a civil litigator – a courtroom lawyer. I’m not afraid to represent vigorously my clients’ interests in Court.

      With that said, going to Court isn’t always necessary or desirable – it’s expensive, inefficient, and results in the public disclosure of often embarrassing private matters through courtroom testimony by the divorcing spouses.

      The trial process (especially the testimony) can foster an atmosphere of hostility between the exes that frequently complicates their ability to co-parent their children in the future. People are often angry when they are going through the divorce process. They may want their spouse to be “grilled” on the witness stand.

      But I’m not a television lawyer – the dramatics – Perry Mason moments -- might be entertaining, but trials are serious proceedings where thoughtful, fact-and law-based arguments trump loud ones more often than not. My experience has taught me how to determine, on a case-by-case basis, what the best ways are to achieve my clients’ objectives.

      I limit the size of my practice so that I can give each client my personal attention. I work mainly in Travis, Williamson, Hays and surrounding counties of Central Texas. Please contact me by email at jill@jilltodd.com or by telephone at (512) 496-2995 if I can be of assistance to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jill R. Todd


Disclaimer: Nothing on this website constitutes or can be construed as legal advice. If you think you need to speak with a lawyer, you probably do. I do not represent you in any capacity unless and until we sign a contract to employ me as your attorney, and you pay my retainer fee.