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Carmen Eiker

Partner

Areas of Practice

Family Law, Family Wealth

Ms. Eiker’s practice includes all aspects of divorce, child custody, visitation, and support; as well as complex property division issues, and premarital and post marital agreements. Her years of experience have attuned her to the nuances of these issues. She also applies her acute analytical and persuasive skills to these matters as a mediator.

Carmen is also trained in Collaborative Family Law, a voluntary process under the Texas Family Code, which allows participants to resolve their family law matters by agreement outside of litigation.

Carmen is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law and Civil Trial Law.  A Baylor Law graduate, she has also distinguished herself by being named a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  Ms. Eiker was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013-2017; Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers (2014), Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, and Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in 2014, and 2015; and to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, 2017, in Family Law.

In addition to her legal expertise, Carmen’s years of dedication to her family law clients has given her insight, wisdom, and understanding of the real life impact these issues have on families.

Ms. Eiker has been an active member of the bar previously serving terms on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee and Local Bar Services Committee, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Committee for Legal Assistants, and as past President of the Midland County Bar Association.

Education

Baylor University
J.D., 1978

Court Admissions

Texas, 1978

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010 to present

Best Lawyers in America, 2016–2018, Family Law

Best Women Lawyers in Dallas (Family Law) D Magazine, 2010

Texas Super Lawyers 2013–2017 (Family Law)

Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2015

Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, 2014

Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, 2014 and 2015

Memberships

State Bar of Texas-Family Law; Litigation (sustaining); Computer & Technology; General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Practice Sections

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

College of State Bar of Texas

Collaborative Divorce Texas

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Family Law Foundation

Dallas Bar Association-Family Law and Trial Skills sections

Community Involvement

Attorneys Serving The Community—member at Leadership Level, 2012 to present

Empowering Women Leaders (EWL)—sustaining member

Dallas Baylor Lawyers’ Network– Steering Committee

Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas

Speeches/Publications

What Happens When Your Business Partner Is Getting A Divorce?  Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2015 Issue Two.

Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More (Co-author), 2005 Advanced Family Law Course.

Unusual Remedies (Co-author), 2005 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course.

Evidence (Speaker), Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Waco, Texas, 2006.

Be Careful What You Ask For, You May Get It, Common Sense Discovery Requests and Responses (Co-Author), 2006 Advanced Family Law Course.

Effective Preparation and Presentation of a SAPCR Case (Speaker), Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Marshall, Texas, 2007.

Making Summary Judgments Relevant Again (Co-author), 2007 Advanced Family Law Course.

The Impaired Client – Working Through The Impairment To Find The True Client Within (Author & Speaker), 31st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute (2008).

Residential Preference (Author) Texas Lawyer Year In Review (2009).

Family Law Update, Top Ten for 2010 (Speaker) Rockwall County Bar Association (2010).

Family Law/Civil Trial (Speaker) Midland County Bar Association/Permian Basin Paralegal Association (2010).

Hot Topics in Family Law (Speaker) Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (2010).

Family Law Round Up (Speaker) Trans-Pecos Bar Association (2013).

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