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Carrington Coleman’s Family Law practice helps clients navigate the significant, life-changing crises that can arise in family law matters. These services include working with clients through all aspects of divorce, child custody, visitation, support and complex property division. Other services include premarital and post marital agreements.

Carmen Eiker has more than three decades of experience dedicated to family law clients. She brings wisdom, insight and understanding of the real-life impact these issues have on families in the short term and the long term. A graduate of Baylor Law School, she is double board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, as well as Civil Trial Law. Additionally, Ms. Eiker is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys.

In the midst of the most intense and complex challenge many people will ever face, it is important to have an advocate like Carmen that understands not only the legal analysis of the issues in the case, but also the deep and personal effect those issues have on clients and their children.


  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Medical Support
  • Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Parental Alienation
  • Special Needs Children
  • Modification of Custody
  • Modification of Support
  • Modification of Visitation
  • Enforcement of Custody
  • Enforcement of Support
  • Enforcement of Visitation
  • Family Violence Protective Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Post marital Agreements
  • Non-Marital Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements
  • Complex Property Issues
  • Post-Divorce Enforcement of Property Division
  • Post-Divorce Division of Previously Undivided Property
  • Name Changes


Mediation offers a process for the people involved in a family law matter to resolve their disputes outside the courtroom, rather than in front of a judge or jury.  Mediation places the issues back into the hands of the parties to resolve within their own comfort zone with the advice of their attorneys and the input of a trained neutral mediator.

Some of the benefits that mediation can offer are:

  • Reducing costs versus full scale litigation
  • Fashioning your own resolution of the dispute, rather than having the court decide
  • Tailoring a resolution that fits the individual circumstances of you and your children
  • Minimizing damage to your ongoing relationship with the other party when children are involved

Carmen Eiker has represented clients in numerous family law mediations and knows the significant potential it has for positive outcomes.  She has also completed the Basic Mediation Training Course required under the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code, and is available to serve as a mediator in cases for other attorneys and their clients.


Complex family law matters often require more resources than may be available to a solo practitioner or small firm.  They may also involve other areas of law such as corporate, oil and gas, real estate, and tax —to name a few.  The attorneys at Carrington Coleman can bring experience and depth on these issues to your family law case.

As a family law practitioner, Carmen has represented clients in hundreds of contested hearings and bench trials, as well as jury trials, on both custody and property issues.  Among the litigation support services that Carmen can provide to other family law attorneys are:

  • Co-counsel for Dallas County and Midland-Odessa cases
  • Local counsel for Dallas County cases
  • Complex Issue Analysis
  • Complex Discovery
  • Summary Judgment preparation and presentation
  • Witness training—including image and wardrobe consulting
  • Jury selection

Carmen Eiker and the attorneys at Carrington Coleman can be a valuable addition to your team on particularly complex and protracted matters.

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