John J. Pfister Jr.

John J. Pfister Jr.

PFISTER FAMILY LAW - Board Certified Frisco Attorney - Attitude is Everything
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Texas
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John Pfister is an experienced and highly regarded Frisco family law attorney and the founder of Pfister Family Law. With every case he takes on, John Pfister works to understand his clients’ goals and priorities; then, he uses this information to build powerful and effective cases aimed at achieving his clients’ objectives. At the firm, he represents clients in everything from contested and high-net-worth divorces to child custody battles and visitation disputes. He has successfully taken on Child Protective Services (CPS). With a firsthand understanding of what his clients are going through and the challenges they face, John Pfister is a compassionate, dedicated, and aggressive advocate for those navigating tough family law issues. He prepares his cases for trial and is known as a highly effective trial advocate for both bench trial and jury trials. When other attorneys have questions on trial and evidentiary issues, they often reach out to John Pfister for advise. Other attorneys have also referred highly contested cases to John Pfister to handle even there is very little time left to prepare the case for trial.

Throughout his career, John Pfister has experienced numerous defining moments, including winning his first contested trial, successfully helping a client who didn’t expect to win custody, and, most recently, arguing a case before the Texas Supreme Court. Above all else, however, John Pfister is most proud of the opportunities he has had to make a difference in the lives of his clients. He approaches each case in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. With every client, he offers personalized legal strategies and solutions, whether that means litigating aggressively on his client’s behalf at trial or seeking a resolution through mediation.

Consider hiring John Pfister when you need highly effective trial representation. For agreed divorces and lower cost divorces, the firm has an associate attorney who can be retained.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 00784757
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Pfister Family Law
- Current
Senior Partner
Pfister, Borserine & Associates PLLC
SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.B.A. (1989) | Management Information Systems
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Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawerys
Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawyers
Litigator of the Year
Collin County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist
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Curt Henderson Inn of Court
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State Bar of Texas  # 00784757
- Current
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Frisco Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Frisco Bar CLE - Trial Skills seminar in Mexico, Cancun, Mexico
Frisco Bar Association
Presentation on trial tactics
Board Certified - Family Law
Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. My step daughter’s mother tested positive for covid. If the child is negative does she have to stay with her?
A: This is a unique problem related to the COVID situation. The Texas Supreme Court has issued a general order that parents are to follow the underlying order regardless of lockdowns and school closures. If a parent wants to deviate from the current order - for any reason including a positive COVID - then the proper procedure is to file a motion to modify with court of continuing jurisdiction and seek a TRO. Not saying a court would grant it and gets expensive for such a short term fix since once everyone tests negative, the issue will pass.

In short, even if she goes to her Mother on her time, the Father is still entitled to have her on his time. Father can't withhold her from Mother because of mom's COVID positive absent a court order but Mom can't withhold her from Dad during his periods of possession.

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Q. If our daughter and son-in-law don't let us see our grandchildren because they were reported to CPS and I am blamed for
A: In order to force visitation over the parents objections, you are going to have to show that the biological parents are "unfit". Its a very difficult burden. If CPS were to remove the children because the parents do drugs, then CPS may place the child with you. Unfortunately, Texas law isn't favorable to grandparent rights.
Q. Can he still get custody/visitation in a domestic violence situation with a protective order and arrests?
A: The Family violence is a factor but short answer - can he - possibly. However, even if family court grants visitation, bond conditions from criminal court may prevent access. He is likely going to have to the Court that granted the PO to modify the PO to allow access.
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Contact & Map
Pfister Family Law
5300 Town & Country Boulevard
Suite 110
Frisco, TX 75034
Toll-Free: (972) 712-6700
Telephone: (972) 712-6700
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekend and after hour appointments may be available.