Sharita Blacknall

Sharita Blacknall

Honest, hardworking, problem-solving divorce and child custody attorney.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Texas
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Let us protect your rights and preserve your future. We help people. We get results. Period!

Our team is ready to help you protect the things that matter most to you when going through a divorce or child custody matter.

We do not use a cookie cutter approach to our cases. Our clients are unique. The solutions to their mattes should be too.

If the case calls for an aggressive approach, we use an aggressive approach. If the case calls for cooperation, we use cooperation. But, no matter what approach we take we will protect your rights and preserve your future.

We begin our representation by getting a comprehensive picture of who you are and what is important to you. Then, we design and execute a plan consistent with your wants and needs.

We represent people in divorces and custody cases. We help to resolve issues of property division, child support, visitation and spousal maintenance.

We are located in Dallas and we serve Dallas County, Rockwall County, Denton County and Collin County.

To learn more schedule a consultation on our website at

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, 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
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Modification
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Chief Legal Strategist
The Blacknall Firm
- Current
Texas A&M University School of Law
(2002) Law
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University of Texas - Arlington
B.A. (1997) | Literature
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Client's Choice Award
Professional Associations
Dallas Bar Association
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Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
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Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section
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Texas Bar Association Family Law Section
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Websites & Blogs
The Blacknall Firm Website
Legal Answers
248 Questions Answered
Q. Need help understanding a court order.
A: Mutual Agreement Takes Precedence: The court order begins by stating that if both conservators can agree on when each of them will have possession of the child, then that mutual agreement will take precedence. This means they can decide on any schedule that suits them both, regardless of what the court order states.

Standard Order in Absence of Agreement: If the conservators cannot mutually agree on a possession schedule, then they have to follow the "Modified Possession Order" set out in the court order.

100 Miles or Less Distance: If the mom lives 100 miles or less from where the child primarily resides:

She has the right to have possession of the child on the first, third, and fifth weekends of each month. This possession starts from 6:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Holidays: The (d) point introduces a section about holidays, but the specific terms regarding holidays are not provided in the excerpt. Typically, the Texas Family Code would have detailed provisions about how holidays are to be divided or rotated between the conservators.

If the parties consistently veer away from the standard order, it may make it more likely that the court will grant a modification of the order at a later date, should one party request it.

Please note, this is general information based on the provided excerpt from the Texas Family Code. For specific advice tailored to your situation, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney.
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Q. can i remove my kids from syepmother temporay guardianship. father drown saving son she got a lawyer norified 7days late
A: Given the gravity of your situation, it's essential to first emphasize a critical point: If the children and the temporary guardianship proceedings are in Texas, you should immediately consult with and retain a family law attorney in Texas. If the proceedings or the children are in a different state, it's imperative to engage legal counsel in that particular jurisdiction. What follows assumes the children are in Texas and is based on the Texas Family Code. However, always remember that this is general information, and consulting an attorney for your specific situation is crucial.

Parental Rights in Texas: As a biological parent, your rights typically take precedence over any third party's, including a stepmother. Nonetheless, the courts primarily aim to determine what's in the best interest of the children.

Temporary Guardianship: If the stepmother was granted temporary guardianship, this decision would suggest the court believed it to be in the children's best interest at the time. Being "temporary" in nature means this status is not set in stone. Should conditions change, or if the foundation for the guardianship is shown to be unfounded, the court may revoke it.

Notification: Proper notification is a foundational element in legal proceedings. If you were not adequately informed about the guardianship proceedings, you might have a basis to challenge any determinations made without your involvement.

Threats & Coercion: Allegations that the stepmother threatened or coerced your children are taken seriously in court. The safety and well-being of children are paramount. If you can provide evidence to substantiate these claims, it could significantly influence the court's decisions.

Motivation for Guardianship: If you believe the stepmother is primarily pursuing guardianship to access the military benefits, this concern should be presented in court. The underlying motivations for such actions can be a determining factor in a judge's decisions.

Again, while this information provides a general overview based on the Texas Family Code, the specifics of your situation are vital. Engaging and consulting with an attorney will provide the best guidance tailored to your unique circumstances.
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Q. Is my marriage valid or invalid?
A: Given the information provided and the grounds for void marriages outlined in the Texas Family Code:

Using a different last name on the marriage license from what appears on a driver's license does not fall squarely under any of the specified categories that make a marriage void, such as consanguinity, bigamy, or the others listed.

However, the accuracy of information on legal documents is crucial. If it can be proven that the use of the different last name was done with intent to commit fraud or deceive, it could potentially provide grounds for an annulment or a challenge to the validity of the marriage. Yet, just the mere difference in last names between the two documents, without more, does not automatically render the marriage void under the provisions of the Texas Family Code.

That being said, any concerns about the validity of a marriage based on potential misrepresentation or discrepancies in names should be taken seriously. It would be wise to consult with a family law attorney to get clarity on the implications of this discrepancy and any necessary steps you might need to take.

Please note that this is a general overview and should not be considered as legal advice.
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The Blacknall Firm
5465 Legacy Dr.
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Telephone: (214) 678-9111
Fax: (214) 678-9144
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed