Your Strong Advocates In High-Conflict Divorce

While unpleasant when divorcing, in certain situations it can be crucial to have an experienced and aggressive attorney representing you. Hostile or high-conflict divorce is one of these situations.

John J. Pfister, Jr. has 25 years of experience in Texas family law and is certified as a specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Law partner attorney Charity Borserine has a concentrated focus and extensive experience with CPS and divorces where there has been violence. Together this team brings common sense, compassion and realistic solutions to high-conflict divorces.

Pfister & Associates can help you if your divorce was the result of:

  • Adultery
  • Addiction issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Fraud

Should your divorce require it, we will not hesitate to utilize a network of professionals to support your position. This network includes custody evaluators and child psychologists as well as property appraisers and valuation experts. Should there be any reason to believe there are hidden assets or fraud, we will use forensic accountants and private investigators to ensure that all assets are accounted for and on the table.

The Six Top Issues An Experienced Attorney Can Help With

  1. Contested child custody
  2. Complex property division
  3. Alimony and spousal maintenance
  4. Child support enforcement
  5. Prenuptial agreements
  6. Hidden assets

Texas is a "no-fault" state. This means that Texas family courts are not concerned with the reason a couple divorces. However, one party may file for divorce on statutory grounds. Statutory grounds can include adultery and physical or mental cruelty. These factors can be considered by the court when determining property division, spousal support and custody. An attorney who is experienced in contested divorce proceedings can ensure that such factors are known and considered by the court.


Mediation is often a cost- and time-effective method of resolving issues. Mediation, an alternative dispute resolution modality, is usually required before a case can proceed to trial and gives each party a say in framing the issues. If you and your spouse already have an attorney, you can hire John Pfister, Jr. to mediate your case. He specializes in complex divorce property and contested custody cases out of Collin and Denton Counties. Charity Borserine is certified to mediate cases that involve Child Protective Services. Together they have successfully negotiated settlements for difficult cases that otherwise would have gone to trial.

Contact the Frisco, Texas, firm of Pfister & Associates for effective, high-conflict divorce representation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we accept appointments in evenings and on weekends. Call us at 972-712-6700 or contact us online. Our lawyers serve Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County and Tarrant County.