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Natalie Gregg
Natalie Gregg is Texas family lawyer, entrepreneur, mother of two and advocate of healthy family relationships. She owns her own practice, The Law Office of Natalie Gregg, a family law litigation firm which is focused on client-based results both in the courtroom and out. She is one of Texas Monthly’s SuperLawyers 2012 Rising Star (rated by her peers as a top 2.5% rating in Texas.) Natalie Gregg is a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and blogger on family law issues. Her favorite quote: “You can love your kids or hate your spouse, but you can’t do both.”

Twitter: @greggnatalie

Entries by Natalie Gregg

Chicks Unhitched: Why You Should Consider Leaving Home to Heal From Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 10:44 PM

Chicks Unhitched

A year ago almost to the day, I visited a place that I consider one of the most physically beautiful, cloistered sanctuaries in the country, located one-hour outside Asheville, North Carolina, called Lakeview at Fontana. This year, again I traveled to this North Carolina retreat center, for a...

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5 Suprising Lessons I Learned from My Own Divorce

(6) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 5:17 PM

1. Timing is everything.
In my former, married life as a divorce attorney, I never quite understood why clients were obsessive that their divorce pleadings filed as soon as possible. The process seemed artificially accelerated upon the client's decision at consultation. Usually, clients admitted when I met them that...

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Kids Say the Funniest Things: Divorce Speak from the Mouths of Babes

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 11:47 PM

If you thought your ex spouse had the ability to defrock you in one sentence or to befuddle you with a single word, you probably already know that children can do the same. Children are pure, unfettered, innocent creatures that tell it like it is. And sometimes we don't fully...

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Divorce Is a Death: Divorce Lawyer Turned Client

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 8:04 PM

I used to tell my clients that divorce is a death of sorts. I didn't know that from experience but through watching former clients suffer and rebuild their lives. Now I firmly feel it personally. Today my own divorce was finalized.

Divorce is a death of a dream. There...

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Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers

(3) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:14 PM

Got any good lawyer jokes? Here's one, "What do you call a law school graduate?"

Image via Creative Commons (, the answer is increasingly becoming: "Unemployed."

The national unemployment rate for law graduates has grown for the sixth year in a row to...

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4 Things That Women Need for Divorce Recovery

(5) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 1:06 PM

chicks unhitchedEven in the best of circumstances, divorce is a dramatically life-changing event. You are not the same person whom you were before the process began. Yet for some, the challenge of redefining themselves as divorcees is even more difficult than the divorce...

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C'est la Vie, Y'all: How the French Get Divorced

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 2:59 PM

c'est la vie y'all

In Texas, we do everything big, so why not divorce? In the land of McMansions, over-sized SUV's and ten gallon cowboy hats, divorce proves to be as big and colorful as our very state. While I...

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Dust to Dust: Will Disappearing Text Apps Revolutionize Divorce?

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:54 PM

sextingAs a family lawyer, I have seen everything under the sun when it comes to the scandalous and scathing texts that people send each other. But now, thanks to the invention of "ephemeral technology," these indiscretions may disappear...

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What Child Support Does Not Cover

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 2:08 PM

embrassed child
Nobody said that raising children was cheap. While we have child support in Texas specifically to help with raising children and addressing their financial needs, even maximum child support at times does not address the "extras" that many...

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Sleeping With the Enemy: Saving Your Family After an Affair

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:47 AM

Your spouse was the person who completed you, who finished your sentences and who was the first you told of any major change. For so long, your cocoon of love protected you, inspired you and was enough.

But everything is different today.

Today, you woke up bleary eyed...

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The 'F' Word in Family Law

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:55 PM

2013-11-29-oops.jpgThere are times in family law when we try to avoid the "F" word -- FAIR.

When you go before the judge, what is fair and just sometimes does not translate through the law.

Mom (Ashley) goes...

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Give Me My Ring Back! (Who Gets the Wedding Rings in a Divorce?)

(23) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 3:36 PM

Divorce is the last thing on your mind when spending serious cash on a sparkly sign of DeBeers-style love. Sadly, although diamonds are a girl's best friend, many guys want to take that friend away when they decide that divorce is on the horizon.

As a

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Man's Breast Friend: Who Pays for Plastic Surgery in Divorce?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 11:49 AM

In my practice as a family lawyer in Dallas, TX, I have heard some pretty outlandish claims about what divorcing spouses expect to receive through a divorce. But one of the recent...

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Top Three Concerns of Divorcing Moms

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 10:31 PM

As a working mother as well as a family lawyer, I understand that the parenting responsibilities placed on a mom are often substantially different from those born by the father. While our society has mostly embraced women in the workplace, it continues to place...

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Viagra And Divorce: Is There A Link?

(405) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 1:52 AM

If you aren't having sex with your husband and yet your medication list at the pharmacy (or on your health insurance records) indicates that your spouse is taking erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra, chances are he may be cheating.

Conversely, if you can't keep up in...

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Father's Rights In Divorce: Myths and Facts

(106) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 2:04 PM

In my practice as a divorce lawyer, the vast majority of the fathers whom I have represented want to remain actively involved as parents after their divorce has been settled. Very few want to sever ties with their children, even when they cannot stand the sight of their...

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Top Five Questions Asked About Divorce

(57) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 12:30 AM

One of the heaviest doors to open is the one that leads into your first meeting with a divorce lawyer. In addition to all of the emotional stress that you carry, there are a seemingly endless number of questions that fill your mind about the path that you are about...

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High-Tech Cheating: Affairs In The Age Of Facebook

(150) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 2:05 AM

Cheating is easier than ever before. It was a much greater logistical challenge before we had texting, Facebook and the ability to place online personal ads on Craigslist or Backpage.

Now, after a moment of spousal neglect or a fight, you can reunite with a long-lost girlfriend from high school,...

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Top Ten Things To Tell Your Lawyer In The First Consultation

(10) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 12:30 PM

No one likes to air their dirty laundry. This is especially true in family law, when every seemingly forgotten mistake from your past can be used by the other side to build a case against you.

However, as a family lawyer, I would much rather hear about the skeletons in...

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How To Tell Your Children About Divorce In Ten Steps

(8) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 12:30 PM

There are few harder moments in parenthood than telling your kids that it's over between mommy and daddy.

As a divorce attorney, I have seen hundreds of families struggle over how to break this news to their children. The process should involve calculated timing by the parents, a scripted...

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