Caroline NearAssociate, Attorney at Law
Thinking back to when she made the decision to become an attorney, Caroline Near remembers her father, who taught her that getting the result you want could be accomplished through hard work and dedication. Practicing Family Law, Caroline knew that many of her clients would be coming to her during the hardest times in their lives. She wanted to be prepared to do all she could to help them.
Less than a year after graduating law school, Caroline went into private practice, overseeing the management of cases from start to finish. During this time, she developed what she calls an “empathic objectiveness.” Always willing to lend an ear to those she represents, she understands the things they’re going through and wants to help. At the same time, she’s upfront about her legal strategy, the options available to them, and what they can accomplish.
Caroline owns two Labrador Retrievers and spends a lot of her free time playing with them. A native Texan, she enjoys getting outside, playing golf, and enjoying all that DFW has to offer.
Areas of Practice
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Property Division
- Family Violence
- Marital Agreements
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Mediation & Arbitration
- State Bar of Texas
- SMU Dedman School of Law
- J.D. – 2021
- The University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. – 2018
- “When the Happy Professional Divorces: Who Gets the Frozen Embryos?” – State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report, Summer 2020
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
- Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
- Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Associate