Paulette Mueller is a Director, Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization- Family Law, with over 40 years of legal experience. 

Her practice includes all aspects of family law. She handles divorce, custody, child support, spousal maintenance, modifications, protective orders (contested and uncontested), cohabitation arrangements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and support of special needs children and adults. 

Ms. Mueller also assists clients with a vibrant estate planning practice where she drafts wills, plans asset disposition, and navigates her clients and their probate matters through the probate courts in Dallas and surrounding counties. She handles contested and uncontested probate matters and guardianship proceedings for disabled and elderly individuals in need of assistance. 

Ms. Mueller appears before Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Wise County family and probate courts.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce, Child Support, Prenups, Postnups, Modification
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Wills & Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1980
  • Texas, 1981

Court Admissions & Certifications

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2011 to date


  • University of Missouri, J.D.
  • University of Missouri, Bachelor’s of Science in Education

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent™ for more than 30 years
  • National Registry, Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (2005-2006)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Wills, Trusts & Probate Section
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2011 – present)
  • State Bar College
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2004 to present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law, Probate, Trusts & Estate Sections
  • President, Beta Sigma Facility Corporation of Kappa Alpha Theta (2012-2024)
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