Wichita Falls Family Law Attorney Richard Sutherland

Wichita Falls Family Law

At the office of Richard Sutherland, Attorney at Law, I protect the rights of individuals in Texas. I know that every legal situation is different and I will take the time to learn the specific facts and circumstances of your case as well as your goals in order that I can tailor my representation accordingly.  I work hard to earn your trust, offering an environment where you can discuss the important issues and know that you are going to be heard and I am going to represent you to the best of my ability.

To set up an appointment, contact my office online or call me at 940-691-2100.

Hours of Operation:

Mr. Sutherland’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. He is available to meet with clients during weekday evenings and on weekends by advance arrangement. Persons contacting Mr. Sutherland from another state or country may have extended telephone conferences by prior arrangement. Mr. Sutherland’s office is closed on various holidays and for additional days during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Please contact the office to determine the specific days when the office will be closed.

Wichita Falls Divorce Lawyer

Most of my practice is related to matters pertaining to family law, including, but not limited to:

  • Divorce — As an AV rated Texas family law attorney, I represent men and women throughout the divorce process, from the initial filing through final judgment and requests for modification or enforcement of final orders.
  • Child custody — I will help you establish and implement custody and assess agreements that are in the best interests of everyone involved, with the focus on the needs of your children.
  • Child support — I review all proposed child support orders for compliance with state guidelines and to verify that all relevant income has been factored into the equation.
  • Modifications  — As circumstances change in the lives of ex-spouses, modifications are needed if jobs are lost or opportunities exist in other states.

AV Rated Preeminent Lawyer

The AV rating and Preeminent Attorney status is conferred upon attorneys solely through confidential peer review by other attorneys and judges by Martindale Hubbell, a legal publishing company, and division of LexisNexis. The AV rating is the preeminent rating awarded and is achievable only after admission to the bar for at least ten years and indicates the highest level of legal ability and ethics. It is the pinnacle of professional excellence.


All work is performed on an hourly rate basis with a requested retainer. A retainer is an estimated deposit against costs. The retainer is deposited into the client trust account and from that account filing fees and other costs are paid. The attorney’s fee and that of his legal assistant are billed on an hourly rate basis and at the beginning of each month are deducted from the client trust account for work performed in the preceding month.

Principal Counties of Practice

Mr. Sutherland principally practices in Wichita, Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wise, Young and Wilbarger counties in north Texas but has accepted cases in other areas of west, north-central and even south Texas.

Contact Me

Contact me via the website or call me at 940-691-2100.  All meetings are by appointment.  Normal hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 A.M. until Noon and from 1 P.M. until 5 P.M. and on Fridays from 8:30 A.M. until Noon and 1 P.M. until 4 P.M.