Ms. Eiker’s practice includes all aspects of divorce, child custody, visitation, and support; as well as complex property division issues, and premarital and post marital agreements. Her years of experience have attuned her to the nuances of these issues. She also applies her acute analytical and persuasive skills to these matters as a mediator.
Carmen is also trained in Collaborative Family Law, a voluntary process under the Texas Family Code, which allows participants to resolve their family law matters by agreement outside of litigation.
Carmen is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law and Civil Trial Law. A Baylor Law graduate, she has also distinguished herself by being named a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Ms. Eiker was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was also named one of the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers in 2014. In addition, she was also named one of the Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers and one of the Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and 2015.
In addition to her legal expertise, Carmen’s years of dedication to her family law clients has given her insight, wisdom, and understanding of the real life impact these issues have on families.
Ms. Eiker has been an active member of the bar previously serving terms on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee and Local Bar Services Committee, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Committee for Legal Assistants, and as past President of the Midland County Bar Association.
Education Baylor University J.D., 1978
Court Admissions Texas, 1978 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Honors and Awards Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010 to present Best Lawyers In America, 2016, Family Law Best Women Lawyers in Dallas (Family Law) D Magazine, 2010 Texas Super Lawyers 2013-2015 Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers, 2014-2015 Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, 2014 Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, 2014-2015
AREAS OF PRACTICE Family Law, Mediation
Memberships State Bar of Texas-Family Law; Litigation (sustaining); Computer & Technology; General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Practice Sections
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
College of State Bar of Texas
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Family Law Foundation
Dallas Bar Association-Family Law and Trial Skills sections
Community Involvement Attorneys Serving The Community—member at Leadership Level, 2012 to present Empowering Women Leaders (EWL)—sustaining member St. Michael and All Angels–member DFW Frenchie Fanatics—social group for owners of French Bulldogs Dallas Baylor Lawyers’ Network– Steering Committee Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas
Speeches and Publications
What Happens When Your Business Partner Is Getting A Divorce? Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2015 Issue Two.
Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More (Co-author), 2005 Advanced Family Law Course.
Unusual Remedies (Co-author), 2005 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course.
Evidence (Speaker), Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Waco, Texas, 2006.
Be Careful What You Ask For, You May Get It, Common Sense Discovery Requests and Responses (CoAuthor), 2006 Advanced Family Law Course.
Effective Preparation and Presentation of a SAPCR Case (Speaker), Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Marshall, Texas, 2007.
Making Summary Judgments Relevant Again (Co-author), 2007 Advanced Family Law Course.
The Impaired Client – Working Through The Impairment To Find The True Client Within (Author & Speaker), 31st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute (2008).
Residential Preference (Author) Texas Lawyer Year In Review (2009).
Family Law Update, Top Ten for 2010 (Speaker) Rockwall County Bar Association (2010).
Family Law/Civil Trial (Speaker) Midland County Bar Association/Permian Basin Paralegal Association (2010).
Hot Topics in Family Law (Speaker) Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (2010).
Family Law Round Up (Speaker) Trans-Pecos Bar Association (2013).