Ms. Bacchus represented me in 2016 and 2017 in my very contentious divorce and custody case. I came to her after losing custody of my children and being ordered by the court to make payments for child support, spousal payment and household expenses that were greater than my income. My attorney at the time told me to find a way to make the payments and to submit to all the evaluations ordered. I could not believe that the law would be that heartless and unfair. Ms. Bacchus worked day, nights, weekends and even holidays to gather the evidence and witnesses to win my case. Her expertise, compassion, and determination in representing kept me informed and prepared throughout my case. I cannot tell you how relieved and thankful I felt when I heard the court named me primary managing conservator of my children. Having Ms. Bacchus as my attorney made it easier for me to cope with the enormous stress and other challenges in the case. She made herself available after business hours and promptly responded to my telephone calls, text messages, emails, and concerns. Even after the case, I would call her and customer service was still the same. She responded promptly. I highly recommend Ms. Bacchus. She cares!
July 28th, 2020
Ann is a very compassionate and dedicated lawyer with a creative mindset to create a winning strategy in the toughest of cases. She exuberates confidence and determination to make her clients win. She helped with my divorce case and dedicated time beyond her normal office hours just to make sure that we leave no stone unturned. I highly recommend Ann for not only her family law practice but also her knowledge in immigration which was very helpful in my case.
July 22, 2020
Ann is an attorney who shows empathy to her clients which results in high quality representation, and above all, exemplary work ethics.
Thank you Ann Bacchus for the great job. I appreciate all your hard work, faithfulness, dedication you put. Ann Bacchus helped me for my CPS pro bono. I am very pleased with the results and I will refer you again to people. Thanks you again.
Ann helped me with some legal trouble I had back in November 2019 as hard as the police tried to put charges against me she got them to finally drop them because truth be told they had nothing against me.
I plan on going back to her in the future to also help with my husband's immigration status, thus far I am very pleased with her work and I LOVE that if she says she will get something done she gets it done in a timely and fashionable manner. She tells you the truth from the get go no beating around the bush and she is not just out to take your money which is why I will choose to keep going back to her every time.
100% recommend her !!!
Finding my way sometimes becomes difficult, direction and results confused, so many try to give a difference in advice without true knowledge. Only in confidence I seek the one who will defend me, know me for who I am not just what others see, someone who knows my faith in servitude, knows my love for God and family and knows my humble heart. God fearing, loving and compassionate is this woman who embraces your struggles and makes them her own. Her name is Ann Bacchus and you will never forget how she represents the truth and defends your honor because you being a part of her becomes her honor too. Ann Bacchus without question is the ONLY choice for legal council. She represented me in my divorce case at a time I was devastated and being attacked verbally, mentally and legally by a hateful spouse who reached for anything she could to hurt me, destroy me and damage my good name, especially through our children, family and friends. Ann fully understood my pain and took on the challenges against all odds for me, a father who loves his children. She had them removed from their toxic environment with the court giving me custody of my children as Primary Parental Conservator right at the beginning of the divorce case. When the case was over, I was able to retain my status as Primary Parental Conservator and raise my children. These are priceless moments in our lives no one can ever take away from me. But that is not all. Ann fought tirelessly to insure my children and I would be able to retain ownership of my home, my car, proper numbers in child support from a spouse hiding income, spouse paying fully for health insurance, exclusive rights to residence, exclusive rights to education and exclusive rights to religion. I was a single dad without a full time job when all this was awarded, which is rarely heard of in today's society. God certainly was there making Ann His righteous instrument before the court. Ann will always speak truthfully to you without sugar coating any legal matter, making certain that you fully understand each and every decision made on your behalf because she understands that this is about your entire life moving ahead. Always follow her instructions exactly and she will, without question, win your case with expert precision. Ann, I am forever, gratefully indebted to you and can never thank you enough for the big win not just for myself, but for my wonderful children as well. Thank you so much.
Ann went above and beyond for me as a lawyer during one of the hardest times in my Life. I was getting a divorce and had immigration challenges to deal with. My biggest fear was losing my Kids. She held my hand, wiped my tears and helped me navigate through all the legal hurdles. I will forever be grateful for everything she did.
I will forever be grateful to Ann for all of her hard work, emotional support, and professionalism throughout the long process. She continually reached out on her days off and while spending time with her family to give updates and walk me through the ever taxing divorce process. Ann took the time to make sure I knew what to expect when we were entering the courtroom and I felt safe and secure with her by my side. Ann helped the court to see the situation from my point of view, fighting for my custody rights against my abusive ex, giving me her sound and aggressive assistance. Personally, I can’t tell you how much better my life is now then when I walked into her office over two years ago. I was a wreck. She has a huge heart and an unbelievable passion for wanting what is best for her clients. I really appreciate it and wish everyone in her office the best!
There are lawyers who are experts related to the laws regarding divorces. There are lawyers who are experts related to court processes. There are lawyers who are compassionate and have a genuine interest in providing the best representation in a divorce case. Thanks Ann for being the best lawyer in all the above areas. May God bless you.
Dear Ann, words cannot begin to express mine and Johnny’s thanks and gratitude for all your hard work and time you put into our case. Your care and concern for us as grandparents, went way beyond the attorney client relationship. Because of your dedication to our case, we now have co-custody of our grandchildren. This, in the state of Texas, is unheard of. Luke and Kallie are both doing great and thriving with us. We know you went that extra mile for us because of your relationship with your grandmother. Johnny and I can only hope that our grandchildren will feel that way about us someday. Thank you again Ann, for everything.
Vicki and Johnny B
Ann, I want to thank you for doing such a remarkable job for the Sparkman Family. I witnesses your exceptional knowledge in how you planned our how you wanted to handle the case and then using your experience like a pro to drive the direction/outcome you wanted while handling the surprises. I am also impressed you did this with grace while showing kindness and love to everyone. Please share my thanks and gratitude with your wonderful team.
Ann, you are one of the most compassionate in your field and words could never express the admiration I hold for you. The dedication,inspiration and support you gave to a totally stranger is beyond the call of duty. There are no word to express how grateful I am for all you did at a time that it was most needed, you help me to believe in me and gave me the confidence to persevere when I had no hope.
August 26th, 2015
Dear Ms. Bacchus, thank you for helping my niece to get out of a really bad marriage and giving her the opportunity to start her life again with dignity and respect. Divorce is unimaginable in our culture but it is even more stressful when you live in a different county and are not there to help your child. My cousin trusted you with his daughter’s life based on my recommendation and you did not let us down. Your care, understanding and compassion turned a very difficult situation into a new opportunity for my niece. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Dear Mrs Bacchus, I want to first apologize for taking a long while to get this letter to you. I wanted to put together a heartfelt and sincere letter of my appreciation. You have such a big heart for helping me even though I could not afford your expertise. I know that you have gone through many years of schooling and hard work to get where you are at, and you are too kind for assisting me. I am not sure what may have happened if I continued with the haphazard plan that I had put together for completing my case. The work you did for me was invaluable and much appreciated. You helped me to end a chapter in my life and get everything I wanted out of it. You put together a sound and well thought document to ensure access to my children, of whom I could not do without. They are my precious [angels], and thanks to you I can continue to see them on a regular basis. That was the most important detail I wanted out of the whole situation… Ann, you are truly a great lawyer and even better a wonderful person. Thank you for everything. Sincerely,
Dear Ann, words cannot begin to express the heartfelt thanks Johnny and I have for you and your immense care and concern in our case. For the last 5 or 6 years you have been like a member of our family with our grandkids’ well being always the most important part of the case. I know that there have been times that you put your family and yourself after my family and always did what was best for us. You went way beyond the normal attorney client relationship. You will always hold a very special place in my heart. I know of no other attorney who would have worked so tirelessly to ensure that we have a joyous outcome of the case. I want you to know just how much you mean to us. I only wish there was some way we could repay you for what you have given us, the ability to make sure our grandkids are raised in a loving and stable environment. All our best to you! Love
Vikki and Johny B
Ann, words are inadequate to express what your kindness, integrity and valor have displayed. Thank you for believing in us through the toughest of times. You took our case on when no no else would and they even encouraged us to give up. Thank you for keeping our family together, our children together. We are so thankful for all the time and dedication that you devoted to our case. Thank you for all you have done and leaving no stone unturned. May God richly bless you, you will be forever in our hearts. Much Love.
Ann, you've been on my mind every day lately. Since the settlement, I have noticed that I'm sleeping well and feeling more rested than in several years. Colors are brighter and birdsongs more beautiful. I feel like a caged bird that has been released to soar the skies.
It surprise me how much lighter the weight of my responsibilities seems now. I'm actually thinking I might be able to work until a real retirement...like at 70+ years. There was a time that the burdens were so heavy, it felt as if I were trying to swim through mud; I struggled with fear of not being able to keep going long enough to take care of myself and the boys. The future doesn't seem so daunting now. To be sure, we won't starve or live under a bridge as long as I can work. And I expect that I will continue to be able to manage more as time passes. That will be enormously helpful while I am trying to assist the boys to "fledge". I'm glad to know I will be more able to be there when they need me. Parker and Logan are much happier now that Wanda is here to take care of them everyday. They have hot meals at lunch, they are appropriately groomed, they don't miss meds, their sleep schedules are normalizing. They know they are very loved by her. Everything is much calmer now. Parker wants to get a job and Logan wants to return to college. There's still a lot of talk about learning to drive but no one is interested in actually practicing yet! It's slow going but we're going ... I'm hoping to see you soon as I miss your smiling face. Bless you for your kindness, it will never be forgotten.
And, be assured, I will be paying it forward many times over. Parker and Logan will pay it forward, too ... for the rest of their lives. You have started a ripple of kindness and its now much bigger than you. It has taken on a life of its own and it can't be stopped. That's what I call God. Thank you.
March 1st, 2013
Ann, I have waited far too long to write this letter thinking and hoping the words would come to me that would be able to describe how grateful I am to you for the hard work you did for my mother. You warned us that probate was not your specialty and gave us the opportunity to find another attorney. However, your work up to that point was so impressive that we wanted to stay with you no matter the extra cost due to the extra work on your part. And you put in a lot of extra work and time. Those other four attorneys took you lightly, much to their surprise and your diligence. Your passion for your work as well as your compassion for people is awesome. I realize how difficult my mother was to work with, but you were so patient with her and me. You believed in her and the circumstances. You're a fighter and that was what we needed. You have certainly changed my opinion about lawyers. There are many who could learn from you what it means to care about people who are being wronged and have nowhere to tum. Our legal system can be so upside down, but you righted it for Mom and although she has a long way to go, you righted it for her legally. I cannot thank you enough. You more than earned your fee and this letter seems so lame in comparison to the wonderful results you achieved.
November 14th, 2012
Ann, you have been so good to me and my children. We've been in this together for many years now and, although I have said "thank you" many times, I don't feel that those words can capture the magnitude of my gratitude. How do you like that phrase? "Magnitude of gratitude", I coined it myself! Ha! May sound dramatic but you need to know how much you have meant to me and my children. You always gave me hope because you so clearly were focusing on protecting my children and I always had the sense that the world would be wise to step aside and let you pass because you were going to make it happen regardless of the obstacles thrown in your path. It is frightening to see what people will do to their own children when it comes to money and anger. There were times when I was almost paralyzed with fear but you just kept marching into battle. Napoleon might have won the war if he had had you on his team! You made it so my children could continue to live with me and that we could continue to pursue the special needs education and medical care they need. This was remarkably difficult to affect. I have learned that the court can be unpredictable and rulings can be made that defy logic and, sometimes, simply defy the spirit of the law. You were the ONE person who unwaveringly remained a staunch advocate for my children. I know this is unusual because I had been to several lawyers previously that did not seem to fully understand our situation and what it mean for my children if they didn't do their jobs well. As you know, much of our work was required because my previous lawyers made devastating mistakes. I believe the reason you were able to help my children is that you have an uncanny ability to see the big picture. It seems that even the court can miss the big picture. But as you have taught me, the court is made of fallible human beings and that your job is to educate them so that the court can better act in the best interest of the children. It is most notable that you appealed my case several times, eventually ending up in the Texas Supreme Court. You actually changed the family code for Texas, a remarkable feat accomplished by few. Future generations will benefit from your relentless dedication as a result of the Supreme Court Ruling that makes all available funds, specifically inheritances, to be considered as assets for child support. "This seemed like a no-brainer to me but evidently not according to the Texas Family Code. Now this has been forever changed. The children of the future are better off because of you. You should always remember the power you wield and feel satisfaction that you do it with such compassion and integrity. You have forever altered the course of my children's lives and, by doing so, you have also altered mine. There is nothing more important to me than taking care of my boys and it has felt, at times, that it was just me against the world. You gave me confidence and hope. I am happy to know that you will continue to put families first and change more lives for the better. I am proud to call you my friend.
Ann, a year ago, on June 11th, 2010, I was reunited with my two precious daughters, Alexis and Liberty, as Parental conservator by the Court. Without you I fear the result would have been much different. You are inspirational and endearing. I will always remember you with gratitude and what you have done for my family and I thank you with all my heart.
June 11th, 2011
Ann, I am sending you this letter to tell you how thankful I am for helping me through a troubled time. You came highly recommended. I was told that you were a very knowledgeable attorney, but also a dedicated and compassionate person. After working with me on my case, you proved this to be true. You also took the time to talk to me and console me when my mother had passed. You are the kind of person that not only shows dedication for your work but also for the people that you represent. I would like to think of you as not only as my attorney, but a friend as well.
January 14th, 2011
Dear Ann, I can’t thank you enough for all of the work you and Juana put into the foreign adoption recognition and Texas adoption of my son in Denton County. I came to you after having talked to six other lawyers who either gave me advise that even I knew wouldn’t work or flat out refused my case. Only you said that it could be done and worked hard to make it happen. Throughout the process you were calm and reassuring providing the legal expertise to make our court date so quick and easy that we all were surprised! A foreign adoption is not an easy process to start with. Throw in a cross country move, a divorce, sketchy paperwork and it could have been a situation that ended in disaster. Instead, you made a happy ending. With respect and love,
Jenifer and Mitchell R
December 9th, 2010
Ann, words cannot express my joy and thanks for the results accomplished throughout this incredibly life changing circumstance. At a time when I thought I was alone in my extremely compromised situation, you taught me the meaning of "Adapt and Overcome". At times in our lives, we find ourselves through adversity. Following your guidance, direction and instructions along with your steadfast passion for diligence and detail has kept me focused on what is most important in my life, my two precious children. Laconic at times, your responses to me from you have shown me to listen, not just hear. My observation of you in action has made our vulpine challenger's efforts in court a Sisyphean task. This is indeed is the tallest mountain I have ever climbed, and you are the strongest enduring lanyard that took me to the pinnacle. You see the good in a person's' heart and through God your cornucopian knowledge of Family Law teamed with your enterprising intellect convey a true impression of your motivation for the success of your Client. When it comes to recommendations for Family Law legal representation, you are the only consideration. May God always bless you Ann and thank you for all that you have done for my family as well as myself.
I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation for you. You are an awesome lawyer, a lawyer who has a very big heart and cares about people and their rights. You do not give up and continually do everything in your power to make things right. You are always there if I need a questioned answered. I have called your office so many times and you and Elizabeth would answer or return my call immediately or the same day. You have always kept me well informed about our case so I have to never worry. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t have the adequate words to express our appreciation. You fought hard for us. Kelton is now home where he wants to be and I have full custody praise God!! It took only two times at court; you are an awesome lawyer!! I truly believe God sent you to me. There is nothing I can do to repay you for restoring our family. After fighting for Kelton for 4 years, I hired you and after only a very few months, my son is home. He’s home because you never, never give up and you were never intimidated! He is home and happy! You are an angel! We love you Ann and wish you the best in everything you do. You are a beautiful person inside and out. May God bless you.
Shannon and Family
Ann, thank you. Dylan send you his love and wants you to know how much of an impact you have had on his happiness and well being. Have a wonderful day saving the world from injustice. You are a hero. I would not have the life I have today, were it not for your valiant efforts. Thank you for saving us from our misery. My son is blossoming into a confident, intelligent and kind young man. I now have joy in my life and we both share the promise of a successful future.
March 10th, 2009
Ann, I know i waited way too long to write you this letter. Honestly words cannot describe how thankful and how appreciative I am with you for helping me finally have my two girls home with me. I am very pleased with the results that came to be. After all the hard years I had you finally helped make it possible. I had another attorney that just put me in that much more trouble. My old attorney didn't help me get my girls at all everything turned on me when it was all the opposite. The case was over and was time to look for a new attorney, someone who would understand me during my moment of despair. I know this case was the hardest! I understood that this case was very difficult and stressing, you were patient with me even though we had our ups and downs during the process. Thank god i found you, you helped me out with my biggest problem in life that was not being able to have my kids with me. We were denied once and i was ready, ready to give up. You didn't let that happen! You gave me strength to keep going and keep fighting for my kids, it worked. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and for not giving up on me and my family. You made this happen you helped me have my family together.
You fought to help me, you put a lot of your extra time and work to help me out. May god bless
you Ann always! Thank you for all your help and support. I really do appreciate everything you did for us. I can't thank you enough. To whomever may be reading this you are in the right hands. Thank you always.
Ann, I would like to take this time to tell you how gratefully appreciative that I am for all the hard work and dedication you provided in the settling of my legal case. Because of this we prevailed. You not only showed knowledge and professionalism as an attorney but you also showed kindness and understanding as a person. You took time from your personal schedule to talk to me and reassure me when I was worried and depressed. You are the kind of person that not only shows compassion for your work but also for the people that you represent. I consider you a friend as well as an associate. Thanks again and I wish you the best in future.
April 30th, 2007
Ann: what a year we have both had. I could not have imagined the way this divorce have ended up, far better than I had hoped for. Every time we went to court you took control of the situation. You left my ex’s attorney dumbfounded. They looked around at each other when it was over, shook their heads and asked ‘what just happened to me.’ You explained and helped me with situations that might take place in court, so I would know how to react to questions when I was put in a certain position. We both worked together, late hours and such and together due to your expertise, got more than I expected that I could live with. As they say, you get what you pay for and I did and some more. Thanks Ann for not only being a diligent lawyer, but also a good friend. Sincerely, Beverly Smith…. PS Thanks Juana for all your hard work and ever ready to listen to my problems and requests. Hope all goes well with your schooling and may your future be bright. Thank also to Veronica with all you helped me with in the final days and finish up.
Ann, thank you for all the work in my case. You have helped me through this difficult situation and I appreciate it. You are truly an awesome lawyer and very gifted in your chosen occupation.
August 24th, 2005
Thank you for your hard work Ann. Because of you we will have a complete Christmas with Kelton back at home. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you Ann. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God bless.
Dear Ann, how are you? Doing fine I hope. I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I decided to try and work things out. I was wondering if you could cancel the divorce we filed. I would appreciate it. By the way I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for my family, you will always be in our hearts. The kids are fine and I’m loving it being here with them. The trip was long, because I drove by myself, but I was determined to get here. The 2nd day I got here it snowed. It’s very cold here. Again, thank you so much and have a happy Thanksgiving. Yours truly,