Janet moved to Collin County in 1985 where she met her husband of 30+ years and has raised her family. She graduated from Collin County College in 2001 with an Associates of Science Degree. Since 1985 while working for local banks, EDS, and attending school she has run the office of her husband’s successful landscape business and owned a successful organizing company.
She has volunteered with Chestnut Square Historic Village, McKinney and Boy Scouts of America for 15+ years and is a counselor for the Eagle Scout required Personal Management, Family Life and Communication merit badges.
As part of her organizing company Janet met Mr. Nygaard and began working with him in 2010 taking care of the client billing, in 2016 she joined the firm full time as his legal assistant. The knowledge and skills acquired while running a business and organizing company compliment her responsibilities within the law firm. She receives and organizes all of the exhibits submitted by the clients in their case, reviews and prepares the financials for both mediation and trials, maintains the billing and collections for each client and works with counsel, courts, mediators, and process servers coordinating court dates, meetings and document delivery.
Along with Mr. Nygaard, Janet attends all mediations and hearings with the client. Janet has direct contact with the client at all times as they journey through the difficult process of a divorce, modification or other legal matters. Mr. Nygaard is a firm believer in open client communication and in order to facilitate that open dialogue, the client is not charged for communication with Janet.