Natalie Darling Paul

Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz

Location: McKinney, Texas


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Natalie D. Paul is an experienced attorney at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz PLLC.   She has been practicing law since 2011.  Prior to joining Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC,  Natalie practiced law at the Law Office of Michella K. Melton in McKinney and in Dallas representing clients throughout the state of Texas. Natalie practices primarily in the areas of family law, including divorce, child custody issues, and child support, as well as in the areas of probate, guardianship, and estate planning.

Natalie is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar College, the Collin County Bar Association, and the Collin County Women Lawyer’s Association.  Natalie volunteers at pro bono legal clinics throughout the year and recently served as a co-chair on the Builders of Justice committee.

Natalie lives in McKinney and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling to new places. She is a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.  Although she lives in McKinney and mainly practices in Collin County, she also practices in Dallas, Denton, and Grayson counties.

Natalie graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Texas and is admitted to the federal U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.


  • Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Enforcement
  • Modifications
  • Paternity
  • Child Protective Services Cases
  • Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts)
  • Probate
  • Will Contests
  • Guardianships


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    Dallas, Texas
  • Hawaii Pacific University
    Honolulu, Hawaii

Bar Admission

  • State of Texas Bar
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas