San Antonio, Texas Divorce Lawyers

Lisa A Vance
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience

In the last several years, Ms. Vance’s practice has included a central focus on family and marital disputes. She promotes a gentler focus on marital termination, convinced that a family’s energies should be spent... Read More »
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Allan R. Manka
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience

Baylor Law School and The University of Texas School of LawTexas and U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
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James Meyrat
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

James Meyrat executes an aggressive legal strategy to achieve your goals. James Meyrat is not the risk aversive type of lawyer looking to settle before actually preparing your case for trial. In the decisive moments of... Read More »
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J. Michael Clay
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Respected and Experienced Divorce Attorney! Focused on You! Call Now for Help!

Since 1991 I have successfully helped clients achieve their desired legal outcomes. I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy and exceptional results! Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jodi Soyars
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(210) 970-7146 310 South St. Mary's Street
Suite 1860
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Houston - Main Campus
Jodi Soyars is an Aggressive & Experienced TRIAL LAWYER in San Antonio. She has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal Law Attorneys, by Best DWI Attorney as one of the top 10 DWI Attorney's in San Antonio, and by the American Family Law Institute as one of the Top 10 Female Family Law Attorneys in San Antonio. While working to defend her client's freedom (& careers) in the criminal law courts, Jodi Soyars saw a need to help protect her client's rights to their children & property in the...
Joseph Hoelscher
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(866) 608-9939 3030 Nacogdoches, Ste. 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Baylor Law School
Joe Hoelscher is an award-winning criminal and family law trial lawyer whose dedication to vigorously defending his clients has earned him national recognition. Having been involved with the legal system since his mother's disappearance and murder in 1986, Joe knows how tough court is on clients and families in need of legal assistance. As a result, he has dedicated his law practice to helping his clients navigate the legal system so they can gain closure and find peace. The Hoelscher Law Office's holistic approach to client services frequently involves the use of experts and counselors to help clients develop their...
Rachel Mary Reuter
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(210) 299-4777 500 Lexington Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
I am focused on developing solutions that suit your family's immediate and future needs.
Lisa A Vance
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(210) 582-5887 814 N. Alamo St.
Suite 1
San Antonio, TX 78215
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
In the last several years, Ms. Vance’s practice has included a central focus on family and marital disputes.

She promotes a gentler focus on marital termination, convinced that a family’s energies should be spent on the healthy development of children, rather than concentrating on marital angst. Ms. Vance works closely with mental health providers, so that clients can heal, rather than continue to wound those they do, and have, loved. As a result, the firm promotes collaborative law for marital disputes, whenever appropriate. When necessary, however, to protect families, Ms Vance's trial skills successfully promote the best interests of her...
J. Michael Clay
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(210) 694-5205 8000 I-10
#600
San Antonio, TX 78230
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Military
University of Houston Law Center
J. Michael Clay received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he graduated with honors in 1988. In 1991, he graduated in the top 1/3 of his class from the University of Houston Law Center.

While attending the University of Houston Law Center, J. Michael Clay worked as a student attorney for the University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic, where he handled family law cases exclusively. Additionally, he served as an intern law clerk to the late Judge John Montgomery in the 309th District Court of Harris County, Texas (a court dedicated exclusively to...
Rebecca J Carrillo
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(210) 405-6623 12915 Jones-Maltsberger
Suite 524
San Antonio, TX 78247
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Board Certified Family Law Attorney Rebecca J. Carrillo always wanted to be a lawyer. In school, she never let anyone be bullied and never let anyone sit alone in the cafeteria. From an early age, she had the idea that she could help and defend people. Family law delves into that cornerstone of her personality as there is nothing more personal than protecting someone’s family, assets, and estate. Her practice encourages honesty to and from the client. Unlike other firms, she does not prioritize her business over her clients’ individual needs. She is honest with clients about potential legal...
Paul Steven Hacker
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(210) 740-6777 11845 Interstate 10 W
#400
San Antonio, TX 78230
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
The Hacker Law Firm was established in 2005 in San Antonio, Texas by Paul Steven Hacker. The Firm’s mission is to deliver exceptional value to its clients by providing legal advice and services that result in optimized outcomes for its clients. It proudly provides practical and creative advice in both formal conflict resolution in litigation and agreed outcomes in compromises and settlements. Paul Steven Hacker, the founder of the Hacker Law Firm, was admitted to practice law in Texas by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1993. His legal experience is extensive and varied. Mr. Hacker...
Ms. Sylvia Ann Cavazos
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(210) 682-8800 The Milam Building
115 E. Travis Street, Suite 1711
San Antonio, TX 78205
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney Sylvia A. Cavazos is a former prosecutor and worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Bexar county for 10 years. She has extensive criminal trial experience in Felony and Misdemeanor cases including 1st Degree Aggravated Felonies. Ms. Cavazos opened up her private law office in 2007. She is a highly motivated and aggressive attorney who knows the law and the criminal justice system. Ms. Cavazos is one of the top criminal lawyers in San Antonio and surrounding counties. She also practices in Federal Court in the Western District of Texas and also has federal...
Shawn H. Smith
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(512) 576-3380 1919 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith is a Family law firm serving San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas.

I handle all areas of family law, including property division, child custody issues, child or spousal support, and enforcement of court orders. If you have a tough divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, enforcement, or modification issue, you need to find competent representation that you can trust. I can help you understand the divorce process, giving your case the personal attention that it needs to get you the result you deserve. I also strive to make sure...
Stephen A. Nicholas
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(210) 227-0606 101 Stumberg
San Antonio, TX 78204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Since May of 1984, I have been helping people in trouble with criminal law problems, DUI/DWI problems, and family law problems. I am licensed in State and Federal Court, and by the U.S. Supreme Court. I will see a person with a problem in any one of these areas, usually, on the same day as I am contacted. My fees are charged based on the seriousness of the problem, what needs to be done, and taking into account the person's ability to pay. My consultations are free, with no obligation, and will take as much...
Jodi Soyars
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience

Jodi Soyars is an Aggressive & Experienced TRIAL LAWYER in San Antonio. She has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal Law Attorneys, by Best DWI Attorney as one of the top 10... Read More »
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Fernando Daniel Gireud
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(210) 787-3916 8930 Wurzbach Rd Ste 280
San Antonio, TX 78240
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Immigration
St. Mary's University School of Law
Fernando D. Gireud was born in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Coronado High School in 2002. He attended the University of Texas – Austin where he majored in Computer Science and graduated in 2007. Afterwards, Fernando attended law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas where he graduated with his J.D. in 2010.

Shortly thereafter, Fernando moved back to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where he worked for the Domestic Relations Office of El Paso County where he acted as friend of the court and worked on child support enforcement cases. In March 2012,...
Kim Moreau Pettit
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(210) 558-4572 Union Square
10101 Reunion Place, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78216
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Jason Edward Cruz
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(210) 524-7798 8000 W. Interstate !0
Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78230
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Born and raised in San Antonio and the Bexar County area. I am a graduate of NEISD, UTSA and Saint Mary's Law School, with 12 years of legal experience. I am committed to helping those in my community in true need of help.
Michelle M. Kostun
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(210) 278-6240 300 Convent Street
Suite 1330
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce and Family
Experienced advocate helping families solve difficult issues in divorce and child custody, visitation and child support matters. Full and Limited Scope Representation - Attorney Coaching. Attorney help while you represent yourself on a pay as you go basis.

Client Centered Service - attorney meetings by phone; weekend and evening appointments by arrangement.

Practice devoted exclusively to Family Law since 2007. Prior experience includes Business/Commercial Litigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Texas; top international firm representing clients in Corporate/Transactional Matters - Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, S.E.C. Compliance.

Consulting Expert Services for Family Law Attorneys. Witness Representation.

Harry Munsinger
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(210) 776-7707 100 W. El Prado Dr., #205
San Antonio, TX 78212
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Duke University School of Law
I am an experienced attorney working primarily in Estate, Trust, Wills, Real Estate, and Collaborative Divorce.

The Collaborative Process is a new way to settle your divorce case without going to court. It is totally private, you may schedule your meeting to fit your schedule, you and your spouse have total control of the matter, and the process allows the parents to salvage their parenting relationship and put the best interest of their children first.
James Meyrat
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(210) 733-6235 5802 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
Divorce, Consumer, Family and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
James Meyrat executes an aggressive legal strategy to achieve your goals. James Meyrat is not the risk aversive type of lawyer looking to settle before actually preparing your case for trial.

In the decisive moments of your family law case James is ready to take your case as far as necessary in litigation to get what you really want.

Divorces and family law litigation can be emotionally stressful, financially taxing, and spiritually draining. You need a lawyer to be “in your corner.”

Whether your divorce is uncontested or you’re fighting over property, custody, or both, James Meyrat will aggressively...
Jesus Ramiro Lopez
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Windcrest, TX Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(210) 224-5245 8941 Willmon Way
Windcrest, TX 78239
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
The Law Offices of Jesus R. Lopez provides professional experienced legal services in San Antonio. We assist individuals bond out of the Bexar County jail with low priced bail bond services. When you hire an attorney to provide a bail bond you get the expertise a criminal case deserves. Our office is open 24 hours to help anyone in need of legal assistance. Our bail bonds are the lowest in San Antonio at 2% down.
Charles Emmeric Hardy
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(210) 349-9933 12000 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, TX 78230
Divorce and Family
I am a San Antonio Divorce attorney who specializes in divorce and family law matters. I understand how incredibly traumatic the divorce experience can be. Change is difficult. I strive to timely resolve your case in as prompt and efficient a manner as possible. I'll work persistently to insure that the delays of our opposition, intentional or not, do not stagnate your legal process. If you need a high caliber attorney with a thorough understanding of the law, and you want a man of integrity, proud of his reputation and the respect of both judges and fellow attorneys, then I...
Ricardo Briones
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(210) 227-1515 2200 Warner Ave
Suite #1
San Antonio, TX 78201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
The Law Office of Ricardo Briones is a San Antonio based law firm specializing in Criminal Defense and Family Law and Civil litigation. We practice in Bexar County and surrounding counties. We specialize in superior customer service, a personal hands on approach to our client's needs as well as a proven record of winning cases with over eight years of experience. Call us today for a free consultation on your case (210) 227-1515.
Matthew Wilson Brown
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(210) 681-6353 3308 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Probate and Real Estate
South Texas College Of Law
Attorney Brown, a native Texan, received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law following a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2004, and is a proud member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Bar Association, and San Antonio Young Lawyers Association.
Allan R. Manka
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(210) 824-1800 13750 San Pedro Ave
#410
San Antonio, TX 78232
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Baylor Law School and The University of Texas School of Law
Tony Ray Bertolino
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(210) 223-5553 115 E. Travis Street, Suite 108
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Tony R. Bertolino is the Managing Partner with Bertolino LLP who is available to handle a diverse set of legal needs for his clients. His featured areas of representation include; trial and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts, debtor and creditor issues, business formation and contracts, and disputes regarding construction law. He also has experience working with clients on matters concerning entertainment and sports law, for which is he licensed as a Talent Agent and a Sports Agent in the state of Texas, as well as real estate, internet litigation, bankruptcy, legislative and governmental affairs, family...
Jason John Jakob
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(210) 226-4500 The Historic Milam Building
115 East Travis, Suite 333
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Family
JASON J. JAKOB, ESQ. Mr. Jakob is a Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Diaz Jakob, LLC. His practice is focused on business and corporate litigation, commercial transactions, constitutional law, family law and civil litigation. Mr. Jakob received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from University of Houston Law Center, and his Bachelor's degree from University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude. After attending law school he served as a General Counsel of Core Funding Group, L.P., until starting his own law firm in 2006. As General Counsel, Mr. Jakob managed the legal department of the company....
Clinton Fancher Lawson
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(210) 244-2701 755 E. Mulberry, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78212
Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law and University of Houston - Main Campus
Joseph Lassen
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(210) 610-9128 401 E. Sonterra Blvd., Ste 375
San Antonio, TX 78258
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Prior to becoming an attorney, Joe Lassen served as a police officer with the New York City Police Department and retired as a Lieutenant after 20 years of service. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1993 from the John Jay College in Legal Studies and his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2002. While in law school, Joe worked for the NYPD’s prosecutor’s office, handling high profile corruption cases. Joe was a first responder on September 11th at the World Trade Center and shares a special affinity for all military branches and first responders.

Joseph Lassen started practicing law...
Crista Marichalar Branch
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(210) 229-2088 549 Heimer Rd, STE 200
San Antonio, TX 78232
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southern Methodist University
We protect families and preserve assets by providing legal services in the areas of family law. Crista M Branch has 19 years of legal experience and have focused specifically on family law for 15 years. The firm handles divorces, custody, child support modifications, termination and adoptions, pre and post-nuptials and grandparent rights cases.
Dana Jacobson
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(210) 341-1333 6391 De Zavala Rd
San Antonio, TX 78249
Divorce, Business, Elder and Family
Jaclyn Yvonne Roberson
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(210) 224-4077 408 Dwyer Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
I have been a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas since 2003. In that time, I've focused on family law and estate planning/probate matters, with a special emphasis on child abuse and neglect cases. When it comes to child abuse and neglect cases, I've sat at every table in the courtroom, having represented parents, children and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services during my career. At the Law Office of Jaclyn Y. Roberson, PLLC, we take a client-centered approach to legal representation, where we take into consideration the unique and specific needs of each...
George Bruce Dombart
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 497-6796 750 E. Mulberry Ave., Suite 303
San Antonio, TX 78212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
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Mark I. Unger
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(210) 323-2341 10010 San Pedro Ave, Ste. 660
San Antonio, TX 78216
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Mark I. Unger is a divorce lawyer, mediator and consultant in San Antonio, Texas. He has been practicing family law almost exclusively since 1996. He has been highly involved with technology and the integration of technology and law since
approximately 1998. After ten years in an AV rated law firm, Mark started The Unger Law Firm, practicing family law almost exclusively since 2007. In 2009, Mark became credentialed in General and Family Law mediation, widening his practice to offer highly interactive family law mediation. In 2015, Mark launched Muse Legal Tech Consulting to help solos and small firms increase efficiency...
Agatha Laura Rode
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(210) 233-6021 118 Broadway Street
Suite 227
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law and St. Mary's University School of Law
Rebeca Carrillo Martinez
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(210) 595-1476 719 South Flores St., Ste. 104
San Antonio, TX 78204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Deanna Lynn Whitley
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(210) 679-2610 206 E. Locust Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Wade Christiansen
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(210) 829-0101 111 Soledad Street
Suite 356
San Antonio, TX 78205
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Immigration and Probate
South Texas College Of Law
At Christiansen Law Firm, we work hard to help clients reach a positive resolution in their case. Our family law, immigration, and probate attorneys take a genuine interest in your legal issues and we pride ourselves on the personalized service we provide. You will find everyone in our office to be friendly, approachable and ready to help. Contact our law firm online or call 281-579-2800 to schedule an initial consultation.
Rafael Leal
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(210) 223-2424 118 E. Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Cyrus Franklin Rea II
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(210) 223-9700 110 Broadway, Suite 444
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Patrick Bryan Moran
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(210) 491-4334 Suite 1200 RiverView Towers
111 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
L. David Levinson
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
12451 Starcrest Dr
Suite 205
San Antonio, TX 78216
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Practicing in San Antonio, Texas for 40 years. I enjoy helping people with their legal needs in Family Law, divorces, custody cases, collaborative law, along with an emphasis on bankruptcy, probate, and criminal work.
Alfred G. Ramirez
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San Antonio, TX Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(210) 223-0031 221 E. Locust St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Divorce, Consumer, Criminal and Family
Holly Fudge Nieto
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SAN ANTONIO, TX Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(210) 399-4997 12703 SPECTRUM DRIVE, STE 100A
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78249
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.