Manor, Texas Family Lawyers

Daniella Lyttle
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Shannon L. Strong
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Texas Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

St. Mary's University School of LawTexas
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Manor, TX Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(214) 681-6814 12829 Ring Dr
Manor, TX 78653
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
South Texas College of Law
Manor, TX Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(512) 457-8100 15410 Littig Rd
Manor, TX 78653
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Texas Tech University School of Law
Manor, TX Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(512) 659-2141 20816 Blake Manor Rd
Manor, TX 78653
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Mario Vincent Gintella
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Elgin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(512) 281-2381 1210 Highway 290 W
P.O. Box 657 (Mailing)
Elgin, TX 78621
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
Ms. Jessica C Worden Esq.
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(512) 541-2645 7901 Cameron Road
#331
Austin, TX 78754
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Environmental
Laura Ann Dillenberger Roth
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney
(512) 693-7684 7901 Cameron Rd
Building 3 Suite 326
Austin, TX 78754
Free ConsultationFamily and Business
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jennifer Hastedt
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(210) 380-2686 3300 N Interstate 35
Suite 700
Austin, TX 78705
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
I am a long-time Texas resident and law is not my first career, but it is my passion. I served on active duty as an Engineer Officer. After separating from the Army, I worked in the civilian sector, but wanted to serve again. I now serve people as an attorney.

I have life experience to supplement my knowledge of the law. I am ready to assist you with estate planning, probate, financial analysis, wills, guardianship, divorce, and child custody.
Scott A. Thompson
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(512) 222-8287 801 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Fordham University School of Law
Scott A. Thompson | Austin divorce criminal defense family law lawyers attorneys in Austin, TX

You know what’s at stake. If you’re dealing with criminal charges, a divorce, or any difficult family issue, you need a skillful ally to help navigate the process and achieve your best outcome.

Scott is not like most Austin lawyers. He was trained at a high-stakes New York City law firm serving elite global business clients. You deserve the same quality representation.

Austin divorce criminal defense family law attorney lawyer Scott A. Thompson is here to fight for you every step of the way. Let's solve this together.
J. Scott Milner
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(512) 420-0555 3401 Glenview Avenue
Austin, TX 78703
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of Texas - Austin
Scott handles a wide range of contested and non-contested family law matters including divorces, custody disputes, child support enforcements, property divisions, modifications of previous orders, prenuptial agreements and paternity issues.

Scott is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Lisa Ann Londergan
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(512) 201-4083 8911 North Capital of Texas Highway Building 4, Suite 4260
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Ms. Londergan represents clients in all areas of family law. Her practice includes extensive experience in negotiating and litigating issues involving divorce, contested child custody, high net worth asset division, visitation rights, geographical restrictions, spousal and child support, prenuptial agreements, and modification and enforcement actions. She also handles matters of paternity, support, and custody of non-marital children.

Ms. Londergan is a skilled and detail oriented negotiator who believes that most family matters should resolve swiftly and out of court. She recognizes, however, that some facts and circumstances require decisive action through litigation, and she prides herself in her ability to...
Ms. Daryl G. Weinman
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(512) 472-4040 8200 N Mopac Expwy, Suite 230
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
I am a board certified family law attorney practicing in Austin, Texas. I have been licensed and practicing in Austin since 1994 and I have been board certified in family law since 2000. My firm has 3 associate attorneys, all working toward board certification, but also practicing exclusively family law, and I have 3 paralegals, all board certified in family law, with an average career of over 25 years. We pride ourselves in helping our clients navigate this difficult time in their lives and to work toward unique solutions for their unique families. We have all...
Carl J Selesky
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(512) 535-4685 1101 S. Capital of Texas
Austin, TX 78746
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Divorce
South Texas College of Law
Admitted to practice since 1994 and formed the Selesky Law Firm in 2004. The Firm is service oriented and litigation intensive. The Firm handles family law and commerical cases throughout Southeast Texas in their Houston office and the Texas Hill Country in their Austin office. The Firm has been built by building relationships with clients one case at a time.
Jeffrey Alan Peek
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(512) 474-4445 1214 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
St. Mary's University School of Law
In 2005, Jeffrey Peek focused his work to Immigration and Criminal Defense. He was the first attorney in Austin, to practice both Criminal Law and Immigration Law.
Raul Sandoval Jr.
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(512) 580-2449 3201 Manchaca Road
Suite B
Austin, TX 78704
Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Patricia Lynne Brown
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Round Rock, TX Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(866) 369-3211 595 Round Rock West Drive
Suite 201
Round Rock, TX 78681
Family and Divorce
Albany Law School
Patricia Brown has been practicing family law since 1997 in Williamson and Travis counties, with an emphasis on people and families, focusing principally on family law and divorce. Ms. Brown is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Both her paralegals are also Board Certified in Family Law. Having gone through a divorce, and raising 2 children as a single mother, Ms. Brown founded the firm based on her personal philosophy: genuine empathy and compassion for men and women seeking help. She focuses on understanding each client's individual needs, and has the...
Justin Michael Jackson
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(512) 528-1900 1000 Heritage Center Cir.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Round Rock, TX Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Justin M. Jackson is a native Texan, spending his early childhood in Edinburg, Texas and later graduating from Round Rock High School.

Mr. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s Law School, graduating magna cum laude (top 3% of his class).

While in law school, he was a member of the Law Review and interned with the Hon. Judge Emilio Garza of the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Matthew Valley
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(512) 689-4299 1213 Slaughter Lane, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78748
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Texas - Austin
David William Todd
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(512) 472-7799 3800 N. Lamar. Blvd.
Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78756
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
About David Todd

David Todd always has rooted for the underdog. He went to law school to help the little guy get a fair shake against the big and the powerful. David has been a trial lawyer since 1989.

He began his legal career practicing criminal defense and successfully trying many criminal jury trials. This experience taught him how to present a compelling case to a judge and jury under the difficult circumstance of defending someone accused of a crime.

Since changing his focus to representing Texans in family law, eminent domain and personal injury cases, his trial experience and willingness...
James Evans
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(512) 628-2550 901 S Mo Pac Expy
#110
Austin, TX 78746
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Mr. Evans is also a standing member of the Texas Academy of Family Law and the Texas Family Law Foundation. Mr. Evans is a member of the Family Section of the Travis County Bar, Williamson County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas and has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Evans attended Austin College for undergraduate school completing his studies in business communications and graduated law school at Texas Wesleyan University (now Texas A&M School of Law) in just over 2 ½ years, and became licensed in May 1995....
Melissa Morgan Williams
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(512) 271-2063 1114 Lost Creek Blvd #310
Austin, TX 78746
Family and Divorce
Austin Family Law Attorney Melissa Williams has a comprehensive understanding of Texas family law. For over 24 years, she has provided clients throughout the state with high-quality legal services. As a result, she has a comprehensive understanding of this complex area of law as well as a long track record of success. In fact, she is a board-certified family law attorney, meaning she is an expert in this practice area. Attorney Melissa Williams genuinely cares about her clients and will do everything she can to help you achieve your legal goals. Whether you are seeking alimony, trying to adopt, going...
Daniella Lyttle
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(512) 215-5225 2222 Western Trails Blvd
#103
Austin, TX 78745
Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University College of Law
Daniella Lyttle earned a J.D. with honors from The Michigan State University College of Law. She also has a B.A. with honors in Psychology and Gerontology from The University of South Florida. Ms. Lyttle is a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. In 2014, Ms. Lyttle was selected by the National Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the state of Texas. The...
Sarah Diafi
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(512) 888-1777 11801 Domain Blvd 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78758
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
St. Mary's University School of Law
DiafiLaw is a full service family law office owned and operated by attorney Sarah Diafi. Sarah has committed nearly three decades of her career to the practice of family law in Austin. Sarah Diafi is a fully licensed attorney in the State of Texas, and has practiced law in Texas since 1989. Sarah has lived in Austin since 1976. Sarah graduated from the University of Texas in 1985 with a bachelor of arts in English Literature. She then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, receiving her law degree in 1988. She lives in Austin with...
Carolyn H Young
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(512) 481-0900 3508 Far West Blvd, Suite 190
Austin, TX 78731
Family and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
Carolyn H Young has been a Divorce Attorney and Family Law sole practitioner in central Texas for more than twenty-four years. While delivering highly competent, diligent, and ethical representation, Carolyn provides the personal attention required to meet each client’s individual needs and concerns. Her goal is to offer comfortable access to her clients during a difficult time while ensuring they receive dependable and honorable legal counsel.

Carolyn grew up in Midland, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University. Carolyn was accepted into the first class of coeds to attend Washington & Lee University in almost 240 years....
Janet McCullar
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(512) 355-1123 3200 Steck Avenue
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78757
Family and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Attorney Janet McCullar is a highly experienced Austin divorce attorney. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998, she has the expert knowledge needed to resolve even the most complex divorce matters. We at the Law Office of Janet McCullar, P.C. are proud to be led by an attorney of her caliber. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, which is a perfect score, she has a reputation for going above and beyond to exceed the expectations of the men and women she represents. Her efforts to provide high-quality services have not gone unnoticed. She...
P. Lindley Bain
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(512) 454-8791 3307 Northland Drive
Suite 420
Austin, TX 78731
Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Scott Morgan
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(512) 212-7878 106 E. Sixth St.
#900
Austin, TX 78701
Family and Divorce
Scott Morgan is a board certified Texas family law attorney who has represented clients in divorce and family law cases since 1994.
Shannon L. Strong
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(512) 215-5225 2222 Western Trails Blvd
#103
Austin, TX 78745
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Ms. Patricia M. Cofty
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Round Rock, TX Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(512) 468-7824 3000 Joe Dimaggio, Suite 18
Williamson County
Round Rock, TX 78665
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of New Mexico
Compassionate, comprehensive legal services! Compassionate attorney helping individuals to resolve painful disputes and avoid unnecessary litigation. Focus is on comprehensive, confidential representation to resolve conflict and prevent unnecessary and expensive litigation. Skilled mediator, certified in advanced family law.
Jeremiah David Williams
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(512) 479-5999 2235 East 6th Street, Suite 103
Austin, TX 78750
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Sablatura & Williams PLLC is a legal office committed to helping residents of Austin find solutions to their various legal matters. With an office in Round Rock and an office in Austin, the attorneys strive to make their services as easily accessible to their clients as possible. The team focuses their practice on the areas of criminal defense, family law, immigration law, and personal injury law, and they understand that dealing with matters in these fields can be some of the most complicated legal issues to have to work through. The attorneys pride themselves on focusing on the needs of...
Stephen L. Baker
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(512) 502-1785 9600 Great Hills Trail Ste150W
Austin, TX 78759
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
South Texas College of Law
I bring an unusually wide range of both legal and business experience that bring a unique depth and breadth the services that I provide, including, but not limited to, real estate, contracts, commercial law, and banking. My business background prior to law school provided me with many unique insights and a greater appreciation of the many interrelationships between the law and business.

My career actually began in community banks and savings and loans in Arlington and Houston. I ultimately served as the president of a newly-chartered national bank during its organization and start-up phases.

After fifteen years in business, I...
Jeffrey J 'Jeff'Barnett
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(512) 336-1529 11824 Jollyville Rd
Suite 500
Austin, TX 78759
Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jeff is licensed to practice in all state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. He currently is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, Austin Business Executives League (ABEL), and Business Networking International (BNI). Jeff’s legal practice focusses primarily on business & commercial litigation, collections, business transactional law, business entity formations, mergers & acquisitions, contracts, wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate. Jeff is also a certified Mediator. He mediates legal disputes in family, business, and civil law.

Jeff graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA...
Jamie Kerr
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(512) 610-6199 8911 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Building 2, Suite 2105
Austin, TX 78759
Family
University of Texas School of Law
Jamie Kerr graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2000. He spent nine years in education, working mostly with high school and university students through the process of application for admission to undergraduate, graduate, business, and law schools. In 2009, Jamie returned to school himself and graduated three years later from the University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctor.

During his tenure at UT, Jamie focused heavily on clinical education, the study of the dynamics of domestic violence, and criminal law. He spent a year helping victims of domestic violence with their civil cases...
Samuel Bassett
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(512) 476-4873 1100 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
Family and Criminal
The University of Texas School of Law and The University of Texas School of Law
Sam has extensive trial experience in criminal and family law courts throughout Texas. Sam is licensed in State and Federal court. Sam was appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas Forensic Science Commission in 2005, where he served as its Presiding Officer until September, 2009. Sam frequently teaches trial advocacy at continuing education events for attorneys. He also served on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Panel for District 9 from 2004 until 2010, when his term expired as Chair of the Panel. Sam presently serves as Vice President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Jay D. Smith
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Round Rock, TX Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(512) 340-0002 7700 Cat Hollow Dr.
Suite 107
Round Rock, TX 78681
Family and Divorce
Jay D. Smith has been practicing law since 2004. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2001, he attended Baylor University School of Law and graduated in 2004. He was awarded "best legal brief" in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition, and received recognition for being one of the top 10 speakers. After practicing in Dallas and Austin, Jay opened up his own firm in 2009. Jay Smith devoted this firm to helping families resolve their divorce cases. He owns firms in both Round Rock, Texas and Austin, Texas.
Louis Leichter
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(512) 495-9995 1602 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Criminal
Louis Leichter completed his Bachelor's at Vassar College, his Masters at Florida International University, and then completed his JD at Drake University. Prior to starting a private practice, he prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant County Attorney for Travis County, Texas. After gaining experience, he opened Leichter Law Firm PC and practices administrative, health and criminal law with a focus in the area of licensure and license defense. He advises clients on disciplinary conduct allegations and helps clients get registered for their profession. He is also a member of TAAP, NAADAC, Sustainers Council, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,...
James Scott 'Jake' Gilbreath
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer
(512) 320-9160 508 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Family and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
James “Jake” Gilbreath is an experienced and skilled advocate for his clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Jake represents clients throughout the State of Texas in complex marital property and custody litigation. Although most of his cases resolve amicably, Jake has tried custody and marital property cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators and is known for his skill in the courtroom. Jake practices exclusively in the area of family law and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jake has received the Client’s Choice Award in Family Law from Avvo.com and is...
William H. Alberts
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(512) 472-7893 608 W. 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Divorce
The University of Texas School of Law
William H. Alberts has more than 30 years of trial experience in courtrooms throughout central Texas, has served on the Board of Directors of the Travis County Bar, and is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Travis County Bar Association. William H. Alberts was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954. He has lived in Austin since 1972. He and his wife, a Municipal Law expert and lobbyist, have been happily married for almost 30 years. They have two children, a son working in Austin with a wonderful non-profit foundation aiding the homeless, and a...
James Walter Piper
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(512) 472-5060 6034 W Courtyard Drive
Suite 140
Austin, TX 78730
Family and Divorce
University of Texas - Austin
As a partner at Piper Burnett Turner Bollier, PLLC, Travis County lawyer James W. Piper handles a variety of family law concerns. Since 1974, Mr. Piper has been practicing as a lawyer in Texas. He has been Board Certified in Family Law for 26 years. Attorney Piper previously practiced at the Legal Aid Society of Central Texas and Pipers & Pipers, L.L.P. Attorney Piper maintains a perfect 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys. Mr. Piper is a proud graduate of the University of Texas School of...
Griselda Ponce
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Austin, TX Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(512) 454-7700 11900 Metric Blvd
Ste. J-167
Austin, TX 78758
Family and Immigration
ST. MARY'S University School of Law
Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with a Bachelor in Social Work and soon thereafter, worked with the immigrant community as a social worker at a local middle school. In my work, I saw first-hand, the difficulties the undocumented confronted and decided to pursue law school to assist the immigrant community and have a greater impact on their everyday lives. Immediately upon enrollment in St. Mary's School of Law in 2000, I began assisting immigrants obtain legal status as a student attorney through the St. Mary's Immigration Clinic. I obtained my Juris Doctor...
Christopher M. Kirker
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Austin, TX Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(512) 598-0010 8310-1 North Capital If Texas Hwy Bldg 1 Ste 350
Austin, TX 78731
Family and Business
Baylor Law School
Chris M. Kirker is a Texas trial lawyer handling highly contested divorce and custody matters. Chris has been successfully handling divorce and custody cases for years and places intense focus and attention on every client he works with. While most cases do not go to trial, Chris knows the importance of being ready for trial should it become necessary.

After successfully handling many divorce and custody matters Chris has received numerous awards related to his prior clients’ satisfaction with his work. He has been named a top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Texas by the National Trial Lawyers (2014-2018)....
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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