We offer a free telephone consultation of up to 15 minutes in length. In-office consultation fees vary.
We can offer fixed or "flat" fees for cases in which all issues are agreed to ahead of time, such as uncontested divorces. We also offer flat fees in most adoptions, name change and prenuptial agreements.
My hourly rate is $250 per hour.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
My first family law case was a divorce I agreed to do for no charge through the Houston Volunteer Lawyer's Association. The experience of helping someone through a very difficult period in their life and being a part of starting a new chapter in their life was invaluable. I find family law very rewarding because I'm in the business of helping people turn to the next page in their lives.
I think any person who seeks the assistance of their lawyer will benefit from educating themselves on the legal issues involved in their case. The desire to do so is very natural and can be helpful in understanding the actions taken on a client's behalf.
If a client feels more comfortable representing themselves in court with some guidance from me, I would absolutely support that.
I was previously employed by a small firm where I practiced civil litigation and bankruptcy. In April 2006 I decided to open my own firm, which I currently operate.
My bachelor's degree in communication, combined with my experiences in high school and college level debate, have given me an appreciation for the art of persuasion and the benefits it can provide for my clients.
My unique strength is that I bring a civil litigation background into my family law practice. By understanding the complexities of the rules involved in civil cases (which include divorce, child custody, and most other family law cases), I will have a thorough understanding of how to best achieve your goals in court.
When my clients first meet me, I am very easy going. For opposing counsel, I am willing to listen to their client's position and communicate it to my client to determine if there may be common ground upon which the parties may agree. If and when it comes time to fight over the issues upon which we cannot agree, I pursue my client's interests in a professional, focused, and zealous manner.
I am an avid backpacker and hiker. I try to take at least one weekend every two months or so to leave the city and get out into the backwoods for some peace and quiet. Doing so allows me to recharge my batteries and come back to the office on Monday ready to get back to work.
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