Karen G. Hughes

Karen G. Hughes

The office of Karen G. Hughes practices law in Tyler, Texas and Smith Co.

Firm Overview

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters regarding:
-Civil Practice
-Family Law

Main Office

Main Office
400 Troup Highway
Tyler TX 75701


(903) 593-2440


(903) 593-9877


Full-service family law firm in Tyler

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, family law attorney Karen G. Hughes can help. With more than 30 years of experience serving families in Tyler, we provide legal services in all areas of family law:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

We assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member.

Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. We help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation:
We protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support:
We can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings:
We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Texas to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Karen G. Hughes

Karen G. Hughes

ISLN: 906317004

Practice areas:
-Civil practice
-Family law
-Premarital agreements
-Marital agreements
-Child support
-Child custody
-Adoption law

-Texas, 1980
-U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1985

-Southern Methodist University, J.D.
-Stephen F. Austin State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

Associations & memberships:
-Smith County Bar Association (Director, 1995-1996; Treasurer, 1996-1997)
-State Bar of Texas (Council Member, Women and Law Section, 1987-1993; Secretary, 1997-2000)
-Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Biographical details:
Phi Delta Phi. Listed: Who's Who in American Law, 1987-1988; Strathmore's Who's Who, 2005. President, Concho Valley Estate Planning Council, 1985-1988. Director, Smith County Youth Alternatives, 1994-1996. Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas.


Southern Methodist University
Juris Doctorate,