Texas Family Law Practice – An Overview

Texas Family Law Outcomes Affect the Ones You Love

Family Law and the Courts

Texas Family Law affects you and the ones you love; Chris A. Spofford will defend your interests

Texas Family Law encompasses the many legal, personal and emotional issues of divorce; spousal support (alimony); child custody and child support; paternity; domestic violence or domestic abuse; post-marital and pre-nuptial marital agreements.

When these issues arise in your life, they are both troubling and critically important, requiring immediate attention.

You have rights that are protected under the law, and you have choices. Chris A. Spofford believes in your right to choose and will defend your rights as forcefully as necessary.

Consultation, mediation and, if necessary, family law litigation on these delicate, personal matters requires careful selection of a lawyer experienced in Texas Family Law. An attorney representing you in a Texas Family Law matter must carefully evaluate the circumstances of your case. Your lawyer should be patient, interactive and, when necessary, aggressive. Several lives can will be be affected by the outcome.

Effective representation while avoiding unnecessary court proceedings ought to be your Family Law attorney’s primary goal.

Contact Chris Spofford to learn about your family law options and how he can help you with your choices.

Experience in Family Law

Chris A. Spofford has has worked in Family Law practice in the greater Houston area continuously since he was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1986. He has been Board Certified in Texas Family Law since 1993 and will guide you through this often intimidating process, listening carefully to your concerns, minimizing the cost where possible, and effectively managing your case so that you can move forward with your life.

The best lawyer for you is the one who can provide with sound information, illuminate your choices clearly, help you decide the right course for you and the ones you care about the most, such as your children.  An experienced attorney in the area of Family Law practice can lead you down that path safely, while defending your rights as forcefully as necessary.

Chris A. Spofford has worked in Family Law practice in the greater Houston area continuously since he was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1986. He has distinguished himself in this area by representing clients in a myriad of complex property division and child custody conflicts and through continuous training in Family Law practice.

  • Chris is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization: he was certified in 1993 and re-certified in 1998, 2003, 2008 and again in 2013.
  • Chris completed his training as a in Mediation in 1993 with the Attorney-Mediator Institute; he has mediated more than 1,000 family law cases and has facilitated a settlement in more than 90 percent of those matters.
  • Chris was among the first Texas lawyers to be trained in Collaborative Family Law in January 2000.  He has participated in a variety of family law cases using the collaborative model.  He is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of the first Collaborative Law practice group to be formed in the Houston area.
  • Chris is a frequent speaker and author. He served as a director on the board of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section from 1998-2001 and is a past president of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and served on the board of that organization from 1996 until 2004. Chris has also served on the board of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. He has been a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists since 1994.

Contact Chris Spofford to learn about your family law options and how he can help you with your choices.