Chris A. Spofford, Family Law Attorney

Chris A. Spofford, Family Law Attorney Chris A. Spofford is a Family Law attorney in Houston, Texas defending your rights in divorce, child custody, child support, property division.
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Spofford is a Family Law and Divorce Attorney in Houston, Texas with more than 30 years of experience defending clients in cases of divorce, child custody, child support, property division, and many other Texas Family Law issues.

No matter how strong your case, how good your facts, or how much you think the law is on your side, no one can predict h...
11/13/2023

No matter how strong your case, how good your facts, or how much you think the law is on your side, no one can predict how the judge what verdict a jury may return. The alternatives to going to court put more control in your hands over the outcome of the case.

Most people think that the only way to get divorced is by going to court and having a judge decide the issues. The reality is that most divorce cases

Social media can have significant implications on your  . It's best to just not use social media during the divorce proc...
11/06/2023

Social media can have significant implications on your . It's best to just not use social media during the divorce process, but if you can’t turn it off here are some recommendations.

There are some important considerations for using social media during your divorce process. Social media can have significant implications for your case.

Effective communication with your   attorney ensures a smooth and successful legal process.
10/24/2023

Effective communication with your attorney ensures a smooth and successful legal process.

Effective communication with your divorce attorney is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful legal process. When discussing how you want

Telling your spouse that you want a   is hard. In the long run, a formal conversation is better for your post-divorce li...
10/18/2023

Telling your spouse that you want a is hard. In the long run, a formal conversation is better for your post-divorce life.

Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is hard. You may not want to face them. You may not want to look them in the eye. You may not want them looking

You want one thing in the divorce, but your spouse wants something else. That kind of conflict is normal. When the confl...
10/09/2023

You want one thing in the divorce, but your spouse wants something else. That kind of conflict is normal. When the conflict colors every aspect of the case, it can become problematic.

You are at one of the worst points in your life when you are going through a divorce. As a result, conflict is inevitable. You want one thing in the divorce

Most people think that the only way to get divorced is by going to court. The reality is that there are better ways to h...
10/03/2023

Most people think that the only way to get divorced is by going to court. The reality is that there are better ways to handle your

Most people think that the only way to get divorced is by going to court and having a judge decide the issues. The reality is that most divorces don’t have to

“Community Property” and “Separate Property” in Texas is confusing. We help you sort it out.
06/01/2023

“Community Property” and “Separate Property” in Texas is confusing. We help you sort it out.

Property Division Attorney Serving Houston, Texas Protect yourself and your family. We fight for you. “Community Property” and “Separate Property” in Texas is confusing. We help you sort it out. Property division after divorce under Texas Family Law can be a complex and delicate process. The...

We are receiving a wide variety of questions about how divorce courts distinguish between "community property" and "sepa...
05/24/2023

We are receiving a wide variety of questions about how divorce courts distinguish between "community property" and "separate property in Texas. We've written several Blogs over the past 10 years to help people understand how Texas courts think about it. Please let us know if you have any questions

Divorce Property Division Settlements Are Not Always 50-50 in Texas Family LawTexas Family Law does not mandate a 50-50 division of property in a divorce. Under Texas Family Law, the Court is charged with a duty to divide marital property in a manner that is “just and right.” Appellate Courts fi...

Spousal Maintenance is not “alimony” in Texas Family Law. We do have contractual alimony in Texas, that must be agreed t...
04/05/2023

Spousal Maintenance is not “alimony” in Texas Family Law. We do have contractual alimony in Texas, that must be agreed to between the parties. A judge cannot order it. However, a judge can enforce contractual alimony once the parties have agree to it. This article describes the difference between Spousal Maintenance and Contractual Alimony in Texas Family Law:

Many people believe that, with the passage of the Texas Spousal Maintenance statute in 1995, we now have alimony in Texas. That is not the case. Spousal Maintenance is not “alimony” in the traditional sense and that is why it is not called alimony in Texas Family Law. We do have contractual alim...

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Chris A. Spofford is a Family Law and Divorce Attorney in the Galleria Area of Houston, Texas with more than 30 years of experience. He has been defending the rights of men, women and children in Texas Family Law matters since 1986 and founded his own law office in 1993. Over that time, he has handled thousands of divorce and Family Law matters. Chris has tried everything from a one hour dispute to a month long trial. He has extensive experience with courts and family law judges in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Brazoria County.

He has distinguished himself during intense courtroom trials as well as by innovating in alternatives to family law litigation, such as divorce mediation and collaborative family law.

Chris believes in your right to choose and will defend your rights as forcefully as necessary in all areas of Family Law. You have rights that are protected under the law and we will help you learn about Divorce -- Child Custody -- Child Support -- Property Division -- Spousal Support -- Marital Agreements -- Paternity -- Step-Parent Adoption -- Domestic Violence -- and other family issues. Ask about alternatives to Divorce Litigation -- Mediation or Collaborative Family Law.

Chris A. Spofford was Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1993, and re-certified in 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. He earned the distinction of being a Super Lawyer as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazine in 2009 and has been noted as one of Houston's Top Family Lawyer for numerous years. Chris has served on the board and as president of Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists; director on the board of the Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. He was among the first lawyers in Texas trained in collaborative family law (January 2000). He has participated in numerous family law cases using the collaborative model; 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. He completed mediation training in 1993 and has mediated more than 1,000 family law cases.

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