Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C.

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Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. 
Houston, Texas firm serving Ft. Bend Co., Texas
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Martha Turner Properties Building, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 425 West
Houston, Texas  77027
(Ft. Bend, Harris & Montgomery Cos.)
Mailing Address: Martha Turner Properties Building, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 425 West, Houston, TX, 77027
Telephone: 713-714-2657

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM

About this office:

Sam M. Yates, III, is a Family Law Trial Attorney in Houston, Texas whose practice is dedicated exclusively to assisting families in time of transition whether that be by divorce, the seeking of custody of a child, or the death of a loved one. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His law firm has a primary focus in the following areas:

Family Law Services: Divorce Litigation, Child Custody Litigation, Modifications of Prior Court Orders, Contempt, Child Support and Visitation, Grandparents' Rights, and Marital Property Agreements

Probate Litigation and Estate Planning Services: Probate of Wills, Litigation of Will Contests, Guardianships, Declaration of Heirships, Construction of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Directive to Physicians, Trusts, and Elder Care Issues.

Mediation Services

Collaborative Family Law Services

A Thoroughly Experienced Texas Law Firm

The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. has been serving citizens of Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery and Galveston counties since 1986 primarily in the area of complex family law matters and probate/guardianship litigation. Basic estate planning services are also offered as well as a complete array of mediation and collaborative law services.

Trey and his legal support staff embrace the philosophy that their clients need all the relevant information available to make an informed decision as they navigate through the maze of litigation and the court system.

Clients are assured of cost sensitive, yet aggressive legal representation supported by cutting age technology and a team approach dedicated to one goal - reaching a speedy and successful resolution that is best for the client.

A Creative and Innovative Texas Law Firm

The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C. is a law firm well known for developing creative litigation and resolution strategies to their client's benefit.

"When a case warrants," says Trey, "we gather a community of professionals around our clients - whether that be accountants, financial planners, economic experts, therapists, or parent coordinators to assist them at arriving at a client driven solution to their particular situation."

Trey's clients are requested to take an active role in the development of their case and partner with their legal team to achieve maximum recovery.

He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law.

Trey is a true believer in offering clients alternatives to court room battles and is experienced in the areas of dispute resolution known as mediation.

He is also a Certified Attorney Mediator and a Certified Family Law Mediator.

Trey is also trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer, providing his clients with a new and innovative method of settling family law disputes that seeks a "win - win" solution for both parties.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody Litigation; Enforcement of Court Orders; Modification of Prior Court Orders; Grandparents Rights; Child Support and Visitation; Premarital and Marital Property Agreements; Community Property Division; Complex Division of Marital Assets; Alimony and Spousal Maintenance; Probate Litigation and Estate Planning; Probate of Wills; Litigation of will contests; Guardianships; Declaration of Heir Ships; Construction of Wills; Powers of Attorney; Living Wills/Directive to Physicians; Trusts; Elder Care Issues; Mediation Services; Collaborative Family Law Services; Adoptions; Alimony; Annulment; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Advocacy; Child Custody; Child Custody Mediation; Child Support; Collaborative Family Law; Divorce Mediation; Domestic Partnerships; Domestic Violence; Family Mediation; Grandparents Visitation Rights; Grandparents Custody; Foster Care; Parental Kidnapping; Parental Rights; Paternity; Parenting Time; Name Changes; Child Care; Child Dependency; Child Protection; Child Sexual Abuse; Child Welfare; Children's Rights; Cohabitation Agreements; Community Property Law; Day Care; Divorce Arbitration; Domestic Relations; Equitable Distribution; Family Arbitration; Fathers Rights; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; Marital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital Property Settlements; Matrimonial Law; Palimony; Post Divorce Modification; Post Nuptial Agreements; Premarital Agreements; Restraining Orders; Spousal Support; Termination of Parental Rights; Visitation Rights; Uncontested Divorce; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Collaborative Law; Mediation; Arbitration; Ask a Lawyer; Child & Spousal Support; Child Centered Divorce Mediation; Co-Parenting Agreements; Consultations; Document Processing; Elder Law; Elder Rights; Estate Planning for the Elderly; Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children; Estate Planning for the Disabled; Family Business Law; Felonies; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Adult Guardianship; Conservatorship; Elder Guardianship; Guardianship; Handicapped Rights; Child Abduction; Unlawful Restraint; Litigation; Power of Attorney.

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Five Areas to Consider if Resolving to Divorce
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, January 22, 2015
Divorce is rarely easy and most do not enter into the process lightly. For those facing the prospect of divorce this year, here are five important areas to consider; I call them the Five Keys to a fuller, happier and healthier life after divorce.

Practice Gratitude and Realize the Benefits Even in Divorce
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, November 14, 2014, previously published by on Fall 2014
The pain they feel is very real and I readily acknowledge it, but I don’t leave them there.

Temporary Divorce Orders Can Protect Both Spouses
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, October 13, 2014
Many individuals facing divorce worry about the disruption of financial security during the divorce process.

Year Established: 1986

Languages: Spanish and English.

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