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

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Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C.

A law firm committed to assisting all families during their time of legal transition. Our focus is on: Family Law, Probate Litigation and Estate Planning, Mediation and Collaborative Family Law Services.
Size of Organization: 1
Year Established: 1986
Main Office: Houston, Texas
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Telephone: 713-714-2657
Fax: 713-932-7277

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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.

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A Look at Martial Property Agreements
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, April 11, 2014, previously published by on Spring 2014
All marital property agreements, whether pre- or post-marriage, have significant legal consequences and should be reviewed carefully by an attorney. Martial property agreements also require complete disclosure of information and have rigid statutory requirements to ensure that the parties fully...

Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce -- Forget the 50/50 Myth
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, April 4, 2014, previously published by on Spring 2014
There are many myths surrounding divorce law in Texas. One myth is that all marital assets will be divided 50/50 in a divorce.

Gratitude Increases Happiness, Even During Divorce.
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, April 4, 2014, previously published by CHANGE Magazine on Spring 2014
In spite of difficulty and pain, divorce is an opportunity to begin again.


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