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

Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

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Practice Areas

  • 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 and Estates
  • 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
Contact InfoTelephone: 713-932-7177
Fax: 713-932-7277
Mailing AddressMartha Turner Properties Building, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 425 West, Houston, TX, 77027
University American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles, California, 1979; University of Houston, B.A., Political Science, 1981
Law SchoolSt. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, Texas and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Memberships American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Houston Bar Association: Family Section, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section and Collaborative Law Section, Houston Bar Foundation - Life Fellow and Fort Bend County Bar Assoc.
BornNew Orleans, Louisiana, March 6, 1956

Practicing law in Harris county and surrounding counties since 1986 as well as being a member of AAML and TAFLS with a Board Certification in Family Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Sam "Trey" Yates, III, is able to bring clients the unique advantage only years in the courtroom can afford. With a primary focus on divorce, child custody, complex marital property division, will contests and guardianship litigation; Trey embraces the philosophy that his clients need all the relevant information available to make an informed decision as they navigate through the maze of trial or mediation. Board Certified in Family Law by Texas Board of Legal Specializations, Certified Family Law Mediator and Certified Attorney - Mediator


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The Troubled Relationship Between Women and Divorce
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, May 11, 2015, previously published by on Spring, 2015
Giving the women the emotional strength to persevere during one of the most trying periods in their lives was the task of Melissa Nickelson, a personal life coach.

Temporary Orders During Divorce Can Protect Marital Assets
Sam M. (Trey) Yates, April 17, 2015, previously published by on Spring 2015
For many facing divorce, a common concern is the disruption of financial security during the divorce process. This issue can be especially frightening and overwhelming when a stay-at-home parent, a financially dependent spouse or a disabled spouse is facing divorce

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.

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Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 425 West
HoustonTX 77027


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