Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

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

Biography

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 - Mediato

Areas of Practice (100)

  • 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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713-932-7177  Phone
713-932-7277  Fax
www.treyyateslaw.com
Mailing Address:
Martha Turner Properties Building, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 425 West, Houston, TX 77027
University Attended:
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles, California, 1979; University of Houston, B.A., Political Science, 1981
Law School Attended:
St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, J.D., 1984
Year of First admission:
1984
Admission:
1984, 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.
Birth Information:
New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6, 1956
ISLN:
902583397
Payment Information:
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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Peer Reviews

    • 2.9/5.0
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    Client Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (7)
    • 86% (6)
    • Gold Client Champion
    • Communication

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    • Quality of Service

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    • Value for Money

      4.3/5.0
    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      5.0/5.0 on 05/12/15 on 05/12/15

      Mr. Yates was not only my attorney, he was my friend and therapist. He is kind, helpful, smart and tough. He gave me the support, knowledge and strength I needed during m...

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      Mr. Yates was not only my attorney, he was my friend and therapist. He is kind, helpful, smart and tough. He gave me the support, knowledge and strength I needed during my divorce. I highly recommend him as an attorney and a friend.

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        5.0/5.0
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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      5.0/5.0 on 11/04/13 on 11/04/13

      Mr. Yates is extremely knowledgeable, has an excellent grasp of the legal system, pays attention to details, acts quickly, is always thoroughly prepared. Once a strategy...

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      Mr. Yates is extremely knowledgeable, has an excellent grasp of the legal system, pays attention to details, acts quickly, is always thoroughly prepared. Once a strategy is decided upon, no stone is left unturned.{newline}Mr. Yates works with his clients, listens carefully, guides with a quick mind, a lot of common sense and convincing arguments based on the reality of the law and experience. He is always available. {newline}He has surrounded himself with an excellent and professional support team.

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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      5.0/5.0 on 10/13/13 on 10/13/13

      The attorney I had on my divorce did a poor job so for enforcement I hired Mr Yates. He never over charged me. He never made promises that could not be kept. The case...

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      The attorney I had on my divorce did a poor job so for enforcement I hired Mr Yates. He never over charged me. He never made promises that could not be kept. The case was challenging with issues all the way to Appellate Court. His work was excellent.

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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      5.0/5.0 on 03/27/13 on 03/27/13

      The law firm was wonderful and handled my unique case in a very{newline}professional manner. I knew little to nothing about the law and they{newline}were prompt and elabo...

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      The law firm was wonderful and handled my unique case in a very{newline}professional manner. I knew little to nothing about the law and they{newline}were prompt and elaborate when I had questions or concerns about the{newline}case. I would definitely recommend Trey Yates for anyone in a family{newline}litigation as well as same sex families as in my case. Hiring the firm{newline}was the best decision I could have made. They are professional, prompt{newline}and true experts in their field.

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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      5.0/5.0 on 11/01/12 on 11/01/12

      The Law Office of Sam M (Trey) Yates has been the best decision I made throughout my divorce. They made the entire process so easy for me and my son. They made sure every...

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      The Law Office of Sam M (Trey) Yates has been the best decision I made throughout my divorce. They made the entire process so easy for me and my son. They made sure every decision made was in the best interest for my family. Estelee Garrison (Trey’s Associate Attorney) accompanied me to every mediation and court date. I was never left unattended, and being a young woman going through a divorce it was nice to have someone there to answer all of my questions and concerns.

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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      4.3/5.0 on 03/07/13 on 03/07/13

      It's pretty straight forward. Worked out great.

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      It's pretty straight forward. Worked out great.

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        4.0/5.0
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    • Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III

      1.0/5.0 on 07/07/10 on 07/07/10

      Makes claims he can't or won't fulfill (specifically, that he performs mediation type divorce); inattentive to the actions of his staff; inattentive to the desires of his...

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      Makes claims he can't or won't fulfill (specifically, that he performs mediation type divorce); inattentive to the actions of his staff; inattentive to the desires of his client; lectures but does not listen; work was not timely performed; does not adequately account for his time; used the excuse that his accounting software "didn't work" to bilk me out of a remaining balance on my retainer (and the bar association allowed it).

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