Brian Douglas Walters

Brian Douglas Walters

The Walters Law Firm, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Summary

Hi, I'm Brian. I was born in Florida, the son a career Marine Corps officer. After living all over the world and graduating from high school in West Germany, I returned to Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with a BBA. I then graduated from The University of Texas Law School in 1996. I've practiced exclusively family and divorce law since then. I was Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2003 and am remain so today. Me and my staff work hard for our clients and are 100 available to them. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss further.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer Fees Every reputable family law attorney charges a retainer fee. This is an upfront payment to the lawyer at the time he is hired. This payment covers the initial estimated charges in a case. Sometimes it is more than is needed, and then clients get a refund of the unused portion. Often more funds are needed as the case goes along. Here are some important points to know: Retainer Size: This is the most important issue. Retainer Fees range from $5,000 upward, depending on the lawyer and case. Our retainer fees are $10,000 for hiring Brian, less for one of our staff attorneys. The factors that increase the retainer are: (a) whether there are children; (b) assets involved in a divorce; (c) anticipated level of conflict; (d) attorney on the other side; (e) Court that the case is filed in; and, (f) probability that a client will pay in the future.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Named Partner
The Walters Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Associate
Davis & Davis, PC
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Education
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. (1996)
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.B.A. (1993)
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Awards
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certification - Family Law (2003-8)
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar # 00797619
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
A Guide to Texas Child Support Law
Texas Attorney General Publications
Speaking Engagements
Opportunities in the Legal World, University of Texas
Family Law Updates, University of Texas School of Law
Certifications
Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Texas Divorce & Family Law
Videos
Negotiating a Possession Order In a Texas Family Law

Once you’ve established who the primary custodial parent is, determining “possession” comes next. Possession refers to the amount of time and specific dates and times each parent will spend with...

Divorce and Property Division

When you’re dissolving your marriage, where do you start when it’s time to divide property and assets? Most couples have what is known as “community property,” which is jointly owned...

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Conservatorship in Texas

The parent or parents who are granted conservatorship in Texas means they have decision making authority. Most parents in Texas will share the title of “Joint Managing Conservatorship.” In this...

Negotiations in Texas Family Law Case

How do negotiations in Texas family law case take place? How are you going to get to an agreement? In this video, Brian Walters explains that the first decision to...

Filing for a Child Custody Case - Determining the Right County

Are you filing for child custody case in the correct county? It’s important to know that courts in inappropriate counties will not be able to legally handle the case. In...

How to Determine Jurisdiction for a Child Custody Case

Jurisdiction means whether a court can even hear a case. Even if you and/or the other parent wants a specific court to hear your child custody case, they must have...

What is a Notice? - Texas Family Law Case

You often wonder, what is a notice? When you’ve filed for divorce or a family law case, simply calling the other party to tell him or her about the case...

Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. My husband is filing for divorce and he owned his house before I moved in. Do I have rights to anything?
A: Please refer to the links below. 1. https://www.brianwalterslawfirm.com/separate-property-comingled/ 2. https://www.brianwalterslawfirm.com/what-is-separate-property/ 3. https://www.brianwalterslawfirm.com/who-gets-the-couch/
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Contact & Map
Houston Office
1177 West Loop S. #700
Houston, TX 77027
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Toll-Free: (713) 597-7510
Telephone: (713) 275-7830
The Woodlands Office
9595 Six Pines Dr. #8210
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Sugar Land Office
3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd. #100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
USA