Kathy Elizabeth Roux

Kathy Elizabeth Roux

The hardest working attorney in the DFW Metroplex.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law ...
  • Louisiana, Texas
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Summary

Originally from New Orleans, Kathy E. Roux graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While in law school, she was elected Freshman Class Representative and appointed Ombudsman for LSU’s Student Government Association. She won 1st place for the Southern Region in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition, and was chosen to represent LSU in the National Moot Court competition.
After graduation, she began working for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, practicing poverty law. While there, her practice areas included Consumer Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Housing Law, and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. During this time, she co-authored the Consumer Chapter of the Louisiana Legal Services & Pro Bono Desk Manual for 2001 and 2005. She served on committees for the Louisiana State Bar Association, including Chair of the Taxation Section Pro Bono Committee and Co-Chair of the Health Directives Committee. She was also active in the Louis A. Martinet Society, and is currently a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
After Hurricane Katrina, she and her family permanently relocated to Texas. She obtained her Texas license in June, 2006, and now has a solo practice in the areas of Elder Law, Guardianship, and Wills/Probate/Trusts. She also has a general civil practice that includes Consumer Protection, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Immigration, and IRS Tax Controversies. For several years, she served as an ad litem representing mentally ill clients in Tarrant County while gaining valuable litigation experience.
She is currently a member of the U. S. Supreme Court. She is also a member of U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, All State Courts for Louisiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and All State Courts for Texas. She is a certified ad litem and certified mediator by the State Bar of Texas.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Foreclosure Defense
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Texas
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Professional Experience
Owner/Lawyer
Law Office of Kathy Roux
- Current
Elder Law, Probate, Trusts, Wills & General Civil Practice
Education
Louisiana State University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24054141
Member
- Current
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning & Trusts in Texas Tax Fundamentals
National Business Institute, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
Understanding the Probate Process, Online
CLE Companion
Probate Definitions, The Probate Process, and Ways to Probate an Estate in Texas
Certifications
Guardian ad litem
State Bar of Texas
Mediation
University of North Texas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. How do I get the federal court to investigate a bankruptcy case that was disregarded by debtor.
A: Child support payments generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. This means that a parent who owes child support cannot escape this duty by filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcies do not act as a stay, or hold, on actions to modify child support obligations. Since you state that the child support obligation was reduced and paid off in the bankruptcy, you may want to contact the attorney who represented you in the bankruptcy, or hire an attorney to determine the status of the child support obligation. You may be able to obtain free legal services through your local legal aid organization, or by contacting your local bar association.
Q. My childrens mother is moving them to Anchorage Alaska from San Antonio Texas. I do not agree with this what can I do?
A: You should review the custody order regarding the terms of custody for you and their mother. Generally, there is language in the custody order that prevents one parent from moving the children a certain distance away from the other parent, and from moving the children out of the state because Texas courts have jurisdiction over the children. You may hire an attorney to file a pleading contesting their mother moving them out of the state, set it for hearing, and provide their mother with notice of the filing and the hearing. You may want to request injunctive relief to prevent their mother from moving the children.
Q. Where do I get legal assistance (Pro bono) to transfer my daughter's guardianship from Midland TX to Amarillo Tx
A: You may contact Legal Aid of Northwest Texas at its Midland office at (432) 686-0647 to find out whether you are eligible for their legal services. You may also contact the Midland County Bar Association or the Midland County Young Lawyers Association for pro bono assistance. You may also contact the Potter County Bar Association at (814) 274-7292 to inquire about pro bono legal assistance.
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Contact & Map
4501 Merlot Avenue
Suite 100-A
Grapevine, TX 76051
Telephone: (817) 874-8877
Fax: (877) 878-5884
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)