When you look for an attorney, you'll likely come across dozens of lawyers who claim to specialize in a particular field. But many do not carry the experience and understanding of the law needed to handle certain legal issues — particularly complex divorce cases that often involve many assets.
The depth of knowledge the lawyer you select possesses will often determine not only your experience with the process but the outcome you receive.
When seeking representation for complex family law matters, your lawyer should be very familiar with the court you are in and use the rules to your advantage. Flexibility is an important trait that you should seek in a lawyer. Your facts may be different from the case before. Listen for attention to detail.
Martha Bourne: A Testament Of Her Skills
Martha Bourne with the Houston law firm Martha Bourne & Associates has been representing individuals in divorces involving estates, large and small, for more than 30 years. She has received certification, awards and honors that are a testament of her skills and abilities.
In 1987, Ms. Bourne was certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The TBLS was created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1974 to highlight attorneys with "substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law [who have] demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law."
She is also a member of a small, distinguished group of only 725 lawyers in Texas who make up the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS). Like Martha, members are rewarded for their exceptional service in handling complicated divorces involving marital property.
She has earned Texas Super Lawyers recognition for many consecutive years and is also AV Preeminent-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell.
Such prestigious accomplishments are why individuals often turn to her for legal help with complex family law matters.
Not only is her experience touted by colleagues and clients, her approach emphasizes the reduction of time, stress and money for her clients.
Martha Bourne Helps Clients Avoid Litigation If Possible
She often suggests mediation, arbitration or collaboration, to resolve property matters and child related matters like child custody. The approach minimizes stress levels and the hostility often encountered in complex matters. Her training at the Harvard School of Negotiation aids her pursuit of favorable solutions through ADR.
If you plan to divorce and have complex assets or marital property, you'll find reassurance with Martha Bourne.
Call her today at 713-581-8260 or fill out her online form to schedule a consultation. Her office is located near the Galleria area.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.