Randall B. Wilhite

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C.
 | 4265 San Felipe, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-624-4145
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Randall B. Wilhite represents clients in family law concerns pertaining to complex property disputes, stock option and restricted stock issues, retirement assets, employee benefits, taxation issues, characterization of assets as separate or community property, business valuation and division, and other valuation issues. With more than 30 years of legal experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation of all family law issues, Mr. Wilhite has settled over 2,100 family law cases.

Mr. Wilhite is also a certified public accountant giving him the background to not only handle sophisticated tax and business cases, but also serve as an expert witness to other family law attorneys in Harris County, Travis County and elsewhere. He has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of the valuation of property; accounting, taxation, and tax planning; division of property; mediation; ethics and many other subjects involved in family legal disputes. He is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and is partner in the firm Fullenweider Wilhite located in Houston, Texas.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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  • About Randall Wilhite

    Admitted: 1979, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.fullenweider.com/bio/RandallWilhite.asp

    Honors and Awards:

    • Phi Delta Phi, University of Houston Law Center
    • Award Presented Annually by the State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Monthly, Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, 2006 - 2009
    • Houston's Top Lawyers in Family Law by H Magazine, 2006 - 2009
    •  Named, "The Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year
    • Presented annually by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
    • Award for Demonstrating Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law
    • AV Rated his entire legal career by the Martindale Hubble Law Directory
    • Best Lawyers in America, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th editions, Woodward/White, Inc. 2005-2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Grades Exam for Certification, Texas as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney
    • Board of Examiners during, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000 to 2006
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Certification Examination Board
    • Re-certified, Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000 & 2005
    • Re-certified, Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989, 1994, 1999 & 2004,
    • Board Certified, Family Law Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 
    • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
    • Director, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1984 - 1985
    • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Treasurer & Vice Chair, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
    • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Houston Law Review, Editor, 1978 - 1979
    • Rights of Grandparents in Visitation and Conservatorship Actions, 27 S. Tex L. Rev. 519; Children, Parents, & Grandparents: Balancing the Rights of Association and Control, 1 Am. J. Fam. Law 473.
    • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Family Law Seminar, Course Director, 1998
    • Course Director, Family Law For the General Practitioner & Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 2000
    • Course Director, Family Law For the General Practitioner & Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 2001
    • Planning Committees, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2002, 2003 & 2005
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Family Law Seminar, 2004 - 2006
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Seminar, 2004
    • Course Director, Marriage Dissolution Course by the State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2006
    • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook, 2006
    • Course Director, Federal Issues Affecting Family Law, CLE Options & the State Bar of Texas, Dallas, 2007
    • Bankruptcy in Family Law, Houston Bar Association Seminar, 1990
    • Staying Warm After The Sheets Are Split: Protecting Your Divorce Decree From Bankruptcy, South Texas College of Law 6th Annual Family Law Seminar, 1997
    • Dealing With Unusually Obtained Evidence In A Family Law Case, Family Law Inns of Court, 1998
    • Unusually Obtained Evidence, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 1999
    • Co-Director and Speaker, Unusually Obtained Evidence, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference, 1999
    • Riding the Information Highway: Some Rules for the Internet Road Legal, Ethical and Practical Guidelines, Ask the Experts, Houston, Texas, 2001
    • Obtaining Discovery Out of State, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2002
    • Electronic Evidence, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2004
    • Creative Cross Examination, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    • The Ten Most Important Rules of Direct & Cross Examination of CPAs and Forensic Experts - AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, May 10-11, 2012, Obtaining and Enforcing Discovery from Third Parties, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Advanced Family Law Course, 2010
    • Retirement Benefits In Divorce, NBI Symposium on Family Law Taxation, 1991
    • Retirement Benefits In A Texas Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium in Family Law, 1992
    • Retirement Benefits In A Texas Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation In Texas, 1995
    • Employee Benefits Identify, Value, Divide & Award To QDROS and Beyond, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar, 2000
    • Community Property & Federal Tax Laws for Employee Benefits, Golden Handcuffs, Qualified and Non-Qualified Stock Options & Deferred Compensation in Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Institute, 2001 & Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 2001
    • Retirement Assets: Identify, Value, Divide & Award, The University of Texas School of Law Family Law on the Frontlines Seminar, Galveston, 2002
    • Employee Benefits: Identify, Value, Divide & Award, The University of Texas At Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Austin, Texas, 2003
    • Stock Options, State Bar Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • Retirement Plans Identification, Characterization, Valuation & Division, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar, March 2004
    • Retirement Assets, The University of Texas At Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2005
    • Stock Options, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
    • Retirement Assets, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2007
    • The Rewards of Decency: Professionalism and Legal Ethics (Live Oak CLE), 2000 - Panel Discussion; "Tax Ethics" In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation in Texas, 1995
    • Effective Preparation for Mediation, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 1997
    • The Impact of Divorce on Children and the Role of the Family Law Attorney: Advocate v. Counselor, A Dichotomy, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2001
    • The Changing Face Of Mediation, South Texas College of Law Family Law Mediation Seminar, 1998
    • Family Law Mediation, Houston Bar Association Seminar, 1999
    • Mediation Tools Division of Assets and Allocation of Liabilities & Mediation Workshop Leader, South Texas College of Law Annual Mediation Training Seminar, 1999
    • Mediation for Family Law Legal Assistants, Half Moon Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Family Law Legal Assistants, 2001
    • Mediation of a Marital Property Case, South Texas College of Law Seminar on Advanced Marital Property Rights, 2001
    • Preparing for Mediation, Houston Legal Assistants Association Docket Management Seminar, 2003
    • Slam Dunk the Mediation: Winning Strategies for Preparing and Executing Effective Mediations of Property and Custody Issues in Divorce, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2002
    • Focus on the Finish Line: Mediation v. Litigation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
    • Creative Strategies in Mediation, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas, September, 2005
    • Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation, University of Texas School of Law Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, Austin, Texas, February, 2006
    • Family Law Mediation, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns Of Court, March, 2006
    • Family Law Arbitration, Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, March, 2006
    • The Great Debate on Collaborative Law, Marriage Dissolution Course by the State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2006
    • Negotiation Strategies & Skills, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2007
    • Divorce: Division of Property, Child Support & Alimony, National Business Institute Symposium on Family Law, 1991
    • Property Division In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Family Law Taxation, 1992
    • Handling Liabilities In A Divorce, State Bar of Texas 22nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1999
    • Equitable Reimbursement Under The 1999 Texas Family Code Statutes, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 1999
    • Dividing Privately Owned Businesses, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, 1999
    • The Use of Trusts in Family Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Institute, 2001
    • An Overview of Economic Contribution, University of Houston College of Law Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, 2003
    • Advanced Property Division, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2003
    • Sophisticated Corporate Structures, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2004
    • Economic Contribution and Tracing Separate Property, Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, March 2006
    • What are My Options: The Characterization, Taxation, Valuation & Division of Stock Options & Restricted Stock, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, 2006
    • Economic Contribution and Tracing Separate Property, Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, March 2006
    • Economic Contribution, University of Houston College of Law Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas, 2006
    • Unique Characterization Issues, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas, San Francisco, California, 2006
    • Property Silver Bullets, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    • Myths & Misconceptions in Texas Community Property Law, Constitutional, Fundamental and Foundational Issues Ripe for Challenge During the Next 10 Years, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, 2007, Memphis, Tennessee, Employee Benefits, The University of Texas School of Law Family Law on the Frontlines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2007
    • Finding Hidden Assets, AICPA/AAML National Symposium on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2010
    • Hot Tips on Hot Topics, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law,  State Bar of Texas, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2010
    • Navigating the Maze: Impact of Estate Planning on  Marital Estate in a Divorce - AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, May 10-11, 2012, Using Discovery and Selecting Documents to Use at Trial, Ultimate Trial Notebook (State Bar of Texas, New Orleans, La. 2009
    • Divorce Taxation In Texas, NBI Symposium on Family Law, Valuation Variation: A Practical Study of the Latent Tax Impact On The Division of Marital Property, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Symposium on Federal Issues Affecting Family Law, 1992
    • Tax, Accounting & Financial Terminology, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section Symposium on Accounting And Tax Issues Affecting Litigation, 1994
    • Taxation Of Property Transfers Incident To Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation In Texas, 1995
    • Tax Ethics In Divorce, National Business Institute Symposium on Divorce Taxation in Texas, August 1995
    • Federal Tax Issues In Family Law: Issues, Current Developments And Common Tax Traps For the Family Law Practitioner, South Texas College of Law 6th Annual Family Law Seminar, 1996
    • Taxation of Marital Property Transfers, South Texas College of Law Seminar on Marital Property Rights, October 1998
    • Co-Director and Speaker, Federal Tax Issues in Divorce, Including Drafting Tax Provisions in Divorce Decrees - With Forms and Checklists, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference, February 1999
    • Tax Motivated Drafting Stock Options, Alimony Agreements, Divisive Reorganizations & Redemptions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Institute, December 1999
    • Tax Issues in Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course 2003
    • Litigating Tax Issues, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, New Orleans 2004
    • Dissecting the Complex Tax Return, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course 2004
    • Accounting for Lawyers, Web-Cast to 43 states and the Department of Justice, sponsored by CLE Options and the State Bar of Texas, May 2006
    • Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests In Divorce, University of Houston College of Law 1997 Annual Family Law Seminar, 1997
    • Valuation Variation: A Practical Study of the Latent Tax Impact On The Division of Marital Property, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Symposium on Federal Issues Affecting Family Law
    • Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 1998 Annual Advising Small Business Owners Seminar, 1998
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 1999 Annual Family Law Seminar, September 1999
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2000 Annual Family Law Seminar, September 2000
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2001 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, June, 2001
    • Author, The Effect of Goodwill in Determining the Value of a Business in a Divorce, 35 Family Law Quarterly, pp. 351 381, A.B.A., Summer 2001
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, University of Houston College of Law 2001 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, October, 2001
    • Valuation of Difficult Property, University of Houston College of Law 2002 Annual Family Law Seminar, Dallas & Houston, June, 2002
    • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses & Professional Practices, State Bar of Texas 2002 Advanced Family Law Course, August 2002
    • The Basics of Business Valuation, Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, April 2003
    • Valuation of Difficult Property, University of Houston College of Law 2003 Advanced Family Law Course
    • The Use and Abuse of Discounts Disappearing Marital Assets, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
    • Valuation of Marital Assets, The University of Texas At Austin School of Law, Family Law on the Front Lines Seminar, Galveston, Texas, 2004
    • Presenting & Attacking Valuation Evidence in Trial - Real Estate & Business Valuation, Houston Bar Association Family Law Seminar - Property Issues, 2005
    • Valuation of Assets in Divorce, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2005
    • Discounts in the Valuation of Closely Held Businesses, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2005
    • Practical Business Valuation, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, El Paso, Texas, 2007
    • Business Valuation, State Bar of Texas Family Law Webcast, Dallas, Texas, 2007
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law Cases -  37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course 2011, Using Statistics in Business Valuation and Other Financial Issues, AICPA/AAML National Symposium on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2010
    • Navigating the Maze: Impact of Estate Planning on Marital Estate in a Divorce , 2012
    • The Ten Most Important Rules of Direct & Cross Examination of CPAs and Forensic Experts , 2012

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.B.A. 1976

    Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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    Office Location for Randall B. Wilhite

    4265 San Felipe
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77027

    Phone: 713-624-4145

     

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