Chris A. Spofford

Chris A. Spofford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Chris A. Spofford, P.C.
 | 3000 Weslayan, Suite 365
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 346-800-5286
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Chris A. Spofford has been defending the rights of men and women, and protecting the rights of children, in Texas Family Law matters for more than 30 years, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, step-parent adoption, marital agreements, complex property division, domestic violence, and other family law matters. Over that time, he has handled thousands of divorce and Family Law matters. He has distinguished himself during intense courtroom trials as well as by innovating in alternatives to family law litigation, such as divorce mediation and collaborative family law.

White Papers

  • Texas Legislature - Child Custody Evaluations (2017) - The Texas Legislature closed its biannual session for 2017 and passed several bills that impact Texas Family Law. Here is one: Child Custody Evaluation. The statute dealing with Child Custody Evaluations was revised to provide more protection to child custody evaluators from being liable for civil damages arising out of the evaluator’s actions. Read Complete Legislative Update

  • Child Custody Changes in the 85th Texas Legislature (2017) - The Texas Legislature closed the 2017 session on May 29. Several laws were passed that affect Texas Family Law. Here is one small – yet important – child custody change in the statute that governs modification of an order for the Conservatorship, Support, or Possession and Access to a Child. New language states is that – in cases where no parent has been granted the exclusive right to determine the child’s primary residence (primary conservatorship) – a court may not create a temporary order that has the effect of granting one parent this exclusive right. And also, no temporary order may be created that has the effect of changing or eliminating the geographic area within which a parent must maintain the child’s primary residence. Read Complete Legislative Update

  • About Chris Spofford

    Admitted: 1986, Texas

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    Honors and Awards:

    • Burta Rhodes Raborn American Inns of Court

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1993,1998, 2003. 2008, 2013)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and served on the board for that organization from 1996 until 2004, 2004
    • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section from 1998-2001, 2001
    • Board of Directors for the Houston Lawyer Referral Service


    Office Location for Chris A. Spofford

    3000 Weslayan
    Suite 365
    Houston, TX 77027


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    Last Updated: 10/4/2017

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