Family Law • Estate Planning • Probate • Mediation • Criminal Defense
By Susan Edmonson
I am Board Certified in Family Law. It is my specialty and my passion. With more than 25 years of experience, our firm can provide a range of services including family law, estate planning, probate and criminal defense. We take time to get to know our clients and their families before fashioning creative responses to their legal issues.
Meeting Clients’ Unique Needs
The Law Office of Susan M. Edmonson provides experienced, attentive representation in all facets of the following practice areas:.
Family Law – involving paternity, prenuptials and adoption
Divorce – including high net worth divorces, asset division Complex Marital Estate & Property Settlements, spousal support, child custody, visitation and child support
Estate Planning and Probate – involving wills, living wills, powers of attorney, guardianship and contested probate
Real Estate Law -involving residential and commercial contracts, mineral rights, deeds, mortgages, real estate lien notes and suits regarding title to real property
Mediation – involving divorce, family law and civil litigation
We are proud to offer Galveston area clients the talented and seasoned representation typically found at a large firm, with the personalized, responsive legal services you can only expect from a smaller firm.
Certified Family Law Specialist
Mark of Excellence
Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.
Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
A Distinguished Few
There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified.
Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years experience in the specialty area.
Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.