Galveston County Family Lawyer

Estate Planning Lawyer

No matter what type of legal challenges you face, you want to know that you have a place to turn for all your concerns. At the Seabrook and Galveston Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson, our lawyers help families throughout the greater Houston area confront a wide range of legal issues. Whether you are going through a divorce or have estate planning concerns, we will be there for you every step of the way.

We serve the following areas: Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Bayou Vista, Santa Fe, Tiki Island, Dickinson, League City, Friendswood, Kemah, Bacliff, San Leon, Bolivar, Seabrook, Webster, Clear Lake, La Porte, Pasadena, South Houston, and Southern Harris County .


Family Law

Divorce: From the division of marital property to the future of your children, we will protect your rights in every aspect of your divorce settlement.

Paternity: You want answers and you want someone to make sure your parental rights are protected. We can help.

Enforcements: If your former partner is not living up to his or her end of your court order, take proper action.

Custody and Visitation: You want to be there for your children, and coming up with the right custody and visitation plan is the first step.

Prenuptials and Marriage Planning: A prenuptial agreement is a great way to protect your own family and approach important questions with your future spouse.

Complex Marital Estate and Property Settlements: From business evaluation to matters of private property, we can help you find solutions to complex property division questions.

Adoption: If you are interested in expanding your family through adoption, we can help. We facilitate both stepparent and private adoptions.

Modification: Has there been a major change in your circumstances since the time of your custody or support plan? We can help you get the necessary modification.

Criminal Law

Tickets: Misdemeanor traffic tickets in Galveston County.

DWI: You want to be there for your children, and coming up with the right custody and visitation plan is the first step.

Drug Charges: If you are interested in expanding your family through adoption, we can help. We facilitate both stepparent and private adoptions.

Real Estate Law

Documents and Contracts: Drafting and preparation of documents, including purchase agreements, general warranty deeds, special warranty deeds, deeds with vendor liens, deed for condominium projects, notes, deeds of trust and lien releases

Representation: Representation of individuals and entities at the closing table to assist in the review of closing documents prepared by title companies

Consultation: General consultation of interpreting various real estate purchase contracts, including those promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission

For Sale By Owner:For sale by owner transactions (also called FSBO) can save sellers and buyers thousands of dollars when real estate agents are not involved. When there are no real estate agents involved, no commission is paid.

However, buyers and sellers of real property should still consult an experienced real estate attorney when preparing the sales contract. The Texas Property Code requires certain disclosures and a lawyer can help protect your rights and best interests.

Estate Planning

Wills: Estate planning is just for the wealthy – this is a common misconception. Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning their estates! Fewer than half of all American adults (and Texans) have even the most basic estate planning document – a will.
No matter what your net worth may be, it is important to have at least a basic estate plan in place to protect your family and loved ones in case you were to die unexpectedly. (Most of us don’t plan to die any time soon – but accidents happen every single day!) If you don’t have a will or other estate plan, the state will determine what happens to your property, cash and personal effects when you die – and you might not like (or expect) the result. The state will also decide the guardianship of your minor children. Without an estate plan, your death could put your family through unnecessary expense, hardship and uncertainty during an already difficult time – don’t they deserve better?

Probate: You want to be there for your children, and coming up with the right custody and visitation plan is the first step.

Guardianship: If you are interested in expanding your family through adoption, we can help. We facilitate both stepparent and private adoptions.