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Sam M. Yates III

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  1. The law firm was wonderful and handled my unique case in a very professional manner. Hiring Mr. Yates firm was the best decision

    Posted by Randall, K, a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Sam Yates.
    • I hired Sam 1-3 years ago.
    • Sam handled my Child Custody matter.

    I was recently sued by my Ex partner of the same sex. She wanted visitation rights ordered by the court to visit with my biological child who was under the age of two. I want to give you a little history about my relationship with my ex. We were together five and a half years after four years I conceived my daughter via artificial insemination. We separated after 5 1/2 years because my ex cheated on me and basically left our family for another woman. Our money was joint money everything
    was paid out of both of our bank accounts. Although mortgage and automobiles and some bills were in her name due to my credit score being low when we first met. I later learned none of that matters who paid for this who paid for that. When your fighting for joint custody or even visitation the court just cares about who has had primary care control or possession of the child in the suit. Meaning in my case who feed, cared, bathed and had primary care of the child. I clearly did. She never did adopt my daughter therefor she had no legal rights to my daughter nor did she have standing to even ask for any. After receiving this information from my attorney Trey Yates whom I hired to represent me. I was served papers less than a week before I was to appear in court. It is frightening that someone can sue you for custody and put a court ordered stop to your life and that person who brought this suit was not in any way related to my child. I was issued the law suit on a Thursday I hired Trey the next day Friday and I was due in court the following Thursday so as you can see they had very little time to prepare my case or so I thought. Mr. Yates firm is very experienced in what they do and has handled cases similar to mine. Although I was nerve wracked and had doubts they were prepared because of the time frame, they assured me they were ready for court and ready to handle whatever the judge decided if things did not go our way. We left the courtroom with a victory and our heads held high. My ex did not stand a chance the court dismissed the case due to my ex having no standing. The law firm was wonderful and handled my unique case in a very professional manner. I knew little to nothing about the law and they were prompt and elaborate when I had questions or concerns about the case. I would most defiantly recommend Trey Yates for anyone in a family litigation as well as same sex families as in my case. The firm is extremely reasonably priced compared to other firms of this nature who require much higher retainer fees. My life and my daughter's life have already been in a state of disruption for many months, a lawsuit was the last thing I needed. But I was prepared to do whatever was necessary in the best interest of my child. Hiring Mr. Yates firm was the best decision I could have made. They presented my case and we won, the whole case was dismissed. I recommend Mr. Yates and his team of experts for anyone who is going through divorce or separations. They are professional, prompt and true experts in their field.

  2. If you have family law concerns, I strongly recommend Mr Yates.

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Sam Yates.
    • I hired Sam more than 3 years ago.
    • Sam handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    The first time I called Mr Yates, he was very honest in admitting that there was nothing he could do at that time to assist with visitation matters from my divorce. He gave possible scenarios for the future when he could help. A year later my life situation fit one of the scenarios. Mr Yates is extremely knowledgeable. He understood my financial difficulties and helped me to find a way to work with his firm toward a resolution of the problems with visitation and child support. I do not hesitate to recommend him.

    1. Sam M. Yates III

      Sam M. Yates III

      Lawyer Comment:

      Thank you for your candid review of the legal services our firm provided to you and your family during a difficult personal challenge. Our goal is always to give our clients all the information necessary to make the best legal decision they are able. It was our honor to assist you. In gratitude.

      Posted 12 months ago. Flag

  3. Mr. Yates handled my unique case involving a family of the same sex.

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Sam Yates.
    • I hired Sam 1-3 years ago.
    • Sam handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    I was recently sued by my Ex partner of the same sex. She wanted
    visitation rights ordered by the court to visit with my biological child
    who was under the age of two. I want to give you a little history about
    my relationship with my ex. We were together five and a half years after
    four years I conceived my daughter via artificial insemination. We
    separated after 5 1/2 years because my ex cheated on me and basically
    left our family for another woman. Our money was joint money everything
    was paid out of both of our bank accounts. Although mortgage and
    automobiles and some bills were in her name due to my credit score being
    low when we first met.
    I later learned none of that matters who paid for this who paid for
    that. When your fighting for joint custody or even visitation the court
    just cares about who has had primary care control or possession of the
    child in the suit. Meaning in my case who feed, cared, bathed and had
    primary care of the child. I clearly did. She never did adopt my
    daughter therefore she had no legal rights to my daughter nor did she
    have standing to even ask for any. After receiving this information from
    my attorney Trey Yates whom I hired to represent me, I was served papers
    less than a week before I was to appear in court. It is frightening that
    someone can sue you for custody and put a court ordered stop to your
    life and that person who brought this suit was not in any way related to
    my child. I was issued the law suit on a Thursday I hired Trey the next
    day Friday and I was due in court the following Thursday so as you can
    see they had very little time to prepare my case or so I thought. Mr.
    Yates firm is very experienced in what they do and has handled cases
    similar to mine. Although I was nerve wracked and had doubts they were
    prepared because of the time frame, they assured me they were ready for
    court and ready to handle whatever the judge decided if things did not
    go our way. We left the courtroom with a victory and our heads held
    high. My ex did not stand a chance the court dismissed the case due to
    my ex having no standing. The law firm was wonderful and handled my
    unique case in a very professional manner. I knew little to nothing
    about the law and they were prompt and elaborate when I had questions or
    concerns about the case. I would most defiantly recommend Trey Yates for
    anyone in a family litigation as well as same sex families as in my
    case. The firm is extremely reasonably priced compared to other firms of
    this nature who require much higher retainer fees. My life and my
    daughter's life have already been in a state of disruption for many
    months, a lawsuit was the last thing I needed. But I was prepared to do
    whatever was necessary in the best interest of my child.
    Hiring Mr. Yates firm was the best decision I could have made. They
    presented my case and we won, the whole case was dismissed.
    I recommend Mr. Yates and his team of experts for anyone who is going
    through divorce or separations. They are professional, prompt and true
    experts in their field.

  4. EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, EXTREMELY TRUSTWORTHY FIRM

    Posted by Jill, a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Sam Yates.
    • I hired Sam 1-3 years ago.
    • Sam handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Recently, a friend of mine was involved in a very unique and difficult custody situation. She was served papers less than a week prior to the court date. She had to act very fast to find an attorney that would be able to handle her case. I agreed to do some research and make some phone calls and was referred to Trey Yates and his firm. After a conference call and a face to face meeting, she hired Mr. Yates and his team of experts. Any attorney can take your money and represent you, but not all attorneys are experts in the field of custody situations and especially the field of custody situations involving same sex couples. Mr. Yates and his firm promptly and professionally handled her case and because they know the law, the lack of law in certain areas, and are up to date on previous cases involving custody issues in same sex relationships, they were able to present my friend’s case before the court and win on the first court date.

    They are honest, competent, and reasonable and never wavered in their advice. I would highly recommend anyone to Mr. Yates and his firm. He is an expert in the field of divorce and outstanding in his knowledge of cases that may be currently outside of the written boundaries in Texas when it comes to same sex custody issues. A breakup of any sort is always very painful, no matter if it involves a heterosexual couple or same sex couple, Mr. Yates and his firm can handle your case like no other firm in Houston . He did not make promises, because no firm or attorney knows the outcome when a case goes before the court. Instead he quoted the law, gave advise on what to do and came prepared to win the case and that he did.

    In our city there are so many attorneys and firms, that it is hard to determine who is best qualified to handle your case. Mr. Yates gives a complimentary phone conference to go over your case and gives you his advice and opinion up front, and thoroughly advises you of your rights according to the law, prior to receiving any money. His time and patience in explaining the law were invaluable. If you want an attorney and a firm that will work hard for you, at a VERY reasonable cost, look no further. I was and am so impressed with this firm that I will refer anyone I know that is going through a divorce or breakup, be it simple or extremely complex, to Mr. Yates and his team. I usually never write reviews on an service providers, however in this case, I am so impressed, I felt compelled to write a review to let people know about my friend’s experience with this firm. I attended each phone call and face to face meeting, including the court hearing, so I can say first hand this firm is with out a doubt the most competent and reasonable firm I have ever dealt with. From the front desk to the associates to the lead attorney, Trey Yates and his team of experts are courteous, professional and honest.

  5. Probate

    Posted by Emma, a Probate client,
    Overall rating
     Good
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Good
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Good
    • I recommend Sam Yates.
    • I hired Sam 1-3 years ago.
    • Sam handled my Probate matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Working with this law firm was pleasing, there wasn't any difficulties, it was clear and concise, got the job done. Thank You!!

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