Karen L. Marvel

Karen L. Marvel

About Me 

Karen Marvel began her legal career in 1987. She is an expert on back child support collection, the application of interest and enforcement in Texas. Free Case Review  At Bandoske • Augustine • Marvel, PLLC, Karen represents clients on child support collection cases and divorce, custody and enforcement issues. She welcomes cases with special needs children -- an area where she has first hand knowledge. Known for her articles and lectures, Karen writes and speaks extensively about child support for continuing legal education statewide. Every year since 2008 she has been honored through peer review as a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas Super Lawyers magazine.

Client Work

Karen focuses her client work on collecting child support for parents with grown children who are still owed substantial past due child support. Karen successfully represented clients at courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court in a landmark case that helped change the law on child support collection and the application of interest on child support. The law now allows collection of past-due child support, with interest, no matter when the parties divorced. Free Case Review.  


Outside the office, Karen is a wife and mother of three teenagers. She works with numerous school and neighborhood groups.