In the December, 2013 issue of Houstonia Magazine I was recognized as one of the top... more
In the December, 2013 issue of Houstonia Magazine I was recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in the Houston area. I did not pay for this recognition & was pleasantly surprised to have been chosen to receive this honor. I encourage people to mediate their case instead of allowing a stranger (a judge) to determine what is best for their children. YOU know what will work best for y... view profile
I was born in Denton. Texas but have lived from the east to the west coast; I enjoy... more
I was born in Denton. Texas but have lived from the east to the west coast; I enjoy all of our United States and have travelled to all but 3 of them. I have offices in Denton and Flower Mound, Texas and I am licensed to practice law in Texas, Georgia and Colorado. I have worked in large firms and small and in academia. I currently serve clients at Kerestine Law Firm where we provide ind... view profile
Consultation and any subsequent representation require a fee agreement which is... more
Consultation and any subsequent representation require a fee agreement which is fully explained before the initial meeting by the office manager. Generally, I am retained to work out a settlement of claims, and I place considerable emphasis on early and informal resolution. My ability to work out settlements is based on extensive training in negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and on my bei... view profile
In Real Life I am blessed to be the devoted husband of one, father of four,... more
In Real Life I am blessed to be the devoted husband of one, father of four, grandfather of ten, and confidant of my trusty companion, Sammie, an energetic 5 year old Cocker Spaniel "rescue" who agrees with me on almost everything . Married to the former Joann Worley of Houston, Texas in 1956, I have spent my entire adult life in Houston except for sojourns to Texas A&M University for an educati... view profile
Our firm is a family business since 1945. We provide top quality family law services... more
Our firm is a family business since 1945. We provide top quality family law services including mediation. One of our partners is an expert in oil and gas, and provides guidance to the numerous family law clients that have oil and gas related legal issues. We enjoy helping people.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.