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Shannon Lee Boudreaux

Family Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   39 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    20%
    I've handled numerous high-conflict family law situations, including tensely contested divorces, high net-worth divorce, child custody disputes, court order enforcements, prenups, custody modifications and LGTBQ related family law matters.

  2. Adoption
    10%
    Adoption takes some time and money – as well as a mental, emotional and maybe even a physical toll – so it’s important that parents-to-be have an experienced adoption attorney like me as your advocate.

  3. Alimony
    10%
    Spousal support & maintenance payments go to the person who put their own work on hold to take care of family and household duties. They will either be paid on a monthly basis or in a lump sum. We can help with this as well as modifications.

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC can develop a child custody agreement between you and your partner. With this agreement, you can use it to document exactly how you’re going to take care of the children after your relationship ends.

  5. Child support
    10%
    At Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC, our Houston child support lawyers help parents resolve the complex issues that come along with divorce, including the matters of child support and modifications.

  6. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC is dedicated to guiding families through divorce, which can be an emotionally overwhelming and a tough journey for everyone involved. Rest assured that you’ll have the best representation on your side.

  7. Domestic violence
    10%

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    The prenup agreement becomes effective on the date of marriage. However, this contract is not just for the wealthy. No matter what your net worth is, it may be a good idea to have us draft an agreement for you and your future spouse.

  9. Uncontested divorce
    10%

Backed by almost 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Shannon L. Boudreaux is passionate about helping families navigate through seamless legal processes. Over the years, she has handled a wide range of high-conflict family law matters, including complex divorce cases, child custody disputes, custody modifications, and more. Additionally, she focuses much of her practice handling pet custody issues.

Due to her dedication and ample amounts of success, she has been named to the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers and has obtained the Businesswoman of the Year Award from the Business Advisory Counsel of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Before committing her life to judiciary work, Ms. Boudreaux attended Sam Houston State University. Upon the completion of her undergraduate coursework, she enrolled at South Texas College of Law where she completed her Juris Doctorate. 

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Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
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Shannon received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by David | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that goes above and beyond.
The best family lawyer money can buy! Guys if you're looking for a family lawyer, she's the one to get. I hires Shannon back in 2013. My ex-wife was taking me back to court. Shannon did her research on my ex and we went to court ready to fight. For us guys, the courts don't favor us but Shannon changes thier minds in the court room. I won full custody of my daughter. I never thought I could get that. Guys, take my advice. Get a female lawyer and especially this one. She knows the laws and will fight for you. If I ever have to go back to court with my ex, I have her on speed dial.
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Posted by Mike | July 16, 2018
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Extraordinary Human, Knowledgeable and Experienced Attorney!
Shannon, and her team are Responsive, knowledgeable, & easy to communicate with. She will listen to you carefully, acknowledge your expectations and will sincerely tell you whether is realistic/possible to achieve your goals, according to the law and your circumstances. Shannon has what a lot of attorneys miss these days! which is compassion, ethics, and the urge to help and guide a client. It was a pleasure to work with you Shannon, Thank you! and i wish you all the best.
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Posted by Matthew | November 28, 2022
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Awesome Attorney
Shannon Helped me with my divorce, I highly recommend her! Unlike a lot of attorneys out there she is an ethical attorney who follows the letter of the law. My case was pretty straight forward with a couple curves from my ex lying and hiding assets but over the length of the case she was always there for me and answered everything I asked and my ex got exactly what she deserved!! It's rare that men in Harris County get a fair shake but with the help of Shannon Boudreaux I defiantly did!! If you're looking for an attorney that is strong smart and tells it how it is she is the right choice!! I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on my case, but hope that I won't need her services again LOL
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Posted by Chris | June 28, 2022
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The results are better that I could expect!
I am a father that has never been on the side of even "break even". With the terms of my divorce. This applies to every thing: visitation and support. Always felt the system was stacked against me. But after meeting Shannon I found new hope in someone that told me my true options and could see the issues. The final out come my legal issues was more than satisfactory.
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Posted by Lynne | June 23, 2022
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Amazing
Shannon and her team are nothing short of amazing. I am so grateful to have had her as my attorney. She is professional, compassionate, and fierce. She made sure I knew all of my options before we proceeded and that I was comfortable with each step. My case ultimately ended in my favor. I highly recommend Shannon and her team to anyone going through a divorce, custody, or enforcement matter.
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Posted by Jake | September 8, 2021
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Shannon & crew are A1!!
Shannon and crew are very patient, thorough and loyal. I’d use them 100 more times.
Posted by James | May 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney who is as invested in you and your family as you are!
The first day I walked into Shannon's office, I was a broken man, lost, scared and unsure of what my relationship with my son would look like. That same day she listened, heard and hugged me. Sadly, my ex-wife's actions before and during marriage, and after the separation, have been deplorable and it took Shannon to help correct this. Not a day goes by that I'm not overwhelmed with thankfulness that Shannon hugged me that day because i knew then, she was the best person to represent my son. Shannon, along with her staff changed my son's life path for the better and I will always be indebted to them for this. Shannon's team worked tirelessly on my case, and that hard work did not go unnoticed. They responded to questions and concerns promptly and communicated effectively to make sure I was prepared and really held my hand throughout this ordeal. Always displaying a level of thoughtfulness, grace and empathy towards my situation you would expect from a first class firm. So if you find yourself in need a family attorney who is as invested in you and your family's interest as you are, is an expert in her field, prepares tirelessly, believes in you and will be an advocate for you, with a team equally as great...I highly recommend Shannon and her firm.
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Posted by John | January 19, 2021
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Very helpful and attentive and responsive to client
I'm so glad to have connected with Shannon for my legal needs. She was very professional, courteous, and quickly responded to all of my questions. I felt I had an advocate in my corner with her legal service. I highly recommend her for any family law needs!
Posted by Paul | December 17, 2020
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Client
When I started looking for a lawyer I talked to ten different attorneys when I spoke with Shannon I new she cared about my divorce situation during the mediation she got me everything i wonted and more she was better prepared than the other side and her team were just like her they cared
Posted by Jerome | October 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Shannon Boudreaux, my trusted advocate
I am very grateful for the compassion, guidance, and advocacy from Shannon Boudreaux and her team. They were very accessible when I had questions and treated me with great respect as their client. I would recommend this team to my friends and colleagues when they need qualified representation they can trust. Thank you Shannon!
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Posted by Mike S | September 10, 2020
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Simply Outstanding
Smart. Attentive. Caring. Shannon and her Team will help you through what could be your most difficult time. She will advocate and fight for you, but also not sugar-coat everything when and if that is necessary, which is also helpful. You can always trust her to give you the honest truth and her opinion based on experience. Along with a special level of understanding about your case. I would recommend her 1,000%
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2020
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Persistent and Reliable
We went through a very complex multi-year case with consistent and reliable support from Shannon, Marie, and the whole office there. They are highly skilled and capable! I am thankful to have had their support with such a stressful case and in the end a very positive outcome. I could always ask whatever questions I needed with an excellent response. I would use them again if I ever needed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
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Engaged, Transparent, Professional Attorney
My case was a child support modification case out of bad faith and I was served the lawsuit last year. This April Shannon made the case a non-suit one. Last year I used Avvo, read reviews and shortlisted a few Houston excellent attorneys. I talked to each of them. Shannon Lee Boudreaux stands out of the 7 attorneys. So does her law firm. Boudreaux | Hunter & Associates, LLC. The 1st call I made to her firm told me this is a well-managed law firm, professional and responsive. Shannon always stayed calm, professional, and gave me rational advices even when I was sometimes very emotional. Shannon did try the most economical way to have my case dismissed. Shannon and Julia grabbed opportunity to talk to opposing counsellor. Unfortunately the opposing counsellor did not keep their words, and played the same tactic of “No response” “Ignoring”. Shannon attempted a few ways to force such type of opposing attorney to respond. Finally Shannon and Julia fought with him at the court. Through my case Shannon, Julia and Lauren had me always engaged, they informed me of each document, each filing and let me review, then filed. Shannon and Julia are very passionate about what they do. I did enjoy working with them. I wish I could have them for my divorce case… Boudreaux | Hunter & Associates, LLC is a firm of integrity, definitely top 10% law firm in Houston.
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Posted by Victoria | August 14, 2018
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Absolutely the best
Shannon is a amazing woman let alone how intelligent she is, Shannon was amazing made sure she explained everything possible and went over and beyond especially with me not living in the Houston area. She makes sure her clients are happy and always knows what is going on in there case. Thank you so much Shannon for everything.
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Posted by Marcus | June 7, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
I worked with Shannon Boudreaux - of Boudreaux, Hunter & Associates - during my high-conflict divorce. Having to go to court in hopes of protecting my rights as a father against my ex wife was one of the scariest and nerve racking things I've ever experienced. Shannon not only presented the facts of my case thoroughly, she went beyond my every expectation an got me custody of my children. Through out all of the stressors of the case, Shannon had a way of putting our facts into perspective for me. She really reduced the amount of stress and gave me confidence during the trial. Shannon was truly a God-send. Shannon possesses an extraordinary level of professionalism and is incredibly knowledgeable. Shannon and the whole team at Boudreaux/Hunter did an amazing job, from answering all of the questions I had to keeping me informed, to checking up on me after the case. I didn't feel like just a "number" - this team has so much compassion and truly care for the people they serve. Shannon is incredibly kind and non-judgmental. She holds true to her values and word. She is also a tough, no nonsense lawyer who fought hard for my family and I. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by S | June 26, 2017
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She Goes Above & Beyond! Highly Recommend
After having consultations with a couple of different attorneys from other firms and not being 100% set on hiring them, I was lucky to have finally found Shannon Boudreaux. From our very first meeting, I knew I wanted to work with her. The divorce process was new to me and I was incredibly anxious about the high complexity of my case, especially since there was my child involved. Shannon completely put those fears at ease. She consistently showed genuine care and concern for myself and for my son's needs and well-being. Shannon made sure that I was involved in every decision, every step of the way. She gave me her straight-forward advice without pushing or dictating what to do. Shannon is incredibly knowledgeable, strategic, and very hard-working. She fought hard for my case and was also there to communicate with me when I needed support and had questions. She has a unique and powerful combination of strength and empathy, which I think is rare thing to find in a family law attorney. I honestly couldn't imagine having to go through this difficult life transition without Ms Boudreaux's support and counsel. She always went above and beyond I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Divorce or Family Law attorney.
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Posted by Rohan | June 8, 2017
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A Truly Maginificant Attorney In Every Sense Of The Word
I have known Shannon for over 5 years and have hired her thrice....and that should sum it all ! In Shannon, one could not ask for more in terms of professionalism, positive attitude and most important.....extremely caring.....and abundant with smiles..... My case was complicated and she handled it in the most articulate manner with my child's interest being top priority beyond any other aspect. Shannon is a 5 Star General with a very large heart....I could not have asked for better in a human being....I truly owe her big time....and hope she stays engaged in family law.....for the sake of caring parents.
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Posted by Kris | June 2, 2017
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Excellent experience.
Shannon helped me with my divorce. She is very knowledgeable and a good strategist. We were extremely prepared for our mediation. The opposing side was not prepared at all! She gave me excellent advice and was a really good fighter. She fought for me and kept me strong. I can recommend her enough.
Posted by Lance | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Apt Lawyer with empathy a rare combination
Mrs Boudreaux stands out as a respectful, professional attorney with a very kind hearted disposition in an emotionally draining and taxing environment. Family separation is filled with such charged situations - Mrs Boudreaux displays an array of skills necessary to navigate the court room and its proceedings and (almost more) importantly with her empathy (rare in a lawyer) does not neglect the personal aspect of the unfolding family hardship/tragedy.
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Posted by Ginette | June 1, 2017
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Knowledgeable and Experienced
When I was faced with divorce, I quickly hired an attorney who was eager to take my money but did absolutely nothing for me! I quickly realized I needed to hire another attorney who actually listened to my concerns and devised a plan of action that worked for me. I immediately knew I was with the best attorney after a brief initial meeting with Shannon. She is professional, she is highly knowledgeable with the idiosyncrasies of the divorce court system in Harris County and she has solid experience. Shannon works quickly and effectively. She kept me abreast of all issues, documents and the process. Shannon made herself available at all times and went out of her way to check up on me during critical phases of the divorce. Shannon knows her audience very well. She is extremely familiar with the attorneys (divorce and amicus) judges, mediators, and knows what to expect and how to prepare. Shannon is confidant, but more than that, Shannon conducts her work and interactions with honesty, integrity and ethics. Shannon will take cues from you, but will also push you when needed and she will explain why it needs to be done. I felt absolutely confidant in Shannon and her abilities throughout my divorce. I realize one doesn't go into a marriage thinking of divorce, but should it happen, you will want and you WILL need someone you can trust and lean on, someone who truly has your BEST interest and will work hard for you. I will always hold Shannon in high regard for everything she did in support of my family and me through this extremely difficult process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sr. Associate Attorney
  • Holmes, Diggs & Eames, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Owner
  • Shannon L. Boudreaux P.C.
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Swaim Law Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Harris & Boudreaux, PC
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Master of Science
  • 2000
  • University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Child Custody - Visitation Under 3
  • Supervised Visitation Indefintely
  • Child Custody - Visitation Under 3
  • Stair Step Supervised Visitation until age 6 for Non Custodial Parent

Associations

  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Southern District of Texas Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Business Woman of the Year
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2006
  • Business Woman of the Year
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Graduate - Sociology
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • 1998
  • National Dean's List
  • The National Dean's List
  • 1998
  • International Sociology Honor Society
  • United Chapter's of Alpha Kappa Delta
  • 1998
  • National Honor Society Psychology - Psi Chi
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • 1997
  • National Dean's List
  • The National Dean's List
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Getting In and Excluding Evidence
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Boudreaux is a solid attorney who knows her stuff. All of my clients who need family services have only said good things about Ms. Boudreaux. I endorse this lawyer highly."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was always prompt and well prepared. I will refer her cases when I cannot take them. (I think that is the highest endorsement a person can give another)"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the distinct privilege of working with Shannon Boudreaux while I was still in law school. I learned more in six months under her guidance than I did in three years of school. Her knowledge and professionalism are inspiring."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shannon is a talented, knowledgeable and caring attorney who works hard to achieve client success. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shannon is a very talented, dedicated, and compassionate attorney. She always has the interests of her clients on her mind and will most certainly provide excellent representation no matter the circumstances. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Shannon because I have worked with her on several cases. Most, she was the court appointed Amicus who was appointed to advise the Judge about a child custody matter. Shannon has also been on the other side of cases with me. In both situations, Shannon was a very knowledgeable and polished litigator. She knows the courthouse and the individual courts and she knows and uses the law for the best interest of her clients. She is truly impressive. She is a tough adversary but always professional. I endorse Shannon Boudreaux as a very experienced and polished professional child custody lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is an outstanding lawyer! She was an amicus on one of my family law cases and she was very knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with. She is a true credit to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a spectacular family lawyer in every way. I knew her first as a lawyer in the community and was so impressed that I hired her to work at my family law firm. She is smart, caring and puts her clients first. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has an excellent reputation in the Houston family law community. She is thorough & extremely professional. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Boudreaux is an outstanding attorney with an excpeptional reptuation. She is as strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Boudreaux is very knowledgeable in Family Law, was always organized and prepared and has was apleasure to work with even though were representing oppossing parties. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shannon is a pleasure to work with and zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. is a quality person and a very capable attorney. She knows and understands the law, but, more importantly she understands the emotions that go with the practice of family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Shannon on several cases and I can honestly say that she is one of the sharpest legal minds in the courthouse. Her knowledge of constitutional law and family law are unrivaled. Shannon's oratory skills are also top notch. I would hire her if I ever had a family issue."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shannon since she was a young lawyer and I was a law student. She mentored me in family law. Quite unlike so many lawyers practicing family law, Shannon truly cares about her clients, considers their best interests and can be relied upon for ethical and sound judgment calls. She knows the law, she knows the courts and she wins cases. As a former family law attorney who once worked beside her and now, as a lawyer employed by one of the largest global firms in the U.S., Shannon would be my first phone call if I needed a family law attorney. She is good people and in family law, truly good people are increasingly hard to find."
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Houston Family Lawyer Shannon Lee Boudreaux
Shannon Lee Boudreaux
Family Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available