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Kathryn Nicole Voyles

Child custody Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   14 reviews

also known as Nicole Voyles


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Nicole Voyles is an experienced family law attorney for Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. She focuses her practice on assisting clients with matters regarding complex property disputes, custody matters, paternity matters, and premarital and marital property.

Nicole graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She then earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. After law school, Nicole practiced insurance defense and general litigation before turning her focus to family law. Nicole immediately fell in love with family law in that it allows her to help people manage a very difficult time in their lives.

Nicole has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2010 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2015. She is a well sought-after speaker and is extremely active in the Houston Bar Association, where she has been a co-chair on several committees. Nicole is also is a board member of Houston Young Lawyers Foundation and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers.

Outside of practicing law, Nicole enjoys competing in various marathons and triathlons. She is also a volunteer with Victory, an organization that supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

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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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Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
1800 St. James Place, Suite 620
Houston, TX, 77056

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kayley | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I am very happy with Nicole and the work she did for my divorce case. She was always quick to answer emails and questions and kept me up to date on any communication with the opposing counsel. My divorce was relatively difficult considering my ex-spouse suffers from addiction issues and was very unreasonable and unpredictable. I am happy with the outcome of the child issues we settled on and grateful for the efforts Nicole made. She went the extra mile by still attending our zoom mediation while sick with Covid. This shows her dedication to her work and her clients! I am overall very pleased with her services and I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Christiane | March 30, 2021
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Best lawyer in Houston
Nicole is an amazing lawyer, she is extraordinarily responsive, she never lets an email go by without an answer. She is hard working and dedicated. She has a friendly smile but she is tough and she will not hesitate to go after what is needed. My case was very complicated and she managed to untangle it for me. She also managed my expectations and made me understand what is realistic and what is not. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
Nicole did a fantastic job with my case. She was professional and fought for my rights as a father. I'd highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Hire
Nicole was retained by me 5 years ago to support a divorce involving property, child custody, restraining order, etc. She was supportive, knowledgeable and diligent. I was extremely pleased with her services. I hired her again in 2019 to handle a premarital agreement. She is a consummate professional and the best in her field! I’ve already recommended her services to friends needing family law services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Nicole is an excellent attorney. I cannot speak highly enough of her and Tammy. As a client, I can speak to their knowledge, attention to detail, promptness and ongoing desire to find the right solution for me. High marks on each of these items. These items alone, however, do not fully highlight how pleased I am with their services. My positive view of them is also supported by their dedication and continued focus on taking the high road, despite the hostile opponent in my case, while also standing firm and not backing down from a fight/battle. I love that Nicole and Tammy were simply not scared to tell me the truth and “set me straight” when my thinking/ambitions/views would go off the rails at times, and I treasured this as it (along with their experience/advice) allowed me to balance the risk/reward of decisions during my case. You, the reader, will be unable to find a better team. Nicole is an excellent attorney. I cannot speak highly enough of her and Tammy. As a client, I can speak to their knowledge, attention to detail, promptness and ongoing desire to find the right solution for me. High marks on each of these items. These items alone, however, do not fully highlight how pleased I am with their services. My positive view of them is also supported by their dedication and continued focus on taking the high road, despite the hostile opponent in my case, while also standing firm and not backing down from a fight/battle. I love that Nicole and Tammy were simply not scared to tell me the truth and “set me straight” when my thinking/ambitions/views would go off the rails at times, and I treasured this as it (along with their experience/advice) allowed me to balance the risk/reward of decisions during my case. You, the reader, will be unable to find a better team.
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Posted by Gabriel | November 20, 2019
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Nicole Voyles has represented me in my family law, particularly child custody, matters over the last 5 plus years. She is very knowledgeable about child custody matters. She was dedicated to seeking and protecting my rights as a father. Nicole is respectful, candid, steadfast, attentive to my case, but equally important, ethical. What I really appreciated about Nicole was her ability to guide me through each phase of the proceedings and manage my expectations (she will tell you what she believes is reasonable and realistic to reach a solution that is fair to you and your children). I trust Nicole with my family law matters and I strongly recommend her to anyone looking to enforce and protect his rights under the law.
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Posted by raymond | November 19, 2019
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Excellent, Smart, hard working and extremely well prepared.
I have a special needs child and knew my divorce would be complicated and difficult. I needed to act in the best interest of my kids. Furthermore, I did not want to retrospectively regret my effort. Nicole Voyles was very clear to let me know when I was asking for things I was not likely to get. I asked for a lot, and I ask for things that were going to be very difficult to secure. That being said she worked diligently to get me the great majority of what I wanted. The things I did not get was not for a lack of effort on her part. I actually consulted /interviewed 5 attorneys prior to mediation. The attorneys all present the typical spo and discuss mediation. Nicole was the only attorney who spent time listening, was honest with possible outcomes and actually discuss a few ideas on achieving my goal. She did not sell me on unlikely outcomes. For other reasons, I initially went with another attorney for the mediation. My Ex quickly violated the mediation and refuse to communicate. At this time I was not please with the effort and response of my attorney (first attorney). I changed attorneys and went with Nicole Voyles. It became clear from the beginning Nicole was hard worker. She push to get my Ex back to mediation and when she refuse we went to court. Against difficult odds, she successfully secured a safer possession schedule for my kids. After multiple attempts at a final mediation it became clear we had to go back to court. However, throughout the mediation process Nicole would meticulously negotiate /signed off different sections of our agreement. Sometimes having an attorney who is prepared to litigate probable makes for better mediation. She successfully limited the court time only to the issues that we were unable to mediate. Her Court preparation was impeccable. She was thorough in her organization. She was able to read the atmosphere of the courtroom and decide how aggressive to respond. - Prior to the judge final comments, I gave Ms Voyles a hand written note stating: ' You did a Great Job'. I wanted her to know that independent of the outcome, I was extremely happy with her Effort. - The opposing counsel commented to me in the hallway: 'your attorney did a great job'. This is coming from the opposing counsel prior to the judge opinion. - My Ex, during and after the divorce, commented to mutual friends that my attorney is 'really good'. Most importantly, the work and efforts of Ms Voyles have resulted in my children being in a much more stable environment. They are happy and thriving. This was most important. For this I will be forever, grateful.
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Posted by Lori | November 18, 2019
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Great experience
Nicole went above and beyond what I even expected. This was an intervenor case and my expectations were not high but she worked so hard on my behalf and it all worked out. I highly recommend her
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2014
Highly recommend Nicole
I hired Nicole about a year ago to assist with a child custody case. She was fantastic. As you can imagine, this was a horrible experience for all involved. On top of everything, she had quite a few curve balls to deal with, she was professional and supportive throughout.
Posted by Vinson | April 21, 2014
A decision I had to make
I realize 5 stars may seem unreal but this describes Nicole precisely! In 2009 I was forced to make a decision i never thought I would have to make. Nicole was a stabilizing factor in my life that had quickly turned upside down. I filed for divorce in 2009 and now, 2014, I am the primary custodian and have my children full time. I am grateful to Nicole for her knowledge, experience and dedication to her profession.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2014
Nicole Voyles review
I hired Nicole back in 2009 to handle my divorce. It was a very busy and volatile divorce including domestic violence, several businesses and several properties. Nicole and her associates were very attentive and sensitive to my situation. I hired Nicole again in 2012 due to my ex-husband's inability to follow court ordered obligations and protocol. Both experiences I have had with Nicole were handled with utmost profession. I never worried if my attorney was not giving my case the personal attention it deserved. I would recommend hiring Nicole. I too, will use her again in the future if necessary.
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Posted by Scott | April 16, 2014
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Nicole Voyles took the time to listen and understand my rather complicated child custody situation. She is very honest, practical, and matter of fact. She provides excellent, honest feedback, and explains what the possible outcomes may be, based on the facts in the case. She did not build false hope to try to run up a bill. Nicole was always quick to respond to my questions. She was also great during mediation. I fully expected my custody case to go before the Judge, but thanks to Nicole we were able to reach an agreement in mediation. After the mediated agreement was filed, I needed to get in touch with Nicole due to my ex not fully complying with a part of the order. She was quick to respond and offer a suggested course of action. In summary, I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a hardworking, dependable, and trustworthy Lawyer.
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Posted by kamal | April 15, 2014
Divorce and Child Custody
Nicole was my attorney for my divorce and then I retained her 12 months later to be my attorney in my child custody. I would not have gone anywhere else. She was very professional, attentive, and always listened to my point of view. Nicole was always well prepared and had a strategy in place for my deposition and trial that followed. I found her and the firm she works for to be very responsive and knowledgeable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2014
Disappointed
Way overpriced for the work done, didn't seem to care or be engaged in my case at all. I had to contact her paralegal the day before mediation just to confirm she would show up. No planning or instruction was given beforehand and ultimately ended in a less than favorable mediation settlement where I felt pressured just to get it over with. During mediation she sat across the table from me reading US Magazine as if it were just a waste of her time. I thought hiring the most expensive attorney that I could afford would benefit me, what a mistake.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tindall England, PC
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Jenkins & Kamin, LLP
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Jenkins & Kamin, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Webb, Voyles & Pruitt, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • 2000

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Junior League of Houston
  • Sustainer
  • 2003 - Present
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Board Director
  • N/A
  • VICTORY, A Branch of the American Cancer Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • Former Director
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Reimbursement
  • 2016
  • Family Law and Technology
  • The Problem with the Family Law Code
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Closing the File
  • 2015
  • Thomson Reuters/Aspatore’s Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in Texas
  • Key Considerations in Texas Family Law Cases: Tips for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
  • Under Three Visitation Orders
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Top Ten Tips for Settling or Negotiating Conservatorship Disputes
  • 2010
  • Marriage Dissolution Boot Camp/ State Bar of Texas
  • SAPCR Issues at Temporary Orders Hearing, Co-Author
  • 2009
  • University of Texas Parent-Child Relationship Conference
  • Parenting Across State Lines: Navigating through the HC, UCCJEA, PKPA and UIFSA, Co-Author
  • 2009
  • University of Texas Parent-Child Relationship Conference
  • Where Family Law and Criminal Law Collide: Electronic Eavesdropping, Family Violence and Child Abuse, Co-Author
  • 2009
  • University of Texas Parent-Child Relationship Conference
  • Third Party Standing and Intervenors
  • 2007
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course
  • Characterization and Tracing, Co-Author
  • 2007
  • Annual Family Law Conference, Ely, Nevada
  • Trying the Custody Case, Co-Author
  • 2007
  • University of Texas Family Law on the Front Lines
  • Jurisdictional Jeopardy: HC, UCCJEA, PKPA & other ABC's of Custody, Co-Author
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women and the Law CLE
  • Premarital and Postmarital Agreements: What You Need To Know
  • 2020
  • HYLF/HYLA Family Law: Basic Overview
  • Family Law: Practice Tips & Practical Information
  • 2016
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Reimbursement
  • 2016
  • Family Law and Technology
  • The Problem with the Family Law Code
  • 2016
  • Super CLE Saturdays 2014-2015 Series - Family Law
  • Retirement and Pension Plans from a Divorce Point of View
  • 2015
  • 2015 New Licensee Institute
  • Career Moves: Networking Ethically and Being Involved in the HBA
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Closing the File
  • 2015
  • Family Law Essentials- Giving Back to Your Community
  • Temporary Orders
  • 2013
  • 26th Annual Family Law Conference
  • Working in the Best Interest of Children Less Than Three Years Old
  • 2012
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Court
  • Paternity and Extra-Marital Children: Examples and Explanations
  • 2011
  • University of Texas Parent-Child Relationship, Conference
  • Where Family Law and Criminal Law Collide: Electronic Eavesdropping, Family Violence and Child Abuse
  • 2009
  • Marriage Dissolution Boot Camp
  • SAPCR Issues at Temporary Orders Hearing
  • 2009
  • Parent-Child Relationship Conference
  • Third Party Standing and Intervenors
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Nicole as a fellow attorney, but also because she has served as my divorce counsel. Nicole and her team are highly efficient and consistently worked to achieve my objectives. I hired Nicole for my divorce, and she has subsequently been retained to handle two additional custody modifications. Having the confidence in Nicole took a tremendous burden off me throughout the difficult legal process."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am privileged to have Nicole as a partner. She is a zealous, yet compassionate advocate for her clients with a knowledge of the law and an ease about herself in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicole is an excellent family law attorney. She is knowledgeable about the law and a fierce competitor. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mrs. Voyles is a smart, skilled professional. I highly recommend her for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Friend
"If you need a family law attorney, especially in the Houston area, I recommend Nicole!"

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Houston Child custody Lawyer Kathryn Nicole Voyles
Kathryn Nicole Voyles
Child custody Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 19 years