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Dessiray W. Cusic

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   39 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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About Dessiray

Learn Dessiray’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    Our goal is to amicably settle your divorce so that we can keep your attorney fees at a minimum.

    29 years

  2. Child support
    25%
    We will fight to make sure your child support matter is handled with efficiency and precision.

    29 years

  3. Mediation
    10%

    29 years

  4. Family
    5%

    29 years

Dessiray W. Cusic is a Board Certfied family law attorney with over 28 years of experience handling divorces and child support cases in Harris and surrounding counties in Texas. 

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Client's Choice 2021
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Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Dessiray received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Stacey | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Family law is always emotional and difficult. The Cusic Law Firm represents one of the best in Houston. Every experience here ~ from making an appointment to the close of my case demonstrated excellence. Expertise, professionalism and compassion with every encounter is rare and that’s exactly what they give. I’m so grateful to have used them and would use/ refer them a 100 times over!
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Posted by S.A. | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
The Cusic Law Firm is an excellent law firm, they truly care about their clients. The attorney is very hardworking, she always gives her all when she is handling a case. She had to clean up the mess a previous attorney made on my case, and she was able to save the day. She just gives you a sense of peace and calm, and you know that your case is in capable hands. She also has above 5 star quality staff members on her team. Ms. Katina (she is a very brilliant CPA), amazing lady with a heart of gold (she locates any hidden income, assets, all that, if there's something to find, she WILL find it), Ms. Kara the associate attorney, Ms. Beatriz, and 2 other amazing ladies on staff :-) Do not hesitate to consult with this firm if you are ever in need of an excellent family law attorney.
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Posted by Terri | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyers
These Ladies are the Best!!!! If you are ever in need a Great Lawyer Dessiray Cusic and Her Team is the way to go..Mrs Patrice Horton is a Great Choice she is a very understanding person and she Cares about her Clients ..She will Fight for what is Right. That is why you should pick Dessiray Cusic to be your Lawyer and Team Is The Best.
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Posted by Jose | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support and custody
She was hired to adjust custody due to the age of my kids and the child support amount. Everything went smooth easy and stress free!!! 100 percent recommended thank you!
Posted by James | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle worker.
Dessiray and her team helped turn a very bad and messy situation into something very reasonable and fair. I couldn't be more satisfied and highly recommend.
Posted by Steven | March 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Helpful and Patient
I really appreciate the advice and heartwarming conversation during my free consultation with Ms. Dessiray Cusic. Though my case was outside of her county and court district, Ms. Cusic (in my opinion) went above and beyond as we discussed my case. I was gracefully corrected in several Texas Family Codes, while being enlightened as to their true meanings. Ms. Cusic also provided a few courses of action. I have met very few individuals in my life who would take the time to patiently listen and genuinely help. Ms. Cusic is one of those individuals. I highly recommend her and urge you to, at least, have the conversation.
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Posted by Michelle | July 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent , caring lawyer…a true angel.
I called Dessiray unsure about the steps I needed for my son’s name change and she immediately helped me get things going that minute even on the call. She is truly a god send and she helped me out of the kindness of her heart and giving back to others. She truly is an angel and sincerely cared about my situation. There are not people like this out there nowadays and I am fortunate to have met her. If you truly want someone to take an interest in your family legal issues call her she will go above and beyond what she needs to do to help you any way she can. I have and will continue to recommend her to friend, family and anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Attorney
Dessiray is a caring Attorney who is willing to stay all night if needed in order to get things done for you. She is relentless and will fight for you.
Posted by Adriana Leal | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and very reliable
The Cusic Law did an amazing job, they were able to help me through my divorce. They were very informant, kept me up to date with the whole process, answered all my questions and emails. I would highly recommend them. Did a amazing job!
Posted by Hossain | February 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Such a great soul I've ever met!
A team full of honesty, dedicated to client, this is the way I would like to say about Ms. Dessiray and her team! A beautiful soul who is very empathic to her client. She is very knowledgeable and easily can understand the issue, therefore, runs the case very logically and smoothly. One very important thing is, she is very flexible with payment, she never ever forced me to pay, whatever she made my bill was reasonable for me. Few of attorneys, I found without money, they don't even talk to you but here Ms. Dessiray is exception. I will always refer Ms. Dessiray whoever needs family issues assistance. What she did for me, I will always remember her and will always pray for her success. God bless her. Thank you
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Posted by Seneca Cosse | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney !!!!!!
Upon Dessiray Cusic hired we were very impressed with her professionalism, both her staff and herself was empathetic to our needs and expectations. She answered every question and any call anytime of the day. I was referred to Dessiray by Ronald Lampkin, he said she was the best and she is. As we prepared for court I was a ball of nerves, however she assured me everything was going to be okay. Dessiray team is" AWESOME"! Virginia, Kelsey, Rondi and everyone as that participated with tha case. I'm satisfied with the end results, I couldn't ask for a professional ,excellent attorney and that she is. Thank you Dessiray Cusic!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC & SUPERB EXPERIENCE
I would like to highly HIGHLY recommend this firm to anyone who is going through a divorce. All the team members and attorney Cusic are fantastic. no delays, NOTHING. HIGHLY, SUPERB RECOMMENDATION
Posted by Bonnie | December 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Divorce Attorney
I had the opportunity to meet Dessiray in January 2020 while seeking an attorney for a family issue. Ii left here office after the initial meeting feeling as if she understood my issue, had a great knowledge of the law and would do everything in her power to work faithfully and fairly on my behalf. I never for a moment doubted that she was fully at work for me. If you are facing divorce or any other family issue, you are cutting yourself short and doing yourself an injustice if you do not have Dessiray working on your case. She never gave up!
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Posted by Gerald | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. THE BEST!
Ms. Cusic has handled two family cases for me and each time she was well ahead of the opposition with facts, details and the knowledge of the law. Her and her firm will not engage in drama or condone it in any way which inspires calmness and cooperation from both parties. Her deep compassion for the overall well being of everyone involved is unmatched. She is respected by the courts, other attorneys and the Attorney Generals offices. I would highly recommend Ms. Cusic and her firm for any of your family related legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome family lawyer.
Dessiray really helped me out through my divorce and was able to help me mediate a deal with my ex that saved me tons of money on legal fees and the splitting of assets. She is nice personable and professional. Was able to keep situation cal and professional even when my ex was getting irate. I would definitely recommend her to anyone going through a divorce or in need of a family lawyer
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Posted by James S. | September 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Professionalism, expertise and excellent service by the Cusic Law Firm made the entire process comfortable and a pleasant experience. 5 STARS. I highly recommend this company.
Posted by Dante | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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I’ve hired Mrs. Cusic two times in the past 10 years. The first time was for child support negotiations and the second time unfortunately for my second divorce. From start to finish Cusic law firm is thorough, with communication, phone, text and email. Cusic’s law firm, staff are courteous and helpful. Dessiray Cusic will fight for you, offer suggestions, break down different strategies, and she will read everything, word for word and explain, correct and challenge anything that’s not the best option for her client. I highly recommend her to represent anyone going through the painful process of divorce, separation of assets and child custody matters.
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Posted by Tony | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy client.
Just want to thank The Cusic Law Firm for listening, understanding my position and creating a plan of action (in a hurry) for me as a non custodial parent who's selfemployed. Was very transparent with the 'system' but realized I was about to be dropped in the ocean without a life jacket. Great communication and customer service from the time I called to inquire (and I called several from this site) about representation thru the very end and after my hearing. Ms Dessiray Cusic has a great team of professionals. Very pleasant and easy to reach some one by phone or email. And responses are very timely. If you are reading this review just do yourself a favor and call The Cusic Law Firm. Set up a visit. Leave your burden and worries with their team and leave feeling confident you're in good hands. And this is coming from a guy that rarely does internet reviews. But with the very good experience I had I figure I shouldn't keep it a secret. I've gotta go out and tell it.
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Posted by Khalid | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Firm of the Year
I obtained The Cusic Law Firm to represent me in a divorce case. Ms. Dessiray Cusic and her firm provided me with excellent representation and guidance through the legal process. They worked diligently to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf. The integrity, legal expertise and professionalism provided are extremely appreciated. I extend sincere thanks to Ms. Cusic and her staff for having a genuine interest in my divorce and will always be grateful for superb efforts.
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Posted by Israel | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family lawyer
I had a troubling case with the mother of my kids. She understood well my situation and handled it better than I could imagen. I needed to set aside a motion from a default order and was granted to set it aside by the judge regardless of the mother fighting against it, due to the attorney's good knowledge and conversation skills with the judge and other representatives. Which also included having my child support payments reduced due to an incorrect high calculation all at once to better reduce time fighting it and considering my attorney costs. Also had the attorney enforce my visitations with my daughters that I have not seen for years. Having to deal with such an extremely unsettling person that is the mother of my kids, she handled it professionally and with my best interest for a life with my daughters in mind. Would highly recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Cusic Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Dessiray W. Cusic
  • 1993 - 2013

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Youngstown State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Harris County
  • Precinct Judge
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Mediator
  • University of Houston
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Board Certified, Family Law
  • Texaas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Studying for the Board Certification Exam
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 100 Black Men Seminar
  • Know Your Family Law Rights
  • 2016
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Studying for the Board Certification Exam
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (13)
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this Attorney for over 20 years. Dessiray is very competent in family law. I refer any family law cases to her. Attorney Cusic has my complete endorsement."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dessiray W. Cusic is one of the most hard working and skilled trial lawyers in the Houston area. I had the pleasure of working with Dessiray on several cases as opposing counsel over the years, and she has always treated me with respect while still fighting for her clients. She is a great choice!"
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very kindhearted, compassionate and dedicated to her clients! I am very proud to say that I worked for this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is down to earth and very knowledgeable about family law matters."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this mediator. Dessiray is known for her mediation skills. I have used Dessiray as a mediator many times. She is very professional, and I have learned a lot from her."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and is my "go-to" person when I have questions about family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dessiray is highly respected in the legal community. I have worked against her now on a few cases, and she is knowledgeable and aggressive when it comes to advocating for her clients. However, when necessary she will reason with her clients and not pursue groundless actions."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have served as a mediator on several family law cases wherein Ms. Cusic has been the attorney for one of the parties. She has always been prepared, knowledgable and professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dessiray is an excellent attorney. She has the ability to understand the needs of her clients while diligently representing their legal interests. She is a top choice of mine to work with on a case and in mediation."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Cusic for many years and have worked on numerous cases with her. She is ethical, knowledgeable and professional."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a Family and Probate Lawyer in the Houston area. As opposing Attorney to Ms. Cusic in a family law matter, I was impressed by her professional attentiveness to effectively advocate the position of her client, but maintain a level of openness when communicating with me (opposing counsel). In my opinion, she exemplifies “quality” in legal representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Cusic on several matters. She is professional and competent and a good advocate for her clients."
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Houston Divorce and separation Lawyer Dessiray W. Cusic
Dessiray W. Cusic
Divorce and separation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available