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Julia Lynette Bancroft

Family Attorney at Katy, TX

5.0   33 reviews

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With a robust and dynamic background in family law, child support, criminal prosecution, and appellate litigation, Julia has focused solely on family law matters since 2008. Julia is especially passionate about child support and visitation issues, and encouraging parent facilitation (helping parents learn to resolve their legal and personal differences outside of court, to co-parent most effectively).

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The Wink Law Firm Office Building
Licensed for 22 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/07/2022

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

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Julia Bancroft PC, Family Law
439 Mason Park Blvd., Ste. C
Katy, TX, 77450

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Posted by Jennifer | October 11, 2021
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Best Family Law Attorney
I cannot say enough good things about Julia Bancroft and her team. From our initial conversation, I felt at ease. Julia has been very patient, caring, available, professional and truly cares for her clients. After working with attorneys for nearly 20 years, I can truly say that she is one worth hiring. I will always be sure to refer her to my friends, family & colleagues. You won't be disappointed with Julia Bancroft!
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Posted by Kayla | September 18, 2021
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Amazing!!
She is the most trustworthy lawyer I have ever had the pleasure to be around, I would recommend her to any person looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Lee | May 27, 2021
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Fantastic, Compassionate Lawyer
Julia represented me on a child custody case and she went above and beyond anything I could have imagined, even traveling to a court outside of her normal area. Julia is very thorough and detail oriented and was always on top of everything. Sometimes I felt like I was her only client because she was so aware of all of the minute details that happened along the way. The case dragged on for a while (like all family cases do), but she was always giving me pep talks and keeping me from losing my faith. In the end, I got the custody of my kids and the conditions were way more than I expected to get and it was all due to Julia’s focus and determination to make sure my kids got what they deserved and not to settle for less. I can’t recommend Julia enough and I know without her, my kids would not be enjoying the life they have now.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2020
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The Best Attorney
My husband filed the divorce, and I was devastated and lost. I started look for the attorney and when I met Julia Bancroft at my first consultation, I immediately realized, she is only one I can trust and go with. Julia explained me all my rights in a very professional and confident manner. From that first day and to the final day I always had a feeling that I am protected, and my case would be finalized in the best way. My divorce process was at the time complicated with COVID19 and my unexpected laid off situation. It was my “Perfect storm”, but Julia reacted on the changed circumstances immediately. She was always staying in touch with me, gave me the best advices and was able to finalize my divorce in a best manner. Julia Bancroft is an amazing professional and wonderful person – honest, kind, very smart and humane. I have a feeling that she is not only my attorney but a good friend. I will always remember her with a great gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2020
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Julia is the best!!
Ms. Julia was the amicus attorney with my child custody battle. I don't have enough words to talk about her. She was very professional, sincere, dedicated and hardworking. She stood for the truth and was the main person to ensure justice. She did an excellent job for the best of my kids. I was surprised with the way she worked with me. She notices even the minute details. Her background as a criminal lawyer helped a lot to identify the truth. She is smart, experienced and a wonderful person. She made each and every conversations a memorable one by relieving my stress. My kids loved her. I extend my sincere thanks.. I wish her good luck!!
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Posted by Heath | January 8, 2020
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Amazing Person
The one word that comes to mind when I think of Julia Bancroft is, Angel. She was with me and my family when we were at the lowest of lows. She worked with us and educated us on all the processes. I would recommend her to anyone in need of her services. She is caring, open and supportive. Most importantly she cares about the children and their best interest. She has a staff that is just as wonderful. There is no other lawyer I would rather have had than Julia. Sometimes life puts unexpected obstacles in your way and you need assistants getting through them. I fortunately had Julia and her staff to get me through them. Julia will always have a place in my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
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An excellent lawyer, and a great experience
I requested a consultation regarding the proposed Final Decree of Divorce I received from my spouse for an uncontested divorce. Ms. Bancroft was honest, knowledgable, communicated clearly during the in-person consult, and followed up with helpful emails. Her advice and recommendations were exactly what I asked for and needed. The consultation fee was worth every penny. I would recommend Ms. Bancroft without reservation to anyone needing an uncontested divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Monica | November 29, 2018
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Outstanding Lawyer!
Julia is an outstanding lawyer and I highly recommend her. Previous to Julia, I had hired and worked with four other family law firms and none other has given me the excellent counsel and produced the favorable legal results, as I have received with Julia. Her exceeding level of care and attention is hard to find elsewhere. I received her help in my child support case, my ex-husband was delinquent for nearly 5+ years ($40k+) and with her excellent knowledge and expertise, I now receive monthly child support payments. She has a very confident, sharp and commanding presence in the court room and has continued to be a reliable and trusted source for my continued family law matters. Thank you Julia so much!
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Posted by Jessica | May 15, 2017
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Best attorney around
I came to Julia with my child custody case in March and by the end of a April she had won my case. I had spoken to a couple lawyers before I found Julia and I didn't get the feeling in my gut that I had when I first spoke with her. As soon as I got off the phone with her I knew she was the lawyer for me. Julia kept me at ease the entire time and never let me down. She was always a phone call or email away. Julia always made sure that I understood everything that was going on every step of the way, she was so caring, understanding, professional, kind hearted and so very trust worthy. She had my best interest in mind throughout everything. Julia really took care of me and my daughter. She puts so much effort and time into her cases before hand and was always so prepared for everything that came our way. Julia truly cares about her clients and will do anything for them. I was so fortunate that I was able to have Julia as my attorney. She is truly the best attorney out there and I would recommend her over and over again.
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Posted by Jackie | May 10, 2017
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Hands down the best attorney
Julia is the absolute best. We were so fortunate to find her. After meeting with her at length, we knew we didn't need to speak to any other attorneys. Julia represented my daughter in her case for custody. She is very professional, caring, compassionate and ethical. Julia takes the time to explain things. You never feel rushed and responding back to you is always quick. From start to finish, our case took less than 2 months. Julia does so much beforehand that it went smoothly. She was able to reach a favorable agreement without having to actually go to court. I really believe it's because of everything she puts in leading up to going to trial. She did a lot. She's that brilliant. I highly recommend Julia Brancroft to anyone needing an attorney that is an expert.
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Posted by Kathy Jones | March 23, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent child custody attorney
Julia is a top notch attorney who clearly cares about her clients as well as the child's best interest. Because she was once employed by the Domestic Relations office in Harris County, Julia is able to effectively navigate you through the child custody modification process. I would recommend Julia to anyone going through a sticky child custody battle. She helped me make good decisions about my case, without braking the bank.
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Posted by Jason | January 23, 2017
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Couldn't ask for more
We hired Julia to defend us in a child support disagreement. During the entire process Julia was very open, helpful, and took the time to teach us our rights. She took the time to understand the case completely and worked to settle the case directly with the opposing attorney. In the end it took several rounds of negotiations but we were able to come to a settlement with any formal hearings, a bit win in our book. In the end we were able to settle the dispute and we won on all counts. Julia was even able to get our legal fees paid for as part of the settlement. What I appreciated most is that Julia protected us for the day to day stresses of dealing with a bad situation. She was always an advocate for us and desired to see that our children were cared for. I can't say enough good things about Julia and would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 11, 2016
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Ethical, Professional, and Caring Warrior!
My ex-husband and his new wife filed suit against me to modify his child support. I am in the oil and gas industry and had lost my job a year and a half ago and was without comparable work and pay for a year. At the time the suit was brought against me, I was barely making ends meet and had to modify my living arrangements (I’m certain he counted on me not being able to financially afford to retain representation) – and he was right. I tried to Answer his Petition and was considering representing myself. He was asking that his child support be reduced by almost $600/mo. and was also asking for me to pay his attorney fees. After further prayer and thought, I knew this was a risk that I could not take, so I began praying that God would make a way for me to be able to afford representation and I began praying he’d put the right attorney in front of me. I was speaking with an old friend and he told me about Julia. She represented him in a modification suit where his ex-wife was wanting a modification for an increase. He said Julia is super sharp, on top of her game and a fighter. That is exactly who and what I needed. One week before mediation I received a bonus from my company and it was enough for me to make an initial payment to retain Julia (thank you Jesus). After speaking with her, she immediately made me feel more at ease about the situation. Odds were stacked against me, but she told me her own personal story and I knew she was passionate about her cause and was not looking for just another dollar, but to truly help me and more importantly, my son. During our proceedings we had to mediate twice, had a temporary hearing (of which the judge didn’t make any modifications at that time), and then a final hearing. Throughout the entire ordeal Julia was always reachable and was very diligent about returning my calls, emails or text messages. She was very passionate about my case and exuded confidence and compassion. She knew the law, but still spent countless hours reviewing my case, reviewing the law, reviewing other cases to reference in my suit, and was always very well prepared. She always acted in a professional manner (even when other representation didn’t always). The case was being heard in a small town, of whom, my ex’s attorney regularly practiced. Julia had only practiced just a few times in this town and therefore, had no previous knowledge on how this judge typically rules, and she was the outsider. While in mediation, she was effectively presenting that my ex-husband was under-employing himself, so that he could have the child support reduced, the mediator tells us that the odds are stacked against us that the judge would never rule in our favor. Julia did not see this as a negative, but kept her composure and her professionalism, and saw it rather as a challenge. She put together a brief on my case, all the financials and timelines of my ex’s work history, reason for leaving jobs, ect. and presented it to the judge, even after the mediator had told us the judge wouldn’t even read it. Ultimately, the judge read her brief. We left the court room with my ex having to pay me more per month than what he was paying me when he filed the suit. Julia fought long and hard for me. Julia continuously exercised unprecedented poise and professionalism. She’s a compassionate, smart attorney that will stay up all night working on your case. If Julia accepts your case, she gives you her all! You will have hired a warrior! She prepares for her battles and she will do all she can to make sure you win your war! Thank you Julia for going to war with me!
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Posted by K. | March 7, 2016
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Outstanding
It's hard enough to navigate through all the complex issues and procedures for custody modifications. Julia is highly proficient with the legal issues and procedures. She is also terrific with strategies to aid the process. Julia is top notch in all of the above. What was even more impressive is that Julia cares about the people and issues in each case. Some attorneys are clinical or mechanical about clients, but it's obvious that Julia isn't just going through the motions. That's refreshing and it really helps knowing that your counsel is as passionate about your issues as you are. Family court can also be a difficult place for father's. It sometimes feels like the deck is stacked against dads. Julia definitely leveled the playing field and I'm more than happy with the results. I highly recommend Julia Bancroft and would definitely hire her again.
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Posted by Kellie | March 2, 2016
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Honest and Dependable Lawyer
Julia Bancroft represented by husband and I on a child support modification case for his daughter. Throughout the process of several months, she was diligent and persistent regarding our complicated case. She worked tirelessly to make sure she had all of the facts to present to the judge during the temporary orders hearing and did not give up when faced with any obstacle. She is dependable, and continued to stay in touch with us and keep us informed when necessary. Our case success was dependent on her ability to work through complex issues and make sure the truthful information was shared with the judge. We would recommend her for any case without hesitation. She truly is a blessing as a person and lawyer.
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Posted by David | October 25, 2015
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Julia is the Best Family Law Attorney
Julia represented my daughter in a complex situation dealing with child support/custody case against the father of their infant daughter and against CPS. She entered into the case after several very experienced lawyers representing other parties had already made a mess of the situation. Julia quickly got a grasp on the status of the legal mess created by others and moved it toward the best possible outcome for my daughter and granddaughter. There are several things that impress me about the way Julia handled things. While she was polished and professional at all times, she was also brutal and very smart in negotiating with the opposing side. She knows her way around the court house and how to leverage her extensive contacts and experience to the advantage of my daughter's case. It was clear to me that Julia knew the law and procedures better than opposing counsel and was always one step ahead of them. While she was excellent dealing with the legal aspects of the cases, Julia was equally skilled in helping my young and inexperienced daughter through the process. She explained the legal issues clearly, provided forward looking advice all along the way, and offered motherly, compassionate encouragement to my daughter that continues to help her become a great young mother herself. From the beginning, Julia maintained a great working relationship with us and skated the ethical edge of representing my daughter knowing that I was paying the bills. I appreciate the extra effort she made to represent her interests fully and to be mindful that I do not have unlimited financial resources. I am not a big fan of lawyers in general and divorce lawyers in specific. I can say that Julia represents the best the legal profession has to offer in family law expertise.
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Posted by Beverly | September 22, 2015
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professional, caring family attorney
Julia helped our son in placing our grandson to his custody. She took our case after careful study. I can not say enough about her professionalism and her caring attitude. We felt as those she was family. She truly loves what she does with a love and passion beyond measure. We always felt as though our case was the most important case she had. If you truly have a legitimate case you will be so glad to have her on your side. Was an honor working with her . Her diligence won our case.
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Posted by Kathy | August 27, 2015
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I you don't hire her you will miss out!
I am single mom and our son has special needs, she helped me so much. My Ex is in denial of our son's needs and is not a nice man. Her support during this ordeal is priceless. I will hirer her again.
Posted by Connie | June 1, 2015
Challenging Life-Changes......
Deciding to divorce my husband was one of the most difficult life-changing decisions I have ever had to make but choosing Julia Bancroft to Assist me through this process was BRILLIANT!!!!!! Julia's kind-hearted spirit immediately put me at ease and made this entire process a lot less painful, therefore, making the discussions about my life-changing decision much easier to accept. Julia's excellent "eye for detail", coupled with her deep commitment to honesty and fairness throughout this emotionally draining process helped me feel secure and confident. . I am very grateful to have had Julia on my side......as a lawyer and my friend! Job well done Julia, you are truly a Credit to your profession and a real BLESSING FOR ME!......THANKS!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2015
Ethical, caring, professional lawyer
Recently our family was faced with a very difficult situation where we suspected a family member was potentially abusing his female child. When the family tried confronting this situation with the intent of protecting the child from harm, we never expected that their response was to threaten to sue us for harassment and other things. We have never dealt with a lawyer in the past so we decided to search online for a lawyer that we could consult about the situation. We chose Julia simply based on the great reviews we saw online. We can only say positive things about our consultation with her. She gave us her best professional advice on the matter. She took the time to give us a manual with information that would be beneficial for us understanding this type of case. From this first meeting it was decided that we don't need her services at this stage of the situation. We learned a lot from this meeting though and I am honestly grateful to Julia for being so honest and caring for our problem. Any other lawyer would have probably cared more about getting money out of us and we would not have known any different. Even though we have a heavy heart for this family situation, I can tell you that I felt Julia was God sent. As other reviews have said, it is clearly apparent that Julia has high ethical standards, is caring and genuinely interested in helping others. She even called me back a few days later to give me further information that could help us. To me, this was going far and beyond simply because she cared. To Julia, if you ever read this - God bless you for the work that you do and may He always place favor on you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Julia Bancroft PC, Family Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sowell, Alvares & Walls, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Enforcement Attorney
  • Harris County Domestic Relations Office
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Appellate and Litigation Attorney, by Contract
  • California Third & Fifth District Courts of Appeal
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • State Of California, Department Of Justice
  • 1999 - 2004
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Nebraska
  • 1996

Associations

  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court
  • Co-Team Leader
  • 2016 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Katy
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • IV-D Child Support CLE Committee
  • Committee Member and Presenter
  • 2011 - Present
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Katy Grand Theatre Project
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Katy Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2015
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Awards

  • 25 "Five Star" Reviews Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Superb Ranking
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10.0 Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • IV-D CLE Roundtable
  • Enforcement Essentials: Child Support
  • 2013
  • IV-D CLE Roundtable
  • Anticipating the Family Law Appeal: Tips for Saving Face with Appellate Counsel
  • 2013
  • IV-D CLE Roundtable
  • OAG (Office of the Attorney General) and DRO (Domestic Relations Office) Similarities & Differences
  • 2012
  • IV-D CLE Roundtable
  • OAG & DRO Similarities and Differences
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (19)
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked alongside Julia in Family Law. She is a true professional. She is a great advocate for her clients and works well with opposing counsel. I am honored to have worked with her."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together as opposing counsel Juila is highly professional anyone hires her has made a great choice."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Bancroft is a very knowledgeable attorney, and a fierce advocate for her clients. It is a pleasure to work with her on a case, as she is always trustworthy and professional. She is passionate about family law, and works hard to ensure that her clients' needs are met."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great lawyer and advocate for her client. Julia knows the law and is fair minded, but tough. We had difficult case, with even more difficult clients, but we were able to come up with workable solutions."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Julia and I worked on a custody modification and I was quite impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She represented a party in a case involving multi-state child custody and child welfare issues. She was professional and represented her client extremely capably."
Family Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I respect and endorse Julia Bancroft. She is knowledgeable of the law and committed to the highest ethical standards. Julia takes a practical approach to problem solving that not only serves her clients well, but also helps resolve family law cases without the necessity of protracted trials."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is tough if you find yourself on the other side of the table from her, but she is a fine example of how you can zealously represent your client, but still handle yourself in a professional and courteous manner."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Julia is conscientious in her work and does a great job for her clients. Her attention to detail is extraordinary, and the empathy she shows for families going through transition is admirable. I strongly endorse this wonderful family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julia for over three years from working on cases together or learning from the CLE's that she teaches. Her knowledge about the Family code, is amazing. I have worked with her on Child Support matters and she is efficient, professional and caring towards her clients. I would highly recommend her for all Family Law and Divorce cases. She is a great advocate for her clients and demonstrates great control and passion for her work."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julia is always a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable about family. If I needed someone to represent me, I would hire her."
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