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Karen L. Marvel

About Karen Marvel

About me

Karen Marvel began her legal career in 1987. She is an expert on back child support collection, the application of interest and enforcement in Texas. Free Case Review  At Marvel & Wong, PLLC Karen represents clients on child support collection cases and divorce, custody and enforcement issues. She welcomes cases with special needs children -- an area where she has first hand knowledge. She holds a board certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Known for her articles and lectures, Karen writes and speaks extensively about child support for continuing legal education statewide. Every year since 2008 she has been honored through peer review as a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas Super Lawyers magazine.

Client Work

Taking care of families in the midst of difficult issues is Karen's passion. Karen focuses her client work on collecting child support for parents who are owed substantial past due child support - no matter how old the children are. Karen successfully represented clients at courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court in a landmark case that helped change the law on child support collection and the application of interest on child support. The law now allows collection of past-due child support, with interest, no matter when the parties divorced. Free Case Review.


Karen also serves the legal community and the public through her work with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (3d Edtion Checklist Committee member and drafter), the Family Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association (past president and board member) and the San Antonio Family Lawyer's Association for board certified family law attorneys (past president and board member).  


Outside the office, Karen is a wife and mother of three teenagers. She works with numerous school and neighborhood groups.