Crista M. Branch is a compassionate, passionate and experienced family lawyer.I am an experienced litigator and can help you with all types of child custody cases.I can help you with all aspects of wills, estate planning, powers of attorneys, probate and trusts.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1998||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|San Antonio's Best Family Lawyers||Scene in San Antonio Magazine||2010|
|San Antonio's Best Family Lawyers||San Antonio Scene Magazine||2009|
|San Antonio's Best Family Lawyers||Scene in SA Magazine||2007|
|San Antonio's Best Family Lawyers||Scene in SA Magazine||2006|
|San Antonio's Best Family Lawyers||Scene in San Antonio Magazine||2005|
|Attorney||Crista Marichalar, P.C.||2004 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of Clyde McCorkmick||2002 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||Curney, Garcia, and Farmer||1998 - 2002|
|Associate||Dale & Klein, LLP||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Lifetime Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Family Law Section||N/A||2002 - Present|
|San Antonio Family Lawyers Association||Secretary||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1998 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Grandparent Custody||Grandparents maintained custody of their grandchildren|
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|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1997|
|Incarnate Word College||Communication Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|San Antonio Family Law Section Luncheon||Mediated Settlement Agreements and Informal Settlement Conferences||2015|
|MINEFIELDS: AVOIDING EXPLOSIONS AS A CRIMINAL AND CIVIL ATTORNEY IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES||Flashlight Needed: Get My Discovery||2014|
|Extreme Family Law Makeover||Case Law Update||2013|
Posted by Alex
My wife filed a petition for divorce in January 2016 and I retained Ms. Marichalar to represent me in what ended up as an uncontested divorce. Both spouses in this case were retired and there were no children involved. Ms. Marichalar represented me in all phases of this case, including the initial offer of property split, a petition for mediation, final decree, a power of attorney for conveyance of an automobile, and the deed to the house I acquired (I purchased my wife's interest in our home). She explained Texas law very clearly and walked me through the process, with which I was not at all familiar. I believe that she represented my interests extremely well and did so at very reasonable cost. In addition to a mastery of the law and many years of experience, this attorney has excellent interpersonal skills and has a excellent support staff to assist her. I am very glad that I retained this attorney to represent me. I would not hesitate to do so again if I ever need to.
Posted by anonymous
Crista Marichalar was hired by recommendation. She was chosen for her excellent service and credentials in her field of study. She listened to my concerns. She was very professional, respectful, and discreet. Ultimately, she was successful. I highly recommend Crista Marichalar for your legal needs!
Posted by Eric
I hired Ms. Marichalar to help me with my divorce which involved division of assets centered around a complex division of home equity transaction. In addition, during this process my ex-spouse changed attorneys three (3x) times; all in all, my divorce has lasted over two years.
During this entire process, Ms. Marichalar remained calm, determined and in control. Because of the multiple changes in my ex-spouse's attorneys, she took over the drafting of the divorce decree as well as the division of the assets. She protected my interests, told me when I being unrealistic (or unreasonable) and managed to keep me calm during a very stressful period in my life.
Finally, Ms. Marichalar fees were very reasonable and fair; she took care to keep her hours to a minimum. She maintained a cheerful, confident demeanor and has a very professional staff.
I would definitely recommend Ms. Marichalar.
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