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Christopher C. Merritt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   3 reviews

About Christopher

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Being the child of divorce and having three children of my own, I understand how important the relationship between a parent and a child is. As a prent, you want to make sure that you are in your child's life and are there to see everything from their first steps to the day they graduate and get married. A divorce does not end that relationship. I was drawn to divorce anc custody work to make sure that my clients preserve those bonds. 

Licensed for 26 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Merritt Law
609 W 10th St
Austin, TX, 78701-2023

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Posted by Bia | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody and More
Mr. Merritt is extremely knowledgeable, an excellent communication and outstanding negotiator. He was able to protect the rights of my children. It was a complicated and long matter, yet, he explained everything and provided different scenarios thinking years ahead avoiding future issues.
Posted by Mona | May 26, 2014
Thank you!
I hired Mr. Merritt to represent me in my divorce. As scary as a situation as divorce can be, Mr. Merritt was very knowledgeable and professional from the start. He patiently walked me through the process (multiple times) which can be very confusing to someone who isn't familiar with legal jargon. He fought tooth and nail for what I was entitled to and what was in the best interest of the child involved. Ironing out visitation rights was the scariest part of the process and Mr. Merritt made sure that his priority was the welfare of my child. I would highly recommend Mr. Merritt to anyone entering into divorce proceedings. I felt safe with him by my side. He knows his stuff!
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Posted by Jeff | May 2, 2014
Austin Divorce Attorney
I engaged Chris to represent me in my divorce in October of 2012. It was finalized in April of 2013. When I engaged Chris, I did not know him and had only heard the anecdotal stories of how the only winners in a divorce were the attorneys. Over the months of my divorce, I found Chris to be patient, when needed, urgent, when required, but always committed to the best interest of me and my children. At a time when my ability to exercise good judgment was impaired, when the gravity of my decisions were most consequential, Chris consistently served me with resolution and perseverance. I don’t know how many people, a year past their divorce, consider their divorce attorney to be their friend, but I do.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Merritt Law
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1996
  • St Edward's University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1992

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Austin Family Law Advocates
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Recertification in Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011
  • Recertification in Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2001

Publications

  • Travis County Bar Association Bench Bar
  • Post Divorce Tax Issues
  • 2004
  • People's Law School
  • Grandparent's Rights
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Essentials
  • Exploring Employment Plans and Benefits, Drafting QDRO's
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas - Family Law Essentials
  • Jurisdictional Jepardy
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas - Family Law Essentials
  • Evidence and Discovery
  • 2009
  • Travis County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference
  • Post Divorce Tax Issues, I Have to Pay What?
  • 2004
  • People's Law School
  • Grandparent's Rights
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Beyond his excellent legal skills, he is a wonderful and caring human being."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"Chris provides the compassion and grit needed in a divorce lawyer. I have had the privilege of getting to know Chris over the last year and have confidence in his abilities to help clients through the most difficult time in their life."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Chris through a national group of lawyers seeking to improve the services they provide to their clients. Chris stands out for his commitment to his clients and his family. You would be lucky to have him by your side when you need a family lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a great attorney who I have had the pleasure of being opposing counsel on the other side of a case. He is fair but firm, and works towards an equitable resolution for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Merritt is a true professional who is highly knowledgeable in his field. He is passionate about protecting his client’s rights and getting results that count."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Alimony Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Merritt is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Merritt is an outstanding lawyer who serves his clients well both inside and outside the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Merritt is a highly-knoledgeable and experienced lawyer. I have been pleased to refer cases to him over the years, including some close friends. If you need a good family lawyer in the Austin area, you should strongly consider Chris."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher C. Merritt
Christopher C. Merritt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 26 years