LAW OFFICES OF WILLIS EVERETT SMITH,ESQ.

LAW OFFICES OF WILLIS EVERETT SMITH,ESQ.

5.0
1 employee
33 years in business

About this pro

I have been fortunate to practice law in Texas since November 6th, 1987. This has given me a wealth of experience in handling all types of Family law, divorce, custody, Modifications, Enforcement and adoption matters,  as well as all serious criminal cases. I am licensed to practice law in Texas, as well as the in the Federal Court, the 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals in Lousiana, and the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. I have tried over 204 cases all over Texas in front of a jury to a verdict. It it likely that whatever your case is about, I have already taken that type of case to trial in front of a jury to a verdict. There is simply no substitution for Experience.

Helping people to get access to the courts when they are not sure what to do. Helping people feel good about their chances of winning. Showing people the way to get better results in their casesand giving them comfidence to move foward

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Porter, TX 77365
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I interview them and get detailed background information on all aprties involed, the facts of the case, and names of all of the potential witnesses. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

1981: B.A. Politcial Science, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Brooklyn New York

1985: J.D. Degree, Thurgood Marshall School Of Law, Houston, Texas.

Been in Private Practice handling criminal and family law cases since November 6th, 1987. Have tried over 204 cases to a jury.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Uncontest Waiver Divorce, No children; $300 plus Filing Fee of $306) and $250.00 prove up fee due at the last court setting. If you have children then the retainer fee is increased to $600 plus filing fee because of the large amount of paperwork, revisions, etc.

If the case s a CONTESTED DIVORCE: The retainer fee is $1,500 to start. This covers the filing and service of citation fee on the spouse, drafting of the Petition, Temporary Order, Notice Of Hearing, Final Decree Of Divorce, Income Withholding Order, Mediation. Medical Support, Then another $250.00 at the prove up. Case could cost a lot more if either side wants to set it for trial or request Discovery, Production, Enforcement after Temporary Orders


How did you get started in this business?

Always wanted to be a lawyer.


What types of customers have you worked with?

Customer base varies every day.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My client obtained a divorce from an abusive spouse who had taken the child. The judge awarded herthe child back and the father only has Supervised visits.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Make sure that the person has gone to trial on the same type of case that you are hiring them for because the case may wind up in trial or in a Temporary Order hearing. That is no time to learn what to do.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Experience with the subject matter and the projected cost based on their experience.