Board Certified Divorce & Family lawyer
Hi, I’m Brian Walters. I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little kid helping my uncle at his law practice. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized how important that was to someone going through what you are experiencing. It wasn’t until I had my own kids, experienced a divorce and been a client that I realized how important this job could be. Since then, I’ve been a better lawyer and matured into the advocate I am today. My upbringing prepared me to deal with all kinds of lawyers. I got to grow up all over the world and meeting all kinds of people. I learned about being a lawyer from other lawyers in the family, about discipline and loyalty from my father (a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps) and about devotion to a family from my mother. After coming back to Texas to graduate from Texas A&M, I went to the University of Texas Law School. I worked 30 hours a week to pay my way. And then I went to work as a lawyer. My first job as an attorney was at a big law firm in Austin. I learned professionalism and attention to detail from the other attorneys in the firm. I learned what was important in life when the attorney in the adjoining office was killed in a car accident one day, leaving 5 young fatherless children. Most of all, I learned that I wanted to work with my own clients in my own way, and left that firm to run my own firm. I have never looked back and went straight to divorce and family law. Several years later I married. To the outside world, it seemed like we had the world at our feet. Appearances can be deceiving and marriage can be difficult. We divorced a few years later. That was a turning point in my life. Before that time I had not experienced what my clients were living. Now I had. More recently I married again, this time more wisely, to a beautiful and brilliant woman. Two children have followed, and I now know what a parent feels when they walk into my office. I know the fear, love, anger, and confusion they carry when faced with a family crisis. I’m a better lawyer than I’ve ever been. A better person, too. Let me know if I can help you.
- 1996 State Bar of Texas
- Client Choice Award - Avvo - 2013, 2015, 2016
- Rising Stars - Super Lawyers - 2015
- Top Contributor Award - Avvo - 2013
- Board Certification in Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - 2003
Being served with a lawsuit is never easy, especially if you were surprised that your spouse or ex wanted to get a divorce, ask for custody or support, or even modify an existing agreement/order that you had. How do you tell your children? How do you tell your family and friends?
“Where should I file for divorce ” is one of the frequently asked questions by the client to their Attorneys. Generally, you should file for divorce in the county of your residence. However, the answer may be a bit different depending on your circumstances.
It is not always plain and simple when your marriage is headed towards divorce. Sometimes you don’t assess the situation properly and you think that you (and your spouse) want to move forward with the marriage, regardless of any issues that you may have.