Law Office of Steve A. Bavousett - Houston Texas Family Law Attorney

Law Office of Steve A. Bavousett - Houston Texas Family Law Attorney
713-871-9587

Steve A. Bavousett

Steve A. Bavousett

Sole Practitioner since 1977
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-871-9587 (Toll Free)
Fax:
713-871-9589
E-mail:

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Mediation
  • 20% Litigation
  • 10% Collaborative

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar of Texas, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1975

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1975
  • Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas
    • A.S. - 1967
  • West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Economics

Published Works

  • "Alphabet Soup from D.C.; QDRO's, QMSCO's, UCCJA, PKPA, COBRA and UIFSA", 8th Annual Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, February 26-27, 1998
  • "Focus on Substance Abuse Issues in Mediation; The Attorney's Perspective", Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, May 15, 1998
  • "Mediation in Family Law", Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Family Law Seminar, May 29, 1998
  • "Preparing Your Client for Mediation: Practical and Ethical Considerations", South Texas College of Law Affiliated with Texas A & M Univ., Family Law Mediation Training Seminar, October, 1998
  • "Why and How You Should Use a Legal Assistant", South Texas College of Law Affiliated with Texas A&M Univ., Family Law Conference, February, 1999
  • "Entry of a Mediated Settlement Agreement: How To Protect What You Got", Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, July, 1999
  • Demonstration: Risk Analysis, S. Tx. College of Law Affiliated with Texas A & M University, Family Law Mediation Training Seminar, Oct 7-9, 1999
  • Co-Chairperson, South Texas College of Law Mediation Seminar, 2000
  • Demonstration - Temporary Orders Hearing with Custody Issues, South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference For the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, February, 2000
  • Petition for Enforcement of Child Support Issues and Visitation, South Texas College of Law Family Law Institute-Mock Trial, March 31, 2000
  • Making and Meeting Objections in Family Law; Common Evidence Problems and Proposed Solutions, South Texas College of Law Family Law Institute, March 31, 2000
  • "Questionable and Multiple Marriages, and the Rights of Third Parties to Possession of a Child", Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Family Law Seminar, June 9, 2000
  • "What to do when you're stuck with/as an Ad Litem", South Texas College of Law, February 1, 2001
  • "Ask But Don't Tell - How Confidential are Your Mental Health Records", Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, March 15, 2001
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution", Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2001 Annual Family Law Seminar, October 19, 2001
  • How To Get the Most Out of Your Mediator. Assistance and Results, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 5th Annual Family Law Institute, March 22, 2002
  • "Clueless to Competent: Database Management for the Technically Challenged", Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, May 16, 2002
  • "A Child's Voice", State Bar of Texas, 28th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, August, 2002
  • "Family Law Essentials for $2000 or Free", State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, November 21, 2002
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting Course 2002, Ad Litem Pleadings and Orders - Authorizing, Limiting, and Expanding, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, December 13, 2002
  • "Working with Ad Litems", South Texas College of Law; Family Law Conference for General Practitioners and Legal Assistants, February 7, 2003
  • The New Creature in Family Law Courts - The Amicus Attorney, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, October 1, 2003
  • "Amicus and Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem Seminar", Fort Bend County Bar Association, May 21, 2004
  • "Who's Your Boss Now? Amicus Attorneys and Ad Litems Under the New Chapter 107", University of Texas School of Law, 4th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines Conference, June 18, 2004
  • "Ad Litems Workshop", State Bar of Texas, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, August, 2004
  • Local Rules and Discovery, 2005 Family Law Seminar, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, May 20, 2005
  • "Discovery on a Shoestring", 2006 Family Law Seminar; Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, May 19, 2006
  • "Effective Use of Spreadsheets During Mediation", South Texas College of Law, 23rd Annual Family Law Conference, March 6, 2009
  • "Amicus/Ad Litem 2009; Getting Paid - Setting Fees and Collecting", HBA, Family Law Section, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Dave Gibson Award for Professionalism & Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, 1999
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program - Outstanding Individual Contribution, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar Family Law Council, 1996 - 2006
  • State Bar of Texas, Prior Member, Grievance Committee
  • Ad Litem Ad Hoc Sub-Committee, 2004
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, Mediation Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Completion Arbitration Training Institute, 2008
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors, 2008 - 2009
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Officer, 2004 - 2007
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, President, 1997 - 1998
  • Burla Rhoad Raborn Inn of Court, President, 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Burla Rhoad Raborn Inn of Court, Board Member, 2004 - 2006
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 1995 - 1998
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Treasurer, 1998 - 2000
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair-Elect, 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006 - 2007
  • Houston Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Lone Star Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Mandell & Wright, Associate Attorney, 1975 - 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lone Star Legal Aid Board of Directors, 2006 - 2009
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

Languages

  • English