Areas of Practice

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Our Three Focused Areas


Family Law


Dealing with a Family Law issue often means a life changing event. Whether at a mediation or in the courtroom, you want a law firm that will protect your rights. Even in amicable or uncontested matters, skilled legal counsel will help protect your legal rights.

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Probate Law and Estate Planning


When an individual passes away, his or her estate must be gathered and distributed. This is often a stressful time for the deceased’s family. The Garate Law Firm strives to make this difficult time, and often difficult area of the law, as simple and effortless as possible.

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Business and Civil Litigation


We work diligently with business and individuals to help resolve their disputes with others. The firm also works in tandem with other local lawyers for specialized litigation needs. Call us today to see how we can help.

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Other Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation and Disputes
  • Contract Review and Preparation
  • Consumer Protection Laws
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) Claims
  • Breach of Conract
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • And others

Family Law

  • Contested Divorces
  • Uncontested Divorces
  • Same Sex Family Law Issues
  • Child Conservatorship (Child Custody)
  • Child Support
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Post-marital Agreements


Pen and Scales

Probate Law

  • Independent Administration
  • Dependent Administration
  • Affidavit of Heirship
  • Monument of Title

Estate Planning

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Directives to Physician
  • Trusts