Caitlin Thorpe Explains Where To Begin When Considering Obtaining Child Custody

Aug 23, 2023

When it comes to navigating the complex world of child custody, one of the first steps you should take is seeking expert legal advice. I had the privilege of sitting down with Caitlin Thorpe, a Houston Family Law Attorney, who specializes in family law, to shed light on where individuals should start when they’re considering obtaining child custody.

Why Consult a Family Law Specialist?

Caitlin Thorpe emphasized the importance of seeking guidance from a lawyer who specializes in family law. “Family law is governed by our statutes in the Texas Family Code,” Caitlin explained. “Having a consultation with somebody who knows what they’re doing, specifically a lawyer who solely focuses on family law, is, in my experience, the best go-to.”

Caitlin herself is a testament to the value of specialization. She is part of the rare one percent of attorneys who are board-certified in their specific subject area. “We have a board certification test,” Caitlin elaborated. “After a certain amount of time, applying, and going through a rigorous application process, lawyers can sit for the board certification test. In Texas, only one percent of attorneys hold this distinction. My colleagues at the Skiller and Firm and I are all board-certified in family law. We do this day in and day out, and that certification is a testament to our expertise.”

Differentiating Specialized Family Law Attorneys

Caitlin highlighted the fact that not all lawyers who claim to practice family law possess the same level of specialization. “There are a lot of lawyers who aren’t certified in their area of practice,” she shared. While it is possible to practice family law without this certification, obtaining the specialization is a mark of true expertise. “Once you obtain that certification, you are an expert in your field. It’s the highest designation you can get in Texas when it comes to additional certification in your subject area.”

During our conversation, Caitlin Thorpe, a Houston Child Custody Lawyer, revealed that she is the first attorney I’ve interviewed with such a specialization. She acknowledged that many lawyers might label themselves as family law attorneys or personal injury attorneys, but not all of them hold the same level of specialization. Caitlin’s dedication to becoming a board-certified family law specialist sets her apart in a competitive field.

As Caitlin Thorpe highlighted, the path to obtaining child custody starts with seeking advice from a certified family law specialist. Their in-depth knowledge of the Texas Family Code and the nuances of family law can be invaluable when navigating the complexities of child custody cases. So, whether you’re in the midst of a custody dispute or just starting to explore your options, consider reaching out to an attorney like Caitlin who has dedicated herself to mastering the intricacies of family law. Your children’s well-being and your peace of mind are worth the investment in expert guidance.

If you would like to hire Caitlin for your Family Law, visit and type in Caitlin Thorpe in the search bar.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Each situation is different, and the insurance laws in your state may differ from those discussed in this article. Please seek the advice of a professional for any questions related to your specific situation.

Caitlin Thorpe

Caitlin Thorpe

Houston Family Law Attorney

Caitlin is a highly accomplished family law attorney, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by only 1% of Texas family lawyers. With a decade at Skillern Firm, she began as the firm's first law clerk and honed her skills under Mr. Skillern's mentorship. Caitlin excels in handling various family law cases and is known for her prowess in complex property matters and child custody modifications. A graduate of South Texas College of Law, she shone in advocacy, securing national recognition. She's not only a skilled litigator but also values alternative dispute resolution, fostering client trust and comfort.

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