An Attorney for the People
Proudly Serving Texans Since 1991

I don't back down from a challenge. I take a methodic, thoughtful approach as I attack every case that comes my way.


By listening intently as you tell me your story, I am able to understand your needs and guide you toward a brighter future.


I understand your case is unique to you, which is why we'll work as a team toward an outcome that is best for you and your loved ones.

Family Law & Probate Attorney Serving Clear Lake, Texas

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Elaine S. Michael

Attorney at Law

I've been a solo practitioner from the beginning. After earning my J.D. from the South Texas College of Law Houston, I opened my own firm with the intention of representing people in their everyday legal problems. From divorce proceedings to will contests, I have the skills and personal touch to help you seek a solution. In addition to family law and probate, I also handle criminal defense cases involving DWI and assault. Contact my office in Houston today to schedule a consultation. I serve clients throughout both Harris and Galveston counties, including Clear Lake, Galveston, Friendswood, Seabrook, Kemah, and League City, Texas.


"My advice? Always talk to an attorney when you need guidance on a legal issue."

Elaine S. Michael

Putting You & Your Family First

Any legal issue that affects your family is bound to be emotional. When a divorce, child support dispute, or property division problem arises, it's natural to feel overwhelmed. Matters like these can make your future seem uncertain. However, you don't have to face them alone. Work with an experienced family law attorney to start seeking the resolution you and your loved ones need to move forward.

At Elaine S. Michael Attorney at Law, I've been representing clients throughout the Clear Lake, Texas, area since 1991. I take a collaborative approach to law. I work with my clients, not just for them. By combining my in-depth legal knowledge with your personal investment, I believe we can formulate a strong case geared toward success. Let's seek a path forward together.

When it comes to problems of family law, I'm able to use my broad background of experience to help you pursue the results you need. My practice focuses on a wide range of issues, including child custody and support, adoption, and paternity. Discover how my compassionate counsel can benefit your case, and start working toward a better future for yourself and those you love.

From my office in Houston, Texas, I am proud to represent the needs of clients throughout the area. Contact me today for family law or criminal defense counsel in either Harris or Galveston County. I serve the surrounding cities of Galveston, Seabrook, Kemah, and League City, as well as Nassau Bay, Friendswood, and Clear Lake. Schedule a consultation with me today to get started.

Practice Areas

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Family Law

When your family is being affected by a divorce or other legal issue, I want to help you pursue an outcome that benefits everyone involved.

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Child Custody

Child custody can take many different forms. Let's work together toward an arrangement that keeps your child's best interests in mind.

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Wills & Probate

Whether you're looking to draft a will or settle an issue of probate, I'll be here to advise you on the often complex laws surrounding estates.

Helping You Navigate Probate

If you're grieving the death of a loved one, you're already lost enough. Problems with their estate administration can add even more stress to what you're already feeling. Whether they did not leave a will, or their will is being contested, you could benefit from the advice of a probate attorney. Probate can be a confusing process. Find out how a professional can guide you through it.

My qualified team at Elaine S. Michael Attorney at Law is ready to address your probate concerns. As your attorney, I have the skills to help you distribute your loved one's assets, take inventory of their estate, appoint an executor, and more. Don't wait another moment to get the legal guidance you need to move forward. When you need probate advice in Clear Lake, Texas, get in touch with me.

If you have been named executor, or administrator, of your loved one's estate, you likely have a lot of questions. That's where I come in. As your legal partner, I'm here to assist you as you interpret the will, establish an estate bank account, administer any trusts, and pay any debts or expenses of the estate. I'm committed to sticking by your side as you seek the resolution you deserve.

Reach out to me for dedicated legal counsel when you need it most. I have the knowledge and personal touch necessary to handle your probate issue. I also practice criminal defense, representing clients faced with DWIs and assault charges. Contact my Houston office for guidance in Harris or Galveston County. I proudly serve Clear Lake, Friendswood, Galveston, Seabrook, Kemah, and League City, Texas.