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Our Firm is Devoted to Family Law, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Throughout the Greater Houston Area


A divorce book by Attorney Scott M. Brown

Are you planning to file a divorce in Texas? This book can help you learn all the essential information you need to navigate through the complicated divorce process. Achieve the best outcome for you and your family!


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A criminal defense book by Attorney Scott M. Brown

Are you facing criminal charges in Texas? You don’t have to plead guilty! Find out what to do after an arrest and learn how to protect your rights and freedom through this downloadable book.

Reliable and Experienced Attorneys in Pearland, TX


There are times in life when you need the assistance of an attorney who cares about you and your family. Our compassionate Houston family law attorneys understand your needs and struggles. Whether it involves divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, or other family law concerns, our legal team can help you get a favorable outcome.

Attorneys Scott M. Brown is a trusted Texas family attorney with years of experience protecting the rights of families in Angleton, Pearland, League City, League City, and Friendswood, Texas. No matter what your family is going through, you deserve to get the personal representation that prioritizes the well-being of your family. At Scott M. Brown & Associates, that is what we provide.


Whether you’re going through a divorce, need criminal defense representation or have suffered a personal injury, Scott M. Brown & Associates can help. 

Our Texas attorneys focus on getting your family the best results possible during a difficult time. Our goal is to help you understand your options, so you can make informed decisions in solving your problems and bring balance back into your life. Our experienced Houston attorneys have the compassion to help you through your divorce process, criminal charges, and personal injury claims.  

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How Can We Help You?


Our firm provides results-oriented representation for people who need legal assistance in Angleton, Houston, and Pearland, Texas. Solutions to legal problems are rarely simple, but we excel at resolving complex legal challenges. We fight with the best interests of your family in mind. Our Houston attorneys are highly responsive and ready to assist you today.

Family Law

Need help with custody and child support orders? Our experienced family lawyers in Angleton, TX can help you solve your legal family issues efficiently and effectively.


Filing for divorce in Texas? Call our trusted Angleton TX divorce attorneys to get help with your divorce proceedings and division of marital property today.

Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges? Don’t plead guilty and protect your freedom with the help of our seasoned Texas criminal defense attorney in Angleton, League City, and Pearland, TX.

Personal Injury

Injured due to someone’s negligence? Our Texas personal injury attorney can provide the legal assistance and representation you need to get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Strategic Family Law Representation in Houston, TX

Our Houston attorneys understand that family law cases can be complicated and overwhelming. Regardless of how long you’ve been married, a marriage ending in divorce is always a difficult process. With our experience and expertise in dealing with family law cases, we can handle complex family law issues. 

Our experienced Houston family attorneys and divorce lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates fight with the best interests of your family in mind. Every case is unique, and our legal team takes the time to understand the specific circumstance of your case and develop comprehensive legal solutions that benefit your family. 

Our Houston family law attorneys have the compassion to guide you through the divorce process, deal with alimony and child custody cases, and protect your family’s rights in Texas.


If you’re going through a divorce in Texas, it is crucial to seek legal assistance to help you get the best results for your family. Our divorce lawyers in Angleton, TX can provide legal guidance and protect your rights. We will lay the groundwork for a better life for you and your family.

Child Custody

A custody battle is difficult for both parties, and even more so for your child. We know that you want to give your child the best life he or she can have, which is why we want to help you get the result that has your child’s best interest in mind. We can help you create a parenting plan and visitation schedule.

Child Support

Separation and divorce don’t mean that your obligation to your children also ends. Our Houston child support lawyers can help you determine the amount of child support your children need, Speak with one our our compassionate child support attorney in Angleton, TX!

Division of Property

Dividing marital assets and debts is often the most difficult part of the divorce process. It can be challenging to come up with an equitable way to divide not both property and liability between the spouses. That’s why it’s important to seek the help of an experienced Texas family law attorney and divorce lawyer who can make sure that you are getting your fair share of assets and property in a divorce proceeding.

Modification & Enforcement

Change is inevitable, and sometimes the best way to adapt to change is to modify alimony, child support, and other family law orders. Whether you lost a job, got promoted, faced financial difficulties, or had a change in your family situation, our trusted Texas family law attorney in Angleton, TX can help you apply for modification and enforcement of family law court orders. Call us today at (979) 849-8526 to schedule your consultation.


Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family, but the adoption process is often too complex to handle on your own. With complicated requirements and procedures, as well as possible safety issues and concerns, the process of adopting in Texas can be greatly delayed with just a single mishap. Whether you’re contesting or pursuing adoption, our knowledgeable adoption attorneys in Angleton, TX are here to help.

Need legal help in Texas?

Be it family law, divorce, criminal defense, or personal injury — our Texas family law attorneys are here to help. We are results-driven, and we work tirelessly for our clients.

Our Houston family law and divorce attorneys have been providing compassionate and personalized legal services in Texas. Scott M. Brown is a certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Choosing The Right Law Firm Can Make A Difference.

Our Texas law firm utilizes a personalized legal approach in every case we handle. We provide hands-on legal assistance for our clients to develop effective and efficient legal solutions while protecting their rights. 

If you need legal representation in Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Harris County, Chambers County, Liberty County, Montgomery, Waller, or other surrounding areas in Texas, consider our team of experienced attorneys. At Scott M. Brown and Associates, we strive to provide legal help that is results-driven and detail-oriented.

Contact our family law and divorce attorneys today!

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Strategic Family Law Representation

As family law specialists, we are equipped to handle complex family law cases and provide the best solution for you and your family.  We take the time to understand your case and guide you through the whole legal process to make informed decisions for your family.

Our legal team has years of experience resolving family law problems and the advocacy skills to handle the most contentious cases. Three of our attorneys are certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an honor bestowed upon less than 1% of attorneys in Texas. Call 979-849-8526 to get in touch with our Texas family law attorney and get the legal help you need today.

While we handle cases across the full spectrum of this area of law, our Texas family law attorney has extensive experience in complex cases, including property division disputes, child custody battles, and other contested matters. When we handle your case, our firm will work diligently to achieve positive results for you.

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Proactive Criminal Defense and Representation in Houston, Texas

Are you charged with a crime in Texas?

A conviction may tarnish your freedom, employment, and rights as a citizen. You don’t have to go through a criminal case alone. Our Houston criminal defense attorneys are strong and aggressive when defending the rights of Texas residents. 

At Scott M. Brown associates, our Texas criminal defense lawyers vigorously defend individuals who have been charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Houston, Angleton, Pearland, and the surrounding areas in Texas.

If you’ve been charged with assault, DUI, theft, or family violence, our Houston defense attorneys will aggressively protect your rights and freedom. Protect your rights and freedom with our solid legal representation on all types of criminal charges, including: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Restraining order violations, Assault, Drug crimes, DWI/DUI, Juvenile crimes, Theft, White-collar crimes, Violent crimes, and Major felonies.

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Helping Accident Victims Recover

If you sustained severe injuries due to someone’s negligence, you deserve to receive compensation for the lost wages and medical expenses brought about by your injury. 

At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we understand the emotional, physical, and financial restraints of dealing with accident injuries caused by the negligence of others. Our trusted and compassionate personal injury attorneys provide legal assistance for individuals and families in a wide array of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Petrochemical plant accidents
  • Product liabilities
  • Birth injuries
  • Offshore injuries
  • Wrongful death
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FREE BOOK SERIES by Author and Attorney Scott M. Brown

Going through a divorce can be challenging, no matter the reason. Learn how to cope with divorce through this downloadable book, free of charge.

Are you facing criminal charges? It can feel like the situation is hopeless, but we are here to help. Learn more about the criminal defense process and gain control of your future by downloading our free book.

For compassionate legal assistance with your divorce or if you need a strong criminal defense, consult our reliable Texas Attorneys.

Author and Attorney in Texas

Trusted Attorney in Houston, Texas

Scott M. Brown attended law school at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. He is a passionate and experienced trial attorney in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Scott is also certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This designation is only awarded to less than 1% of all attorneys in Texas. 

Scott was also named as one of the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers, where only 5% of the lawyers in Texas are included in the list. In 2012-2014, he was also recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star. In 2015 and 2016, Scott was named as Houston Texas’ Top Lawyer in H-Town magazine, and he also possesses a 10.00 Avvo rating.

Scott focuses on complex family law issues, including difficult divorce cases, family law modification, complex child support and child custody cases, high asset divorces, and enforcement actions. 

Aside from handling countless bench trials and jury trials in criminal defense and family law cases, Scott is also a published author with contributions in the books Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Handling Negotiations, Managing Client Expectations, and Navigating Recent Trends (Inside the Minds). He also leads a legal team dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for every client they represent. 

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Scott M. Brown & Associates was founded with a commitment to helping you with the important legal matters that you may face in life. We give you the competitive edge and dedicate our firm to your success.

In family law and criminal defense, defining success is different in every case. Success depends on realistic expectations, the particular case circumstances and the capabilities of your lawyer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Family Law

Got questions about family law? Our Texas family law attorney answers some of the frequently asked questions about divorce and family law.

Do I have to prove fault to get a divorce in Texas?

Texas is a no-fault state; Thus, it is not necessary to prove fault to get divorced in Texas. Divorces in Texas can simply be granted on the grounds of insupportability, meaning that there is marital discord or conflict of personalities for which no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists. However, fault grounds may also be pled. Adultery and cruel treatment are some examples of a fault ground for a Texas divorce.

If my divorce is not yet finalized, can I move my children to another state?

While judges typically will order a geographic restriction during a divorce, it may be allowable if a separation agreement, or temporary order, is in place. If the separation includes provisions that allow for moving the child’s residence, you may be free to do so without causing problems with your divorce case.

How much DNA evidence is required to prove paternity?

A man is reputably identified as the father of a child if the results of the testing disclose that he has at least a 99 percent probability of paternity. A man so identified may request further testing if he pays for it in advance.

Ninety-nine percent is well above the usual civil evidentiary standard of a preponderance of the evidence.

What if my spouse doesn’t want to get divorced or feels we will reconcile?

In Texas, all it takes is for one spouse to feel that there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. If one spouse provides testimony that a reconciliation is not reasonably expected, a court has the power to grant the divorce.

If my spouse files for divorce, can I keep my home, car, and personal property?

In Texas, spouses are typically entitled to an “equitable” share of any community and marital assets like real estate, cars, and other property obtained during the marriage. Property that was owned prior to the couple’s marriage may be exempt from divorce proceedings in certain cases, but if the property is considered to be a “shared asset,” it may be included in the divorce settlement.

Does Texas recognize same-sex marriages from other states as valid?

Generally, matrimonial proceedings conducted in other states such as divorces, child support orders, adoptions, etc are recognized in Texas due to the full faith and credit clause in the United States Constitution. These orders can be registered in the district clerk’s office and enforce or modified just as any Texas order.

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