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Ben Carrasco

Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Biography

Ben Carrasco is an acclaimed divorce and family lawyer who has been fighting on behalf of real people for over ten years. Distinguished by his sterling pedigree--Berkeley undergrad and Stanford Law School--and outstanding courtroom skills, Mr. Carrasco's practice is devoted to contested divorce and child custody matters. While most of the firm's cases ultimately settle before trial, Mr. Carrasco relishes championing his clients' interests in court, where his passion, preparation, and devotion to winning shine.

Mr. Carrasco represents clients throughout Central Texas and is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction shared by less than one percent of licensed Texas attorneys. If you have a simple, "uncontested" family law matter--a "kumbaya divorce" if you will--there are other lawyers whose talents are more suited to your needs. But if you need a war time advocate to fight for you in the trenches--and who will bill you ethically and timely respond to your calls to boot--please give us a call.

Education
Stanford Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (2001) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
- Current
Associate
Smith Robertson LLP
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Associate
Baker Botts LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Alimony and Spousal Support in High Income Divorces
The legal blog of The Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top 40 under 40
The National Advocates
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
- Current
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State Bar of Texas
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24065009
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Restraining Orders
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. I was forced upon my arrival to Texas 9 years ago to sign premarital agreement… he never gave me a copy of it…
A: Define "force"? A lot of people claim they were "forced" to sign something, when in reality they weren't. Unless he did (of threatened to do) something to you he didn't have a legal right to do in order to induce you to sign the prenup--like hold a gun to your head to use a classic example--then you were not "forced" in the eyes of the law to sign it and, therefore, you signed it voluntarily. For example, if he threatened not to marry you if you didn't sign it, that is not "forcing" since he had a legal right not to go through with the marriage if you refused to sign the prenup.

Also, a prenup can only deal with property division, not child custody issues. If your husband is a millionaire as you claim, then the court can order him to help pay for your lawyer in the event your husband files for divorce. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Ben Carrasco, PLLC
Austin Office
108 Wild Basin Road South
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone: (512) 320-9126
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed