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Scott D Reiner

Scott D Reiner

Smart, Strategic Representation For Personal Matters
  • Family Law, Probate, Criminal Law ...
  • Texas
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Native Houstonian dedicated to helping people in the matters that matter most. I started my practice in January 2015 and since that time have assisted clients in the areas of Child Custody, Divorce, Child Support, CPS Defense, Estate Litigation, Wills, Probate Administration, and Criminal Defense. I have also aided clients in general civil matters such as landlord-tenant disputes and debt/contract actions. My mission is to run a client-centered practice that achieves positive results.

South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2014)
Honors: CALI Award For Excellence: Legal Research & Writing Dean's Merit Scholarship
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Scott D. Reiner, PLLC
- Current
Judicial Intern
United States District Court - Southern District of Texas
Attorney Ad Litem: Guardianships
State Bar of Texas
Top Lawyers 2017
Houstonia Magazine
Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
- Current
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Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24093024
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer flat fees on some probate and family matters, as well as expunctions.
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Legal Answers
Q. I Remarried my ex-wife. Does the will we had from our first marriage remain in effect ?
A: The effect divorce has on an existing will is to read the spouse out of the will. There may be some ambiguity though as, while the law provides for reading-out, it also provides for reading-in in the event of a marriage after an existing will (e.g. unless new will made after marriage that excludes current spouse, then current spouse can inherit by law). It would probably be best to clear it up via a codicil or new will, but it is likely that your spouse will inherit something due to law in event will ineffective
Q. Is there any way I can adopt the kids without becoming a foster parent?
A: While some connection to the children is necessary to bring suit related to them, it seems that they have been in your care for a sufficient amount of time. Adoption requires the termination of the parental rights, so you would need to file a termination and adoption suit and serve each parent. There are grounds provided for by law and more than one may be applicable depending on the facts.
Q. One of the beneficiaries died and did not have a will. Who does the executor need to contact to notify of inheritance?
A: Was there an heirship proceeding or estate opened for the beneficiary who passed? Their estate representative may be the one to contact. Texas law also provides that if the devisee is a descendant of the testator or testator's parents then the gift goes to their heirs.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Scott D. Reiner, PLLC
1004 Prairie Street
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (832) 380-8700
Fax: (832) 442-4131
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed