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Carl J Selesky

Carl J Selesky

Selesky Law Firm
  • Family Law, Divorce, Business Law
  • Texas
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Admitted to practice since 1994 and formed the Selesky Law Firm in 2004. The Firm is service oriented and litigation intensive. The Firm handles family law and commerical cases throughout Southeast Texas in their Houston office and the Texas Hill Country in their Austin office. The Firm has been built by building relationships with clients one case at a time.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Amex
  • Contingent Fees
    Industry standard; variations depending on the case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    varying rates dependent upon attorney assigned to case; retainer varies with complexity of case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Selesky Law Firm
- Current
South Texas College of Law
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North Central College
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Client Distinction Award
Top Lawyers in Texas
The Legal Network
Top Lawyer Award
H Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas--Family Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Commencement Speaker, Houston, Texas
Taking Control Workshop, Houston, TX
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. My ex stopped paying alimony and now resides in Hawaii. What can I do from Texas?
A: You're going to need to start with a local attorney, as any pleadings would very likely need to be filed in the Court of original jurisdiction. I'd (or any attorney) need to see the original document before I could tell you what your options are. However, typically spousal maintenance is Ordered out of Chapter 8 of the Texas Family Code. You'd be advised to schedule a meeting to discuss your options.
Q. I had my husband served divorce papers and a Temporary Restraining order and he won't leave. What can I do ?
A: Typically restraining orders in this context are mutual and don't involve 'kick out' provisions unless specially pled for and granted. If you have a lawyer he or she should explain this to you up front. The good news is you accomplished service and you now have a pathway to proceed forward. Word or caution: he'll likely hire a lawyer. Most people confronted with legal documents of this nature do so. If you did the work so far, on your own I say congratulations but you'll also likely be dealing with an adversary with a law license going forward. Obviously I don't know you you should prepare for the worst.
Q. I got married in Puerto Rico I live in TX now, don’t know where he is how can I file for divorce?
A: You can accomplish a divorce by publication but it's hard to navigate without a lawyer. Also, as the wife you need to consider whether you've had children with someone else during his absence since your Husband is potentially the legally presumed Father under Texas law. Not knowing where he is makes things more complicated but far from impossible. Feel free to call 713-780-9595 if you have additional questions.
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Contact & Map
Selesky Law Firm
9601 KATY FWY STE 290
Houston, TX 77024
Telephone: (713) 780-9595
Cell: (713) 927-0200
Fax: (713) 782-5226
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekends by appointment
Austin Office
1101 S. Capital of Texas
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone: (512) 535-4685
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekends by appointment
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