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Matthew Allen Skillern

Matthew Allen Skillern

Board Certified Divorce and Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Loren Dean Jackson January 15, 2021
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Matt is the best of the best. He is a lawyer's lawyer. He is what we strive to be as we graduate law school. A strong, fair, talented litigator and trial lawyer who will advocate on behalf of his clients to get them the best possible results. It is who he is and what he does.
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Biography

Matthew A. Skillern is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in divorce and family law. With 20 years of experience, he is the founder and managing attorney at Skillern Firm PLLC. Matthew is a strong and skilled family law attorney known for his success at trial . He enjoys highly contested divorce and child custody cases where his skills in strategy and effective performance in the courtroom set him apart.

Matthew believes being an effective advocate requires aggressiveness tempered with reason, logic, and compassion. Recognizing that every client and case is different, Matthew advocates the use of negotiation and mediation to resolve marital and family disputes. However, when a matter cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, Matthew is unafraid to take the matter to trial.

Skillern Firm is a divorce and family law firm located in Houston, Texas, serving Harris and its surrounding counties. Skillern Firm is a full service family law firm for all family law related issues and cases, specializing in complex property division divorce cases and contested custody cases.

Matthew and his team at Skillern Firm, treat their clients like family.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Modifications
  • Enforcements
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Skillern Firm
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Partner
Midence & Skillern, PLLC
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Of Counsel
Law Office of Grant M. Scheiner, P.C.
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Partner
Collins & Skillern
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Attorney
Smith County District Attorney
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Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2003) | Law
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Baylor University
B.A. (2000) | Political Science
Honors: Dean's List
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Awards
Texas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2015-2023
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
2020
Best Divorce Lawyers in Houston
Expertise.com
Top Divorce & Family Law Attorney
Attorney.com
2019-2022
20 Best Divorce Lawyers in Houston
LawyerInc
Top Attorneys in Texas
Texas Monthly
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2010-2011, 2014-2015
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2010, 2012-2015
Smith County Outstanding Pro Bono Award
Smith County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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Fort Bend County Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24041926
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
A Tale of Two Lawyers: Where Family and Criminal Law Intersects, Houston Bar Association
Opening Statement, Top Gun DWI
You just won custody and now your child in in juvenile lockup, Smith County Family Lawyer's Association
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Skillern Law Firm Website
Blog
Skillern Law Firm Blog
Videos
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Skillern Law Firm PLLC is Houston divorce lawyer firm committed to the practice of divorce attorney houston and family law attorney houston. We believe in giving our client's the best...

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer Can a Texas court order drug testing of the parents when determining custody?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer Can grandparents be awarded custody of their grandchild(ren) in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer Can visitation in Texas be denied to a non-custodial parent?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer Do the wishes of a child have any influence in custody decisions in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer How does joint custody work in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer How is the amount of child support determined in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer I was awarded joint custody, buy my ex-wife will not let me see my kids. What is my recourse?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer If one spouse has sole custody of the children, can they move out of the state?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What are some common terms that I should know in child custody cases?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What does reasonable visitation mean?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What if both parents agree on child custody and visitation in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What if the child's best interest does not coincide with the parents' personal desires?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What is child visitation and a parenting plan?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer What is supervised visitation in Texas?

Matthew Skillern, Midence & Skillern, PLLC, (713) 568-7528. Texas Child Custody Law FAQs: http://thelaw.tv/houston/Child+Custody+Law Disclaimer: http://thelaw.tv/houston/About/disclaimer

Contact & Map
Skillern Firm
Houston Office
701 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77024
Telephone: (713) 229-8855
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Skillern Firm
Sugar Land Office
1600 Highway 6
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Telephone: (713) 229-8855
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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