Child Custody Attorney Serving Friendswood & Galveston County


If you are interested in gaining primary custody of your child in your divorce proceeding, you have come to the right place. With more than 40 years of experience, the Thornton Law Firm is the kind of law firm you can trust wholeheartedly.

The Thornton Law Firm's qualifications and achievements include:
  • •The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • •Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • •AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • •Certification as a Specialist in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

From start to finish, our Galveston County child custody lawyers can help protect your child's future by protecting your parental rights. Whether you face a contested, uncontested, or mediated custody case, we are ready to deliver the compassionate, unwavering legal support you deserve.

Don't hesitate to take the first step today. Contact us now to schedule your complimentary evaluation!



What does it mean to work with an AV® rated child custody lawyer?

Not only does this mean that an attorney has received the top rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for legal talent, but it also means that they have garnered the top award for ethical conduct. When you work with an AV® rated advocate, you know that you are working with a skilled lawyer that you can trust. David Thornton has been AV Preeminent® rated for more than 20 years.



How Child Custody is Determined

When determining child custody, a court will take the following factors into consideration:

  • •The lifestyle of both parents
  • •The child's sex, age, as well as mental and physical health
  • •The mental and physical health of both parents
  • •The parents' ability to financially provide for the child
  • •The emotional connection the child has with both parents

Although there is no way of determining how a court will rule, your chances of being successful are greatly enhanced when you seek reliable legal representation. As our client, you can be sure that we will do everything possible to help you obtain the positive case result you desire. Your wishes and the safety of your child are extremely important to us. In fact, we are available to our clients after normal business hours!



Call the Thornton Law Firm today!

At the Thornton Law Firm in Friendswood, we understand what is at stake for you and your family, and we would be happy to review the details of your case during a free evaluation. Find out why our firm has been top-rated for nearly two decades!