Meeting Your Family, Estate, and Elder Law Needs
The Law Office of Randy Michel can help you and your family with any of your family, estate, and elder needs. Our team of legal professionals is thorough, possesses incredibly precise attention to detail, and respects our clients' time and the sensitive nature of their situation.
If you are searching for an attorney, look no further than The Law Office of Randy Michel in College Station, TX. We can help you find a solution to your unique concerns.
Meet Our Attorneys
While attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Randy Michel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During his time at Baylor, Mr. Michel was also awarded multiple prestigious honors including Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, and the Dean's Distinguished List. Following his undergraduate work, Randy Michel attended the University of Oklahoma where he achieved a Master of Science degree in Psychology before attending The University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington. Admitted to the Bar in both Kentucky and Texas, Randy Michel is a certified mediator and arbitrator.
Mr. Michel's legal career has expanded beyond his time as an attorney and has included time as a judge in Brazos County, Texas. He was appointed by the City Council of College Station, TX, to sit as a part-time Associate Judge of the Municipal Court for the City of College Station for two years. He was then appointed to serve as Presiding Judge of Municipal Court for the City of College Station, where he served for seven years. Mr. Michel was then elected to two terms as Judge, County Court at Law #1 in Brazos County, Texas.
After 16 years on the bench, Mr. Michel chose to provide clients in the Brazos Valley with accessible, thorough, and compassionate representation.
A native of Lufkin, Texas, Hayley Harrison moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Tourism Resource Management, Mrs. Harrison moved to Houston to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. While engaged in her legal studies, Hayley Harrison worked with non-profit legal organizations assisting domestic violence victims in the Greater Houston area. This led to her being awarded The Pro Bono Honors from South Texas College of Law for her commitment to providing legal services to the underprivileged.
"Friendly, Knowledgeable, and Attentive" 5-Star Google Reviews
I do not have enough positive things to say about Randy Michel and his office. After my father passed away, I had no idea how to handle an estate or where to even begin. Randy and his staff guided me through the entire process with ease. They were not only kind and compassionate but very helpful and knowledgeable. It was never difficult to schedule a time to meet with Randy or get assistance from one of his paralegals. They were very communicative with me throughout the entire process. I am very glad I went with Randy and hope that many others do as well.View on Google
My wife and I highly recommend Randy and his staff for estate planning and will preparation. He articulates the legalese in simple English being knowledgeable and professional. He listens carefully, makes excellent recommendations and follows through in a timely and cost conscious manner. He quoted a fixed price for this work, provided everything we needed, made all changes requested, never trying to add more fees for additional services. Hopefully we won't need an attorney again, but we would definitely use him if the occasion arose. We will recommend him to others and I'm sure they will be pleased.View On Google
Family, Estate, and Elder Law Attorneys Advocating for Your Family's Best Interests
When your family faces a significant change, it can be difficult to know where to turn for the support you need. Our family law attorneys can assist you with divorce, adoption, child custody, and child support cases.
We proudly advocate for the rights of elder clients in their unique circumstances. Our legal team can assist you with a range of services including estate planning and benefit qualifications.
A contested will can add stress and anxiety to a time when your focus should be on mourning the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys can provide representation for estates of contested wills, as well as those pursuing a contest of the will. Our legal team provides representation for those pursuing a contest to a will, as well as estate or owner of the contested will.
When a person needs to have the Court establish a guardianship over a child or an adult which may involve mental and/or physical incapacitation, our attorneys can knowledgeably and tactfully guide you through the process.
The significant emotional energy and love you invest in another person and maybe even children can seem to implode when you break up or dissolve your marriage, magnifying even the simplest issue or disagreement.
The Law Office of Randy Michel Family, Estate, and Elder Law Attorneys in Bryan/College Station, Texas
From child custody and child support to estate planning and probate litigation, our family law attorneys will advocate for precisely what is best for you and your family. Our principal lawyer, Randy Michel, has been assisting clients in and around Brazos County for over four decades and strives to provide candid and reliable counsel to protect our clients' best interests.
To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys and learn more about how we can help, contact our College Station, TX, office online or call:
"Detail-Oriented, Efficient and Professional"
I highly recommend Randy Michel to anyone in need of legal representation for family law, probate, or elder law. Randy and his staff were detail-oriented, efficient and professional in guiding me through the probate process for my Dad's estate.View On Google
Prompt resolution to family divorce. Knowledgeable and communicated well. Office staff capable and promptly resolved issues with case. Price was fair. Excellent attorney for uncontested divorce. Would use him again but hopefully won't have too!View On Google
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
If you are facing serious matters and are questioning whether you need a lawyer, the answer is most certainly yes. The importance of hiring an attorney who specializes in that area of expertise cannot be understated. A lawyer can help you navigate the complexities involved in resolving a legal conflict: now and in the future. Our attorneys can provide clients with the information and resources necessary to resolve the situation in a professional and thoughtful manner.
In Texas, state law allows for a no-fault divorce. This means no evidence of fault needs to be provided for either party to file for divorce.
As community property state, all property acquired during the marriage is equally owned by both spouses. In the event of a divorce, this property is equally divided. That being said, Texas courts provide a division of property with regards to the rights of the spouse and children of the marriage. This means that property in a divorce can be separated if it was acquired before the marriage, was a gift or inheritance of only one spouse, or was a recovery for a personal injury. Hiring a lawyer can help protect your property in a divorce, allowing you to secure what is rightfully yours.
A complex aspect of the law, Texas has two types of guardianship. Guardianship of an estate provides authority to a caregiver to manage an individual's assets. Guardianship of a person gives a caregiver the authority to care for an individual.
These two types of guardianship illustrate the importance of guardianship, especially when it comes to protecting an incapacitated adult or minor children. In the case of children, if one or both parents are deceased, there is an absentee parent, or the child suffers from physical or mental incapacitation, determining guardianship will likely require an attorney. There are several reasons an adult may need a guardian in order to help manage their estate and assets and to assist in taking care of dailiy living tasks and personal care.