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Galveston, TX Office

Galveston Legal Office; Criminal and Family Law Attorney

We are Proud to Represent Clients Across All Of Galveston County

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our Galveston attorneys have the experience that you can rely on when it matters most. With a law office that is conveniently located at 1919 Sealy Ave, right off Broadway Avenue, we have the proven, verifiable results that clients can trust in even the most complex of cases. Our services include criminal defense and family law. If you have any questions about a legal case, we are here to help. Contact us at our Galveston law office today for a fully confidential, no obligation initial consultation. 

An Overview of Practice Areas in Galveston, Texas

Criminal Defense Attorney in Galveston

Arrested and charged with a crime in Galveston or elsewhere in Galveston County? You need a strong, aggressive attorney. At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our Galveston criminal defense attorney is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. We help people accused of the full range of criminal offenses—from misdemeanors to felonies. No matter the charge, you have a right to raise a zealous defense. We are prepared to provide proactive, detailed-focused legal representation to protect your rights and your future. Along with other types of cases, our Galveston criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience with: 

  • DWI: A DUI is a serious crime in Texas. Even a first-time offense can result in jail time. Any motorist facing a drunk driving charge has the right to defend themselves in court. Arrested for drunk driving or drugged driving in Galveston? Contact us today for your confidential initial consultation. 
  • Drug Crimes: Drug crimes encompass the possession, distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking of illegal substances. The severity of charges and consequences can vary widely, based on the type of drug, amount, and the presence of any aggravating factors. We defend the full range of drug crimes offenses in Galveston, Texas. 
  • Domestic Violence: Domestic violence refers to physical, emotional, or psychological abuse directed towards a partner, family member, or cohabitant. A domestic violence allegation may be a misdemeanor or a felony based on the specific allegations. Contact our Galveston domestic violence defense lawyer today for a completely confidential initial appointment. 
  • Sex Crimes: Sex crimes carry immense stigma. They also carry serious criminal penalties in Texas, potentially including lifetime registration as a sex offender and extensive state prison time. The defense often revolves around consent issues, the reliability of victim statements, and the forensic evidence. If you or your loved one was arrested for a sex crimes offense, contact our Galveston criminal defense attorney today for immediate help. 
  • Assault Charges: Are you facing a charge for assault? Assault may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony based on the underlying allegations. If aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, it could carry a maximum of 20 years in state prison. A proactive approach to these charges is essential. We handle simple assault and aggravated assault charges in Galveston. 
  • White Collar Crimes: White collar crimes generally involve non-violent acts committed for financial gain, including fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, and money laundering. These crimes often require detailed financial investigations and can result in both civil and criminal penalties. Contact our Galveston white collar defense attorney for immediate help. 
  • Grand Jury Proceedings: Grand jury proceedings are used to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to charge a person with a crime. Unlike regular trials, these proceedings are secretive. They play a critical role in the criminal justice process. We help clients navigate grand jury proceedings in Galveston County. 
  • Expungements: A criminal record can adversely impact your life in a number of different ways. In Texas, there are certain options available to seal/protect criminal records. Depending on your specific situation, you may be eligible to get an expungement. Contact our Galveston expungement attorney today for more information. 
  • Criminal Appeals: Criminal appeals are legal processes in which a conviction or sentence is challenged in a higher court. Appeals focus on errors of law made during criminal proceedings. We have the specialized expertise to handle criminal appeals in Galveston. 

Family Lawyer in Galveston

Family is important. Any conflicts between family members should be handled with the highest degree of care and sensitivity. At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we are compassionate, experienced attorneys. No matter the situation that you find yourself in, it is our mission to help you find the best solution for your specific situation. Along with other cases, our Galveston family law attorneys have experience with: 

  • Divorce: Are you preparing for divorce in Galveston? It is entirely normal to feel stressed out, confused, and overwhelmed. There are many legal, financial, and logistical complexities to consider. Our family law firm handles contested and uncontested divorce cases. Contact our Galveston divorce attorney today for a completely confidential initial case review. 
  • Prenuptial Agreements: Prenuptial agreements are contracts that entered into before marriage. Typically, they outline the division of assets and financial responsibilities in the event of a divorce. To be legally enforceable in Texas, a prenup must meet certain criteria. Your prenup should always be drafted, negotiated, and reviewed by an attorney. 
  • Spousal Support: Spousal support (alimony) is a financial payment made from one spouse to another following a divorce. It is largely designed to help the financially vulnerable spouse maintain the standard of living they were accustomed to during the marriage. Texas has strict alimony laws. It can only be awarded by a court in specific situations. Contact our Galveston spousal support lawyer today for a confidential consultation. 
  • Property Division: Dividing property is one of the most difficult parts of a divorce—especially if you and your spouse have been married for a long time and/or you have substantial assets. Texas is a community property state. All of a couple’s marital assets are jointly owned. Our Galveston, TX divorce attorneys have deep experience handling complex property division cases, including retirement saving, investments, and businesses. 
  • Child Custody & Visitation: For parents in Galveston who are getting divorced, working out a custody and visitation arrangement (a parenting plan) is essential. In Texas, decisions pertaining to custody/visitation are based on the best interests of the child. A wide array of factors will be considered, including parental involvement, the child’s needs, and any history of abuse. Some form of joint custody is favored in Texas. Though, sole custody can be awarded by a court if deemed necessary to protect the best interests of the child. Contact our Galveston child custody attorney today for a fully confidential initial consultation. 
  • Child Support: In Texas, parents have a broad responsibility to provide financial support for their kids. Child support is a legally mandated payment from one parent to another. It is intended to cover the costs of raising a child after a divorce or separation. The amount is typically calculated based on Texas state guidelines that consider the income of both parents, the needs of the child, and custody arrangements. However, these guidelines can be deviated from if deemed appropriate. Contact our Galveston, TX child support attorney today to get help with your case. We represent both mothers and fathers in support cases. 
  • Protective Orders: Protective orders (restraining orders) are legal decrees issued to prevent acts of domestic violence, stalking, or harassment. These orders are designed to protect the safety of individuals by limiting or prohibiting contact between the parties involved. Violations of protective orders carry serious legal consequences, including any immediate arrest. For help with a family law domestic violence case in Galveston, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

Why Trust The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates for Top-Tier Representation

The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is a boutique law firm committed to providing the highest level of personalized guidance and support to clients. With big city experience and small town values, we are committed to doing everything in our power to help clients secure the best possible outcome. If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, our Galveston defense lawyer is ready to help. If you find yourself locked in a complex family dispute, our Galveston family law attorney is your resource. We have proven, verifiable results. When you reach out to our Galveston office, you will have an opportunity to connect with an attorney who can: 

  • Listen to your story and answer questions about your case;
  • Investigate the matter—gathering all the evidence you need to proceed; and
  • Provide truly personalized advocacy that you can rely on when it matters most.  

Schedule a Confidential Consultation With Our Galveston Attorney Today

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our Galveston attorneys have the professional experience that you can trust. If you have any questions about a legal matter, we are here to help. Reach out to us by phone or contact us online for a completely confidential initial consultation With a conveniently located law office in Galveston, we serve communities throughout the region, including in Texas City, Dickinson, La Marque, Santa Fe, Bacliff, and Hitchcock.