Family Law

in Bryan / College Station, Texas

Civil and Family Law


If you are going through a divorce or child custody dispute, you may be facing the most difficult period in your life. During this time, you need an aggressive, compassionate, and experienced family law attorney.

Our firm has over 40 years of combined experience, and have handled thousands of cases. Amy A. Banks and Philip C. Banks handle complex family law litigation matters, and that often means working hard to reach an out-of-court agreement that makes sense for you. We seek resolutions that are based on the best possible outcome for your future. When a final trial, rather than a negotiated settlement is in your best interest, you can rely on us in the courts to fight for the results that are right for your family. Some of the types of civil and family law cases we are experienced in are:

Guiding clients through divorce and child custody proceedings is our job, and we take pride in what we do. We will provide you with the informed advice, personal service, and forceful advocacy you need to make critical choices.

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Adoption is the happiest part of Family Law.

Bryan/College Station Lawyers Amy A. Banks and Philip C. Banks can help you add a child to your forever family through adoption in Texas.

Although adoption is a joyous occasion, the laws in Texas are very specific and complex and require a skilled attorney to help guide you through the process. We understand the laws regarding adoption and can help you avoid potential pitfalls and delays. Phil Banks and Amy Banks can guide new parents and families through the requirements and legal guidelines for all areas of adoption including:

  • Step-parent adoption
  • Adoption by single or unmarried persons
  • Adoptions when working with adoption agencies
  • Adoptions after a child has been removed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS)
  • Termination of parental rights prior to adoption
If your family is in the process of adding a child to your family through adoption, please call Banks & Banks at (979) 822-8533.

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Child Custody


Child Custody suits are often the most contentious and combative in all litigation. There is nothing that brings out the worst side of people more than a child conservatorship case. There is no other civil litigation where the stakes are so high and the outcome is so important.

No one can ethically guarantee a particular result in any type of litigation. Our guarantee is that your case will be handled in a professional and confidential fashion with the goal of an outcome of what is best for the child or children.

If you or someone you love is facing achild custody disputes, please call (979) 822-8533 to discuss your situation with an aggressive, compassionate, and experienced family law attorney.

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Besides the death of a loved one, the death of a marital relationship is as traumatic and turbulent as anything we would normally experience.

People going through a divorce are often confused and angry, and they need an attorney to guide them through the process. Amy Banks is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law which means that she has extra training and experience in handling divorce cases.

With over forty years of practice, handling extremely complex litigation in the Brazos Valley, we know our way around the courthouses. If you need our help, make an appointment to see Amy Banks and we will be there to assist you.

Our goal is to achieve the best possible result for our clients and help them get through the process and get on with their lives.

If you or someone you love is going through a divorce, please call (979) 822-8533 to discuss your situation with an experienced, compassionate lawyer that will fight for you.

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Wills and Probate Litigation


Most people would agree that the government has too much control over our daily existence. If you want to be in charge of the way your estate is handled, you need a will. If you don't have a will, the State of Texas will write one for you. It may not be what you would choose for your property.

Probate litigation besides child custody, inter-family battles over estate questions are the most volatile area of civil litigation. We have been handling estate cases successfully for many years. We have experience with the following issues: will contests, contested guardianships, and executor/administrative issues have all been undertaken. Let us see if we can help you.

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