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Chad Zubi

Chad Zubi

The Law Office of Chad Zubi
  • Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Thanks a bunch for reading my bio! I was raised in the Houston area and have a passion for connecting with people and helping them solve their problems. Family law practice, and the practice of law in general, is a great way to pursue my passion and contribute all I can to Houston and society, and to become a better person, all while making a living! Not a bad deal huh? I haven't always been a lawyer, I have worked in so many different fields! I've been privileged enough to have worked as a construction manager, teacher/tutor, automotive lube technician, salesman and as a meat cutter in a small shop in Humble, I may have even made your Whopper when I worked at Burger King back in high school! I've been around for a bit, and I have been blessed with an understanding of many of the issues that all types of people face in their family, personal, and professional lives, and it is worthy to note that it's not all unpleasant. My experience and desire is one of the reasons I enjoy, and can thrive as an attorney. I have also developed a level of patience and ability to listen that helps me understand what it is that a client wants and needs.

When I'm not working I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and everything motorcycle! On that note, if you come into the office for a consult, have a few extra minutes, and want to talk about your Harley, sport bike, or whatever, I'm all ears!

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Arabic: Spoken
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
J.D. (2017)
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24106626
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Websites & Blogs
Family Law Blog
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. What is citation by way of ESERVE? Anticipated Server ESERVE in a divorce case?
A: Eserve usually refers to electronic service through an electronic filing manager. Not all pleadings and motions need to be delivered by personal service and sometimes documents are served on other parties using an electronic filing manager, hence the term Eserve.
Q. Visitation on Thursday (2hrs) and his weekend for visitation starts the next day. Child is out of school Fri/Mon Holiday
A: Under a standard possession order in Texas, if the holiday falls on a Friday that is the same day that the other parent's possession begins, then the visit starts early on the preceding Thursday (that is what the clause you quoted says). If the holiday falls on a Monday and the other parent's possession ends on that Monday (for example at the time school begins) or ends on the Sunday before the holiday then the visit is extended and ends on that Monday (later then it would normally end on Monday).
Q. Am I in titled to any of his lawsuit.
A: You could be entitled to a part of the settlement depending on what he was awarded the settlement for. For example if he was awarded the settlement based on lost wages then you would be entitled to a portion of that. Secondly, you may be considered married under Texas informal marriage law if you meet certain requirements listed below: (1) Agree to be married (2) Live together as husband and wife in Texas, and (3) Told others (hold yourselves out) that you are married. (There are other ways to help prove this as well such as filing joint tax returns). Thirdly, you mention infidelity and abuse, those are factors that a court could use in awarding you a disproportionate share of the community estate.
Q. I have proof my wife is cheating I continue to pay everything he has threatened me can I prevent him from seeing my kid
A: What you need to do is get an aggressive attorney to defend you in a divorce. Adultery is one of the factors that a court will consider in potentially giving you a disproportionate share of the community estate. Apparently she has become violent with you so that is definitely a factor that a court will evaluate regarding custody of the children.
Q. TX oag declined to initiate court date to establish child support
A: When a divorce is initiated it will not only handle the issue of dissolving the marriage, but it must include the issues of child custody and child support. It is normal practice to consolidate a child support case pending with the OAG into a later filed divorce. In a nutshell, you have to defend yourself in the divorce to secure your child support payments and custody arrangements.
Q. Which date do I put for my marriage on divorce paperwork?
A: I would say that you can claim that you have been married since the 2011 date when you formed your intention to be married in Texas and lived together as a married couple. To have a common law marriage in Texas you must satisfy the three following elements: (1) Agree to be married (2) Live together as husband and wife in Texas, and (3) Told others (hold yourselves out) that you are married Your situation is interesting and various arguments could be made as to when you first lived together as husband and wife in Texas and of course the other elements.
Q. I am wanting to file for Divorce in Texas we have 2 small children. My husband is not working, I have been the provider
A: The presumption is that spousal support is not warranted. If your husband can prove by clear and convincing evidence that after the division of community property and the confirmation of any separate property that he still cannot meet his minimum reasonable needs than there is a possibility that you would have to pay spousal support. I assume you have been married for 10 or more years and that your husband is not disabled.
Q. Husband filed divorce
A: Greetings, If your husband has filed for divorce (and especially since you have children) I suggest that you obtain counsel to help you navigate the entire process. It is not just a matter of filling out forms. The divorce decree specifically, is a detailed document that is going to play an important part in your life for potentially many years to come and it is important to have a qualified attorney help you obtain a deep understanding of each of its provisions. In addition, there are some courts that do not accept the checkbox style forms that you may be referring to. In my opinion, it is a mistake to proceed with a divorce without obtaining the advice of proper legal counsel.
Q. I am following the modified possession order until Nov 17, 2019. I need help understanding the drop off
A: Your question cannot be answered without a careful reading of your order. The order should specifically state all of the necessary details for the exchange of the child/children in question. I say this because you stated you are following a modified possession order which could be any number of possible ways and places to drop off your child. If you are referring to a standard possession order or an expanded standard possession order then in general the child will usually be exchanged at one of the parent’s residences or at the school in which the child/children are enrolled. In any case, it is very important that you examine the exact wording of the order to ascertain what it is you have been ordered to do.
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The Law Office of Chad Zubi
3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy Suite 400
Houston, TX 77068
Telephone: (281) 962-3877
Cell: (832) 777-8924