Nicole Kuenstle

Associate Attorney

A compassionate advocate for family, juvenile and probate law attorney.

Nicole Kuenstle is an attorney licensed to practice in all Texas courts. Her practice is devoted entirely to family law, juvenile law and probate law matters, both trial and appellate.

Nicole handles all kinds of family cases, including divorce, adoption, grandparent and foster parent interventions, adult and child name changes, CPS cases, modification, enforcement, registration of out-of-state custody and support orders and other interstate matters and protective orders. She also represents juveniles in delinquency matters. Nicole is not afraid to tackle difficult issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness. She has also assisted clients in several successful appeals in family and juvenile cases.

In her probate and estate administration law practice, Nicole assists clients with probating the estates of loved ones and in probate alternatives, such as will contests, survivor rights, guardianships and guardianship alternatives. She is also a certified attorney ad litem for Guardianship cases.

Nicole received her law degree (J.D.) in 2007 from South Texas College of Law. While in law school, Nicole was a member of Professor Gerald Treece’s award-winning moot court team. She also served as an intern to the Honorable Richard H. Edelman, retired Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Nicole then received a Master of Laws degree (L.L.M.) in 2009 from the University of Houston Law Center. In addition to her two law degrees, Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Nicole has lived and traveled abroad, visiting 5 different continents in her travels. She is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of several Arabic dialects as well as Portuguese and French.

Nicole is a member of the Family, Juvenile and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas. She is active in several community organizations and has two sons.


South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2007)

University of Houston Law Center, L.L.M. (2009)

University of Arkansas, B.A.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Juvenile Law

Probate Law

Recent Cases

Change of Custody for Father – obtained custody of his teenage daughter

Child Support Terminated and case transferred to non-resident Client’s home state

Successful resolution of CPS investigations of drug use, abuse and medical neglect

Default Judgment against non-resident Father obtained for Mother

Modification to Joint Custody for Father; No Child Support ordered

Name change for Mother’s Child in contested case over Father’s objection

Protective Order obtained for Client against former Boyfriend

Protective Order Modified for Father to allow him to see his Children

Father’s request for Extraordinary Relief granted and Mother denied access to Child

Mother’s request for Extraordinary Relief granted and Father denied access to Child

Obtained Approval from District Attorney to Change Name of Client with Felonies

Successfully Defended Parents against Grandparent Suit for Custody of Children

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