Preserving Families

And Protecting Assets

Crista M. Branch attorney profile
Crista Marichalar Branch
Crista Marichalar Branch
Crista Marichalar Branch
Crista Marichalar Branch
Crista M. Branch attorney profile

Crista Marichalar Branch

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Biography

As owner and operator of Branch Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas, I live by our team's core belief that everyone deserves to be happy. I apply more than two decades of legal experience toward helping my clients achieve this goal in the face of custody disputes, divorce battles, adoption challenges, alimony issues, and other difficult situations.

I was born and raised in San Antonio, graduating from Churchill High School, Incarnate Word college, and the Southern Methodist University School of Law. I've been married since 2006, and my husband and I have three children -- which has only deepened my desire to help other families and individuals in their pursuit of happiness.

In the years since I founded my boutique family law firm in 2005, my team and I have worked tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families, building our reputation as one of the country's finest family law firms in the process. I was especially proud to receive recognition as one of the nation's premier attorneys by Rising Stars in 2012 and in San Antonio Magazine's "San Antonio Best Lawyers In Family Law". My associates Edward Garcia and Brooke Irey have greatly enhanced our firm's collective skills, experience, and availability. When you bring your case to any of us, you bring it to all of us. Our legal specialties include:

● Divorce (including military divorce/benefits)
● LBGT issues
● Child custody and support
● Property enforcements
● Adoption (including step-parent adoption) and parenthood termination
● Premarital and post-marital agreements
● Surrogacy
● Estate law

I want to make sure that our clients have full access to the legal services they need, even when long distances or COVID-19 precautions limit in-person contact. That's why our team uses secure, state-of-the-art video conferencing and document sharing techniques, both for client consultations and for court work. I invite you to learn more by contacting Branch Family Law today.

 

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of Incarnate Word
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1994

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2001

Honors

  • Rising Stars