Board Certified Family Law Specialist in San Antonio, Texas


Only 720 of the 70,000 attorneys in Texas have met the rigorous criteria and testing to become Board Certified in Family Law.

Christine Tharp Attorney at Law in San Antonio, Texas, is specialized in the area of family law with extensive trial and mediation experience. Ms. Tharp has experience in representing both male and female clients, Parents, Children, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, older siblings and Foster Parents.  Ms. Tharp has real life experience as a Parent, Step-Parent, Spouse and Ex-Spouse.

Standing Up for Your Rights

When it comes to family issues, you need someone who knows the system. I have helped many clients
through the daunting legal issues related to :

• Divorce
• Child Custody
• Modifications of Prior Orders
• Name Changes
• Paternity and Parentage
• Post Divorce Property Partition 
Division of Property Enforcement
• Child Support Enforcement - Prosecuting
& Defending

•  Delinquent Child Support Collection- based on  Decrees and child       support orders rendered from the 1960's  forward. Even if the Statute of Limitations has run on  enforcement by Contempt, judgements and wage withholding orders are always available. 
• Visitation rights and  Enforcement
• Pre-Marital Agreements and  Co-Habitation Agreements
• Grandparents’ rights
• Simple Wills, Directives to Physicians and Medical Powers of Attorney


Pre-Lawsuit and/or Pre- Divorce  Planning

Knowledge can be a 'game-changer' in litigation. If there is a possibility that a family law related suit will be filed by you or anyone else, schedule a consultation to  plan for and  to strategize. Know your rights and options. Preventative measures  are also options everyone needs to explore.  

Personal Assistance

Changing  family relationships can be a very difficult and stressful path. When your family relationships have been forced into the legal system  it can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life.  It is our job to help you navigate your case through the complex court system while protecting your rights.  We care about your situation. From our initial consultation, my assistants and  I will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you understand  your rights, duties and options. We also advise you on how to deal with the opposing party, the problems and irritations which commonly arise.   While the ultimate decisions on your future will be yours I will make the legal decisions and advise you on the the upsides and downsides of the decisions you will ultimately have to consider.  We will offer guidance and resources on how best to get yourself and your children through this emotional maze.   Working to settle your family issues out of court through mediation, is our first goal, however, there will be no hesitation to go to court to litigate your case if a reasonable compromise is not a possibility.  Our primary focus will be on you, the client, but we never lose sight of the best interests of your Children/Grandchildren.

Contact me to schedule an appointment so that we can discuss your case in depth.


St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1980

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1988 and re-certified every 5 year period thereafter

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Fellow, State Bar College

   AV®Rated Lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell® *

S.A. Scene Magazine "Best Family Law Attorneys" 2013 & previous years

Legal Leaders - Texas Top Rated Lawyers of 2014


Past President, Vice President & Treasurer of the San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (the Board Certified* Family Bar of Bexar County)

American Bar Association Family Law Section

State Bar of Texas - Family Law, Animal Law, Technology,
American Indian and Litigation Sections

San Antonio Bar Association
Past Chair of Fee Dispute Comittee & Family Law Section