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Tamara Hensarling Paul
  
800 Rockmead, Suite 220
Kingwood, Texas  77339-1742

Tamara Hensarling Paul has practiced law in the Kingwood/Humble area since opening her first law office in Humble, Texas in 1991.  She is a native Houstonian and a fourth generation Texan. Having received her B.A. degree from the University of Houston, Tamara remained in Houston to attend law school at the University of Houston.
  
Tamara focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship.  Her practice includes helping clients with wills, trusts and powers of attorney, as well as probate administration. This area of practice provides Tamara the ability to serve clients from as young as eighteen to her ever growing “ninety-something” group.
  
Always active in various civic and charitable organizations, Tamara is currently serving on the Board of Directors of FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center and the Board of Trustees of Northeast Christian Academy.  Tamara resides in Kingwood with her husband and two sons.  
  
  
Areas of Practice
  
Wills
Probate
Trusts
Revocable Living Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Adoptions
Mediation
Guardianship
Bar Admissions
Texas, 1991
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2003
  
  
Education
  
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas 1991
Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Houston, 1988
Bachelor of Arts
Attorney-Mediators Institute, 1998
South Texas College of Law, 1988
Family Law Mediation Certification
The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Inc. – 2000
  
  
Publications
  
Effective Use of Legal Assistants in a Family Law Case (Co-Author with D. Kelly), South Texas Family Law Conference, 1996
The Legal Journey of Adopting a Step-Child, Dock Line Magazine, 2008
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Estate Planning, Dock Line Magazine, 2009
Before You Say “I Do”, Dock Line Magazine, 2010
Powers of Attorney, Dock Line Magazine, 2010
Whose Property Is It, Mine or Ours? Dockline Magazine 2011
Pet Trusts are No Longer Just for the Rich, Dock Line Magazine, 2011
My Child is 18, Now What?, Dock Line Magazine, 2012
  
  
Professional Associations and Memberships
  
Houston Bar Association – Family Law Section, 1991 - Present
State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee – 1999 – 2005 Panel Member
Northeast Harris County Bar Association, 1991 – Present Past President (1994-1995)
Kingwood Chamber of Commerce
Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce
East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
College of the State Bar of Texas, 2005 – 2009
Family Time Foundation, 1992 – 1996, 2007 - Present Board of Directors
Sarah Care, 2007 Advisory Board Member
Northeast Christian Academy, 2009 – Present Board of Trustees
  
  
Classes/Seminars Taught
  
Speaker to numerous groups and organizations regarding Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Family Law
Instructor, Legal Secretary Course, Northeast Harris County College, Continuing Education, 1994
  
  
Honors and Awards
  
Women of Achievement Award Winner, 1992
Lifetime Achievement Award (FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center) 2009
  
  
Past Employment Positions
  
Tamara Hensarling Paul, Attorney at Law, 1991-2002
Bivin & McNamara, LLC, Estate Planning Attorney, 2003-2006