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Partner, Board-Certified


Katie Custer, a native Houstonian, earned her Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance and Organizational Behavior and Business Policy from Southern Methodist University. After graduating, she worked for American Airlines and then for Southwest Airlines as a financial analyst. After returning to Houston in 2004, Katie received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.

Katie’s financial and business background is a tremendous asset to her practice, which focuses on complex marital property characterization and valuation issues, including retirement assets, stock options, restricted stock benefits, business valuations and taxation issues. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she is a member of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court and the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. Katie is also a Fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation.




    • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers



    • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, 2007 – Present
    • Houston Bar Association (Family Law Section), 2007 – Present
      • HBA Family Law Section, Director, 2018 – Present
    • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2009 – Present
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2014 – Present
    • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2014 – Present

    Katie has been invited to speak on numerous topics including premarital and post marital agreements, which are also focuses of her practice.

    • Selected Marital Property Issues—From the Perspective of a Family Law Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney, Texas Bankers Association, Advanced Trust Forum, October 2016
    • Accounting for Special Needs Children in Divorce, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, May 2016
    • Using Social Media in Your Divorce Cases, 2014 Pro Bono Continuing Legal Education, Montgomery County, Texas
    • Marital Agreements: Where Family Law Attorneys and Estate Planning Attorneys Collide, 2014 Advanced Estate Planning Drafting, Dallas, Texas
    • Board Certification: Breaking Down the Process and the Specifics, 2014 Advanced Family Law, San Antonio, Texas, 2014
    • Basics of Characterization, 2014 Marriage Dissolution, Austin, Texas, 2014
    • When It’s Really Over: Closing Your File, Houston Bar Association, Family Law Institute, March 27, 2009
    • The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy Law, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, November 2009.


South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2007