Jennifer S. Caras


Phone: 713-735-8514
Fax: 713-785-2091
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Family Law


Jennifer first became interested in family law during her law school internships at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and the Texas Council for Family Violence. She was inspired by her work and felt that she was making a difference in people’s lives while serving to protect those in need. Jennifer will tell you that her favorite part of being a family law attorney is helping her clients get through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

After spending five years practicing family law in Austin, Jennifer returned to her hometown of Houston and joined Schlanger Silver in 2015. Jennifer has handled many complex family law matters and her approach is to resolve cases using the best strategies possible. Jennifer has significant experience negotiating, mediating, and, if needed, taking her cases to trial. Jennifer’s clients describe her as passionate about helping her clients, a dedicated attorney, pleasant to work with, tough when she needs to be, and well versed in the nuances of family law and the family courts.

Jennifer handles a variety of family law matters including divorces, suits affecting parent child relationships, modifications, enforcements, and protective orders.

Jennifer’s Practice Includes

  • Premarital and post marital agreements
  • Divorce litigation
  • Modification of orders
  • Enforcement actions
  • Parentage actions


University of Texas at Austin
B.S., May 2001

University of Houston Law Center
J.D., May 2009

Licensed by the State of Texas
May 2010

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • College of the State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Lifetime Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section,
    Board of Directors
    (2016-2019), Treasurer (2019-2021)
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, Team Leader, 2018

Recognitions and Awards

Texas Monthly’s Top Women Attorneys in Texas Rising Stars, 2020
Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2019
Texas Super Lawyer, 2022  (by Thomson Reuters as listed in Texas Monthly)
Rising Star, 2018-2019 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Best Team Presentation, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court (2016-2018)
H Texas Magazine’s Top Lawyers of Houston, 2016-2019
Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy

Community Involvement

  • Austin Bar Association Mentoring Program
  • Adoption Day, Travis County
  • Chapter Advisor to Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Omega Chapter, University of Texas at Austin
  • Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League
  • Early Childhood Development Board Member, Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School
  • Young Friends of Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence Advisory Committee
  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Board Member

Publications and Speeches

Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Spring CLE
Chair for the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section CLE (2020)

Character of Distributions from Irrevocable Separate Property Trusts
Co-Author, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas (2019)

What You Need to Know about Experts and Arbitration
Co-Chair for the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section CLE (2019)

Associate Judges Luncheon
Moderator at the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheons (March 2019 and April 2019)

Intersection of Estate Planning & Family Law
Panelist at the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon (2018)

#DivorceLawyerDiaries: Bias in the Courtroom
Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, April 2018

Best Practices & Lessons Learned
Speaker with The Honorable Amy Clark Meachum at the Austin Bar & Austin Young Lawyers Association Lawyering 101 CLE, 2013

Presenter at the Volunteer Legal Services Mock Trial, 2013

Back to Basics – Family Law
Speaker at the Travis County Women Lawyers Association CLE, 2013


Jennifer’s enjoys traveling the world with her husband and chasing after her son.