Sarah Hirsch Joyce


Phone: 713-735-8552
Fax: 713-351-4552
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Family Law

Sarah is a second-generation family law attorney and a devoted advocate for her clients. After graduating from law school, Sarah opened her own practice focusing exclusively on family law. Sarah joined the family law section of Schlanger Silver in 2018.

As a family law attorney, Sarah aims to provide a personalized approach in helping clients navigate the often emotional and complex issues that arise in family law cases with compassion as well as expertise. She makes every effort to familiarize herself with the goals of each client striving to help families resolve their disputes while taking into consideration concerns that may arise in a case, including cost efficiency, reducing the emotional distress of divorce on the parties, the need for privacy, and most importantly the effects of protracted litigation on children.

Sarah’s experience in family law cases includes divorce, custody disputes, enforcement and modification proceedings, adoptions, and pre and post-marital agreements. She also has experience serving as an amicus attorney appointed by courts to represent the best interest of children.

In addition, Sarah brings with her the unique expertise in handling family law appellate matters. Sarah has extensive experience in each stage of a family case, including consulting, briefing, and arguing a number of dispositive motions and post-trial proceedings including appeals and original proceedings in the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Courts of Appeals.

    • Divorce Litigation
    • Family Law Appeals
    • Child Custody & Support
    • Enforcement Actions
    • Modification Actions
    • Marital Agreements
    • Adoptions

University of Houston
B.S. 2010

South Texas College of Law
J.D. 2014

State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Appellate Law Section

Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Appellate Section

Houston Bar Association, Judicial Poll Committee 2014-2015

Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee 2014-2015

South Texas College of Law – Mentor

Local political engagement including past county judicial campaigns

Texas Super Lawyers –Texas Rising Star (2022)
Top Lawyer – Houstonia Magazine (2018)
Congratulatory & Honorary Resolution – Texas House of Representatives, 82nd Legislature, Recipient; HR 151
State Bar of Texas Annotated Texas Family Code, Contributor (2018 Ed.; 2019 Ed.; 2020 Ed.; 2021 Ed.)
Community Opportunity Doctrine and Community Jeopardy Doctrine, Co-Author with Stefani Shapiro, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law (2019)
Drafting Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Co-Author with Wendy Burgower, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2015)

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys entertaining, live music, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.