About Me

I have been licensed since November of 2008 and my practice focuses entirely on divorce and family law. Practicing family law allows me to represent real people and help them through a difficult time in their life. I do not represent banks or insurance companies. I represent real people with everyday problems. People who are going through divorces, people who are trying to collect child support, people who want to adopt a child, and people who are simply trying to see their children. I take great pride in practicing family law.

Each case (and client) is different. As your lawyer, my job is to listen to you, analyze your situation, identify the legal issues, make you aware of your options and the possible consequences, and then fiercely represent you once you have decided which path to take.

I am especially familiar with the issues that service members and their spouses face in family law cases, particularly calculating child support and dividing military retirement. I have represented service members and government employees stationed all over the world.

Some divorces are very nasty, but most cases are settled through negotiating. I am always prepared to go to court to fight for my clients. But going to court is not always worth it. If we have to go to court, I will be prepared, and I like to win. But if we can work things out and keep the costs down, and still get my client a good result, so much the better.

Firms have overhead. Rent, staff, and equipment is expensive and those costs are passed on to their clients. I am a solo attorney. You hire me and you get me. I will be answering your calls and questions, not a paralegal.

"Personally: I started working at age 14, and I put myself through college and law school. I have been in practice almost 10 years. While I have a lot left to learn, I consider myself very experienced with the day to day reality of the courts in Bexar County and the surrounding counties. My mother practiced family law for 25 years, and I learned a lot from working with her. In September of 2017 I was diagnosed with cancer, and after 6 months of chemotherapy I am in remission. I understand that life can change in an instant. My parents also divorced when I was 10 years old and I believe this gives me a unique insight and understanding."

I am an active member of both the San Antonio Family Law Association and the San Antonio Elder Law Association. Read more about my experience and background by clicking the link below.

Contact me, San Antonio Divorce and Family Law Attorney Mark C. Thompson, to arrange an initial consultation. Email me or call 210-775-1140 (toll free 888-548-1421).