Family Law Advisor Blog

Expect the Unexpected: COVID-19 and Possession Schedules in the 2020-21 School Year

Posted June 9, 2020, Published by | , ,

It’s the beginning of summer, but nervous texts about school are circulating among parents in my group of friends. “What are you going to do about the fall?” “What if they don’t go back to school?” “Have you seen a new school calendar?” Uncertainty about the upcoming school year is causing anxiety for parents trying… Read More

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How to Successfully Navigate Co-Parenting During Coronavirus Webinar

Posted April 22, 2020, Published by | , , , ,

Co-parenting is challenging even under the best of circumstances, but is even more challenging for parents who are separated, divorced, or living with a soon to be ex-partner or spouse. GoransonBain Ausley family lawyers Kristiana Butler, Kelly Caperton Fischer and Angelica Rolong Cormier, along with family therapist Nicole Stover have provided a webinar full of… Read More

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Collaborative Divorce During Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted April 9, 2020, Published by | , ,

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in each of our lives. With Texas courthouses and law offices working reduced hours or remotely, there are many reasons why a collaborative approach may be the ideal method for resolving a divorce in the times we find ourselves in. Kris Algert, a partner in GoransonBain Ausley’s Austin office… Read More

40 Online Resources for Families with Children- GoransonBain Ausley- Katie Flowers Samler- Dallas Family Lawyer Divorce Parenting

40 Online Resources for Families with Children

Posted April 7, 2020, Published by | , , ,

Who said staying at home couldn’t be fun? Below is a list of online resources the family lawyers from our Austin, Dallas and Plano offices have put together for our families and yours. Online Educational Resources Multi-Subject Kahn Academy ( FREE daily learning schedules and resources in all subjects (ages 2-18) EDSITEment! ( FREE lesson… Read More

What Divorced Couples Need to Know About Stimulus Checks

What Divorced Couples Need to Know About Stimulus Checks

Posted April 3, 2020, Published by | , , , ,

On March 27, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2 trillion stimulus package, into law. The federal government’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic includes provisions to assist small businesses and stimulus checks for individuals. GoransonBain Ausley associate Angelica Cormier investigates useful knowledge for divorced couples… Read More


Job Loss & Child Support During Coronavirus

Posted April 1, 2020, Published by | , , , , ,

Many employers in Dallas and Plano have recently laid off employees, reduced hours, or shut down business due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are ordered to pay child support and are facing a sudden change in income due to COVID-19 business closures or another reason (you were laid off, fired, out of work, are… Read More

Texas Supreme Court’s Seventh Emergency Order: What is the Impact on Possession Agreements?

Texas Supreme Court’s Seventh Emergency Order: What is the Impact on Possession Agreements?

Posted March 27, 2020, Published by | , , , , ,

On March 24th, the Texas Supreme Court issued several emergency orders regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) state of disaster. Clients need to understand, the seventh and most recent emergency order does not modify any of the Court’s prior orders, but supplements and clarifies. GoransonBain Ausley partner Jeff Shore reviews useful knowledge to possess when navigating Texas’… Read More

Sheltering-in-Place and Intimate Partner Violence Seeking Help During an Emergency- Kristiana Butler- Goranson Bain Ausley Austin- Coronavirus COVID19

Sheltering-in-Place and Intimate Partner Violence: Seeking Help During an Emergency

Posted March 27, 2020, Published by | , , ,

While most Texans are staying home to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19, many are struggling with a different kind of danger within their own homes. According to a Center for Disease Control report on domestic violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physically abusive intimate partner violence[1]…. Read More


Getting a divorce? Here are 5 ways to manage stress during COVID-19

Posted March 26, 2020, Published by | ,

Though divorce can be traumatic at any time of year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has added unprecedented levels of stress to the process. Family Lawyer and GoransonBain Ausley partner, Aimee Key takes you through five ways you can navigate your divorce proceedings during such an uncertain time. The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a huge… Read More


Can I Start My Divorce During the Coronavirus Shutdown?

Posted March 24, 2020, Published by | , ,

For many Texans facing the prospect of divorce, the new normal of sheltering in place has already become an intolerably stressful abnormal. Relationships previously burdened beyond the hope of repair are now being further damaged by the prolonged confinement. The lack of hope, useful information, and professional guidance compound those stresses. If you are among… Read More