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COVID-19, Recession, and Divorce: Five Tips for Making Smart Decisions

Posted March 23, 2020, Published by | , , ,

The world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and heading into a recession. For a couple in the midst of divorce, the discussion around dividing marital assets and liabilities is now more complicated. Adding to this complication is that one or both spouses may be facing a job loss. If you are currently in a… Read More

How Does Coronavirus and School Closures Affect My Possession Schedule

How Does Coronavirus and School Closures Affect My Possession Schedule?

Posted March 13, 2020, Published by | , , , , ,

Many schools have closed their doors, at least temporarily, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be wondering how this affects your possession schedule with your children. The Texas Supreme Court and counties throughout Texas have issued orders to let parents and attorneys know the courts’ position on possession. According to these orders, parents should… Read More

Keeping the House but Dividing the Equity- Kris Algert- Goranson Bain Ausley- Austin Texas

Keeping the House but Dividing the Equity

Posted January 15, 2020, Published by | , ,

In many divorces, the principal, and sometimes only, asset is the marital residence. Couples typically purchase a residence with some money down and a mortgage that consists of monthly payments comprised of interest and principal. Over time, the part of the payments going toward principal increases and the part going toward interest decreases. This principal… Read More

Strategic planning for business

Strategic Planning Can Protect Your Business in a Divorce

Posted November 4, 2019, Published by |

A young entrepreneur looks to marriage after starting a new business; a sole proprietor looks to incorporate during marriage; a married couple decides to open a family business – there are a myriad of scenarios involving business owners that can result in financial disaster in the event of divorce. If you engage in the same… Read More

Practical Tips to Make a Divorce Less Painful

Posted November 4, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Deciding to divorce is one of the most difficult decision a person can make. Plano Family Lawyer and GoransonBain Ausley partner, Hayley B. Collins takes you through five tips for individuals contemplating or who are in the divorce process. A quote that I often share with clients going through a divorce when there are minor… Read More


Role of the Custody Evaluator in Travis County SAPCRs

Posted November 4, 2019, Published by |

I had the pleasure of attending the American Bar Association’s Family Law CLE in Austin and was really impressed with all the presentations I attended. One presentation in particular, however, stood out to me because the topic addressed comes up from time-to-time in the cases I handle here in Travis County, Texas. The presentation was… Read More


How You Can Achieve Your Divorce Goals

Posted October 8, 2019, Published by | , ,

If you are contemplating or facing divorce, do you have any of the following goals: Staying in your house; Keeping your children in their current private school; Making sure college tuition and expenses will be paid; Maintaining a good post-divorce relationship with your spouse and extended family; Providing for your future; Protecting a family business;… Read More

How Domestic Violence Impacts Family Law Cases- GoransonBain Ausley

How Domestic Violence Impacts Family Law Cases

Posted September 30, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence affects 1 and in 3 women and 1 in 4 men according to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Domestic violence can include physical violence or threats of violence between members of a family or household (codified as “family violence” under the law),… Read More


Is There a Less-Invasive Divorce?

Posted September 27, 2019, Published by | ,

Over the last 25 years incredible advancements have been made in the field of medicine. Procedures that used to require hours in surgery, long hospital stays, and months of recovery now have folks out of the hospital and back on their feet in a fraction of that time, with less discomfort, and at a lower… Read More