Family Law Advisor Blog

Practical Tips to Make a Divorce Less Painful

Posted November 4, 2019, Published by |

A quote that I often share with clients going through a divorce when there are minor children involved is: “You cannot grow flowers in scorched earth.” Meaning, an ugly divorce where parents attack each other in Court makes it much more difficult for them to have any relationship post-divorce, let alone a well-functioning co-parenting relationship…. 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


Divorcing the Angry, Raging Spouse

Posted September 9, 2019, Published by | ,

Most divorces include some amount of anger. Divorce mixed with anger, especially intense anger or rage, is emotionally draining for the participants, results in higher legal fees, and often causes the divorce process to drag on unnecessarily. The anger may be justified, like when infidelity, dishonesty, or neglect is part of the story. The anger… Read More

GoransonBain Ausley- Child Support- September 1st- Dallas Plano Austin Divorce lawyer- Aimee Pingenot Key

New Child Support Cap Effective September 1, 2019

Posted August 27, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Texas Family Code §154.125(a)(1) requires that every six years the presumptive amount of net resources for which child support guidelines apply be reviewed and adjusted for inflation by the Texas Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG). That section sets out the formula for doing so based on the consumer price index. The last child… Read More


Marriage, Mortgages, and Millennials

Posted August 16, 2019, Published by | , , , ,

Prior generations aspired to get married, buy a home, and have children. In that order. The millennial generation has changed that order. Both inside and outside the context of a divorce, this decision carries with it a variety of legal ramifications. Millennials Cohabitating The millennial generation is now between the ages of twenty-three and thirty-eight…. Read More


Can You Have a Collaborative Divorce If Your Spouse Has a Difficult Personality?

Posted April 15, 2019, Published by | ,

One of the toughest personalities to be married to, or to divorce, is the person who exhibits narcissist qualities. The word narcissist is in the news a lot lately with people frequently using the word loosely to describe anyone who is boastful, arrogant, manipulative, or seems to let emotions control their actions and reactions. Someone… Read More