Beth E. Maultsby has dedicated much of her life to helping families by serving as a judge, lawyer and social worker. A partner at the firm since 2005, she practices all aspects of family law including complex property issues and child-related matters. As a skilled problem-solver, Ms. Maultsby guides families through challenging issues such as substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Utilizing her extensive experience in working with families, she provides clients with the necessary resources to achieve rational, lasting settlements. Recognizing Beth’s expertise, courts and other attorneys have chosen her to represent children in difficult family law matters. She practices Collaborative Law and often assists parties in successfully mediating their family law disputes.

Prior to joining Goranson Bain, Beth served as the Judge of the 303rd Family District Court and as the Associate Judge of the 301st Family District Court. Before her judicial service, Beth was a partner at the law firm of Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. where she practiced family law involving complex property matters and child-related issues. Before embarking on her legal career, Beth worked with children in crisis and was recognized as an expert in the field of child abuse.

Beth volunteers her time to organizations that deal with domestic violence in families and children in need. She has authored numerous papers and spoken on numerous family law issues at different public engagements.

 

Areas of Practice

Published Works

  • T3: TRO’s, TO’s, TI’s Associate Judge Conference, July, 2005
  • Setting and Modifying Child Support, Analyzing the Not so Common Child Support Issues, Associate Judge Conference, 2004
  • Squeezing Blood out of the Turnip: Dividing Debt, 27 Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • The Mentally Incompetent Party, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Substance Abuse Cases, What Every Attorney Should Know About Drug and Alcohol Testing, 9th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Preparing Your Client for Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations, 32nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • How to Prepare Your Client for a Social Study, Psychological Home Study, 8th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, State Bar of Texas, 2008

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1987
    • J.D., Law
    • Honors: John M. Harlan Society; Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Review: St. Mary’s Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor, 1986 – 1987
  • Texas Christian University, 1981
    • M.P.A.
    • Honors: With Honors; Pi Alpha Alpha
  • North Texas State University, 1976
    • B.A., Social Science

Presentations

  • High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders, North Texas Families in Transition Practice Group, 2014
  • High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders, San Antonio Bar Association Conference, 2014
  • High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders, Tarrant County Bar Association Conference, 2013
  • High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • The Mentally Incompetent Party, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • Substance Abuse Cases, What Every Attorney Should Know About Drug and Alcohol Testing, 9th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Preparing Your Client for Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations, 32nd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Professionalism in the Family Law Courts & Practice, Dallas Bar Association, 2008
  • How to Prepare Your Client for a Social Study, Psychological Home Study, 8th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, 2008
  • T3: TRO’s, TO’s, TI’s Associate Judge Conference, 2005
  • Setting and Modifying Child Support, Analyzing the Not so Common Child Support Issues, Associate Judge Conference, 2004
  • Squeezing Blood out of the Turnip: Dividing Debt, 27 Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • A View From the Bench: Temporary Hearings, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • Training for Associate Judges – Handling the Big Money Cases, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • Child Support and Visitation, Pro Bono Family Law Training, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Dallas Bar Association, 1998
  • Dealing with the Untrustworthy and Unqualified Expert, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1996
  • Putting Power in Your Pen: Effective Drafting Techniques – Family Law (A Practitioner’s Perspective) (A View from the Bench), Annual Meeting of the Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar Convention, 1996
  • Dealing with Untrustworthy Experts: How to Challenge Them; How to Exclude Them, Family Law Practice After the New Legislation, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1996

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2017 – 2018
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2007 – 2018
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law Mediation, Woodward and White Press, 2007 – 2018
  • Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2007
  • Selected to the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2010
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2008 – 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987

Professional Associations