Kelly Caperton Fischer excels at finding creative solutions to family law matters including property and child-related issues. Understanding that each family is unique, she helps clients make wise long-term decisions for their families, including effective co-parenting plans, possession schedules that work for that specific family, and creative property settlements.

Kelly is a skilled collaborative divorce lawyer and counsels her clients on the importance of ending the marriage with integrity and respect. She believes this approach helps clients to be health co-parents, and achieve long-lasting and productive results.

Clients appreciate Kelly’s calm and level-headed manner, her thorough preparation, and sound advice.  Her goal for every client, whether the matter is complex and contentious, or simple and agreed is to provide clients with the best service to resolve their family law matter in a just, reasonable, and respectful manner.

Kelly is active with the Texas Family Law Foundation, the Family Law Section of the Austin Bar Association and the Volunteer Legal Services. She has been with GoransonBain Ausley since 2006, and was named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2009 – 2012, 2018 and 2019. She is a native Texan raised in Austin, attended undergrad at Texas A&M University, and received her law degree from University of Texas School of Law.

Areas of Practice

Published Works

  • Financially Surviving a Divorce“, Money Circle ATX, 2020
  • Regaining Financial Control Post-Divorce“, Money Circle ATX, 2020
  • “Child Support Agreements.” Author, Advanced Family Law Seminar 2013, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • “Traveling Light: Collaborative Law Without Paralegals or Assistants”, Co-Author, Collaborative Law Spring Conference 2008, State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • “Child Support (What Do Judges Do in Various Counties) Above & Below the Guidelines, the High Income Earners (Death of the Obligor),” Co-Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas and Family Law Section, 2008
  • “Closing the File” Co-Author, Summer School, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2008


  • University of Texas School of Law, 2005
    • J.D., Law
  • Texas A & M University, 2002
    • B.A., Political Science
    • magna cum laude


  • “Professionalism for the Paralegal.” Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar 2014, The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • “Volunteer Legal Services: Judge and Attorney Panel.” Austin Bar Association Family Law Section CLE, 2014
  • “QDROs” Family Law Essentials, Family Law Council, Marble Falls, Texas, 2009
  • “Spousal Maintenance and Alimony” Family Law Essentials, Family Law Council, Seguin, Texas, 2008
  • “Collaborative Law” Alternative Dispute Resolution Course, University of Texas Law School, Professor Cynthia Bryant, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2021
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2021
  • Austin’s Top Attorneys, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Thomson Reuters, 2009 – 2012, 2018 – 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
    • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono
    • Member, 2009 – present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Collaborative Law Section
    • Member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Member
  • Texas Advocacy Project previously Women’s Advocacy Project
    • Volunteer: lawyer, 2006 – present
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
    • Volunteer: mentor and lawyer, 2006 – present

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