GoransonBain Ausley Family Law Firm Shows Their Artistic and Philanthropic Side

Dallas divorce firm combines a passion for making a positive difference and a heart for giving in Art for Heart fundraiser that benefits VMLC (Vickery Meadow Learning Center)


The family law firm, GoransonBain Ausley, is dedicated to helping clients make the best decisions under difficult circumstances in times of separation and divorce. It is this passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others that motivated the firm to join forces with VMLC and provide support for its programs that change lives through literacy.

A team of lawyers, paralegals, and administration staff worked with preschoolers and their parents at the Vickery Meadow Campus of VMLC to create artwork that would be auctioned at a fundraiser for the non-profit organization. Under the direction of Beth E. Maultsby, GoransonBain Ausley’s managing partner, and an accomplished abstract artist, the group created art projects using shaving cream marbling; suminagashi for kids (Japanese paper marbling technique); rubber cement and water colors; and bouncy ball sensor bag painting.

Art with Heart 2014

From left to right: Cathy King, VMLC Development Director; Thomas P. Goranson, GoransonBain Ausley Founding Partner; and Beth E. Maultsby, GoransonBain Ausley managing partner.

“Seeing the children at the learning center – the sparkle in their eyes, their enthusiasm, and the hope in their mothers’ eyes – it was simply wonderful to be a small part of helping grow their program,” said Thomas P. Goranson, founding member of the Texas family law firm. The fundraising event was also uplifting for the members of GoransonBain Ausley to work together as a team to solicit, create and auction the art. “Collegial respect and strong camaraderie are core tenants of our culture,” said Maultsby. “We enjoy and value the opportunity to gather as a team and support meaningful causes in our community.”

Held at the GoransonBain Ausley corporate offices the Art with Heart benefit was a huge success. Close to $11,000 was PR- Post Art with Heart 2014- Captionraised to support educational programs at VMLC. “It was gratifying to have the opportunity to open the doors of GoransonBain Ausley and invite professionals, colleagues, friends and family members to the Art with Heart event and say ‘thank you’ for making it possible for the firm to fulfill its goal of servicing clients and support our community at the same time,” added Maultsby.

About VMLC (founded as Vickery Meadow Learning Center)
VMLC is dedicated to improving English literacy levels among non-English speaking adults and their young children by providing programs in communication and life skills.

About GoransonBain Ausley, PLLC
GoransonBain Ausley is a Texas family law firm founded in 1987. Since its inception, GoransonBain Ausley has fostered a constructive atmosphere and strategic approach to help client’s controls costs, minimize the disruption to their daily lives and achieve the best possible outcome. The firm’s team of attorneys, including three former family court judges, offers clients comprehensive experience and perspectives to work towards efficient resolution in complex situations. Services encompass virtually every facet of family law, including divorce, asset identification and valuation, collaborative law, premarital and post-marital agreements, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoption, paternity, and same-sex legal issues. In 2013 and 2014, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain Ausley a Best Law Firm in its U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation, an achievement that involved a rigorous independent evaluation process.

The firm maintains three Texas offices in Dallas, Plano, and Austin

This post was written by Goranson Bain.