Helping Clients Move From the Challenges of Family Law Issues to a Place of Resolution and Peace
The complexities of family law issues can make clients feel uncertain about their future, but my goal is to give them peace of mind, knowing that we will navigate this challenging time together. I listen carefully to my clients’ concerns and am responsive to their needs. By providing as much legal information as possible, I empower clients to make the best decisions for the long term. My areas of focus and skill include LGBT divorces and custody disputes, enforcement cases, and facilitating same-sex and second-parent adoptions. I also speak fluent Farsi and am knowledgeable about the issues involved in multicultural marriages.
- Negotiate to reach a settlement out of court if possible and advocate zealously for clients in the courtroom when necessary.
- Focus on each client’s unique situation, give clients a sense of worth and hope, and assure them that their issues matter.
- Keep the future perspective in mind and urge clients to focus on what is most important and not react to what is happening just today.
- Communicate clearly with clients, answer phone calls within 24 hours, and prioritize time for client concerns, particularly for sensitive matters such as custody modifications and suits affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCRs).
Experience and Professional Credentials
Mona Hosseiny-Tovar has over eight years of experience with family law matters, including same-sex divorce, child support and custody, enforcements, same-sex adoptions, termination of parental rights, and family formation. Previously, Mona practiced immigration and criminal law in addition to family law, and is experienced in managing these issues in divorce and custody cases. Following college, Mona started her career in the film and television industry in Los Angeles. She received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, and attended the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law as a visiting student in her last year of law school.
Apart from her practice, Mona loves spending quality time with her wife and children. She also enjoys listening to spiritual podcasts, watching sci-fi shows, practicing meditation, and doing impressions.
- LGBT Divorce
- LGBT Parenting Rights
- Becoming a Foster Parent
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
- Child Custody
- Parenting Schedules
- Child Support
- Modification and Enforcement
- Modifying Child Support
- Visitation Rights
- Divorce for Men
- Divorce for Women
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Mental Health and Addiction in Divorce
- Characterization of Separate and Community Property
- Business Valuation in Divorce
- Grandparent Visitation and Custody Rights in Texas
- Property Division
- Alimony & Spousal Support Maintenance
- Divorce for Business Owners
- High Net Worth Divorce
- Litigated Divorce
- Complex Property
- Dividing the Marital Home
- Pre-Divorce Guidance
- Appealing a Divorce Decree or Judgment
- High Conflict Divorce
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Negotiated Divorce
Honors & Awards
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2024
- Same-Sex Couples and Adoption of Children During Marriage August 16, 2023
- “Tips and Resources for Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth,” Goranson Bain Ausley, 2023
Juris Doctor 2015, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA.
- Visiting Student 2014-2015, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX
- Awards: 3rd Place, Bernie L. Segal Cross ‘n Close Competition
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Criminal Litigation
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Ethical Prosecutions
Bachelor of Science 2006, Radio/Television/Film, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
- Honors: Dean’s List, four semesters
- Licensed to Practice Law in the State of Texas, November 2015
- Licensed to Practice Federal Law in the Northern District of Texas, December 2018