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Goranson Bain Ausley Partners Recognized with Mark of Excellence for Collaborative Divorce

Esther R. Donald, Curtis W. Harrison, Kristen A. Algert, Aimee Pingenot Key | March 1, 2022

Kris Algert, Curtis Harrison, Esther Donald, and Aimee Pingenot Obtain Credentialing in Collaborative Divorce.

Goranson Bain Ausley proudly announces that four of the firm’s partners, Kris Algert, Curtis W. Harrison, Esther R. Donald, and Aimee Pingenot Key, have received the professional distinction as credentialed Collaborative Divorce professionals. Curtis Harrison and Kris Algert are recognized as “Master Credentialed,” and Esther Donald and Aimee Pingenot Key are recognized as “Credentialed” by Collaborative Divorce Texas. The designation affirms top-tier guidance to those seeking constructive divorce resolution.

In this video, Curtis Harrison explains what being Credentialed in Collaborative Divorce means.

A hallmark of advanced Collaborative Divorce expertise, these merits reinforce Goranson Bain Ausley’s reputation for a constructive, intelligent, and strategic approach to family law.

“With the demand for constructive resolution for family law issues on the rise, we are proud of the achievement shown by Kris, Curtis, Esther, and Aimee for excellence in Collaborative Divorce,” said Lindley Bain, the firm’s managing partner. “Today’s family law client is solution-focused. They want an attorney who knows how to deliver clarity about options and confidence for a secure future without the unnecessary emotional and financial costs of escalated conflict.”

All four attorneys are strong proponents of resolving complex divorce issues out of court through a customized, confidential, and collaborative approach. 

Kris Algert has been named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Collaborative Law in the Austin area in 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is known for her respectful, constructive problem-solving approach to helping clients move forward with confidence after divorce.

Curtis Harrison is board certified in  Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2008, a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Mediation, and Collaborative Law from 2017-2022, and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2016-2020.

Esther Donald is a past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Collaborative Law section and is Board Secretary of the Collin County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution section.  She recently served as the Course Director for the State Bar of Texas 15th Annual Collaborative Course.  Her emphasis on cooperative and creative family law solutions has led to her recognition as a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America©  in the field of Family Law in 2017-2023 and as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2016-2022.

Aimee Pingenot Key is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected to “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law by D Magazine,” 2017, 2019, and 2020, and named to the Texas Super Lawyers Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers, Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers and Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers lists, Thomson Reuters, 2017-2022, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America©.

To learn more about Collaborative Divorce, please visit our Collaborative Divorce learning center or contact one of our Collaborative Divorce Lawyers in Texas.

Goranson Bain Ausley is one of the largest family law firms in Texas. Building on a 40-year record of trustworthy, successful advocacy for clients, GBA fosters a constructive and strategic approach to helping clients protect their assets, control costs, minimize disruption, and achieve the most favorable results.

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