Dallas Family Law Attorneys

Our Dallas Location

Goranson Bain Ausley – Dallas Office
8350 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-373-7676

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If you find yourself approaching a divorce or family law issue in Dallas, TX, we are here to help. Please get in touch with our Dallas divorce lawyers by completing the contact form, calling one of our five offices, or getting started with our confidential online questionnaire.

Voted #1 Family Law Firm in Dallas

Choosing to divorce is one of life’s most difficult decisions. Once you take this first step, there are many paths you can follow and we’re here to help you find the right way forward. What sets Goranson Bain Ausley apart from other Dallas family law firms is our highly skilled team of family law practitioners and our reputation for delivering exceptional client-centered service. From divorce mediation to litigation, our family law attorneys in Dallas have the depth and breadth of knowledge that only a seasoned divorce lawyer possesses through years of successful practice. You can expect the highest level of integrity, skill, and legal acumen from the divorce lawyers at our Dallas office. Whether you live in Highland Park, Oak Cliff, Lakewood, or anywhere else in or around Dallas proper, you can feel confident that with our local family law firm, you will have the support and guidance of a highly experienced team of family lawyers.

Our Dallas Attorneys

Our Family Law Services in Dallas, Texas

Dallas Divorce Mediation

The Goranson Bain Ausley office in Dallas, TX, offers divorce mediation as an effective, mutually beneficial, and cost-efficient option to litigated divorce proceedings through the courts. Our skilled Dallas family law attorneys will guide you through every stage of the mediation process, focusing intently on the most pivotal elements of your divorce. Our services encompass representation for individuals and an innovative self-representation mediation approach for couples opting not to hire individual lawyers. We also act as mediators for other family lawyers. With our extensive knowledge of family law and unwavering commitment to our clients, the Dallas divorce attorneys at Goranson Bain Ausley strive to secure the most favorable outcomes for those we represent.

Collaborative Divorce in Dallas

The attorneys at our Dallas law office are leaders in Collaborative Divorce, guiding families to constructive resolutions outside the courtroom. We focus on minimizing conflict and protecting your confidentiality by employing solution-focused techniques to help you work through complex issues, such as child custody and division of assets.

With a team of former judges, master credentialed collaborative professionals, and renowned family lawyers, we provide our clients with the insight to make informed decisions that can lead to long-term, positive outcomes. Choosing our Dallas law office to handle your Collaborative Divorce means selecting a law firm with experience to help guide you to a compassionate and constructive path forward.

Dallas Child Custody and Support

At Goranson Bain Ausley, our accomplished Dallas divorce lawyers understand the intricacies of Texas divorce law pertaining to children and parent-child relationships and appreciate the nuanced care and consideration that a divorce involving children requires. We will guide you through the complexities of child custody agreements to help you create a nurturing, stable environment for your child. We’ll work with your family’s needs to recommend a child support and custody agreement that is in the best interest of the children. Our Dallas legal team offers sound legal advice and representation that focuses on keeping family relationships with your children intact and supporting you through this challenging time.

Property Division in Dallas

The attorneys at our Goranson Bain Ausley Dallas family law office possess extensive experience navigating the intricate division of property in divorce cases. From settling disputes over asset distribution to handling the complexities  of dividing assets that include a closely held business, our Dallas divorce attorneys provide detailed, strategic counsel to empower you to make informed choices so you can  move forward confidently. You can rely on Goranson Bain Ausley for effective resolution of your complex property division matters.

Dallas Alimony and Spousal Support

Alimony, or spousal support, aims to preserve financial stability for spouses who may struggle to support themselves after a separation. The family law attorneys in our Dallas location are well-versed in the complexities of court-ordered spousal maintenance and mutually agreed-upon alimony. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve financial stability after divorce so you can seamlessly move into the next chapter of your life.

Dallas Family Law Attorneys Specializing in Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

At Goranson Bain Ausley, our Dallas lawyers are experienced in creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that can protect your relationships and assets in the event of a divorce, providing you with peace of mind for the future. Whether you’re entering a new relationship or strengthening an existing one, the team at our Dallas family law office is here to offer the essential support and legal counsel you need for future planning.

Supporting LGBT Families in Dallas

The highly regarded family law attorneys that serve clients out of our Dallas office are knowledgeable about the intricacies of and dedicated to protecting the rights of LGBT spouses and families, and we’re here to help with any family law matter need you may have. Our Dallas lawyers are well-equipped to protect your parenting rights, either through a second-parent adoption or a fair child custody agreement after a divorce. We can also help you find clear answers to questions that can affect the outcome of an LGBT divorce and work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible for your case.

Why Trust Goranson Bain Ausley With Your Case?

We take great pride in providing exceptional legal service to our clients, and our dedication to family law is consistently recognized in the legal and Dallas community. This dedication has allowed Goranson Bain Ausley to garner local and national accolades, including the honor of being recognized as the Top Family Law firm in Dallas by Texas Lawyer in 2023, among other local accolades. Our team of divorce lawyers in Dallas includes three former judges and 21 board-certified lawyers. By engaging a family lawyer from our firm, you gain not only their esteemed representation but also the collective experience and support of our entire firm. Many of our attorneys have repeatedly been named among the “Best Lawyers” in Dallas by D Magazine, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Is Texas a No-Fault State?

Texas is a “no-fault” divorce state, though petitioners can choose to petition for a fault-based divorce in cases where doing so is necessary or advantageous. Our divorce attorneys in Dallas can help you understand your legal options and make smart choices, focusing on your desired outcomes while simultaneously helping you to consider reasonable compromises that will lead to a finalized divorce decree.

How to Begin the Divorce Process

The divorce process begins when one spouse files an Original Petition for Divorce with the court in the county where they reside (Dallas, Rockwell, Kaufman, Ellis, Denton, or any of the other surrounding counties). The petition filer is known as the petitioner, and the spouse receiving the petition (via being served notification, usually by someone from the local sheriff’s office) is the respondent, though both spouses can also decide to file together as joint petitioners.

One of the spouses in the divorce must be a Texas resident for at least six months and have been a resident in the county in which the petition is filed for no less than the preceding 90 days.

A Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship is added to the divorce petition for spouses with children.

How Can a Skilled Dallas Family Attorney Help With What Happens Next?

How the divorce proceeds depends on whether the petitioner and respondent agree on most or all of the issues or if there are significant disagreements. Divorce mediation can often help resolve issues and keep both parties out of court. Your Dallas family attorney will negotiate with your spouse’s legal representation at your instruction.

If the parties to the divorce are unable to come to an agreement, any outstanding issues may be litigated in court. In court, your lawyer will present your case and make all arguments on your behalf. Your spouse’s lawyer will do the same for your spouse. At the end of the proceedings, the judge will consider all arguments and issue a decree that both parties must sign before the divorce is finalized.

The Bottom Line

Whether it’s an acrimonious split or amicably deciding to part ways, divorce is never easy. Hiring the best divorce lawyers in Dallas you can is the first step toward a successful resolution so that you can concentrate on your future. Our family law practice was built on the understanding that to best serve our clients, we must offer unparalleled representation, and when you hire a family law attorney in Dallas from our firm, we’ll be there every step of the way to guide you toward making the best possible decisions. Call us to set up a consultation today.