Family Law & Divorce
Representing Clients in
Travis & Williamson Counties
Putting the future of your family into the hands of an attorney and the courts is not an easy decision for anyone to make. Few things are as personal and private as your marriage and children, and rightly so. Family court can be an emotionally exhausting and overwhelming experience --but it doesn't have to be. We're here to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, by minimizing conflict when appropriate and fighting for our clients when necessary.
When you and your spouse have made the decision to go your separate ways, your divorce can take a few different paths. Whether you end up with a negotiated settlement, a mediated agreement, or a litigated case in the courtroom, we have the experience to help you through the process.
Also called an "Uncontested Divorce", when you and your spouse are able to work together to agree on all the terms of your divorce, we can turn your agreements into a Final Decree of Divorce and guide you through the court process while keeping fees low.
Survivors of domestic violence face many unique situations within the Family Court system. Our firm
has the dedicated experience representing clients seeking Protective Orders for the safety of applicants and their children.
A custody order can help establish who has certain rights and decision-making abilities between the parties, as well as the time children spend with the parties. Although there are some standard schedules, we can work with you to tailor a custom schedule that is tailored to your child's unique circumstances.
When parents of children are separated, the Texas Family Code typically requires that one parent pays an amount of support in order to help provide for the child. The state provides guidelines for what this amount should be. We can help figure out what that amount should be, as well as modify that amount when financial circumstances change.
Courtney Hatchett, Attorney
Courtney has exclusively practiced Family Law in Central Texas since becoming an attorney. She has represented clients in contested divorces, uncontested divorces, protective order hearings, child custody modifications, child support modifications, paternity actions, enforcements, and common law marriage cases. Courtney has also worked on a number of UIFSA and UCCJEA cases, or modifications of out-of-state custody and child support orders. Additionally, she has assisted with family law appeals and jury trial preparation.
Courtney is a native Austinite and graduated from St. Stephens Episcopal School. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from The University of Texas at Austin and attended law school at The University of California, Davis.
Prior to opening her own firm, Courtney spent several years working for an established boutique family law firm in Austin. Before that, she was a certified law clerk directly representing survivors of domestic violence in family law cases through Bay Area Legal Aid and the King Hall Family Protection Clinic. She also gained valuable legal research and drafting experience with The Family Violence Appellate Project in Oakland, CA.
Courtney is a member of the Austin Bar Association, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She is also trained in Collaborative Divorce.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys fostering dogs for Austin Pets Alive! and riding bikes.
Courtney was beyond helpful in the process of getting primary custody of my daughter. She would always answer my calls and gave me wonderful advice. I was not worried in the slightest during court or in the process at all. She is very easy going and someone that always has your best interest at heart...she wants to make a difference in your life and give you the best shot. Have and will always refer friends and family to this exceptional lawyer.
- Former Family Law Client
Thanks a lot to Courtney for helping me out with my divorce. I was so despaired and lost, with no idea what were my rights and what could I do when I first met her. She is very professional, rational, and does her job very well. She worked so hard in order to meet my expectations. I am so thankful to her job, and would like to recommend her service to everyone, as she is a great family lawyer! Thanks a lot for your job, now I feel secure and ready to move on!
- Former Family Law Client