Kristiana Ruth Heap Butler

Kristiana Ruth Heap Butler

Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC
  • Family Law
  • Texas
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Biography

Trained in family law mediation and Collaborative Law, Kristiana relies on strong principles to get clients over the finish line. Described as someone with “obvious moral and ethical views to help people who are vulnerable,” she provides compassionate advocacy.

Kristiana has exclusively practiced family law since 2013. She was named a seven-time Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2017-2023) and a Top Attorney in Austin Monthly Magazine (2020-2023). She has been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2020-2023) and Best Lawyers: Family Law (2024 edition) and Best Lawyers: Family Law Mediation (2024 edition).

Practice Area
Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24073518
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Goranson Bain Ausley
Current
Education
Texas Tech University School of Law
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Awards
The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law
Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America©, Collaborative Law, Family Law
Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law Mediation
Best Lawyers
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch © in the field of Family Law
Best Lawyers
Awarded since 2020.
Austin’s Top Attorneys
Austin Monthly Magazine
Also awarded in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Selected to the Texas Rising Star list
Thomson Reuters
Awarded since 2017.
Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars List
Thomson Reuters
Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars List
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Austin Young Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Collaborative Divorce Austin
Member
Current
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Collaborative Divorce Texas
Member
Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Junior League of Austin
Sustaining Member
Current
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Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin
Past President, Director
Current
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State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Travis County Women Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Williamson County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section
Past Vice President
Current
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Texas State Bar  # 24073518
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Settlement Agreements: Rule 11s, ISAs, MSAs, Collaborative Settlement Agreements, and Arbitration
State Bar of Texas
Drafting Enforceable Orders
Advanced Family Law 101, State Bar of Texas
Professionalism: Lessons Learned
Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas
Speaking Engagements
Family Law Settlement Agreements: Rule 11s, ISAs, MSAs, Collaborative Settlement Agreements, and Arbitration, State Bar of Texas
Temporary Orders, Volunteer Legal Services Divorce Basics Seminar
Social Media, Discovery and Ethics, State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, TAPS Seminar
Modifications, Victoria Family Law Essentials Seminar, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Divorce 101, Williamson County/WLS Presentation Series
Certifications
Advanced Collaborative Training
Collaborative Divorce Texas
Family Law Mediator Certificate
Texas Association of Mediators
Websites & Blogs
Website
Goranson Bain Ausley
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Contact & Map
Goranson Bain Ausley
3307 Northland Dr
Suite 420
Austin, TX 78731
Telephone: (844) 961-4959
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed