As a partner at Vaught Law Firm, Leigh continues the tradition of the firm which... more
As a partner at Vaught Law Firm, Leigh continues the tradition of the firm which includes exceptional client service, outstanding legal skills, a genuine passion for her work and a true compassion for her clients.
Merritt Law is a full service family law firm located in Austin, Texas. Since 1996,... more
Merritt Law is a full service family law firm located in Austin, Texas. Since 1996, we have provided legal services for issues such as divorce, child custody and child support, in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties
Holly Davis graduated from Southwestern University with her B.A. in communications... more
Holly Davis graduated from Southwestern University with her B.A. in communications and political science. She then attended Baylor School of Law where she recieved her J.D. She is a member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association as well as The Texas Young Lawyers Association. She practices family law, divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, custody issues, adoptions, and child support.
Patricia Dixon (Trisha) graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with honors... more
Patricia Dixon (Trisha) graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. She then attended Baylor University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 2010. Patricia has been practicing exclusively family law for the past 4 years and specializes in divorce, modification, enforcement, custody issues and ... view profile
Proud associate of Zinda Davis, PLLC, I will fight for your rights by combining... more
Proud associate of Zinda Davis, PLLC, I will fight for your rights by combining great advocacy skills with contemplative research and knowledge of the law. Your case is important to me because it is important to you. Contact me today to discuss your case and how we can work together to achieve your goals.
Lauren Doughty is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, Lauren... more
Lauren Doughty is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, Lauren was a member of the Order of Barristers, a finalist in the Dawson & Sodd, P.C. Moot Court Competition and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. She received the W. Frank Newton Best Brief Award for the 2011-2012 academic year and interned for Justice Bob Pemberton of the Third Court of Appeals of Texas... view profile
Mallory Ellis graduated from Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor,... more
Mallory Ellis graduated from Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor, Mallory achieved the honor of the Dean’s List and was a Semi-Finalist in the Naman Howell Smith & Lee Client Counseling Competition. Baylor’s curriculum inspired her to be a litigator, but Baylor’s volunteer opportunities ignited her passion for family law. Mallory served as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in foster... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.