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Anita Cowley Savage

also known as Anita C. Savage, Anita Cowley Savage

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

Anita helps divorcing clients build a solid foundation to develop a better future for themselves and their children post-divorce.  Efficient and strong, Anita focuses her practice exclusively on Family Law matters, including divorce litigation, collaborative law, mediation, child support, and modifications.  With 14 years of practice experience and her no-nonsense approach, Anita has proven herself to be an effective advocate for her clients and their children.



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Divorce is a time of great distress and worry. Statistics show that the stress associated with divorce is second only to the stress associated with the death of a child.  It can oftentimes feel overwhelming and out of control. Worries about your future and your children's future occupy your mind for hours on end: Have I made the right decision? Will I be able to survive on my own? What are we going to tell the kids? How will they come through? Your thoughts and decisions may change from moment to moment as you navigate the dark and unknown waters of divorce, making decisions that will affect you and your family for the rest of your life. While you may be committed to getting the "best deal" in the beginning of the process, oftentimes months into it you simply want to cut the last strings that bind you to your ex together and move on, at any cost.


 


There are so many decisions to make from beginning to end; one of the most important decisions is who to hire to represent you. To that end, you may need to meet with several different attorneys before you find the one that is the right fit for you. If that happens, instead of thinking about it as a waste of time, think of it as an investment into your future. Making the wrong decision about who you will work with can bring added and unnecessary stress.  There are many options to choose from regarding how to get divorced. These include litigation, mediation, and Collaborative Law, just to name a few. Each choice you make brings with it certain natural consequences that will affect how your divorce plays out.  It is imperative to understand the benefits and burdens of each option and to pick the one best suited to you and your family's needs. Hire an attorney who is committed to you. Hire an attorney who cares about the outcome for you. Hire an attorney who knows what is important to fight about, and also knows what should be set aside. Hire an attorney who can get you to the other side of this safely, and with dignity.


 


I am here to walk every step of that windy road with you and I am here to help you keep the goals you have for yourself and your children in sight, especially when it seems like it has become too difficult to bear for even a moment longer.  I have dedicated my practice to helping families through the crisis of divorce so that they reach the other side of the process as safely as possible, with the energy and resources to build a better life for themselves and their children.


 

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Languages Spoken: Hindi

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Family: 25%
    19 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    19 years
  3. Child Support: 25%
    19 years
  4. Child Custody: 25%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Melinda Lee Eitzen

    Anita is a strong advocate for her client and also serves as a mediator. She is an excellent lawyer and mediator.

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    Melinda Eitzen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Justin Jared Sisemore

    Ms. Savage is highly skilled and very professional in dealing with complex child custody and divorce matters.

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    Justin Sisemore Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Goranson Bain, PLLC

8350 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX, 75206

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/24/2015
COInactive199706/30/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199607/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Lifetime MemberTexas Family Law Foundation2010
FellowTexas Bar Foundation2010
FellowColorado Bar Foundation2005
Dean's List MemberNational Dean's List1991
Who's Who Among American Law StudentsWho's Who Legal1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyGoransonBain, PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyAnita Cowley, Esq., LLC/Anita C. Savage, LLC2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyGushurst Family Law/Gutterman Griffiths, PC2004 - 2005
Attorney, Of-CounselCowley & Associates, LLC2002 - 2004
Associate AttorneyRuegsegger Thomas2000 - 2001
Associate AttorneyMoyer, Beal & Vranesic1996 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionBoard of Directors2012 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2010 - Present
Collaborative Professionals of DallasMember2008 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2008 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasMember2008 - Present
Colorado Collaborative Family Law ProfessionalsCommittee Member2005 - 2007
Colorado Collaborative Family Law ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - 2007
Colorado Collaborative Family Law ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Uddin vs. Uddin* (pseudonym)Wife received over 75% of the marital assets

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Family Law Advisor BlogHow Child Support is Calculated for Parents Who Share Equal Time With Their Children2015
Family Law Advisor BlogFinding Someone New: What Happens to the Alimony?2015
Family Law Advisor BlogOptions When Divorce is Not an Option2014
The CollaboratorTraining Support Staff for Collaborative Law Clients1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of TorontoCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Colaborative Family LawTraining Your Support Team2005