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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||02/26/2017|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1996||03/25/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Lifetime Member||Texas Family Law Foundation||2010|
|Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||2010|
|Fellow||Colorado Bar Foundation||2005|
|Dean's List Member||National Dean's List||1991|
|Who's Who Among American Law Students||Who's Who Legal||1991|
|Attorney||GoransonBain, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Anita Cowley, Esq., LLC/Anita C. Savage, LLC||2005 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Gushurst Family Law/Gutterman Griffiths, PC||2004 - 2005|
|Attorney, Of-Counsel||Cowley & Associates, LLC||2002 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||Ruegsegger Thomas||2000 - 2001|
|Associate Attorney||Moyer, Beal & Vranesic||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Member||2010 - Present|
|Collaborative Professionals of Dallas||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Member||2008 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Foundation||Fellow||2005 - Present|
|Colorado Collaborative Family Law Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1996 - Present|
|Colorado Collaborative Family Law Professionals||Committee Member||2005 - 2007|
|Colorado Collaborative Family Law Professionals||Board of Directors||2005 - 2007|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - 2007|
|Uddin vs. Uddin* (pseudonym)||Wife received over 75% of the marital assets|
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|Custody X Change||5 Important Questions to Ask Your Family Law Attorney About Custody & Divorce||2017|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||The Effects of Divorce on Children of All Ages||2016|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||It’s Mother’s Day but it’s Dad’s Weekend||2016|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||Texas Grandparents May Have Certain Visitation and Custody Rights||2015|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||How Child Support is Calculated for Parents Who Share Equal Time With Their Children||2015|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||Finding Someone New: What Happens to the Alimony?||2015|
|Family Law Advisor Blog||Options When Divorce is Not an Option||2014|
|The Collaborator||Training Support Staff for Collaborative Law Clients||1995|
|Georgia State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Toronto||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Colaborative Family Law||Training Your Support Team||2005|
Posted by John
I hired Anita AFTER I had already been through the ringer in my divorce being represented by one of the "best" divorce firms in Dallas. For what I paid HALF for with my prior firm, Anita handled my case and got me what I needed (in property AND custody) in a timely manner. Anita was honest about what the good points and weak points were in my case and she gave me a realistic idea of what I could expect during the divorce negotiations and during the trial. I would absolutely recommend Anita to anyone considering a divorce or custody lawsuit.
Posted by anonymous
I can't imagine that going through a divorce is ever easy, but have to say that working with Anita, this process was as painless as it could possibly be in my situation (which was a difficult one, as my husband and I were not in agreement on how to proceed or split our marital assets). Anita is knowledgeable, experienced, and understood the nuances and needs of my individual case, helping craft a divorce agreement that took into consideration my feelings and preferences, versus taking a "one size fits all" approach." She combines the utmost professionalism -- reflected even in the smallest details like responding promptly to email or calls -- with warmth and caring. I really felt like I wasn't going through this difficult and upsetting experience alone, but was reassured that I'd get through this, with matters resolved fairly for both parties -- my ultimate goal. Anita was firm but always completely courteous in her communications with the opposing consul, which I noticed and appreciated, and feel helped minimize "back and forth" and expedite a satisfactory conclusion. I would recommend Anita very highly to anyone who finds themselves needing a divorce attorney.
Posted by Lisa
I came to Anita very scared and confused, was facing filing a divorce, something no one ever thinks they will do. Her compassion and knowledge were evident from our first contact and carried strong throughout the entire process.
She was respectful with my financial situation and fought long and hard (unfortunately longer than was ever necessary due to the opposing party not cooperating). In the end it was worth every penny spent and I would not hesitate to do so again. She won me a settlement that was fair beyond compare, and something I absolutely never could have negotiated on my own.
When feelings are running high it is sometimes difficult to stand up to an aggressive ex-spouse and protect yourself, however having attorney intervention can make the whole process more comfortable. I have the comfort of knowing that everything was handled properly in the eyes of the law, completely, and with court support.
Anita was also supportive of me personally, having an uncanny knack of knowing when I needed a little personal reassurance and showing a sense of humor, while all the time maintaining complete professionalism. This was an invaluable bonus that I never expected to find.
I hated every step of my divorce, and am working on healing now, but will never forget or regret my decision to call and obtain professional help. If there is the least bit of conflict in a family law case, and I suspect that would be most of the time, I cannot encourage anyone enough to reach out and obtain proper representation. Doing it right, having support and legal advice, and knowing that you are not alone allows you to sleep at night.
I have referred several people personally to Anita, and would highly recommend her services.
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