Kristen A. Algert


Contact

GoransonBain Ausley

Locations

Office:
3307 Northland Dr. Suite 420
Austin TX, 78731
Phone: (512) 454-8791
Fax: (512) 454-9091

Introduction

Kris Algert brings to clients a wealth of experience in developing creative, individualized solutions for highly complex divorces. An innate problem-solver, Kris is adept at managing issues such as sharing or dividing complicated assets, complex characterization and handling unusual circumstances. Kris’ clients include professionals, politicians, celebrities and their spouses. Kris is a strong advocate of the Collaborative Law process for its ability to custom-craft solutions and minimize conflict. She is knowledgeable on the impact of divorce on children, and works with clients to develop effective co-parenting relationships.

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Collaborative Law, divorce, premarital agreements

Map

Counties

  • Austin, Texas
  • Hays, Texas
  • Travis, Texas
  • Williamson, Texas

Legal Organizations

Board of Trustees, Collaborative Divorce Texas (2007-2013, President-Elect 2008-2010; President 2010-2012) Board of Directors, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (2001-2014. Secretary 2003-2004; Treasurer 2005-2006; Program Services Committee Chair 2005-Present) Legal Assistant Commission, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2001-2004)

Awards

1997: Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2019: Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2018: Named the Best Lawyers© Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2017: Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional by Collaborative Divorce Texas 2016: Named the Best Lawyers© Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2015: Recipient of the J. Chrys Dougherty Award for dedication and commitment to access to justice for all 2015: Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2013-2014: IACP Leadership Academy Participant & Graduate 2013: Named the Best Lawyers© Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2011: Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press 2007-Present: Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press 2007-Present: Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law Mediation, Woodward and White Press 2007-Present: Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law, Woodward and White Press 2005-Present: Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters 1988-1989: Briefing Attorney for Judge Woodie Jones, Texas 3rd Court of Appeals

CLE Presentations

“Negotiation is a Privilege; Litigation is a Right: Negotiating a Better Outcome with the Collaborative Law Process,” State Bar Annual Meeting, 2018 Panelist: CLI-Tx Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Negotiation Workbook, 2014 Moderator: Collaborative Program, Advanced Family Law Course, 2011 Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Unusual Process Challenges, 2011 Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Nuts & Bolts: Paradigm Shift, 2011 Speaker: IACP 11th Anniversary Forum The Late Life Divorce, 2010 Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Case Autopsy, 2008 Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Nuts & Bolts: Protocols, 2008 Course Director: Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Spring Retreat, 2007 Assistant Course Director: Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Spring Retreat, 2006 Panelist: Collaborative Law Institute of Texas: 3rd Annual Spring retreat: Getting Comfortable with Discomfort, 2006 Panelist Collaborative Law Institute of Texas: 2nd Annual Spring Retreat: Evolution of Collaborative Practice, 2005

Author

“Negotiation is a Privilege; Litigation is a Right: Negotiating a Better Outcome with the Collaborative Law Process,” State Bar Annual Meeting, 2018 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas/Collaborative Law Course, I am the Best Thing to Happen to (Your) Client, 2017 Author/Co-Speaker: Collaborative Law Institute Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Group, 2016 Author/Co-Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, All In–How Committed Are You to the Process?, 2016 Author/Co-Speaker: IACP Pre-Forum/Networking & Educational Forum, Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice Group, 2015 Author/Co-Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, When Leveling the Playing Field Isn’t Enough: Addressing Power Imbalances Between Spouses Without Disrupting the Collaborative Team Structure, 2015 Author/Speaker: IACP Networking & Educational Forum, We’re All Porcupines: Fostering Trusting Relationships in Your Practice, 2014 Author: State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, Chapter 9 “Starting and Running a Successful Collaborative Practice”, 2014/2015 Co-Author/Co-Speaker: Collaborating the Later Life Divorce Baltimore, Maryland, 2012 Author: American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Journal Litigation, Divorce and Custody Claims in “GyneTech Scandals Send Stock into Free Fall” Vol. 38 No. 2, 2012 Author/Speaker: The Collaborative Institute-Unique Approaches in Collaborative Divorce, Collaborating the Later Life Divorce, 2012 The Collaborative Team: Who Plays What Role, Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2010 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Course, Creating a Collaborative Community, 2010 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Case Autopsy, 2010 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas/CLI-Tx Spring Conference, Negotiating from the Middle Collaborative Law Negotiations: Redefining Control, 2009 Author/Speaker: UT Parenting Plan Conference, Identifying Parental Interests in Parent-Child Relationships, 2007 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Course, Protecting Your Client’s Interests Through the Process, 2006 Author: State Bar of Texas: TAFLS Trial Institute, Litigation Alternative – Collaborative Law, 2006 Author/Speaker: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Drafting for Your Collaborative Practice, 2005 Author: State Bar of Texas: Trial Notebook, Pre-Trial & Scheduling Orders, 2004 Author: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law, Characterization Presumptions & Tracing Methods, 2003 Author: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Family Law, Valuation and Appraisals, 1997 Author/Speaker: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars, Beyond Basic Property Issues, 2004 Author/Speaker: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars, Divorce Procedures, 2003-2008 Author/Speaker: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars, Domestic Violence, 2002 Author/Speaker: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Seminars, Property Issues and Closing the File, 1999-2002