"It is our job as family law attorneys to efficiently solve complex problems during some of the most emotionally charged and trying times in our client’s lives."
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Laura S. Hayes is an experienced, Board Certified*, family law attorney licensed to practice law in four states (Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Florida). Ms. Hayes’ multi-state experiences allow her to provide clients a unique perspective for solving family-related issues in all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, divorce, property division and custody related matters. Ms. Hayes was listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in family law by Best Lawyers, LLC in 2019.
A former client said, “Laura is a problem solver and an exceptional communicator. She is able to analyze problems, see multiple points of view and provide feedback to individuals that help them achieve their goals in the most compassionate and caring way.”
Ms. Hayes’ unique background handling family law matters in multiple jurisdictions allows her to help clients craft complex, specialized parenting plans and possession schedules to meet the needs of professional, career-oriented parents whose lives and children’s lives do not fit into the cookie cutter molds of the standard possession schedules. Ms. Hayes frequently handles multi-state jurisdictional custody and divorce matters.
“It is our job as a family law attorney to efficiently solve complex problems during some of the most emotionally charged and trying times of our client’s lives.”
The decisions made during these times can affect the client’s lives and their children’s lives for years to come. It is imperative that our clients have a compassionate caring attorney to help guide them through these highly emotional family law matters. In addition, to her passion for custody matters, Ms. Hayes handles complex, high net worth divorce, litigation. Ms. Hayes was drawn to family law because it requires unique problem-solving skills drawing from numerous areas of law as well as compassion for helping clients resolve high conflict problems during emotionally draining times. Further, she regularly argues Hague Convention (international child abduction) cases.
Ms. Hayes is a member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Florida, State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of Arizona. Ms. Hayes serves on the America Bar Association Family Law Section’s Health and Wellness Committee which helps her explore her passion for health, wellness, running and yoga.
Co-Author, “Out of State. What you need to consider if you are contemplating a move and filing for divorce.” Texas Bar Journal, December 11, 2019.
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. (2003)
- Vanderbilt University, B.A. (2000)
- Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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