Ms. Beaver began her legal career in 1977 as Texas family law was evolving into a sophisticated area of jurisprudence. She contributed to the ongoing development of the Texas Family Code, when in the 1990s she served on a special committee appointed to rewrite it. The committee reorganized, rewrote and enhanced the code, laying the foundation for Texas family law jurisprudence to become some of the most sophisticated among the various states.
Ms. Beaver first became intrigued with family law as a law clerk, when she worked with the lawyer who prevailed before the Texas Supreme Court in Holley v. Adams, 544 S.W.2d 367 (Tex. 1976). The factors delineated in this precedent setting case still guide courts today in determining conservatorship of a child. Ms. Beaver has been fortunate since early in her practice to be involved in some of the most complex property and conservatorship cases in Texas, and during the course of her career she has successfully argued or negotiated to settlement myriad cases involving complex contested issues. Although her practice is based primarily in Central Texas, she continues to litigate and negotiate throughout Texas and consults on cases nationally and internationally.
A Texas native, Ms. Beaver… Read More