Ashley E. DeHart
Associate

Clients hire me when they need an approachable and empathetic advisor to guide them through one of the most difficult chapters of their lives. It gives them peace of mind knowing that I will always make myself available to help them resolve urgent family law issues, even if they arise outside of normal business hours. When a case calls for litigation, I am relentless in exploring every detail so I can design the best strategy to achieve my client’s goals.

Ashley DeHart is a compassionate advisor and tenacious courtroom advocate with significant experience representing clients in challenging family law cases all over Texas. Her practice covers all aspects of family law, including divorce proceedings, complex marital property characterization and valuation, premarital and post-marital agreements, enforcement actions, child custody and support matters, modification proceedings, adoptions and other child-related issues. Ashley is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Ashley brings a creative and detail-intensive approach to helping clients reach the best possible outcome in every case, whether it involves a complicated marital estate with considerable assets and business interests at stake, or an emotionally-charged custody battle where the best interests of the children take center stage. Although Ashley is ready to litigate aggressively when necessary, she focuses on minimizing pointless antagonism between the parties and resolving disputes amicably before they land in the courtroom.

During her final year of law school, Ashley served as a judicial intern in the 246th Family District Court in Houston. This experience gave her an inside look at how judges evaluate complex family law issues and effective strategies for delivering compelling arguments in the courtroom. Ashley also worked as a criminal law paralegal for seven years while attending college and law school.

Thought Leadership / News
May 7, 2024 
 Speeches and Presentations
Family Law Discovery

Current Issues for Texas Family Law Paralegals Webinar (HalfMoon Seminars)

January 18, 2024 
 Press Releases
June 22, 2023 
 Speeches and Presentations
20 Silver Bullets: Procedure and Evidence Tools You Need to Know

El Paso Family Law Essentials Seminar

February 16, 2023 
 Speeches and Presentations
Hit 'Em with Your Best Shot: Making Sure Your Property Division Suit is Successful

Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court

January 17, 2023 
 Speeches and Presentations
Fundamentals of Legal Assisting in Texas: Document Drafting and Editing

Halfmoon Seminars

Honors
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2022 - 2023)
Organizational Involvement
  • Board Member, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section (2023 - present)
  • Board Member, Texas State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Investigator (2021 - 2024)
  • Gray Reed Women's Forum Co-Chair
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court
    • Team Leader (2022 - present)
    • Member (2021 - present)
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2016)
  • B.A., Texas A&M University (2010)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2016)
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Enjoying time with my identical twin boys
  • Fishing down in Matagorda