Kate is an Attorney at McClure Law Group. Kate practices exclusively family law, including cases involving premarital and post-marital agreements, divorce, post-divorce modifications, custody disputes, parenting plans, and child support. She is also trained in Collaborative Law.
With a sharp focus on leading her clients to the best possible outcomes, Kate encourages her clients to look forward during an emotionally and financially draining time in their lives. Recently, she negotiated a settlement where a stay-at-home parent of 20+ years was awarded the marital home in spite of a premarital agreement that may have prevented her client from receiving credit for the years that had been dedicated to raising children.
Kate is a great listener. She takes her role as the voice of her clients in the courtroom seriously, and she knows the value of truly taking the time to understand her clients' goals and stories. Kate's clients feel confident in the courtroom that they have an advocate by their side who understands their family dynamic. Kate's genuine passion for child advocacy allows her to protect clients where it matters most — their children. Recently, Kate represented a working dad in a contentious custody dispute. Through her zealous advocacy both in and out of the courtroom, she obtained a primary possession schedule for her client.
Kate attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. She went on to work as a consultant, where she gleaned critical financial knowledge that enables her to aid high-net-worth clients with complex property division. Kate attended law school at Texas Tech University, where she graduated magna cum laude in May 2015. While in law school, Kate balanced her coursework with her service as Editor in Chief of the Administrative Law Journal and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care.
- Family Law
- Arbitration & Mediation
- McClure Law Group
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- Law Clerk, Consumer Protection Division
- Texas Attorney General
- Law Clerk
- Anderson Tobin
- Law Clerk
- Legal Aid Society
- Legal Intern
- 192nd Civil District Court, The Honorable Craig Smith
- Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
- J.D. (2015)
- University of Texas - Austin
- B.B.A. (2010) | Marketing, Spanish
- Top Lawyers in Fort Worth
- Fort Worth Magazine
- State Bar of Texas
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- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
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- Case Law Update, 15 Tex. Admin. L.J. 1 (2014).
- Mutual Misunderstanding: How Better Communication Will Improve the Administration of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Texas, 16 Tex. Admin. L. J. 423 (2014).
- Kate Mataya's Website Profile
- McClure Law Group Website
- Texas Divorce Attorney Blog
- Texas Court Finds Same-Sex Spouse Is Parent of Child Born to Spouse through Artificial Insemination
5 February 2020
- Texas Court Can’t Deny Petition for Modification of Conservatorship for No Material Change without Evidentiary Hearing
29 January 2020
- Texas Possession Order Can’t Contravene Jury Verdict on Primary Residence
15 January 2020
- Texas Appeals Court Won’t Take Piecemeal Approach to Property Division Appeal
8 January 2020
- Texas Appeals Court Upholds Custody Modification Based on Family Violence
1 January 2020
- Texas Appeals Court Affirms Order Naming Stepfather as Child’s Joint Managing Conservator
25 December 2019
- SSI Should Not Be Considered in Calculating Texas Child Support
18 December 2019
- Texas Husband Considered Child’s Father Despite Paternity Test Otherwise
11 December 2019
- Texas Divorce Court May Clarify Latent Ambiguity in Divorce Decree
27 November 2019