Family - Divorce
Wills & Probate
Family - Guardianship
Family - Child Support & Custody
Family - Other
Richardson attorney Avia Rice Gauthier advises clients on a range of matters relating to family law (divorce, fathers’ rights, custody & child support), estate planning (wills, trusts, probate & guardianship), business law (contracts, business entity formation, commercial debt collection & negotiations) and bankruptcy (chapter 7 & 13). Avia has provided business and legal services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit associations in the North Texas area. Avia is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is a certified mediator, mobile notary, and signing agent. Avia also believes firmly in nurturing strong client relationships, engaging in consistent communication, and thinking outside of the box.
Avia has over 10 years of sales and marketing management experience in addition to being admitted to practicing law in the State of Texas. Prior to starting her law career, she co-founded Southtech Digital, a web application development and digital marketing agency in Dallas, TX.
While studying at Southern University Law Center, Avia served as a Lt. Governor in the American Bar Association, Christians at Law Community Service Chair, and as a Kaplan Student Representative. Additionally, Avia represented SULC in the National and Regional ABA and BLSA Negotiations competitions. While attending SULC, Avia was also the Nathan J. Folse Scholarship recipient.
Avia is an active member and a part of the legal team at ONE Community Church in Plano, TX. She is also a mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and the Dallas Independent School District E-mentoring program. Avia, a resident of Allen, Texas is married to Tony Gauthier and has two twin boys and three stepchildren. She enjoys community involvement, mentoring, life-changing conversations, and traveling regularly.
TX State Bar # 24090119
New York Institute of TechnologyM.B.A.
Southern University Law CenterJ.D. | 2013
Texas Northern Bankruptcy Court
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Eastern Bankruptcy Court