Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • LGBT Family Law
  • CPS/Child Welfare
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish

Nicolette Rivera Modesto

Founding Partner

Nicolette prides herself on how closely she works with her clients to ensure their Family Law matters are handled diligently. Nicolette strongly advocates on behalf of her clients, and puts the needs of her clients first.

Family Law

With extensive experience in complex family law cases, including countless bench and jury trials, Nicolette uses her experience to further her clients’ interests. Nicolette has developed a niche for handling emergency issues, including getting her clients out of dangerous relationships and setting them up for success in their family law cases. Nicolette ensures her clients receive the full protection of the law, while recognizing that many situations allow for an amicable resolution.

Estate Planning and Probate

One of Nicolette's strongest personality traits is that she is a planner, and helping her clients plan for their future, and their family's future, is the reason she is so passionate about her client's estate needs. From simple wills, to complex estate packages, Nicolette uses her drafting and probate experience to ensure the needs of her client's estates will always be met. Nicolette has handled many complex probate cases across Texas, including the transfer of real property, international probate, and the registration and probate of foreign wills. Nicolette is a member of the Travis County Attorney ad Litem appointment roll and serves as the attorney for various heirs of Travis County residents. As such, Nicolette can often be found in Probate Court advocating for her clients and their loved ones.

About Nicolette

Nicolette is from El Paso, Texas and is a native Spanish and English speaker. She was a member of Sigma Tau Delta honor society and graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at El Paso. Nicolette came to Austin to attend the University of Texas School of Law, where she earned her law degree. Nicolette enjoys spending time with her wife and their three dogs, traveling, and cheering on the Texas Longhorns and New York Yankees.

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