Kate Kovats became a family law attorney in hopes of helping others through some of the most challenging times in one’s life. She watched from the sidelines as the reality of divorce unfolded in her own family. Looking back, she sees the positive and significant impact the attorneys made in helping her family reach a resolution, and now, years later, she is in a position to help other families through their own difficult times.
Kate began her career in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, where she honed her skills as a trial attorney. During her time at the District Attorney’s Office, she spent every day in the courtroom and handled thousands of cases. She uses her trial experience now as a family law attorney; she knows when a case should go to court and is not afraid to take a case to court.
One aspect that Kate takes most seriously when helping clients through a family matter is to help them learn how to work together amicably and efficiently, especially when children are involved. Kate has seen firsthand the positive long-term effects that come from two parents working amicably through the divorce process, and she has also seen the adverse effects that can result from an ugly divorce.
Kate strives to give clients a clear understanding of the law as it pertains to their individual situation and she makes a conscious effort to understand each client’s top priorities throughout the process. She knows there is not universal way to handle every case and that while some cases can be handled through settlement, others must be tried in court.
Kate believes the most rewarding part of her job is helping clients overcome a trying time and guiding them along the path to a new normal. She seeks to empower each of her clients to embrace their independence and move on to the next chapter with a renewed sense of confidence and happiness.