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Arlington, and Mansfield, TX Family Law Attorneys

On Your Side—Your Family Law Team in Arlington, and Mansfield, Texas

Arlington, and Mansfield, TX Divorce Attorneys
Family Law Attorneys Alison Porterfield, & Callie Dodson service families in Arlington, & Mansfield from their office in Arlington, TX

When family matters become legal matters, the anxiety, stress, and fear you feel can seem almost unbearable. You need to feel confident that the legal process is going to resolve these issues for the best. You need the competent, experienced representation of the skilled legal team of the Schneider Law Firm.
At Schneider Law Firm in Arlington, TX, we take the weight off your shoulders by taking on the responsibility for your family law case. When you place your case in our capable hands, you can rest assured that we’re going to do all we can to resolve matters for the best possible outcome.
As your family law team in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas, the Schneider Law Firm is always on your side.


Divorce can be a difficult and emotional experience for all parties involved. Whether you’re considering filing for divorce in Arlington or have been served with divorce papers, you want the most experienced attorneys available to protect your interests and help you start to move forward again.
The dedicated family law attorneys at the Schneider Law Firm have the experience, skill, and training to handle the complexities that can arise during divorce proceedings. From alimony to property division, custody to child support, we are skilled in the intricacies of divorce and family law in Texas.


Child custody issues, no matter when they arise, are a sensitive topic. Protecting your children’s’ rights as well as your parental rights is critical to a successful transition for both parents and children. There are specific laws in Texas regarding child custody; it’s crucial your attorney fully understands these laws, as well as the customs and practices of our family law court system.
Our child custody lawyers are dedicated legal advocates for parents and children moving through the process of divorce. We know that understanding the rules of conservatorship, possession, and access to children is key to creating a custody plan that works for everyone.

Custody Modifications

There are times after a divorce in which existing custody arrangements must be modified. Parents who relocate, remarry, have a change in work schedule, or an illness may be unable to comply with the original arrangement, and require a custody modification.
As knowledgeable family law attorneys, we at Schneider Law Firm will examine your specific situation and work with you to develop the custody arrangements that best meet the needs of both the parents and the children.

Child Support

Whether or not a couple is married, they are both responsible for the financial support of their children. Texas court judges use a specific formula to determine child support based on the adjusted net income of the parent required to pay support (obligor), the number of children involved in the case, and the total number of children the obligor has a duty to support. Additional factors such as child care needs, school tuition, and special needs may also factor in.
As seasoned family lawyers in Arlington, we’ll help ensure the court is presented with an accurate reflection of each parent’s income, as well as any other information that can impact the child support formula. Additionally, we’ll assist you with either prosecuting or defending the enforcement of child support orders. As always, our goal is to make this process as stress-free as possible for you.

Child Support Modifications

Sometimes circumstances change, and child support needs to be modified. For example, should a parent lose his or her job resulting in a significant reduction in income. Other reasons for child support modification can include a change in the child’s financial needs or a change in child custody.
Child support modification must be approved by the Texas family courts. With expert legal guidance, we at the Schneider Law Firm can help ensure that child support is both equitable and adequate to provide for the needs of the child.


Along with the joy of adoption comes the complexities of the adoption legal process. Whether you’re adopting a relative’s child, a foster child, or a child from overseas, the process can be complicated and at times, even intimidating.
At Schneider Law Firm, our staff has years of experience facilitating the legal process of adoption. We believe that building your family and opening your home and heart to a child should be a happy experience, not one that produces anxiety.

Protective Orders

Families and children deserve to live a secure life without fear. But if someone is threatening you or your children’s safety and well-being, you can do something about it. You can safeguard yourself from violence with a protective order granted by the Texas family courts.
The team at Schneider Law Firm takes this responsibility very seriously. We’re committed to both your safety and your peace of mind. We’ll assist with the completion of necessary paperwork and accompany you to court to obtain either a temporary or permanent protective order.
We also stand at the ready to fight against the consequences of a protective order. We know how far-reaching a protective order can be when it comes to family life. We are here to help you tell your story. And advocate for your rights as a parent.

The Legal Team You Can Trust in Arlington, and Mansfield, TX

At Schneider Law Firm, we’re passionate about what we do. We see our clients as people first, many of whom are scared or confused about the legal process. We’re here to not only represent you, but to reassure you by guiding you through this process with all the knowledge and experience we can bring to your case.
We offer all clients a free initial consultation to give you an accurate picture of what to expect and what you can or cannot do. Many of our staff members speak Spanish as well, opening the doors to all who need legal help.
We are the legal team you can trust in Arlington and Mansfield, TX. Call 817-799-7125 today to schedule your free initial consultation.


  • Great Lawyer in court and out

    Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.


  • E. Jenkins

    In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search was over. She immediately had a game plan and made me feel very secure. Anytime I had a question, Priscilla and Jason made sure that it was answered in a timely manner. We spent less than a year, and after it was all said and done, I have primary custody of my daughter. I would say hiring Ms. Swan and Schneider Law Firm was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made.

    E. Jenkins
  • B. Davis

    In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

    B. Davis
  • R. Carson

    My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

    R. Carson
  • A. Hoover

    Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and myself. She, along with Priscilla and Laurie have gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend Melissa Swan.

    A. Hoover
  • K. Whitworth

    Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you Bria.

    K. Whitworth
  • N. Dood

    Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

    N. Dood
  • K. Holloway

    Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

    K. Holloway
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