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

Alison Porterfield Matthew K. Jackson combine

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 the Schneider Law Firm in Arlington, TX, we lift the weight off your shoulders by taking on the responsibility for your family law case. When you place your case in our capable hands, rest assured that we are going to do everything 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 are 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. Specific laws in Texas regarding child custody are crucial for your attorney to fully understand, 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 childcare, school tuition, and special needs may also factor in.
As seasoned family lawyers in Arlington, we will 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 will 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 should a parent lose his or her job resulting in a significant reduction in income then child support needs to be modified. 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 are 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 are committed to both your safety and your peace of mind. We will assist with the completion of necessary paperwork and accompany you to court to obtain either a temporary or permanent protective order.

We also stand 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 and we are here to help you tell your story as well as advocate for your rights as a parent.

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

At Schneider Law Firm, we are passionate about what we do. We see our clients as people first, many of whom are scared or confused about the legal process. We are 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.
We are the legal team you can trust in Arlington and Mansfield, TX. Call 817-799-7125 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.


Performance of Schneider and Melissa Swan

Good attorneys are a rare commodity, especially these days, when people seem to be so obsessed on milking money from others. I found Mike and Melissa to be real honest people. Being honest is one pre-requisite; the other quality that a client must se

- Dr. Ishfaq


I was charged with two felonies facing up to 20 years in prison. Mr. Schneider negotiated a plea deal for me that resulted in one felony charge being DISMISSED and the second one reduced to a Misdemeanor. My punishment was 2 years probation. I cannot

- Karla

Great firm, honest people will do there best to help there Clients a firm that care about relationships.

If you guys are looking for a firm that commit to success then I recommend the Schneider law firm to you a group of great lawyers with a great leader, they care about your outcomes by working with them I felt all the time that they truly care about m

- Mohamed

Saved me time and money

He was able to get my case dismissed before it went to trial which saved me hundreds of dollars. Unheard of with lawyers

- anonymous

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.

- Gill

Don B.

I am forever grateful that I chose this great firm to defend me in my assault case. Emily LaChance and Bria Larson are the Dream Team for criminal defense in Tarrant County. Polished and smart, they covered all the bases and thanks to them I now have

- Don B.

The Very Best

Mike has an extremely well organized, responsive team in his office. Mike knows his job inside and out and is a great asset to have in court. Highly recommended.

- Christopher


Mike Schneider has been my attorney for five years. Having Mike in my corner is great peace of mind. He sets the bar high and surpasses it every time. If you need an attorney better call Mike!!

- Michelle

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 wa

- E. Jenkins

KJ Whisenhunt

Ms. Alison Porterfield is someone you want on your side when going through court. Excellent representation! A+++

- KJ Whisenhunt

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

S.L. De La Cruz

Incredible representation! The entire staff is not only competent and professional but ethical and compassionate.

- S.L. De La Cruz

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

iAuto Sales

This law firm is amazing. The staff at this law firm is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. In my particular case they went above and beyond to help me find the right solution. Gave me advice and opinions before they actually took my case. It h

- iAuto Sales

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 my

- 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

- K. Whitworth


Case dismissed, Aggravated sexual assault of a minor. I am pleased to submit to you this letter of recommendation for Emily LaChance to be your next Criminal Attorney.

- Tom A

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

M. Rivero

Melissa Swan is Amazing! love her she's so nice and understanding and doesn't take crap from anyone! Will Defiantly use her again!

- M. Rivero

M. Aguilar

My attorney was Emily LaChance in dealing with a case of molestation of my step son. The allegations were brought by his biological father, whom has a history of domestic violence and has been vocally distributive in our family long before the accusa

- M. Aguilar

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