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The involvement of children in a divorce amplifies an already difficult life event and the words “sole custody” can send chills down any parents back. Whether your spouse is fighting for custody, or you believe that it is in the best interests of your children to maintain full custody, it is important to seek out a qualified child custody lawyer to assist with your case.

When your future and the future of your children is on the line, you should not be expected to work with just any old attorney. At the Schneider Law Firm our team is the best of the best. With awards that back up the legal representation we have been providing for years, you can feel confident placing your custody case in our hands.

What is sole custody?

Sole custody includes both legal and physical custody which means that the child lives primarily with one parent who also makes all major decisions for the child. The parent who is awarded full custody is given the right to make decisions such as where the child will live, the child’s education, if the child will be involved in extracurricular activities, the religion of the child, and the healthcare the child will receive.

Although Texas courts typically encourage joint custody whenever possible, there are circumstances that make sole custody necessary.

The following situations may require sole custody:

  • The other parent has a history of violence or neglect
  • The other parent struggles with drug or alcohol abuse
  • One parent is not in favor of joint custody
  • Extreme discord exists between both the child and the other parent

If one parent strongly believes sole custody is the best decision, they do have the ability to petition the court.

Support from a Firm Who Cares

The Schneider Law Firm is passionate about family law and understands the significance of all custody decisions. If sole custody is something your child might benefit from, our child custody attorney is equipped to represent you.

Call our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation, 817-755-1852.

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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.


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

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

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 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

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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