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Legal Separation

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Unlike most states, Texas does not currently have laws in place governing legal separation. However, that does not mean it is completely out of the question for couples who are unready to commit to the finality of a divorce. A divorce attorney from Schneider Law Firm can work with you to create a viable solution for you and your spouse.

Our firm believes that every client deserves personalized legal counsel, regardless of their circumstances. We will take the time to assess your case and guide you toward an outcome that will positively impact your future. You are not alone during this time!

What is the alternative to a legal separation?

Without legal separation, many couples think their only alternative is to turn to a divorce. Fortunately, this is not always the case. Informal separations offer nearly all the benefits of the legal separations that other states offer. The only drawback is that you will not be fully protected by choosing to go the informal route. This means that if one spouse changes their mind, any documents you wrote up prior to your separation will not be honored by the court.

The right attorney can determine the best method to ensure that your informal separation is successful.

Some of the benefits of this scenario include:

  • The time and space to evaluate whether you really want a divorce
  • Less commitment than the definiteness of a divorce
  • More freedom to talk through conflicts with your spouse

A common term in Texas for a separation agreement is a “partition and exchange agreement,” meaning that you can transfer communal marital property to one spouse.

Retain a Divorce Attorney

At Schneider Law Firm we are willing to forego more ‘conventional’ methods of family law to best serve your needs and the needs of your family. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients over the years and look forward to doing the same for you.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free 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.


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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