Free Initial Consultation

Tough Times Call For Tough Lawyers

We Have A Reputation Of Excellence

Family Violence

Family Abuse and Custody

Family violence – physical abuse, threats, stalking or child abuse – is a nightmare that affects millions of American families every year, cutting across race and class, age, and marital status.

At the Schneider Law Firm, we understand the challenges you are facing, wanting to hold your family together, trying to find the right way to respond to a difficult situation, while also needing to be safe.

Legal Help with Family Violence

At the Schneider Law Firm we focus on family law and criminal law. We can help you find a way to move forward, whether that means getting a protective order against a spouse, protecting a child by seeking supervised visitation, or defending someone falsely charged with abuse during a divorce proceeding.

Call our law office at 817-755-1852 for immediate help. Talk with an experienced family violence attorney about your problem.

Protecting the Victims of Abuse

If you fear for your safety, or your child’s safety, it is important to know that you have options. One option is to petition the court for a protective order (sometimes called a restraining order). It is not difficult to get a temporary order for protection though the process can feel intimidating. A lawyer with our firm can help prepare your documents, will stand by you in court, and will follow with your case, through representing you at a second hearing if you want a permanent restraining order.

Learn more about the process of getting a protective order.

If the victim is a child, we can help you seek a protective order to remove an abusive parent or boyfriend/girlfriend from the home. We can help you bring a case back to the family court judge to modify the existing child custodyor visitation order to ask for supervised visitation.

Family Abuse Impacting Custody or Visitation

Our firm has handled several cases where charges of family abuse were made in order to influence a pending divorce and/or child custody case which is a serious mistreatment of justice. We will not stand by and watch our clients be falsely accused. We fight unjust protective orders and work to ensure our clients’ parental rightsare protected.

It is crucial that you get effective legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact a family violence attorney to schedule a free consultation at 817-755-1852.

Contact Us Free Case Evaluation

Tell Us About Your Situation Below And Receive A Free Evaluation.

Tell us about your situation below and receive a free evaluation.
  • 0 of 500 max characters
  • The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

  • *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

Get In Touch

Fort Worth

400 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: (817) 755-1852
Fax: (817)769-3797


5332 N. Tarrant Parkway Fort Worth 76244

Phone: (817) 576-8084
Fax: (817) 849-2384


5001 S Cooper St Ste 221, Arlington, TX 76017-5993

Phone: (817) 799-7125
Fax: (682) 276-6051

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved.