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Sole Custody

Work With an Attorney for Sole Custody

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 shouldn’t be expected to work with just any old attorney. At the Schneider Law Firm, P.C., our team is the best of the best. With awards that back up the legal representation we’ve 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. This 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

In the event that 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, P.C. 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.


  • 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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