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Managing the guardianship of minor children in Euless Texas is frequently a byproduct whenever negotiating a marital dissolution - and an emotionally charged and stressful ordeal for parents as well as minor children that requires the experience of Child Custody Mediation Law Firms.

Child Custody Mediation Law Firms with Schreier & Housewirth are essential to manage emergency orders, execution of original custodianship orders, and even the rights of other family members.

The judicial system in Euless Texas and Child Custody Mediation Law Firms consider child custody with one principal duty - looking after the child's ultimate safety and well-being.

Whether acting on behalf of one parent or siblings to acquire actual and lawful custody of a child, Schreier & Housewirth know the factors investigated by the court concerning all involved persons:

  • Potential to raise the youngsters.
  • Future plans for guardians and the children.
  • Permanence of the home.
  • Past or possibly future abusiveness or injury to the children.
  • Handling of evolving bodily and psychological necessities for the children.

Every one of these critical legal anxieties in Euless Texas needs the services of Child Custody Mediation Law Firms who are proficient in the administration of problematic custody of children issues.

How do the lawyers from Schreier & Housewirth take care of such sensitive worries?

  • Help mothers or fathers or other relatives to settle on a Parenting Plan to bring up the children.
  • Function as a mediator and work with additional representing lawyers to agree on a final disposition.
  • Assemble a Final Order to be approved by the Family Court.
  • Be on-call to handle any subsequent changes to and carrying out of final child custodianship order.

Managing all custody of children aspects requires the know-how of capable Child Custody Mediation Law Firms.

All topics in regard to the future of your youngsters in Euless Texas are important – get assistance from Schreier & Housewirth, lawyers devoted to dispensing of your child custody concerns!

Schreier & Housewirth Family Law

1800 West Bowie Street, Suite 200-E
Fort Worth TX 76110
817-587-8095

Lawyers FAQs – Child Custody

How is child custody determined in Texas?

Joint Managing Conservatorship is the preferred parenting arrangement in Texas. Remember, Joint Conservatorship really applies to the allocation of parental rights and duties, not actual parenting time. In other words, Joint Conservators do not usually have 50-50 possession of the children. In a joint conservatorship, which can be created by agreement or court order, parental rights and duties will be allocated between parents to be exercised exclusively by one parent, independently by both parents, or subject to the joint agreement of both parents. Chief among these rights and duties is the power to make medical and educational decisions on behalf of the children.

Even in a Joint Conservatorship, one parent is usually designated as the parent with the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the children subject to a geographic restriction. Such a restriction is often the county of residence and adjoining counties. This is to allow the nonprimary parent to continue a close and ongoing relationship with the children. To eliminate a battle over who is going to be “primary parent,” some enlightened parents will simply say neither is primary, but the residence of the child must be restricted to a geographic area such as county of residence.

When a family court is called upon to enter orders for a Joint Conservatorship in Texas and appoint a “primary parent,” the Court is empowered to consider many factors. While lawyers are fond of spouting off lists of these factors, ultimately most court ruling are based on a gut-feeling about the situation, the children, and the parents in court.

If you simply must have a list, here is one from a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with over 30 years’ experience:

  • Parenting history prior to separation – If one parent has been all things to the children while the other drinks and plays video games, no amount of rebranding will help the slacker parent.
  • Ability to do more than feed and water children – Same thing here. Courts are impressed by those parents who get things done such as homework, doctor’s appointments, social engagements and so forth.
  • Work obligations – We all need to make a living and kids are expensive, but if a parent is required to travel overnight for work and works long or strange hours, it may simply be impractical for that parent to fill the primary role.
  • Plans Post-Separation – Courts strive to maintain stability and a routine for kids. If one parent is remaining in the family home and able to keep the kids in their school and routines, this is persuasive to the Court.
  • New Relationships – If you are not sworn to celibacy after one failed relationship and hooking up with someone new, you’d better make sure your new partner is of sterling reputation. New partners with sketchy pasts will be a detriment to you in divorce court.
  • Ability to foster a positive relationship with the other parent – This is something overlooked far too often in divorce or custody cases. Judges quickly tire of listening to parents bash one another in court. Often a Judge will rant, “he/she was good enough to sleep with and bring a child into this world.”  Thusly, you might enhance your position in Court by committing to your child having a positive relationship with the other parent following divorce.
  • Child preference- this factor is overrated in most cases. Children love their parents and most of them do not wish to be put in position of having to choose one over the other. Your Judge may frown on your efforts to put your children in the middle of your custody suit by having them interviewed as to their preferences. Note also, the preference talk only comes into play when a child reaches age 12. It is more likely that child preference matters more to the Court when the child is 14 years-old or older.
  • Addiction, family violence, and generally bad behavior- When the red-flags of family law are present, a Joint Conservatorship is out the window.  In these instances, Judges will aggressively protect children from the risk of exposure to such dangers and name one parent Sole Managing Conservator and award the other parent limited access to the children under supervision.

HOW IS VISITATION DETERMINED IN TEXAS CUSTODY CASES?

Texas Courts give strong preference to the Standard Possession Order (SPO) and you should consider the SPO a starting point in any discussion about “parenting-time” with your children.  If you and the other parent live less than 50 miles apart, the SPO provides about a 55/45% allocation of parenting time.

If you have the “expanded” SPO, you will have parenting time every 1,3,5, weekend during the school year, beginning when school is dismissed on Thursday and ending when school resumes the following Monday morning. Additionally, you will have Thursday night in the “off-weeks.”  Thanksgiving, Christmas Break and Spring Break rotate between the parents to equalize parenting time during these special times of year. Finally, you will have up to 30 days of time with your kids during the summer. You can either take 30 days continuously or break the time into smaller segments.

Contrary to popular belief, Family Court Judges are not inclined to order week-to-week parenting time.  However, many parents, with the help of their divorce attorney, will agree to such a parenting arrangement. Kids do best in this arrangement when the parents live very close to one another and have demonstrated an ability to successfully co-parent their children without conflict.

Certain factors in your case could convince a Judge not to follow the Standard Possession Order and order a parent to have more restricted parenting time. Such “red-flag” factors could include: a history or pattern of family violence; serious drug or alcohol abuse; mental health issues; the presence of questionable other adults in the home; lack of prior participation in the child’s life by the other parent; and current or prior involvement with Child Protective Services. An experienced divorce or child custody attorney can help you gather and present facts a Family Court Judge will need to restrict parental access.

As children grow older, they have an increasing voice in custody matters. By the time children reach their teens, they have the right to be interviewed by the Court to share their opinions as to with whom they wish to reside and how they want to spend time with the other parent.

If you are serious about raising happy, emotionally stable children after your divorce or custody case is concluded, you’ll want to educate yourself on the essentials of effective co-parenting and bring the other parent into the process.  Using alternatives to trial such as mediation or collaborative law divorce allows parents to reduce tensions and creatively make a parenting plan that will work for both their children and themselves.

What is joint custody in Texas?

In Texas, everyone gets a trophy!

Here is what I mean:  Long ago, Texas family court judges tired of parents fighting over their divorce orders would contain provisions for sole or joint custody. The solution was to name just about everyone a “joint managing conservator” of their children.

As they say, “the devil is in the details.”  The Texas Family Code requires that certain parental rights, duties, and responsibilities be allocated between parents. So, you can be a joint managing conservator, yet your former spouse could be awarded exclusive rights to designate the primary residence of the children, to make invasive medical and educational decisions, and even consent to psychological or psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

If you want to protect your parental rights and not just walk out of family court with the meaningless “joint managing conservator” label, seek representation from an experienced divorce lawyer. You can go so far as to persuade a judge to require that all major decisions regarding your children be subject to the agreement of both parents.  You will feel better knowing you have full decision-making rights over your children!

There are two different types of joint custody:

  1. Joint managing conservatorship or joint legal custody.
  2. Shared physical custody.

Here, you might ask whether a joint conservatorship of the children implies parenting time will be shared equally.  The answer is an unequivocal “no.” Most often, Texas divorce courts will appoint one parent as the parent with the right to designate the primary residence of the children and award the Standard Possession Order to the non-primary parent.  While the newly expanded Standard Possession Order gives lots of parenting time (about 47%) it is still not a 50-50 divide.

Because our Tarrant County family law courts remain reluctant to order an equal parenting schedule, you’ll need to strategize with your attorney to present your best case for a 50-50 schedule.  Focus on your meaningful participation in raising the children, your ability to meet their daily needs and encourage a positive relationship between the children and your former spouse.

And do go into court saying you do not want to pay child support - it doesn’t play well! You may be able, instead, to argue for a reduction in child support based upon your equal parenting time.

What are some reasons why a party might request sole custody in Texas?

A history or pattern of child abuse or neglect will cost you a joint conservatorship with your children. Most frequently, a history of family violence either against a spouse or the children will make a court appoint one parent sole managing conservator with exclusive rights to make all significant decisions on behalf of the children. A history of CPS involvement, positive drug tests, or criminal convictions is always a red flag for family court judges.

To use Texas family code definitions, the law states a parent should be appointed a joint managing conservator of the children unless said appointment would “significantly impair the physical health or emotional development of the child.”

If you have had a slip and are at risk of losing some of your parental rights, you should consult a top divorce attorney to discuss strategies to rehabilitate your reputation and prove yourself worthy of being appointed a joint managing conservator.

Do courts prefer joint or sole custody in Texas?

Texas Family Courts have a strong preference for joint managing conservatorship over sole managing conservatorship when entering custody orders.

The idea is that both parents should have an equal opportunity to participate meaningfully in rearing children of the marriage. Nevertheless, inside a joint conservatorship a parent can still be awarded certain exclusive rights such as the right to designate the children’s primary residence and to make critical life decisions on behalf of the children.

If both parents share custody, does anyone pay child support?

Yes.  Texas Child Support Guidelines require the non-primary joint managing conservator to pay child support as well as maintain health and dental insurance for the children.

The parent with the right to designate the primary residence of the children is almost always entitled to the receipt of child support from the other parent.  With more and more parents electing to share equal parenting time, outdated Texas child support laws can stall negotiations.

An experienced child custody attorney can help you enhance your negotiating position and develop creative alternatives to ensure your children have the resources they need and that you are not burdened with an unfair and unreasonable child support payment.

How is child support calculated in Texas?

Texas child support laws require the non-custodial, or non-primary as the case may be, parent to pay child support based on a percentage of his or her net resources.  Generally, think of “net resources” as all your income from whatever source, less taxes paid. From there, the child support guidelines say you take a percentage of net resources for each child: for one child it is 20% of net; for two children it’s 25% of net; for three (lord help you) it’s 30% of net and so on.

The Office of the Texas Attorney General has this child support calculator https://csapps.oag.texas.gov/monthly-child-support-calculator. If you are a high-wage earner, the support calculation is capped based upon the first $8,550 of your monthly net resources.

Additionally, when you are ordered to pay child support the law also requires you to maintain health and dental insurance for your children. If you do not have such insurance available to you, you may be ordered to pay to pay the custodial parent an additional amount of money as “cash medical support.”

Remember, too, it does you no good to hide under a rock and try to avoid your duty to pay support.  Court have the power to order you to pay retroactive child support.

Think you can lessen your support obligation by quitting your high-salary job to see t-shirts on the beach?  Wrong again. Texas child support laws allow Courts to consider whether you are “intentionally under-employed” and order you to pay support based on what you could be making.

Can a child choose which parent to live with in Texas?

At the age of twelve, a family court judge is required to interview a child as to a choice of primary parent.  While Texas custody law may give a child a voice in divorce and custody cases, the Court is not required to follow the child’s stated preference.

There are usually many other factors that a court will rely on in deciding which arrangement is truly in the child’s best interest. As a general rule, the older the child, the more weight a Judge will give to his or her stated desires for custody.

Who ultimately decides which parent the child(ren) will live with in Texas?

Every Texas child custody order requires one parent be designated as the parent with the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the child. Such a designation will almost always include a “geographic restriction” requiring that the “primary” parent live with the child in the current county of residence or a contiguous county.

For instance, the order may read, “mother has the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the child within Tarrant and contiguous counties.”  However, this restriction may be lifted automatically if at the time the primary parent seeks to relocate, the non-primary parent no longer resides within Tarrant or a contiguous county.

In some limited instances, a family court will allow a primary parent to relocate even if the non-primary parent continues to reside in the home county.

Where parents agree, such as in a divorce or custody mediation, they can submit an order to the court stating that neither parent is designated as primary conservator but also requiring that the child’s primary residence be established within a defined geographic area. Alternatives to court such as mediation and collaborative divorce allow parents much more creativity and flexibility when making plans for their children.

What is a parenting plan and do I need one in Texas?

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines each parent's responsibilities to their child(ren) after the divorce. Every state has its own requirements for what should be included in a parenting plan, but it will usually address issues like where the children will live, which parent will pay for certain expenses, how often the parents see their child(ren), and how major decisions about the child(ren) will be made.

A parenting plan is often created in mediation with a judge's approval, or it can be created by parents if they are able to work together amicably after their divorce. If the parents cannot agree on a parenting plan, then a judge will determine what should be included as part of a court-ordered parenting plan.

Is it possible to legally move with my child(ren) in Texas?

Before considering a move or relocation, carefully read your divorce or custody orders. Typically, those orders will contain a provision stating the primary residence of the child is limited to the home county and counties contiguous thereto. If you see such a provision, your work is cut out for you! First, ask, does the non-primary conservator still live in the area? If he or she has moved on beyond the home county and contiguous counties, you are in luck! You can relocate without a formal modification of your prior divorce or custody order.

On the other hand, if the other parent continues to live inside the defined area, you have a longer road to relocation. Either you are going to negotiate a modification of your order with the other parent, or you will need to file a petition of modify the prior order, asking the Court to permit you to relocate with the child. Fair warning… these suits are generally disfavored by Courts, so discuss your options with the best family law attorney you can find!

Can child custody be modified in Texas?

When a Family Court enters an order in a divorce or child custody case, the court retains continuing jurisdiction to modify those custody orders when circumstances change.

Your main consideration is whether there has been enough of a change to warrant a modification in court. The Texas Family Code requires that there be a material and substantial change of circumstances and that the modification requested is in the best interest of the child. Big ticket changes like drug abuse, child abuse or neglect are almost always sufficient to warrant a custody modification.

More subtle changes in circumstances such as changes in household composition, school difficulties, or job changes are up for grabs on a case-by-case basis.

Always talk your case over with an attorney who practices in your county to better understand your chances of success in court.  You want to make sure your investment will yield the results you seek.

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Greg Housewirth represented me in my divorce and then again later for several modification issues involving my children. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Housewirth to anyone dealing with a family law situation. He is extremely knowledgeable, very professional and honest. My questions and concerns (and I had a lot of them!) were always promptly answered with patience and courtesy. Each time I had to appear for court I felt he had fully prepared me. He was also immensely considerate with billing and payment options, and anyone who has been through divorce and/or custody issues knows that can be a burden all in itself. I know that I could not have been better represented!

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me

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Greg has been a life saver. I was so intimidated by CPS and felt like I could simply not make myself heard by CPS or anyone else...that was until I hired Greg Housewirth. He immediately pulled the parties together and stood by my side through the process. He was able to meet with CPS, drill down to the truth and have my finding overturned. He has an excellent team and his Paralegal was also a HUGE help. I am with my kids and my reputation is intact. Hiring Greg was the best decision I made during this trying and scary time.

Brent Parlin

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I used to include Attorneys and Lawyers in the category of "Licensed Professionals you shouldn't trust," until I met and hired Greg Housewirth with Schreier & Housewirth Family Law.. I first met with Greg for a consultation after the ongoing, for over two years, custody case between my son's mother and I was abruptly interrupted and the focus redirected when CPS got involved. I knew then it was time to graduate from Pro Se representation to hiring an experienced and reputable Attorney who specialized in CPS cases. I knew nothing about CPS and was unaware to who and what the CPS is and naive to the impact the CPS can have once part of a case. Greg shot straight with me from the beginning. He educated me on the CPS and their role in the case and also made sure I understood and was responsible for handling all expectations that arise with most CPS cases. I knew I had found the right Attorney as the consultation was conducted by Greg with sincerity and true care about my case, instead of a scripted sales pitch designed for most consultations. Greg's genuine care for the case was also demonstrated by every person representing the firm,, from his partner, Attorney Holly Schreier, to his wonderful paralegals,and so on. The sincerity and professionalism continued until the end of the case, with a winning result, due to Greg and his staff's dedication, honesty, attention to details, excellent communication, and the many combined years of experience representing North Texans in CPS cases. I would not think twice about hiring Greg to represent me again in a Family Law case. On a selfish note, I sure hope I don't have to make that call again, but it is good to know that I have a go-to guy. I highly recommend the Greg Housewirth and the Schreier & Housewirth Family Law Firm for any family law case you, or someone you know, may be going through. A professional, respected, reputable, experienced, and HONEST Attorney is not easy to find.. As a satisfied client , I suggest that if you're reading this, stop searching and give the firm a call........BP

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Going into the process of adopting our three children was daunting and our case was fairly complex. Working with Greg made the process clear and seamless. He took the time to explain each step of the process, clarifying and offering realistic expectations along the way. Our family is so thankful we worked with him and are now at the end of our adoption journey. Highly recommend.

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I had a small legal advice I needed but didn't need full representation at the time. He contacted me almost immediately. When I was contacted he was very thoughtful and answered all of my questions.
I didn't get to use their services my circumstances ended up changing but they called to check back up on me and I think that was very sweet.

Head Doc

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Greg was referred to me by a dear friend who had amazing things to say about how hard Greg worked on her case. Our first meeting went over the initial consultation time, but he made sure I got all of my questions answered and gave me great direction. I look forward to working with him!

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CPS can and will be one of the most horrifying experiences you will have in your life time. Often cases are misrepresented with prejudice and bias judgements. Today, I would not be the person that I am if I had not met Holly Schreier. Holly was direct, but yet caring, she had no formed opinions. She got to know my heart and love and most of all that the court needed to see a true picture of who I really was. Holly without a shadow of a doubt, has my recommendations for any mother or grandparents who has it in their heart to raise their children. My babies are the happiest I have ever seen them. Thank you Holly Schreier for saving my family. I will always remember you for your warmth and services. I would not hesitate one minute to refer this law office to handle family matters.
Mr. Housewirth was very professional as well as personable, he made me feel at ease at a time when I needed it. I would highly recommend him and would definitely call on him again if the need arose.
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Most terrible lawyer ever. My 3 year old would be a better lawyer than he is. I hired this guy for my case and it was all a waste of money. Firstly, this guy NEVER communicates. You have to call or email a hundred times before he replies once. Secondly, this guy does not remember his clients nor does he cares. It's like he just wants the money and wants you to lose. If you call him, he doesn't even remember who you are. He has to go looking for folders to remember what your case is all about. Thirdly, this guy is not aggresive , I mean he is weak. You cant win any case with him, better still represent yourself. He is not willing to fight for you. He just wants the easiest way out. All the documents and proof I send to him, he didnt check one of them until court date. He doesn't even care about them..HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HIS CLIENTS VICTORY. It's like he has a personal problem or something affecting him because even the way he talks is so lackadaisical. You will never see him in person to discuss face to face. He always avoids this. You will be left in the dark with him. I had to fire him. Now, if you want to LOSE your case, Hire him. Yes, dont say I'm not your client. This is Esther.

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On behalf of my family , I want to thank Greg and his staff for there help in our family custody experience. His excellent work , gave us the results we were hoping for. He knows the way child protection services works and worked well with them. His staff was very sensitive to our needs, Greg was very prompt in returning phone calls, emails, and what else was needed to get the best results in the end. He and his staff cared very deeply about the whole family. Thank you all very much. You were a excellent law firm for us. We highly recommend Greg housewirth family law office. You will not regret it for one moment.

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I am currently going through a divorce and am beyond grateful that I have Mr. Housewirth as my attorney. He assured me that everything is going to be okay, and I know I can put my complete faith in him. The first time I talked with him was my very first time ever talking to an attorney for anything, and I felt like he treated me like family. I know I am in great hands. Looking for a family law attorney? Look no further.
Greg Housewirth and his team Especially Jennifer Moore and Shelly Brown are awesome they all went above and beyond to help me win custody of my son i highly recommend them.

Brent Boyce

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I spoke with Greg and he was super helpful with all the questions inhad in regards to a custody issue. Very knowledgeable and professional on every aspect of my needs.

Head Doc

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Greg was referred to me by a dear friend who had amazing things to say about how hard Greg worked on her case. Our first meeting went over the initial consultation time, but he made sure I got all of my questions answered and gave me great direction. I look forward to working with him!

Kari Miller

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Like most people who hire an attorney, it was going through a highly emotional and extremely difficult point in life dealing with my child’s father. I asked for referrals from a Tarrant County single mom group on Facebook, and a friend suggested Schrier & Housewirth. I originally had Kendall Goetz as my attorney in September 2017. She instantly filed with the Court on my behalf. I was very pleased. After some attempts at negotiating, a court date was set for November 2017. At court, we agreed to go to mediation. It took 7 months to get mediation scheduled, as opposing counsel would not cooperate. Not a good sign. Days before mediation, my attorney left the firm. I thought to myself, that’s very odd but it happens. The firm then scrambled to try and pick up the pieces. I was asked to come in on a Saturday to “catch them up “and meet with Mr. Housewirth to discuss my casw Luckily, when I left mediation I had a mediated settlement agreement that I felt covered all the issues where I was concerned for the safety of my child as there had been several emergency calls involving police, CPS, and my child’s father refusing to return the child to me, leading up to this point. Opposing counsel was supposed to prepare the final order after mediation. It took 6 months before an order was produced. There were several things left unclear and not worded correctly to accurately reflect what was agreed to at mediation. Before corrections could be requested, the paralegal AND associate attorney both left Schreier & Housewirth, leaving me with just Mr. Housewirth. At this point, it was clear there was something terribly wrong with this firm, for that many employees to up and leave in such a short amount of time. I repeatedly called, emailed, and went to the office in person to beg Mr. Housewirth to request opposing counsel revise the order or that Mr. Housewirth draft an order himself that was in compliance with the mediated settlement agreement. I also asked that Mr. Housewirth apply for a protective order on my behalf as my child’s father was continuing to misbehave. He did no such thing. Finally, the Attorney General got involved because my child’s father was grossly delinquent in support. Once the Attorney General filed an intervention, then opposing counsel sprung into action and set a hearing to have the court sign the final order. I continued to beg Mr. Housewirth to please be prepared, to please help me get a protection order, and the final orders corrected ASAP. Days before the hearing I went to the office and asked to view the proposed order that would be presented to the Court. I spent over an hour going through each paragraph specifically with my corrections. The morning of the court hearing, Greg Housewirth was unprepared, scatter brained, and told me he only had 15 minutes to handle my case. He “had to go.” There were two very important parts of the order that needed to be clarified before entry with the court. Opposing counsel agreed to those two revisions! Finally something went my way! Everyone signed off on the order, the court signed, and we all went on our way. Then, I received a emailed copy of the order signed by the court. It did NOT have those two clarifications included. It has been 107 days since the order was signed. I have sent 17 emails to Schreier & Housewirth, called 11 times, and went to the office in person 6 times (one of which the new paralegal was there but had the door locked, and refused to turn around and look at me standing at the door/windows), and I have had NO RESPONSE and NO EFFORT TO CORRECT THE ORDER. I would not recommend this firm to anyone. The way this firm and Mr. Housewirth operate, it is beyond me how he is still in business.

me

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Greg & Tanner were awesome! Made the whole process easy for me. If I had any questions they always helped me out!
Atty. Greg Housewirth is an amazing attorney! Very kind, and respectful and gives great advice I highly recommend! Thank you so much for the advice and showing concern and helping me answering my questions and concerns I had with my situation!

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Lori Bush

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I was very unfamiliar with going through a divorce and requesting child support. Greg not only walked me through the process step by step until I understood exactly what was going on and what to expect, but he also stood up for me and showed compassion with my situation as a now single mother. His knowledge of family law is unsurpassed. I walked away in a timely manner from my divorce with confidence that everything was taken care of. Highly recommend.

Kari Trent

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He was very nice and very insightful!

LRG

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They helped with all i needed and were very sweet and understanding! Thank you guys very much! I highly recommend these guys!

Jamie Maule

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I was in close to a 3 year battle with my case. I live in kansas and both Mr.Housewirth and the firm were extremely helpful in all situations that came across. When it came to court dates or meetings it was far enough ahead of time that i could plan accordingly. He would always take into consideration my amount of travel and if it was necessary i needed to be there. I highly recommend this firm and Mr.Housewirth. I cannot thank him enough for all of his time, effort and help. My case ended how i would have hoped.

Brent Parlin

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I used to include Attorneys and Lawyers in the category of "Licensed Professionals you shouldn't trust," until I met and hired Greg Housewirth with Schreier & Housewirth Family Law.. I first met with Greg for a consultation after the ongoing, for over two years, custody case between my son's mother and I was abruptly interrupted and the focus redirected when CPS got involved. I knew then it was time to graduate from Pro Se representation to hiring an experienced and reputable Attorney who specialized in CPS cases. I knew nothing about CPS and was unaware to who and what the CPS is and naive to the impact the CPS can have once part of a case. Greg shot straight with me from the beginning. He educated me on the CPS and their role in the case and also made sure I understood and was responsible for handling all expectations that arise with most CPS cases. I knew I had found the right Attorney as the consultation was conducted by Greg with sincerity and true care about my case, instead of a scripted sales pitch designed for most consultations. Greg's genuine care for the case was also demonstrated by every person representing the firm,, from his partner, Attorney Holly Schreier, to his wonderful paralegals,and so on. The sincerity and professionalism continued until the end of the case, with a winning result, due to Greg and his staff's dedication, honesty, attention to details, excellent communication, and the many combined years of experience representing North Texans in CPS cases. I would not think twice about hiring Greg to represent me again in a Family Law case. On a selfish note, I sure hope I don't have to make that call again, but it is good to know that I have a go-to guy. I highly recommend the Greg Housewirth and the Schreier & Housewirth Family Law Firm for any family law case you, or someone you know, may be going through. A professional, respected, reputable, experienced, and HONEST Attorney is not easy to find.. As a satisfied client , I suggest that if you're reading this, stop searching and give the firm a call........BP

Leo RG

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I called Mr. Housewirth for a modification of child custody/visitation. During our phone consultation he wasn’t over barring, pushing for things that I did not need nor did he make me feel he was just out to get money. He made me feel very at ease. He let me ask as many questions as needed and answered each and every one of my questions with detail and true concern for my situation. Based off his in depth responses and explanations he seems to be very knowledgeable in his field. By no means did I feel that I was just another potential client to him. I did not feel that he was telling me whatever he felt I needed to hear. I felt he was very open and honest with me through out the entire conversation. I will certainly use Mr. Housewirth when/if I need legal council.
Fantastically helpful and knowledgeable, easily approachable, and considerate. Greg is not just knowledgeable about the law, but he is also a kind and decent person to work with.

Erica F

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LISA RAY

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My experience was good. Quickly replied to any questions or concerns. I will definitely use again if needed. Thank you all!

K Evans

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When my family encountered cps at our door. We were confused, scared and a tremendous fealing of helplessness burdened us. We didnt know what we were getting ourselves into but thank god the attorneys at Schreier & Housewirth did. As soon as we hired them a sense of relief overcame all of us. They were knowledgable and sufficient. Every time i had court he was way ahead of their next move and Greg Housewirth made sure I didnt lose my rights to my child. Evan though there was no lack of effort coming from cps, he continued to stick to what he knew was right while complying with what the law would allow. If I ever have another family law situation Schreier & Housewirth will always be the law office I call. I will be grateful to them as long as I live. Thank You to everyone at Schreier & Housewirth for staying by my side during one of the most difficult times of my life. I totally recommend this law office for any type of family law matter!!
September 2012 a twelve year relationship began to come to an end. I was only 23 with two beautiful little boys. My ex had a large controlling and violent temper that could no longer be handled by me. You think it would have been a given that things would have been quick in court, but my ex came on strong and tried to play daddy of the year for court when it first began. In January of 2013 I was on a hunt to get some legal advice and find out how I can gain custody of my children. I contacted multiple lawyers and many were very rude, some never responded back, and some gave me a automated response, but Greg I got a personal email from him sharing his views and asked me to come in to talk. When I first went to meet with Greg I was a mess. My ex had my two boys two in a half hours away from me and made my life tremendously hard when it came to see them, my ex also called CPS on me three time in less than a years span. Greg told me how to handle CPS, and to not let them intimidate me. My ex had a goal to keep my children from me, and his plan was to flee the state and never let me see my children again. Greg helped me put a stop to that! We had multiple court dates and it sometime seemed never ending, but the continuous support from Greg and his team helped through all the nerve wrecking court dates. Greg did a great job presenting me as a mother and how the best interest of the children would be in my care, but I cannot tell you how amazing Greg's approach in court is. As my ex's second lawyer tried to use a strong and aggressive tactic to make me look wrong or bad, Greg left it up to my ex to show his true colors in court. Everything we did in the court room pertained to hard evidence and facts, and things we could not show proof of Greg as mention took the route of letting my ex shine the light he did want on himself. After a year and a half of numerous court dates, appeals, and all my trial which was August of 2014 quickly came to an end just about a week ago. The man that came in strong ready to take me down didn't even show for final trial. My children cannot be more happier to know that they get to stay with their mother, and no longer have to be let down by their father. It was almost bitter sweet saying goodbye at the court house to Greg and Kelly, as they have been so amazing through this whole thing. I am beyond blessed by the work that was carried out for my family and there is no one else I would ever go to or send any one to but Greg. His many years of being a lawyer and in the system of law show when he takes your case on. If you are looking for someone that will prepare you for court, be honest with you when it comes to your case, someone that is reliable! There is not one better in Tarrant County than Greg. Heck even if your not in Tarrant County he is worth the drive to see. Thank you Greg and all of the team for all you have done for me!
Amazing service !!! Always answers the phone I recommend going to them

Joe

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Courteous staff and prompt in answering questions.
Very professional and very kind

Lori Bush

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Had a very thorough yet quick conversation over the phone with an attorney here at the firm. Very straight to the point and friendly without making me feel dumb. Discussed possibly options I have and what may be the best route to follow without any pressure.
I called Mr. Housewirth for a modification of child custody/visitation. During our phone consultation he wasn’t over barring, pushing for things that I did not need nor did he make me feel he was just out to get money. He made me feel very at ease. He let me ask as many questions as needed and answered each and every one of my questions with detail and true concern for my situation. Based off his in depth responses and explanations he seems to be very knowledgeable in his field. By no means did I feel that I was just another potential client to him. I did not feel that he was telling me whatever he felt I needed to hear. I felt he was very open and honest with me through out the entire conversation. I will certainly use Mr. Housewirth when/if I need legal council.
Great job!
Greg got the children home! He expertly guided us through our frustrations of a system that isn’t always fair, but held everyone’s feet to the fire, and got the only acceptable results .... the children home. He worked so hard for us! Thank you times a million!!! Highly recommended !

greg rosas

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B Bone

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Great lawyer great guy

Julia White

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Just finished my divorce this morning with Greg as my lawyer and he was very helpful. Him and his staff are wonderful and always listened when I came in or called for any questions. Being young, I was afraid of not being taken seriously but Greg was very prompt on getting the job done. He helped me figure out the custody situation with my daughter so it was best for her & I. Also, don't be afraid to reach out to them because they will help you every time. The one thing with Housewirth Family Law is that it is okay to reach out to them & ask them to know how things are going and where your case stands. I am thankful to have have my uncontested divorce case done and finished in under 3 months time. Thank you Schreier and Housewirth Family Law!
September 2012 a twelve year relationship began to come to an end. I was only 23 with two beautiful little boys. My ex had a large controlling and violent temper that could no longer be handled by me. You think it would have been a given that things would have been quick in court, but my ex came on strong and tried to play daddy of the year for court when it first began. In January of 2013 I was on a hunt to get some legal advice and find out how I can gain custody of my children. I contacted multiple lawyers and many were very rude, some never responded back, and some gave me a automated response, but Greg I got a personal email from him sharing his views and asked me to come in to talk. When I first went to meet with Greg I was a mess. My ex had my two boys two in a half hours away from me and made my life tremendously hard when it came to see them, my ex also called CPS on me three time in less than a years span. Greg told me how to handle CPS, and to not let them intimidate me. My ex had a goal to keep my children from me, and his plan was to flee the state and never let me see my children again. Greg helped me put a stop to that! We had multiple court dates and it sometime seemed never ending, but the continuous support from Greg and his team helped through all the nerve wrecking court dates. Greg did a great job presenting me as a mother and how the best interest of the children would be in my care, but I cannot tell you how amazing Greg's approach in court is. As my ex's second lawyer tried to use a strong and aggressive tactic to make me look wrong or bad, Greg left it up to my ex to show his true colors in court. Everything we did in the court room pertained to hard evidence and facts, and things we could not show proof of Greg as mention took the route of letting my ex shine the light he did want on himself. After a year and a half of numerous court dates, appeals, and all my trial which was August of 2014 quickly came to an end just about a week ago. The man that came in strong ready to take me down didn't even show for final trial. My children cannot be more happier to know that they get to stay with their mother, and no longer have to be let down by their father. It was almost bitter sweet saying goodbye at the court house to Greg and Kelly, as they have been so amazing through this whole thing. I am beyond blessed by the work that was carried out for my family and there is no one else I would ever go to or send any one to but Greg. His many years of being a lawyer and in the system of law show when he takes your case on. If you are looking for someone that will prepare you for court, be honest with you when it comes to your case, someone that is reliable! There is not one better in Tarrant County than Greg. Heck even if your not in Tarrant County he is worth the drive to see. Thank you Greg and all of the team for all you have done for me!

Just Jeff

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Greg was fantastic! He called me back within 2-3 minutes of my initial inquiry and concisely answered all of my questions. He even recommend that at this time I should continue negotiations on my own until I feel i have gotten in over my head. How phenomenal is that that an attorney would be so gracious as to honestly tell me that the costs of his services were not warranted at this time. Even if he hadn't have been so honest his fees are extremely reasonable and I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone requiring legal assistance! Thanks Greg!
I have been working with Holly Schreier and Greg Housewirth for a little over a month now, and I have to say that I am highly impressed with their dedication to their practice, and their clients. Greg and Holly take their clients' time very seriously, and strongly believe in providing the best quality service in the smallest amount of time possible, so as to save their clients money and unnecessary losses in time. They both have been practicing for quite some time, so are truly experts in their field, and are even leaned on by the court system to be leads in cases when necessary. If you need family law services of any kind, I highly recommend consulting with them, as you will not be disappointed.
I didn't get to use their services my circumstances ended up changing but they called to check back up on me and I think that was very sweet.

Sandy Adams

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Greg not only handled my divorce but was also a huge support. He handled every issue in a timely manner and kept me informed at all times. I appreciate his service and highly recommend him to anyone needing a divorce attorney.
They answered all my questions in a timely manner .

Julia White

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Just finished my divorce this morning with Greg as my lawyer and he was very helpful. Him and his staff are wonderful and always listened when I came in or called for any questions. Being young, I was afraid of not being taken seriously but Greg was very prompt on getting the job done. He helped me figure out the custody situation with my daughter so it was best for her & I. Also, don't be afraid to reach out to them because they will help you every time. The one thing with Housewirth Family Law is that it is okay to reach out to them & ask them to know how things are going and where your case stands. I am thankful to have have my uncontested divorce case done and finished in under 3 months time. Thank you Schreier and Housewirth Family Law!

K H

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Communication was key for and they were great at giving me real time updates on where everything stood with my case. Very friendly staff and it was nice getting to know the entire office. If I had questions, the staff made it very easy to understand. I highly recommend if you are looking for a professional, friendly, and hard working attorney.
My ex and I came to Greg after doing extensive research on divorce attorney's in Tarrant County. Every one of the reviews I read have been spot on, Greg is an absolute pleasure to work with. He had us both in his office to discuss our situation which was very amicable and based on that, recommended the best course of action. He is very knowledgeable in his field and made us both feel relaxed and comfortable while explaining how the process would work. Greg and Kelly really went out of their way to accommodate me for my court appearance due to scheduling issues. I even called Greg late one night to let him know I could not make it into court the following morning due to a flight cancellation. He was completely understanding and rescheduled me for the next suitable date the following week. I would HIGHLY recommend using Greg as a divorce attorney and mediator if you are looking for someone who is personable, knowledgeable, and treats you as a person instead of just easy money.
Greg has saved our family time and time again. Dedicated, and will get on your butt if your not doing what your suppose too. He's family now!
My ex and I came to Greg after doing extensive research on divorce attorney's in Tarrant County. Every one of the reviews I read have been spot on, Greg is an absolute pleasure to work with. He had us both in his office to discuss our situation which was very amicable and based on that, recommended the best course of action. He is very knowledgeable in his field and made us both feel relaxed and comfortable while explaining how the process would work. Greg and Kelly really went out of their way to accommodate me for my court appearance due to scheduling issues. I even called Greg late one night to let him know I could not make it into court the following morning due to a flight cancellation. He was completely understanding and rescheduled me for the next suitable date the following week. I would HIGHLY recommend using Greg as a divorce attorney and mediator if you are looking for someone who is personable, knowledgeable, and treats you as a person instead of just easy money.

Lucy Jones

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Bj

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Had some questions and got them all answered very well in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable for every possible scenario that fits your needs.

Todd Newton

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Only in beginning stages thus far. But I'm very impressed by Greg Housewirth's willingness to get involved and actually read through all my previous court documents before he'd been paid for any service rendered or gotten any retainer. That's refreshing and unprecedented in previous interactions with attorneys. Very impressed thus far!

Zoe Phillips

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I highly recommend Greg Housewirth for any family law matters! He's been our lawyer for years, and he always gets the job done!

Penny Kissam

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On behalf of my family , I want to thank Greg and his staff for there help in our family custody experience. His excellent work , gave us the results we were hoping for. He knows the way child protection services works and worked well with them. His staff was very sensitive to our needs, Greg was very prompt in returning phone calls, emails, and what else was needed to get the best results in the end. He and his staff cared very deeply about the whole family. Thank you all very much. You were a excellent law firm for us. We highly recommend Greg housewirth family law office. You will not regret it for one moment.
Mr. Housewirth was very professional as well as personable, he made me feel at ease at a time when I needed it. I would highly recommend him and would definitely call on him again if the need arose.
I was in close to a 3 year battle with my case. I live in kansas and both Mr.Housewirth and the firm were extremely helpful in all situations that came across. When it came to court dates or meetings it was far enough ahead of time that i could plan accordingly. He would always take into consideration my amount of travel and if it was necessary i needed to be there. I highly recommend this firm and Mr.Housewirth. I cannot thank him enough for all of his time, effort and help. My case ended how i would have hoped.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me and answer any questions I had!
Mr. Housewirth was wonderful and helped me win my difficult family case after dealing with the situation for many years! His paralegal, Kelly, is also great and very helpful. Mr. Housewirth did a lot of leg work for me and his dedication and hard work was shown during the administrative review, where everything was ruled out. Also, Kelly emailed me every piece of correspondence that the law office received in relation to my case as well as letters sent out on my behalf. My billing statement was very organized and itemized so that I was aware of every charge and where my money was going. I highly recommend Mr. Housewirth to anyone looking for a lawyer for family matters.

Regina Ervin

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Great attorney! Would highly recommend this firm. He is always there to talk us through the different levels of our situation.

Monica Bates

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CPS can and will be one of the most horrifying experiences you will have in your life time. Often cases are misrepresented with prejudice and bias judgements. Today, I would not be the person that I am if I had not met Holly Schreier. Holly was direct, but yet caring, she had no formed opinions. She got to know my heart and love and most of all that the court needed to see a true picture of who I really was. Holly without a shadow of a doubt, has my recommendations for any mother or grandparents who has it in their heart to raise their children. My babies are the happiest I have ever seen them. Thank you Holly Schreier for saving my family. I will always remember you for your warmth and services. I would not hesitate one minute to refer this law office to handle family matters.
Greg is amazing! I met him as a single lost mother and now I am a confident mother. He and his team are absolutely beautiful. They took my my nightmare and turned it into a dream.
Very Knowledgeable! Answered All My Questions in regards to my current situation. Made me feel more confident in the decisions I Am Making in regards to my family. I would recommend this Firm! It was even great that this was a virtual Consultant due to the fact I am currently out of state at the moment.
Been almost 2 years and I STILL HAVENT received my child's name changed birth certificate. The first time it was because they misspelled the fathers name (took me 1 year of waiting to finally call the Austin vital statistics for the exact reason). Now another year is about to pass after they corrected the name and STILL don't see a birth certificate. They are not easy to contact either. The lawyers always seem to be away from the office. I paid good money for such a frustrating experience.

Jessica Ray

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Greg & Tanner were awesome! Made the whole process easy for me. If I had any questions they always helped me out!
The staff was very helpful and polite 🙂 Angie and Arabella were wonderful. Got things done for me quick and easy. I so appreciate the whole experience with this law firm. Highly recommend them.

Zoe P

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I highly recommend Greg Housewirth for any family law matters! He's been our lawyer for years, and he always gets the job done!

greg rosas

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The advice provided was straight forward and extremely helpful. It was great being able to speak with someone that knew the law and had some idea of how to handle my particular cps situation. Also the response to my inquiry was very quick which I needed. Thank you.

K H

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Communication was key for and they were great at giving me real time updates on where everything stood with my case. Very friendly staff and it was nice getting to know the entire office. If I had questions, the staff made it very easy to understand. I highly recommend if you are looking for a professional, friendly, and hard working attorney.

Emma A

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The staff were friendly and efficient. The lawyer we were assigned was very knowledgeable and very calm. His counsel got us exactly what we wanted - someone who would listen, advise and essentially handle the opposition. Thank you.