Life-Changing Divorce and Child Custody Battles – A Case Study

After struggling in an abusive marriage for seven years, Billy needed to break free from Allison and her explosive behavior.

Billy had an overwhelming concern - protecting his son Jason and making sure he was appointed primary joint managing conservator.

An Overwhelming Problem – Son Jason

Complicating the case was the fact that 7-year-old Jason had been diagnosed with oppositional-defiant disorder and responded to the structure only his father was able to provide.

To complicate it even more, Allison refused to acknowledge that Billy was better able to meet Jason’s needs and refused to reach an agreement without trial and also believed that she, as Jason’s mother, would have an advantage in court.

The Schreier & Housewirth Approach To Child Custody Battles

The goal here was to dig deep into the facts, leaving no stone unturned, to convince the trial court to award Billy custody.

To do so, we spent hours identifying teachers, counselors, and family friends who would testify as to Jason’s needs and how he responded so much better to Billy’s calm and consistent parenting.

Most importantly, Billy was prepared for Allison’s attacks on his character, having worked with us for hours preparing his testimony and response to cross-examination.

Problem Overcome – A Challenged Child Is In The Right Hands

After two days of testimony, the court awarded Billy full custody of Jason including the power to make medical, psychological, and educational decisions on behalf of Jason.

Parenting Jason will always be a challenge; however, with court orders backing him up, Billy has the tools he needs to protect Jason with a safe, stable home.

With more than 20 years of experience in Family Law, Schreier & Housewith Family Law Firm knows how to help challenged children of divorce live in the environment they need to thrive and grow.

If your divorce involves a troubled child, don't try to handle it alone – we can help.

Schreier & Housewirth Family Law

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Fort Worth TX 76104

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Gregory L. Housewirth is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist practicing in Fort Worth Texas. With 30 years of family law experience, Mr. Housewirth has represented hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, CPS, modification, and grandparent cases. In addition, Mr. Housewirth is a qualified family law mediator and a member of Collaborative Law Texas, a practice group dedicated to promoting collaborative divorce in Texas.

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