Experienced. Personalized. Honest. Helping to Make Your Family Matters Less Stressful
  • Top Attorney Award winner at Attorney.com
    Top Attorney Award winner at Attorney.com
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
    Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Three Best Rated
    Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Three Best Rated
  • Top Attorneys
    Top Attorneys
  • 360 West Top Attorneys
    360 West Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
    Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
    Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
    Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 100 Attorney 2021 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
    Top 100 Attorney 2021 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
    Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
    Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine
    Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
    Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021
    Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021
/

Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer

Full-Service Legal Representation

At Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC., we strive to be the most effective and personable family law and criminal defense firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. If you are looking for a law firm that has left the bureaucracy and red tape behind, you have come to the right place. Call today to speak directly to one of our experienced Fort Worth divorce attorneys serving Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Wise, Hood, Denton, Somervell, and Jack Counties.

Our team is led by knowledgeable Fort Worth divorce attorneys who are ready to help you identify your goals and create a strategy for achieving them. We are prepared to go the distance to make sure you receive the best possible outcome for you and your children.

Do you have questions about a family law or criminal defense issue in Texas? Call (817) 497-8148 for an initial consultation with our dedicated Fort Worth divorce lawyer.

Is a Lawyer Required for Divorce?

In Texas, legal representation is not required when filing for divorce. However, retaining our divorce attorneys in Fort Worth can bring tremendous value. Here are several reasons as to why you should hire a lawyer for your divorce case:

  • Fear of abuse: divorce on its own is emotionally challenging, but when you are in fear of your own safety, it makes matters worse. Domestic violence is not uncommon and can occur more often if divorce is inevitable. Our legal specialists can help you and your children divorce safely without worry of retaliation.
  • Hidden assets: If you feel that your spouse is hiding assets, they can be uncovered during the discovery phase with the help of our Fort Worth divorce attorneys. Couples with high-net worth often see this incident come into play.
  • Children: child custody cases can become contentious quickly. During these cases, your parental rights are often at risk. Don’t lose custody or visitation rights by not hiring an attorney. We have the extensive experience that you will need to achieve your desired goals.
  • Guidance: the laws in Texas aren’t always crystal clear. Many people get lost in translation when attempting divorce on their own. You will need a divorce lawyer in Fort Worth that understands the intricacies of the law and how they relate to your specific issues.

If your spouse has hired an attorney, you will want to do the same. Even if you are in agreement with your spouse, that is not to say that his or her lawyer will be ethical. Protect your best interests and your future by calling the Law Office Of Mark M. Childress today.

Direct Contact With Your Divorce Attorney

Going through a divorce or facing criminal charges can be challenging. It is easy to understand why you would benefit from having someone to talk to about what you are going through. When you choose our firm to handle your family law or criminal defense issues, you are choosing a firm that puts your best interests first.

We provide our clients with solutions to all types of family law and criminal defense issues, including:

We are a firm that prepares each case for every possible twist and turn to make sure that we are able to serve our clients' interests. Whether your case can be settled amicably or it is in your best interest to go to trial, our Fort Worth divorce lawyers will be your strongest advocates every step of the way.

We welcome the opportunity to put your mind at ease and learn more about how we can help you. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation with our Fort Worth lawyer. Se Habla Espanol.

Our divorce attorneys in Fort Worth are members of:

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

American Bar Association Badge Tarrant County Bar Association Badge

Recommended Reading:

The Opinions that Matter Most

What Former Clients Have to Say
  • “My questions were heard and answered without having to ask twice.”

    - Cody C.
  • “Mark was there to answer every question, every phone call and did it in a way that I felt as if I were his only client.”

    - Kelley C.
  • “I highly recommend him and his staff. They are courteous, prompt and they care.”

    - Bobby N.

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Legal Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Elizabeth C. Barr
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Konnor N. Lee
  • Laura E. Richardson
  • Melissa S. Mozingo
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Kristie M. Falbo
  • Rick J. Mitchell
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Honors & Awards Top Young Lawyers in Texas Tarrant County's Top Attorney's Top Attorneys – Fort Worth Magazine - 2008 TO ...
    Mark M. Childress Photo
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen Desiree A. Hartwigsen

    Managing Attorney

    Desiree A. Hartwigsen grew up in Stephenville, Texas where she graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. During her time at Tarleton, Desiree studied abroad in London, England at Queen Mary’s University where she studied Comparative Criminal Justice.
    Desiree A. Hartwigsen Photo
  • Elizabeth C. Barr Elizabeth C. Barr

    Senior Litigator

    Elizabeth C. Barr is a Dallas/Fort Worth native. She attended college at the University of North Texas where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Elizabeth’s eagerness to learn lead her to law school at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school Elizabeth knew she wanted to practice family law.
    Elizabeth C. Barr Photo
  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Senior Litigator

    Sarah E. Robbins is the newest member of the team at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC. She was born and raised in Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in communications. After a visit to her uncle’s law office at the age of six, Sarah decided to follow in her uncle’s footsteps and become a lawyer.
    Sarah E. Robbins Photo
  • Konnor N. Lee Konnor N. Lee

    Supervising Attorney

    Konnor Lee was raised in Arlington, TX and attended the University of Arkansas , where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts ...
    Konnor N. Lee Photo
  • Laura E. Richardson Laura E. Richardson

    Lead Litigator

    Raised in Westchester County, New York, by two corporate attorneys, attending law school after graduating from Dartmouth was ...
    Laura E. Richardson Photo
  • Melissa S. Mozingo Melissa S. Mozingo

    Lead Litigator

    After working as a legal assistant for a year, Melissa knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Melissa graduated from the ...
    Melissa S. Mozingo Photo
  • Amie M. Wilson Amie M. Wilson

    Senior Paralegal

    Amie began working in family law as a receptionist in a small private practice where she was tasked with answering the telephone, corresponding with clients and court staff and handling a multitude of other administrative duties. Amie’s ability to multitask and her attention to detail lead her to be tasked with handling an overflow of paralegal work.
    Amie M. Wilson Photo
  • Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo

    Lead Litigator

    Associate Attorney Kristie M. Falbo is a Houston native who worked as a prosecutor for nine years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ...
    Kristie M. Falbo Photo
  • Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell

    Senior Litigator

    Rick Mitchell graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2001, where he was a two-time member of the Dean’s ...

Why Choose Us for Your Legal Matters?

  • Direct Access To Your Attorney

    Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need. 

  • Transparency

    Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.

  • Team Oriented

    At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.

  • Personalized Approach

    Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.