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Hood County Family Law Attorneys

Have a Legal Issue Involving Family? We Can Help.

The Law Office of Mark M. Childress is there to help people when they are confronted with some of the most difficult issues they must face in life. Through experienced and skilled legal service, we strive to improve the odds of achieving our clients’ goals whenever possible.

Our legal representation means receiving legal advice and services that can demystify the divorce process or help a parent gain more time with their child. It also means receiving compassionate support from legal advocates who genuinely care about what the outcome means to you.

If you’re ready to learn more about what our family law attorneys in Hood can do for you, reach out to the Law Office of Mark M. Childress today!

Get in touch with us online now or by calling (817) 497-8148 to request a consultation with an attorney who can help!

Our Legal Services

Family law involves a wide variety of issues that involve the legal relationship between relatives. Sometimes these issues overlap, as they often do in divorce, but they can also arise on their own. No matter what you’re up against, though, you can count on our lawyers at the Law Office of Mark M. Childress to provide you with competent legal counsel that can help you achieve your goals.

We can offer legal services that address a number of family law matters, such as these:

  • Adoption – This can be a long and difficult process, often involving a lot of “red tape.” An experienced attorney, though, can help you make sense of the adoption process.
  • Child Custody – This issue occurs when parents disagree on who should have more time with their children, which means a judge must decide in the child’s best interest.
  • Child Visitation – Parents can still disagree on how much access the non-custodial parent has to a child, so an attorney can help either fight to ensure their child’s best interests are upheld.
  • Divorce – Divorce is often complicated because it involves a variety of family law issues, requiring sophisticated legal representation to secure the best possible settlement terms.
  • Modifications – Sometimes the circumstances surrounding certain court orders change, so a modification may be necessary to account for such change – particularly in issues involving child support, spousal support, and child custody.
  • Paternity – If a child is born outside of a marriage, the father doesn’t have a legal claim to custody or visitation until he legally establishes his paternity in court.
  • Property Division – Texas is an equitable distribution state, which means division of marital property isn’t always 50/50. Ensuring you get your fair share can require the assistance of an experienced attorney.

Should you require help with any of these legal matters, reach out to our family law attorneys in Hood for help.

The Law Office of Mark M. Childress is also capable of addressing many more family law issues, so get in touch with us today if you have another family law matter that you don’t see explicitly mentioned above. Chances are good that we have the experienced personnel and resources to meet your needs.

With Us, You Get Personalized Legal Service

Chances are your family law issue is very personal to you. This is often the case as these matters commonly involve children and personal finances. When you choose the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, though, you can feel confident knowing our attorneys won’t treat your issue like anyone else’s.

Instead, we strive to provide each client with personalized legal services. This means we take your unique situation into account and customize our advice and services to meet your needs and address your goals. Although no attorney can guarantee results, personalized service can increase your odds of achieving a favorable outcome.

For more information about working with our family law attorneys in Hood, contact us online!

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Legal Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Elizabeth C. Barr
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Konnor Lee
  • Laura Richardson
  • Melissa Mozingo
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Sara Brandt
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Areas of Practice Divorce Complex Divorce Family Law Custody & Visitation Property Division Adoption Military Divorce ...
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  • 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.
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  • Elizabeth C. Barr Elizabeth C. Barr

    Associate Attorney

    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.
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  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Associate Attorney

    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.
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  • Konnor Lee Konnor Lee

    Associate Attorney

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

    Associate Attorney

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

    Associate Attorney

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


    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.
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  • Sara Brandt Sara Brandt


    A paralegal here at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, Sara enjoys helping our team handle highly contested cases, working ...
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Why Choose Us for Your Family 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.

  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 100 Attorney 2021 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine