Family Law

Arlington Family Lawyer

Compassionate Legal Counsel for Divorce & Family Matters in Arlington, TX

At the Law Office of Mark M. Childress, we understand that family law matters can be emotionally and financially taxing. Whether you're dealing with divorce, child custody disputes, property division, or other family-related legal matters, our experienced Arlington family law attorney, Mark M. Childress, is here to provide you with effective and compassionate representation. 

Call (817) 497-8148 or contact us online today to request an initial case evaluation.

Understanding Family Law in Texas

Family law is a specialized area of legal practice that deals with legal issues and disputes involving family relationships and domestic matters.

Family law addresses the following legal matters:

  • Marriage: Family law addresses various aspects of marriage, including marriage contracts (prenuptial agreements), annulments, and legal requirements for getting married. It also covers the legal rights and responsibilities of spouses during the marriage.
  • Divorce: Divorce is a central area of family law. It deals with the legal process of ending a marriage and addresses issues such as property division, alimony (spousal support), and child custody and support. Family law attorneys assist couples in navigating the complexities of divorce proceedings.
  • Child Custody and Visitation: When parents separate or divorce, determining child custody and visitation arrangements can be emotionally challenging. Family law courts aim to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child, considering factors like the child's well-being, parents' ability to provide care, and the child's own preferences.
  • Child Support: Family law establishes guidelines and procedures for calculating child support payments. It ensures that non-custodial parents financially contribute to their children's upbringing by covering essential expenses like food, clothing, and education.
  • Adoption: Adoption is a process by which individuals or couples legally become the parents of a child who is not biologically their own. Family law governs the adoption process, including adoption agency requirements, legal proceedings, and the rights and responsibilities of adoptive parents.
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders: Family law provides mechanisms for obtaining protective orders or restraining orders to protect individuals from domestic violence or abuse. These orders can include provisions for staying away from the victim's home or workplace and not contacting them.
  • Paternity: Determining the legal father of a child is crucial for various legal matters, such as child custody and child support. Family law allows for paternity testing and legal recognition of biological fathers.
  • Guardianship: When someone cannot care for themselves due to age, illness, or disability, family law permits the appointment of a legal guardian to make decisions on their behalf. This can involve caring for minors or adults with incapacities.

We can also assist with court order modifications.

We are Ready to Help Today

With a steadfast commitment to serving our clients' best interests, our team is here to guide you through the complex legal landscape of family law. If you are facing family-related legal issues in Arlington, you can rely on our experienced attorneys to provide expert guidance and dedicated advocacy.

Here are several reasons why you should choose the Law Office of Mark M. Childress for your family matter:

  • Expertise: Our Arlington family law attorney, Mark M. Childress, has extensive experience handling family law cases in Texas. His in-depth knowledge of the state's family laws allows him to provide clients with the highest level of legal representation.
  • Compassion: We understand the emotional toll family law issues can take. Our team approaches each case with empathy and sensitivity, guiding clients through the legal process with care and understanding.
  • Personalized Attention: We recognize that every family situation is unique. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances and tailor our legal strategies to meet your individual needs.
  • Dedication: We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
  • Transparent Communication: Our firm values open and honest communication with clients. We keep you informed at every step of your case, ensuring you are empowered to make informed decisions.

Our goal is to help you reach an amicable resolution with your spouse. However, if it is necessary to go to trial, we are fully prepared to do so. We will work with you to make sure you have the legal representation you need to protect your rights and make decisions that are best for you and your family.

For a consultation with our Arlington family lawyer, contact us online or call (817) 497-8148.


The Opinions That Matter Most

  • My questions were heard and answered without having to ask twice.

    “Value a capable team with experienced staff. For the past 9 months, the folks at the Law Offices of Mark Childress handled my case with class and empathy. My questions were heard and answered without having to ask twice. I felt like I was kept in the loop and always briefed properly. As I move forward with other ventures I wouldn't be surprised if we crossed paths again. And hats off to Konner, THANK YOU!”

  • 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.

    “I needed an attorney who would stand up for me and my child during a very hard time. 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. He was very knowledgeable not only about the law but about the opposing attorney and the judge. He prepared me well and we won our case. I would recommend Mark Childress to anyone who is fighting for custody or in need of child support.”

  • I highly recommend him and his staff. They are courteous, prompt and they care.

    “I called in inquiring about a divorce and how it all happens. I had 2 people call me back within an hour and in an hour maybe 2 I was talking with the lawyer. I highly recommend him and his staff. They are courteous, prompt and they care. Divorce is the hardest thing we will go through minus losing a kid and his team will be retained. He even called me back himself the next day to see how I was. Great service.”

  • This guy is amazing. In a matter of minutes, he accomplished what no other attorney could in 6 years.

    “This guy is amazing. In a matter of minutes, he accomplished what no other attorney could in 6 years. He had my case figured out in 1short conversation and had what he called "a convoluted mess" fixed. I'm pretty sure my ex felt like he'd been hit by a bus. My family is finally in tact and everyone is finally happy.”

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.