Family Lawyers Fighting For Your Rights

Southlake Family Lawyers

Creative and Committed Advocates for Your Family

At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, our team strives to serve your family with all your legal needs in Southlake. Family law concerns are deeply unique and personal, and we understand how challenging these situations can be. Our lawyers are committed to understanding your needs and goals and helping you secure a positive and safe future for you and your family.

Our family law attorneys have extensive experience in a wide range of cases, including divorce and paternity. We stay up to date with laws and policies that can impact this type of case. We take time to understand your expectations and we can guide you through any legal process relevant to your situation.

If you need an attentive family law attorney in Southlake, contact The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a consultation. Se Habla Español.

Our Family Law Services in Southlake

At The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we believe in tailoring a strategy to your specific needs. We are available to assist you outside of court and represent you before a court during hearings. Our lawyers can support you whether you and your spouse opt for an uncontested or contested divorce. We can advise you during an amicable divorce or stand up for your rights and assets if you go through litigation.

Our family law services in Southlake include:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Visitation, possession, and access
  • Temporary Orders
  • Property Division
  • Paternity

We are available to support you after your divorce if you need to request modifications to a court order. Our attorneys understand how situations can change over time, and we continue to provide legal representation whenever you need it to protect your family.

In addition to divorce matters, our family law services also include advocating for grandparents’ rights. We understand how the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can enrich your life, and we can explore solutions to support you maintain this bond.

If you are looking to adopt a child, our family law attorneys can guide you throughout the process of expanding your family. We can handle various types of adoption such as domestic adoption through foster care or a private agency. Our lawyers can also support you if you want to adopt internationally.

We offer estate planning solutions to organize your assets and their distribution to specific beneficiaries after you pass away. This can also involve designating a legal guardian for any minor child you have. Our lawyers can also assist you during probate, the legal process to distribute assets and settle debts after someone’s death.

Talk to Our Southlake Family Law Attorneys Today

Clear communication is central to our approach, and we want to empower you to make informed decisions. We have a family law FAQ page available that covers a variety of topics. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you have during our consultations or via email or phone. We are committed to supporting you and your family.

While certain family law matters do not legally require you to hire an attorney, we always recommend that you work with one. At The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, our lawyers bring decades of combined experience to ensure you meet all requirements in a specific legal process and that the result respects your rights and benefits your assets. Family law can be more complex than it may seem at first sight, and our attorneys are dedicated to advocating for you and your family at every step of your case.

Contact The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC , today at (817) 497-8148 to schedule a family law consultation in Southlake. Se Habla Español.

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Legal Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Melissa S. Mozingo
  • Kristie M. Falbo
  • Rick J. Mitchell
  • Brenda L. Colon
  • Jordan P. Alvarez
  • Megan M. Weiershausen
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Melisssa Hernandez
  • Tiffany Y. Washington
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Award-Winning Fort Worth Divorce Attorney Attorney Mark M. Childress For over two decades, our founding attorney has taken ...
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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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  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Senior Lead Litigator, 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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  • Melissa S. Mozingo Melissa S. Mozingo

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Fort Worth Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Attorney Melissa S. Mozingo After working as a legal assistant for a year, Melissa S. ...
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  • Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Fort Worth Family Law & Divorce Lawyer Attorney Kristie M. Falbo Kristie M. Falbo is a Houston native who worked as a ...
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  • Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Accomplished Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Rick J. Mitchell Rick J. Mitchell earned his J.D. from the ...
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  • Brenda L. Colon Brenda L. Colon

    Senior Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Family Law & Divorce Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Brenda L. Colon Brenda L. Colon is originally from San Juan, Puerto ...
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  • Jordan P. Alvarez Jordan P. Alvarez

    Associate Attorney

    Experienced Family Law Attorney in Fort Worth Attorney Jordan P. Alvarez Jordan P. Alvarez was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She ...
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  • Megan M. Weiershausen Megan M. Weiershausen

    Lead Litigator, Attorney

    Family Lawyer in Fort Worth, TX Attorney Megan M. Weiershausen Megan M. Weiershausen grew up in Aledo, Texas. After ...
  • 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.
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  • Melisssa Hernandez Melisssa Hernandez


    Experienced Family Law Paralegal in Fort Worth Melissa Hernandez Our firm is proud to have Melissa Hernandez on our team of ...
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  • Tiffany Y. Washington Tiffany Y. Washington

    Office Administrator

    Tiffany Y. Washington Office Administrator at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress Our firm is thankful to have Tiffany Y. ...
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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.

  • Top 10 Family Law Award 2022 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Top Attorney Award winner at
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Three Best Rated
  • Top Attorneys
  • 360 West Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Top 10 Business - Thervo
  • Client Champion 2020- Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys 2020 Rated by Fort Worth Magazine
  • Top Attorneys 2020 - Rated by 360 West Magazine
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth- Expertise 2021