Holly Schymik Law


Areas of Practice

Collaborative divorce
Traditional divorce
Child custody
Child support
Grandparent visitation and rights
Property division issues
Modification and enforcement of court orders
Termination of parental rights

Post-nuptial partition agreements
Premarital and postnuptial agreements
Premarital partition agreements
Powers of attorney
Wills and estate planning


Relocation Litigation

Private Adoptions
Birth mother representation for adoption
Interstate adoptions
Foreign re-adoptions
Step-parent adoptions

Family Issues
Family Violence Protective Orders
Minor and adult name changes


Adoption and Paternity


Adoption and paternity are both ways to create and strengthen families. Holly advises and represents adoptive parents on a wide range of issues in cases ranging from stepparent adoption to re-adoption situations where a U.S. birth certificated is needed.
Holly also helps parents with private adoptions, interstate adoptions and adult adoptions.

Holly represents both mothers and fathers in Texas paternity matters. While paternity is often associated with welfare moms and deadbeat dads, those are merely stereotypes. There are many reasons why parents remain unmarried, and it is entirely possible to build and sustain strong families in unconventional households.

Both mothers and fathers may have an interest in establishing paternity. The mother can create an enforceable right to child support, and unmarried fathers often want to establish legally protected rights to custody or possession of their children.


Holly A. Schymik, Attorney, Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer serves divorce, family law and collaborative law clients in Dallas. She serves clients in located in the communities of Lakewood, Highland Park, University Park, Lake Highlands, and White Rock Lake. She also serves clients in such Metroplex communities as Plano, Frisco, Allen, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Denton, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Kaufman, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Irving, Fort Worth, Collin County, Henderson County, Rockwall County and Ellis County, Texas.