Areas of Practice

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

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

Mediation

Litigation
Relocation Litigation

Adoption
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

Amanda Hutchinson Harris

Amanda Hutchinson Harris is an Of-Counsel Associate at The Schymik Law Firm. She began as a law intern in 2008 while finishing law school at Southern Methodist University. She graduated from SMU Law School in 2009. Amanda earned a B.A. degree, with honors, from Indiana University in 2006 with a double major in political science and history. She also studied English Constitutional Law at Oxford.

While at SMU, Amanda participated in a moot court team and was part of the negotiation team. She was a volunteer lawyer in the SMU Civil Clinic where she worked on a variety of legal cases including debt collection, foreclosure and landlord-tenant matters. Amanda also taught law –related education to elementary school students for the Dallas Independent School District.

Amanda has assisted in handling a variety of family law matters: uncontested and contested divorce actions, including a three-day bench trial; general child support review hearings; termination and adoption proceedings; paternity proceedings; and most recently an appeal. In addition, she drafts wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. Recognizing that family law is different from other types of litigation, Amanda works with clients to draft solutions tailored to each specific situation.

Amanda clerked for the Honorable Ken Tapscott, Dallas County Court at Law #4 and at the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in the civil rights division. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section and the American Bar Association Family Law Section. She is a member of the Dallas Area Phi Mu Alumnae and the DFW Chapter of the Indiana University Association.

Amanda is married to Neil Harris, fellow Indiana University graduate and a law student at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
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.