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


Collaborative Law


Collaborative law is a highly distinct procedure that encourages and empowers people to solve their own problems outside the courtroom with professional support and guidance. It isn’t for everyone, but Holly can spell out the pros and cons of collaborative law and help determine whether it’s appropriate. Collaborative law is used for a variety of family law issues from divorce to child custody disputes to prenuptial agreement issues.

The collaborative process is goal oriented and helps the parties creatively resolve issues, often resulting in a win-win solution and improved communication between the parties. Should one or both parties not follow through on their collaborative commitment, each spouse must hire a new litigation attorney. That expense alone is a powerful incentive to make collaborative law work. And, it usually does.

Benefits of collaborative law include:

  • Control of the timing of your case and negotiation sessions
  • More control of the results
  • Less stress
  • Protection of privacy
  • Access to professional resources

Holly is the vice-chair of Collaborative Law Dallas, a network of legal, financial and mental health professionals who help people resolve divorce, child custody and other family law issues outside the courtroom.


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.