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With Texas Tenacity, Integrity, and Determination, C.E. Schmidt and Associates have been resolving divorce devastation in the Greater Houston, Texas, Area since 1980.

Our Law Firm

Since 1980, C.E. Schmidt & Associates, PLLC have been assisting couples and families in divorce transition. Attorney's with both extensive legal experience and LIFE EXPERIENCE bring real and intangible value when decisions are made such as to whether to amicably settle or dig-in for the long haul.

If we need to fight it out in a trial, we will.   But, if we can avoid needless hostility (which drives up legal fees) we work to arrive at a win-win, if possible.  In the end, experience has shown us how to aggressively represent clients while minimizing hostilities that often result in "emotional assault" to everyone involved.   

Assisting Families in Transition Since 1980

Practice Areas

Divorce Help


If you’ve decided on a divorce, our highly experienced attorneys can help you understand the options and what needs to happen to successfully execute each one.  Whether to have your spouse "served" or to present a "waiver of service" is a complex decision that requires an experienced analysis of your particular circumstances.  Whether to adopt a conciliatory approach or aggressively conduct depositions, immediately serve your spouse with discovery and/or schedule a mediation as soon as possible are options that can have lasting consequences.  The tone that is set early in the divorce process often significantly impacts the ultimate outcome.  A heated and highly embattled posture may bring immeasurable harm to children caught up in the storm.  Because of our legal and life seasoning, we provide the experience and measured guidance.  

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Child Custody


Child custody is all about what is in the best interest of the child. C.E. Schmidt & Associates, PLLC helps you make what is best for your children the foundation of any agreement.  Research has shown that children will continue to thrive so long as their parents are able to work together and transition to "co-parenting".  The Law in Texas points to considerations of the child's physical and emotional needs and safety, the stability of the home in which the child will primarily reside, which parent has the most beneficial plans for the child's future, the cooperation between the parents, which parent provided the majority of child care and each party's parenting skills when determining which party should have the exclusive right to designate the child's primary residence.  Difficult decisions need to be made so choose an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process.  

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Areas of Law


We also assist with some probate areas, such as wills and powers of attorney. Upon the conclusion of a divorce, a newly divorced client should seriously consider and obtain an updated will to reflect new life circumstances.  Although under Texas law, a divorced spouse will not receive property from a deceased former spouse, a properly and professionally drafted will tailored specifically to your needs remains vital.  A will contest can easily result when a will is not professionally drafted resulting in years of expensive litigation.  Moreover, divorced parties might need assistance in enforcing existing divorce decrees or possession orders.  It is important to know that a modification of an existing parenting plan can be one of the most difficult legal processes.  These extremely complex circumstances require the representation by the most experienced lawyers available.  At C.E. Schmidt & Associates, PLLC, we’ll help your family know what’s best.

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From a Client

“My family puts our trust in the hands of the Schmidts. They have helped us with child adoption, name change and estate and will planning. We love them and their caring team and will use them in the future and happy to refer to all our friends.” — Lisa D.

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