Adoption & 


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.


  • 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


  • 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

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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.