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Posted by Michelle

March 10, 2017

Great Lawyer
5 out of 5 stars

Mark Childress was very helpful with my divorce and child custody. He was upfront, explained everything, put me at ease, and went above and beyond to help me through the process.

Posted by Robert

March 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My wife and I hired Mark Childress based on word of mouth. And, I am extremely pleased we did. The outcome could not have been better. Mark was upfront when it came to questions. He never beat around the bush. Nor did he over promise and under deliver. (Which is very common among lawyers.) Let me just say the cards were stacked against us. But Mark came thru with the best possible results. From my family to your’s Thank you Mark. Awesome job. Will send countless referrals.

Posted by Jason Payne

February 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So I don’t have the time to really explain my entire situation and how Mark handled it, but I will say that the guy is smart, he knows what he is doing, he will make the best decision for you without you having to worry about it, just listen to what he says and trust him and he will take care of you. Thank You Mark! Very intelligent, organized, and prompt lawyer. He’s got his head on his shoulders and takes care of his business. I respect this man. If I have any further issues he is going to be the first guy I call.

Posted by Veronica

June 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So happy that I used Mark for my divorce. He was very good at explaining every detail to me which helped me feel less worried. It went according to plan and I was divorced in a short period of time. Can’t say enough how happy I am that he made it so easy for me and my family to get through this tough time in a civilized manner. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a family law attorney!

Posted by a client

May 11, 2016

Do not use unless you have deep pockets!
1 out of 5 stars

Hired him for a divorce, me and my spouse decided to work things out a month after I filled. Paid a $5,000 cash retainer that’s non refundable that he failed to mention and just has you breeze thru paper work skipping over that part. Told me I could keep case open for a year. However now I owe a balance for this case. Never went to court! There were a few emails back in forth but when I reviewed my invoice I was charged a ridiculous amount of fees of him going back and forth with OC. And to review my case file. When basically there was nothing to review or to go back and forth with OC so much. I can’t imagine how much the actual divorce would of cost if I followe thru with divorce.

Posted by a client

January 27, 2016

Great Attorney
5 out of 5 stars

I would highly recommend Mark as your family law attorney. I hired him for my child custody case. He is very knowledgeable and very well liked in the courts. Marks demeanor, compassion and confidence as a lawyer eased my mind and anxiety about my case. I was stressed and worried about my court dates, but Mark took the time to explain in detail the process that would take place. Mark always responded back to my questions in a timely matter. He is an A+ in my book.

Posted by Kelley

October 1, 2015

Mark M. Childress, Family Law
5 out of 5 stars

I needed an attorney who would stand up for me and my child during a very hard time. Mark was there to answer every question, every phone call and did it in a way that I felt as if I were his only client. He was very knowledgeable not only about the law, but about the opposing attorney and the judge. He prepared me well and we won our case. I would recommend Mark Childress to anyone who is fighting for custody or in need of child support.

Posted by James

September 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn’t of asked for a better attorney Mark was to the point an upfront about everything from his opinions to cost an small details. He knows what he’s doing and makes this stressful process roll a lot smoother by being upfront no sugar coating. I appreciate you an all you have done for my family an I hope I never have to go into court again but if I do I wouldn’t hire anyone else.

Posted by Arturo

April 16, 2015

Super Lawyer
5 out of 5 stars

Mark is a awesome lawyer he help me in every step of the way in my custody battle, he was always honest and very knowledgeable and respectful person, all ways Trying to get the Upper hand in the case, he took my case like it was a Personal matter to him, I’m very happy now that I got to keep my daughter with me, he also help me fight in court for financial help from the mother witch we won…i don’t understand why the ugly posts below are all about…lawyers could be super lawyer’s not super hero’s…mark is a super lawyer indeed. ..

Posted by Jessica

June 2, 2014

family law court
5 out of 5 stars

Mark childress is currently my lawyer. My sister is sueing me for custady of my son christian. I battled with drugs for about a year and a half and my sister cared for my son during my battle of addiction. I am now 9 months clean. Almost a year clean and mark has been nothing but helpful through my battle. We just went to court and Mark got me over night stays every other weekend with my son. I have faith that mark will get my baby boy back into his mothers arms where he belongs. Mark is trust worthy, he is upfront with what money he needs to pursue your case and he doesn’t mess around When it comes to my son, mark knows where my son needs to be and I believe he will do everything in his power and fight until my son is back with me. His mother.

Posted by a Divorce client

May 30, 2014

Excellent Divorce attorney
5 out of 5 stars

I was fortunate to find Mark at such a tough time in my life. It felt like my world was crumbling down and I was in desperate need of legal advice. He was very knowledgeable and gathered all of the facts before laying out the best options for me. In such a time of grief it is easy to get carried away with anger but he was very logical in his guidance which led me to making decisions that would best serve my long term interests. I am very pleased at how I came through my divorce and was able to move on with my life. I could not have done that without the legal help from Mark. I would highly recommend him if you are in need of a divorce lawyer. He genuinely cares about your needs and works hard to fight for them.

Posted by a Child Custody client

May 22, 2014

Wrongful termination
5 out of 5 stars

When my ex tried to terminate my rights to my only son in 2012, I was distraught. I am so thankful I found Mark at the time I did. He was so determined and NEVER gave up or settled for less than the best. Finally after all of the battles with my ex we won. I know he gave it his all and put in a lot of time and effort for me and because of that I’d say he’s the best attorney in the Fort Worth. He is awesome in court and he knows his stuff. Which is very reassuring when it comes to losing your kid! I am so thankful for him and always will be. If I ever need another attorney he’s my guy!

Posted by a Family client

May 8, 2014

Should be attorney of the year!
5 out of 5 stars

As I find these reviews it compels me to write one myself. Mark was my attorney about two years ago. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. From the very beginning he was up front with me about there never being a guaranteed outcome, however throughout my case he worked hard to get me the best results possible, which he did. His office staff were always pleasant, and they were all very professional. I can’t say enough good things about them! It upsets me to see these terrible reviews and I want people to know the good things about Mark and how many people have been helped because of Mark and his staff. I hope that this will help people in making a wise decison to hire Mark! If he helped me in my messy divorce, he can help you too.

Posted by a Child Support client

May 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I have just hired Mark and already I am pleased with how my case is moving along. I am now getting child support and spousal support from my soon to be ex-husband! Just wanted to take the time to write a quick review because I think he deserves it! Outstanding work so far!

Posted by a Child Custody client

April 28, 2014

Attorney with a big ego……
1 out of 5 stars

I am in tears writing about this attorney and never have done a review before but… I just cannot let any other person/family go threw what mine has gone threw. I will first start off with he has stripped us of our life savings, we are a younger couple and are starting out new in life together so let’s just say $10,000 plus dollars is a lot for us when we could have used this money else where. He has left us financially upside down, without and custody/visitation rights to children, emotionally devastated and frankly scared of attorneys and judges!!!
This was supposed to be a pretty common easy case as Mark claimed, he met us on a Saturday and things seemed fine gave him all the money he asked for upfront. Went to the first hearing didn’t go as Mark stated then of course he wanted more money to proceed which was paid. Went to a mediation which was awful oh let me add on our day of court he doesn’t have you get to his office a little to early to prep and prepare you of what to come no Mark does that when you walk to the court house out of breath and loud passing busses and cars drive by. So back to the mediation nothing is worked out by either side so Mark states ok we are at a zero balance now what we can do is move forward with a trial and I want to get this one particular judge but…. Doing that I need another $5000 so we go home think about it called his office few days later with some questions I will not say names but she states oh I am not sure I will get back with you well she never does so about a week goes by after few calls to his office she finally calls back and first thing she says is by the way Mark says you have an outstanding balance and in order to move forward you need to pay that plus the $5000 so we go back and fourth over payment Mark stated last week I had a zero balance… Well you can never get a straight answer it’s always I’ll have to get back with you with this one particular woman. Make a long story short here Mark then stated he was dropping me as a client for non payment so not knowing what to do court coming up I need an attorney I paid him biggest mistake ever! He never did what he said he was going to do in court!!! He blames me as to why the court was not favoring him. Well the real facts are he doesn’t really care his heart isn’t into his career he is all
About being and playing the part of a rich pretty boy attorney which he does do that well. His office is a mess they never know what the heck is going on you constantly have to remind them I felt like I was the attorney I gathered information and paperwork at the end I kick myself wondering why I even got an attorney. I am in such a mess and have zero I mean zero
Time with my beautiful children which is killing me. I had to hire another attorney and she cannot believe the mess Mark allowed my to be in!!! She also states why didn’t we show up to court on such and such date well….. Answer is Mark never did, he said he was billed us for it but never did! Needless to say I am the type of person if I have bad service or bad taste in my mouth I just look away and never go back but with Mark and his office I have to warn others…
We are taking about lives and families here. Please please please look elsewhere do your homework I did not and I am severely paying the price and now I can’t afford to dig myself out of Marks mess with a real attorney!! Good luck we didn’t have any!!

Posted by a Family client

December 27, 2013

Don not be fooled
1 out of 5 stars

I have never written a review on anyone but I would never want anyone to fall for Mark and his promises. He does not review paperwork… Don’t be fooled by the initial meeting with him or Justin. It is impossible to get a straight answer from anyone in the office. Mark caused me more problems than I had before I hired him. He promised me he could fix a simple problem but almost 9 months went by… He Missed court dates. He obviously does not review his own paperwork or emails. He impacted my life and my sons in a very negative way and I am embarassed that I ever fell for his confident empty promise of I can fix it. I do not take on a case I won’t win. I dont know how the man or office staff sleep at night. Money greedy and cant give direct answers. They are not upfront at all about their fees. Do not sign anything. Dont fall for his quoted price either. Bottom line, he is terrible and wouldnt recommend him to my worst enemy. Eventually I found an amazing lawyer that fixed my problem in no time. Time can’t be lost when children are involved.

Seth Kirk

June 24, 2017


To anyone who is going thru custody issues, or if you’re thinking about it, do yourself the favor by calling Mark Childress. Trust me on this one. He is amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure my wife and I got the results we were seeking. He shows a true compassion for these cases. It’s not everyday you meet a lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients. Well, Mark Childress does care. The proof is in the results and work ethic. Thank you again Mark. Any and everyone I know that needs legal guidance will be sent directly to you.

Tonja Smith


i would give this lawyer a negative rating if i could. i would not hire this lawyer at all. he is nothing but a liar. my ex husband was fighting to modify child custody over exhusband won through this Lawyer lying for him. Now I lost my kids for good because of his lies. it was suppose to be joint custody. I see them when we agree. that was a lie. My ex and his wife convinced my kids I am no good and I am not mom. the other woman is mom. he will not let me see or talk to my kids. My ex said only when he can supervise. it said nothing about that in my court papers. my kids are now 12 and 5 next month. it is ripping me apart being away from them and there is nothing i can do because no money. so if your ex hires this lawyer kiss your kids goodbye forever because you will never see them again.

Kyndall Gruzinski


Mark Childress is not the typical divorce/family lawyer. I am giving him a 5 star review because he took the time to hear me out and understand my case. He is very honest and upfront about what to expect going in to court. His main concern was what was in the best interest of my children. His experience was evident in the way he expertly handled every aspect of my case. Divorce and anything to do with possession of my children terrifies me, but Mark herd me out, came up with a plan, and executed it. I hired him for my divorce, and now that the situation has changed, I am hiring him again. I would recommend Mark Childress to any and all of my friends how need a family lawyer.

scott fisher


Mark always seemed like he did everything he could to reduce my costs and bring my case to a speedy end. I never felt like he was just billing hours. God willing I will never have to use him again but will keep his number if others I know need his help.

Eddie S


Positive experience for me. This was my first time dealing with an attorney and I am very satisfied with the results. Mark quickly handled my divorce issue and did exactly what he said he would do. I recommend this attorney. Thanks again.

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Michelle Crumbaker reviewed Mark Childress Law :

March 9, 2017

Mark was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me during the divorce and child custody case. He put me at ease. Went above and beyond through a rough time.

Brian Smith reviewed Mark Childress Law :

June 17, 2016

Mark did an excellent job with my child custody case. He made the process easy, and got the results we wanted very quickly.

Kendall-Dennis Jaynes reviewed Mark Childress Law :

January 26, 2016

I would highly recommend Mark as your family law attorney. He is very knowledgeable and very well liked in the courts. Marks demeanor, compassion and confidence as a lawyer eased my mind and anxiety about my case. I was stressed and worried about my court dates, but Mark took the time to explain in detail the process that would take place. Mark always responded back to my questions in a timely matter. He is an A+ in my book.

Cody Ketchum reviewed Mark Childress Law :

November 3, 2015

Excellent attorney! Very smart and very aggressive. Kept us informed the entire time! Overall awesome attorney with even better results!

Kelley Cobb reviewed Mark Childress Law :

October 1, 2015

I needed an attorney who would stand up for me and my child during a very hard time. Mark was there to answer every question, every phone call and did it in a way that I felt as if I were his only client. He was very knowledgeable not only about the law, but about the opposing attorney and the judge. He prepared me well and we won our case. I would recommend Mark Childress to anyone who is fighting for custody or in need of child support.

Heather Ruybal Schwab reviewed Mark Childress Law :

February 4, 2015

This guy is amazing. In a matter of minutes he accomplished what no other attorney could in 6 years. He had my case figured out in 1short conversation and had what he called “a convoluted mess” fixed. I’m pretty sure my ex felt like he’d been hit by a bus. My family is finally in tact and everyone is finally happy.

Danielle Smith Jarvis reviewed Mark Childress Law :

August 28, 2014

I could not have been more impressed by Mark’s skill and knowledge. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. You cannot find a better family law attorney in the DFW area.

Michelle Echevarria-Honkomp reviewed Mark Childress Law :

June 20, 2014

Victoria N Johnson reviewed Mark Childress Law :

June 6, 2014

Mark was wonderful helping my family!! My husband wanted to adopt my son and Mark was there every step of the way, making sure we didn’t miss any steps to get to our happy ending. We couldn’t be more pleased with our outcome and with him. From the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU Mark! 🙂

Taylor Anderson reviewed Mark Childress Law :

May 20, 2014

Megan Daniel reviewed Mark Childress Law :

May 19, 2014

Best family law attorney in Fort Worth!! Fights for what’s right