Family Law

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Serving Midland and Odessa

Family relationships continue to play a vital role  in our society, but modern families in West Texas can be complicated and are often faced with conflict. The family law practice at Navarrete & Schwartz, P.C. is dedicated to helping people resolve these highly charged and difficult matters.

Our experienced attorneys are well versed in all aspects of the Texas Family Code, but recognize that no two families are alike and each case is unique. Whether you are considering a divorce, grappling with issues of child custody and support, seeking to establish paternity, planning an adoption, or dealing with domestic violence, it is crucial to have proper legal representation.


Going through a divorce can be an emotional experience that requires careful consideration. We often meet couples with who may be better served by resolving their differences and working to preserve their relationship. When divorce is inevitable, however, we act as dedicated advocates and help our clients explore every option. By understanding their circumstances, we devise a plan of action that will protect their interests.  We work diligently to resolve key issues such as the division of property, spousal maintenance, child custody, visitation and child support. We have considerable knowledge of complex divorce laws in Texas, and help clients look beyond today and see what the impact of their decisions will be tomorrow.

Divorce mediation

Because divorce in West Texas can be such an emotional and financial burden, we often encourage clients to pursue an alternative form of dispute resolution known as mediation. This is a more civil and cost effective approach in which a neutral mediator tries to balance the needs of each spouse and works with their attorneys to reach a fair agreement. In order for the process to be successful, however, both parties must cooperate and agree to negotiate in good faith.

Pre-Marital/Post-Marital Agreements

At Navarrete and Schwartz, we routinely negotiate and prepare premarital and post-marital agreements for couples who are planning a wedding or those who are already married. These agreements help each party protect their property rights in the event of a divorce. With properly designed agreements in place, couples can avoid court intervention and reduce the conflict that is typically associated with a divorce proceeding.


Adopting a child can be a very fulfilling experience but also one that involves many legal issues and challenges. Our experienced attorneys understand the adoption laws in Texas and will help you navigate the process, prepare all the necessary documents and be your advocate at the adoption hearings.


In cases in which the identity of the biological father is in question, it may be necessary to file a paternity lawsuit in West Texas. These situations also often involve related issues such as child custody,visitation and child support. Our experienced family law attorneys work with clients on both ends of the spectrum, whether by filing or defending a paternity action in the Family Court.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs in many forms, such as harassment, assault, sexual abuse or neglect, whether at the hands of a spouse, relative, housemate or dating partner. Our experienced attorneys can inform you of your rights and seek an Order of Protection from the court to ensure your safety.

Family Law at Navarrete and Schwartz, P.C.

For over 15 years, Navarrete and Schwartz, has been helping families resolve their most deeply personal and challenging issues. We hold the highest standards of integrity, protect our clients' privacy, and provide them with legal knowledge and experience. Attorneys Rick Navarrete and Christine Schwartz are dedicated family advocates who provide an exceptional level of personal service and treat each client with dignity and respect. Call our office today at (432) 279-1479 for a consultation.

Located in Midland, Texas the law firm of Navarrete and Schwartz, P.C. serves Ector, Andrews, Martin, Howard, Winkler and Crane Counties.

Navarrete & Schwartz, P.C. is located in Midland, Texas and serves the surrounding cities and counties, including: Odessa in Ector County, Andrews County, Martin County, Howard County, Winkler County and Crane County.

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