Child Custody & Visitation

Your family is special. Your facts are unique to your circumstances. And while many of the same fact patterns and legal issues arise time and time again in family law situations, no client’s case is exactly like another.

Likewise, each client comes to Briner Family Law Group with his or her own values, objectives, fears, challenges, case strengths and case weaknesses.  Briner Family Law Group is attuned to you and your objectives as they fit within the context of what may seem like an unfamiliar and overwhelming court system.  Our attorneys believe that you deserve a just outcome for you and your family.  Whether you’ve come to your current circumstances by choice or by force, whether you are conflicted, confused or calm; ultimately, you want to land on your feet, stronger than before and at peace.

The attorneys at Briner Family Law Group know that custody and visitation can be the most emotion-provoking issues in any divorce or other family law dispute. Marriages and other relationships fail, but children need not be placed in the center of the adult conflict. The family attorneys at Briner Family Law Group are each committed to obtaining results that are in the best interest of our client’s children in every issue including conservatorship, access and possession, supervised possession, injunctions, child support, testing provisions or any combination of these issues. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling all child-related matters and are especially qualified in all aspects of family court situations where there is an actual component or allegation of criminal law issues such as family violence, DWIs, sexual assaults, and more.

Contact our family lawyers at (214) 935-5000 or by email to schedule an initial consultation.

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What our clients are saying

“Thank you for all of your help during my family’s difficult and stressful time. I truly appreciate the care and understanding you gave me when I had nowhere else to turn. Both Josh and I have been able to heal and grow and could not have done so without you. You are a remarkable lawyer and a wonderful person. Thank you for everything you have done.”


“Thank you for empowering my Mom during such a difficult transition. You took her by the hand, while she was learning to walk on her own. A year later, she is a much stronger woman now than she was during her marriage. Your advice and guidance has enabled her to stand on her own. Thank you.”

E.G., adult daughter of client

“You never know what life is going to throw at you. When things seem to be falling apart, the greatest comfort is having someone you trust carry you through the tough times. Your expertise in the law, and in psychology and human behavior, gave me a sense of peace that things would be resolved in the best way – for me, and for my children. Now that we’re on the other side of our transition, I feel truly privileged to have had someone like you on my side. You are tough, compassionate, smart, and reasonable… and our outcome really represents the best situation for everyone involved. Thank you!


“Thank you so much for all your guidance during the worst time of my life. Our case was very complicated and involved and if it wasn’t for you, I would have gone off the deep end. Your calm approach, your knowledge with every issue and your professional demeanor really kept me focused on the issues at hand. Hats off to your staff for being so patient and kind each and every time I dealt with them. I send you my biggest and sincerest THANK YOU!”


“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Words cannot express my deepest thanks and gratitude. A few months ago all I could feel was hopelessness, but thanks to you I now feel free of financial burden, abuse and control…. I was so amazed with your remarkable support, warmth, courage and defense. You are totally brilliant…. I will never forget all your hard work and dedication.”

– R.G.

“Not only did you guide me through the process with your legal skill, knowledge and experience, you remembered the names of our four kids the entire way through the case!  Marie, you were not just a lawyer – you cared about my kids, my legal position, and making sure that my kids and I were taken care of as much as you could.  Thanks so much!”


“A divorce is an overwhelming stress and one where an attorney can make the process easier or more cumbersome. Thank you to Marie for focusing on my needs, both economically and emotionally. I learned so much about myself during this time and Marie was there to help guide me. Marie’s ability to see the big picture, while focusing on the details, has given me a wonderful lifestyle post divorce. Thank you Marie.”