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Darren Louis Schraeder

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.3   28 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Darren

Learn Darren’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and 13. Representing clients who have been sued by credit card companies or other creditors to defend the suit, to reduce the balance owed, or to explore bankruptcy options. Help with stopping foreclosure, stop repossessions, and stop creditor calls. Most cases in this area are taken on a flat fee.

  4. Child support

I have practiced family law since 1993 in the DFW area and have handled 100's of cases in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall, Kaufman, and Ellis  counties. I can help you with your divorce, child support, modification, enforcement, property enforcement, retirement funds (QDRO), real estate, adoption, name changes, CPS and AG cases.  I also handle the defense of credit card and creditor lawsuits with a focus on filing bankruptcy under either Chapter 7 or 13 to eliminate debts.  My consultations are always free and my retainer is always reasonable. Simple cases are handled on a flat fee basis. Let me show you how I can save you money when you need an attorney.  Call me today at or anytime on my cell at.


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4.3 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by Cheryl | February 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce with Child Custody
Darren and his assistant Bobby were awesome in handling my case. They were very very responsive and helped guide me through the MOST difficult time in my life. I don't think I could have made it through without the both of them. I would definitely highly recommend him as your attorney.
Posted by Susan | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Mr.Schraeder is great in handling any family law cases, my family case was different and he was able to navigate all the challenges with patience, truth, and knowledge of Texas law. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Totally satisfied
I was seeking a lawyer through my medical insurance hotline. They were able to get in touch with Darren, who offered me a discount based on using this hotline. I wanted my children to come live with me after being divorced for 6 years. I was unfamiliar with the legal system, and how this would all work, but Darren was able to walk me through the process. It was a big step for me, and my children, and I needed someone who was willing to do what it takes for the sake of my family. There were times when there was very little movement on my case, but I knew Darren and his team were working diligently in our favor. Darren guided me through each step, and yes it was expensive and slow, but the goal was for the children and you can't put a price on that. Throughout the process Darren would call and make recommendations to me on next steps. Although small, they went a long way to help get to the finish line. I could not have asked for a better result in my case. I would recommend Darren to anyone that is in my situation I was in. It is not a pleasant process. Anything that involves the hearts of children will never be when it comes to courts. Darren understands this, and wants what's best for everyone.
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Posted by Victor | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I sought Darren to help me modify a child support order. In our first meeting I explained the situation that I was in and also brought documents in order for him to give me his professional opinion about my possible options. He is very knowledgeable about family law and concluded that I have a case worth pursuing. He fought vigorously for me and the judge ended up ruling in our favor. A ruling that will have a positive impact on my relationship with my daughter. I highly recommend Mr. Shraeder if you need a lawyer to review and handle your case. He is knowledgeable about the law and helps guide you through the process.
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Posted by Derek | December 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorcing with Children
Fortunately I heard about Darren from an acquaintance with his ability to handle simple to complex cases in the court room. Unfortunately my case was not the simple one, but Darren does everything and then some to ensure things remain fair and equitable, especially where kids are the ultimate focus of the concern. Darren is very empathetic, fair, and has a vast amount of experience that has saved me time and money. I really hope I never have to see Darren again(attorney related), however I am always glad he is there when I need a hard working professional at my side. :-) I would recommend Darren to any loved one's found in similar shoes.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Collection of past due child support
Mr. Schraeder was very knowledgeable and professional. He was persistent and successful in helping me to pursue collection of past due child support. He and Bobby always responded to my emails and calls very timely. He was always calm and kept me informed.
Posted by mike brown | July 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
divorce and support review
I am very pleased with Darren's knowledge and persistence of my case. He knew the law impressively, he represented me very well in court and the final outcome was very satisfactory, I will get his services again. He did a great job and represented me very well. I am satisfied totally
Posted by Martin | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fortunate to Find! Great Lawyer!
Even though my case was a set-fee uncontested divorce, Darren was extremely available and quick to respond to any question or concern. He was easy to reach by phone or email and he was extremely knowledgeable and took careful notes during the initial consultation. He has a very reassuring attitude and talking to him, it is quickly apparent he is very caring and has deep roots in our local community. I would not hesitate to recommend him and would use his services again if needed, thanks again to him and his team!
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Posted by Lorena | March 20, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
Darren is a professional and caring person. He is honest and very thorough. He went above and beyond to do what was best for our family. I highly recommend him. We are forever greatful.
Posted by Sharron | February 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney with Integrity
I hired Darren after having a bad experience with another attorney and he was who I should have hired from the beginning. He is honest and very up front with everything. He did not charge me like the other attorneys did and he genuinely cared about my case. He is very calming in court too and helped me so much with everything! I would recommend him highly. He is just a nice guy too.
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Posted by Ellen | October 25, 2016
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Darren Schraeder was very professional and caring in my initial consultation. I was sort of nervous coming out of an abusive marriage, but he listened to everything I had to say and was very compassionate and informative. I didn't go through with the divorce then, but wound up filing with him again a year later. He still had the paperwork on file. His paralegal Bobby is a joy to speak with. When I reached out that following year, it was like talking to an old friend. All my questions were answered and they were always available by phone or email to assist in anyway pertaining to the divorce. The day of my court date Darren made sure I knew what to expect and stood by me through the whole proceeding.......I really appreciate these men and have already referred Darren. I highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
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Darren Knows Family Law In and Out. Excellent Attorney.
Darren got me appointed as primary custodian despite numerous challenges we had to overcome in my case. He was very professional in his interactions with all parties involved. He has a calm and caring demeanor. I never felt I was being ignored or put off. He always communicated in a timely manner and always took my objectives into consideration. He had the unique ability to remain calm and keep me calm amidst an extremely emotional custody battle. Not only is Darren an extremely competent attorney, he is a good person and has a kind heart.
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Posted by Carlos Dunn | August 3, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
When Darren handled my case, he did so with great care and attention to detail. He made my time in court so effortless and got the outcome we were hoping for. I would and have recommended him to anyone needing family law assistance. An amazing and affordable attorney.
Posted by Randy | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Darren was a Blessing !
As a father, asking to be the Primary Custodial parent is an uphill battle within the family court system. Darren was more than professional. He actually became invested in accomplishing my hope for my children. I am glade to say that, we won, then won on appeal and won on final hearing. I am now the sole managing conservative on my children. Nothing moves quickly in family court. Darren was always prepared and communicated with me regularly. He also calmed me with his wisdom, during many trying moments.
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Posted by former client | May 10, 2015
Fortunate to found Darren as my third and last lawyer!
I had very good experience hiring Darren as my lawyer for divorce that ended peacefully after few years. He was very professional to work with. Never forced me to rush into taking any decision and patiently waited with me when there was no response from my X for sometime more than 6 months. very reasonable fees. I would highly recommend him. He and his staff did great job for me!
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Posted by Shawna | March 25, 2015
The best attorney by far.
I hired Darren in 2013 - and my case was very complicated.. one that the 4 judges had never encountered in their 30 years of practicing. From the moment I spoke with Darren - I knew he was going to help me. Darren is realistic, he doesn't sugar coat anything and that's what I loved about working with him. His fees are very reasonable and he works with you on that. My case took over a year to finalize and he stuck with me the entire time. Darren knows the in's and out's of everything he practices and I will always come back to him if I ever need help doing anything. -Shawna Y
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Posted by Devi | August 15, 2014
Professional Attorney! Not just a lawyer, A good man . Thanks Darren for peace of mind
I am pleased to highly recommend Darren. He was referred by my friend who was very happy with his services. He is very patient and easily gains the trust of clients with whom he works.. I believe his work would, not only meet, but exceed your expectations . I was very relieved after I hired him during my divorce process. His professional charges are very reasonable and I would refer him to anyone who goes through Divorce.
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Posted by Sam | January 15, 2014
This is your lucky day. You have found the help you have been looking for.
I first found Darren about a decade ago. Typing that, I can't believe it's been that long. A decade because I have been dragged back into the court time and time again by the mother of my children for different things she would think of to put on me. He has been there for me through various stages in the long battle that ended up with me having sole custody of both of my children. I struggle financially, and he worked with me like I'd never expect anyone to do these days. He also always made me feel like there was hope in times I felt lost and scared that I would lose my children. He was confident in the way he dealt with each situation I was facing. If the services you are needing are in his area, do yourself a favor and look no further. You have found the man to help you with your situation. And later, you will find yourself right here like me putting out the word so others can be helped like I have been.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Darren Schraeder Is The Best Child Custody Lawyer Period
Experience experience experience. I went to my first hearing alone without an attorney and let's just say I was treated like the scum of the universe. I called around only to find lawyers who wanted a huge retainer and we're not confident at all That all changed with Darren. He is reasonable, he cares and he knows Texas law and will do everything in his power to fight for you and make this as stress free as possible. Who knew child support and custody could be stress free Thank you Darren you are a blessing to me and my family
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Can't Say Enough Nice About Darren
Never dreaming we would ever require the services of a bankruptcy lawyer, we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have found Darren through our son's Employee Assistance Program. From the beginning to the end of the process, we always found him to be available, courteous, responsive, professional, knowledgeable, supportive, personable and more than willing to go the extra mile. His assistants, Tina and Bobby, possessed these same qualities, as well, and were a delight to work with. Darren skillfully guided us through a very difficult time and we would be quick to recommend him, without reservation, to anyone in need of an outstanding attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Schraeder Law
  • 1992 - Present


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Darren
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Darren is one of those opposing attorneys that is both a pleasure to work with while raising no doubt as to his knowledge and tenacity towards representing his client. When I first began discussing the case with him I immediately knew he was a seasoned attorney and yet his demeanor was pleasant and gracious. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mr. Schraeder"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is easy to endorse Darren Schraeder. Mr. Schraeder is an outstanding attorney who practices with empathy for his clients and grace in the courtroom. Mr. Schraeder is a strong advocate of his client's interests. He knows when to fight and how to make settlements possible."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Darren is a fantastic attorney! He is hard-working, honest, and was great to work with in getting our client's divorced."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Darren. He and I have been opposing counsel on several contested family law cases. He is smart and diligent, and he knows the law. He also is a very strong advocate for his client at trial. Most importantly, he is honest and has integrity."

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Dallas Divorce and separation Lawyer Darren Louis Schraeder
Darren Louis Schraeder
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation