Family law issues, such as divorce, child custody, property division, child support and modification of prior orders can become life's most challenging and emotionally charged experiences. For most of us, our families are our most valuable asset. Since 1998, Ellen Schutz has been providing legal services throughout North Texas and in particular, Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County and Tarrant County. Ellen has always taken the position that each client deserves her full attention and legal skill. The Law Office of Ellen Schutz does not view your case as a cookie cutter process. We will tailor our actions to fit your unique requirements. Our clients feel confident being represented by someone who has both legal expertise and understanding. Our approach in making sure we truly understand the situation of our client, including the emotional aspect of any family situation, allows us to bring the proper arguments to court.
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Mary M.


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Ellen is a true treasure. She is to the point and will get you the results you want. Delighted to have her represent me!

Whitney ..


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Ellen is truly phenomenal, her work ethics is impeccable. She has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life and I am very pleased with how everything turned out. She is the best attorney and representation anyone can ask for. She's staunch, does her due diligence and goes above and beyomd for her clients. I'll always have her as my lawyer and I highly recommend her! Thanks Ellen for everything you did for me!!-Whitney

Jd S.


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Ms. Schutz is an outstanding family law attorney and advisor. She fought vigorously for me and was successful in making significant changes in my child support arrangement. I highly recommend her legal services.

Russell S.


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I just finished a custody battle that took almost three years. With Ellen’s professional guidance and support, I was able to secure what was best for my children. Without Ellen’s tireless and relentless tenacity I’m not sure I would have been able to stay the course.

Ellen is a tenacious fighter who’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the biggest, most expensive firms in the city. I know this because my X hired one of the biggest, nastiest, and deceitful firms available. With their guidance, my X spent almost half a million dollars, while Ellen charged a fraction of that…and beat them. You’ll get brutal honesty. Ellen won’t mince words with you. She won’t tell you what you ‘want to hear’. She will inform you of where you’re dropping the ball. You’ll get a well-connected and experienced person. Ellen has been in family law for a considerable bit of time and as such has become familiar with just about all the players in the system. Having someone like Ellen to help you understand what is likely to happen, despite how legally right or wrong you are, is invaluable.

In summary, if you want a seasoned and unbridled fireball of an attorney at your side, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by hiring Ellen Schutz.

Francisco G.


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The best attorney I have ever had!

Ellen doesn't mess around, she gets right to the meat of the matter, doesn't let other attorney's intimidate her.

When she accepts your case you get immediate attention and action from the courts!

While other attorneys drag their feet, spend your money, and you never hear from them, Ellen is on the ball! Night or day you will hear from her, by text, phone call or email you will know where you stand and what direction your case is going, never any surprises like I have experienced in the past from other attorneys.

Ellen is down to earth and very open, she speaks her mind and says it like it is, that's what I like from an attorney.

Jay V.


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Ellen is an outstanding attorney who shows compassionate, understanding and is always there for you. But make no mistake about it, should opposing counsel attempt to play games she is tough as nails and she does not back down. I would recommend her to any family or friends who need an attorney. I highly recommend her ! JV

Angela D.


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My husband and I have used Ellen several times and we have been completely satisfied. She's a very strong and tough lawyer and well worth it. I highly recommend her to anyone and we will continue to use her when needed.

J. Y.


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Hire this woman. She is awesome! Our case was so complex and Ellen was in my corner ready to fight at a moments notice. Her responses are prompt and she does not let anyone mess with her clients. -JY



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So happy to have found Ellen. She was tough when needed but most importantly because of her experience and legal knowledge I didn't have to do the worrying. Highly recommend!

Chris J.


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I know I made the right choice when I asked Ellen to represent me. She is experienced and knowledgeable of the law so she knows which approach works best. Equally important, Ellen is a tenacious fighter! The apposing council was unethical and tried several times to undermine our case. Ellen stopped them immediately. For her clients, Ellen is a direct, honest, and ethical attorney you can count on. For the opposing council, Ellen is a nightmare! I'm lucky I found her. Thanks Ellen!



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I would recommend Ellen to anyone that wanted to be represented by an extremely compassionate, competent, advocate in a divorce case. I had a very challenging divorce that involved step children, a recent sale of a business, significant assets and very aggressive oposing law firm. Ellen handled my case divorce case flawlessly and explained the process and aided me when dealing with intensive discovery and eliminated bullying from my ex wifes attorney. She is very competitive and always has her clients best interest in mind when negotiating and will always be her clients greatest advocate. Ellen knew I did not want to get divorced and repeatedly asked opposing attorney to discuss reconciliation with my ex becuase Ellen would rather see a family put back together than torn apart in court or mediation. For all of these reasons, I would encourage anyone to hire Ellen to represent them in any legal matter necessary. She is her clients champion and you will never find anyone to represent you with more passion and desire to help her clients. Joe D



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If you want results and the honest truth, you must contact Ellen! I was in a bad spot on my divorce and had to fire my previous lawyer for being incompetent, then I contacted Ellen. She took on my case and went from a disaster to a very successful and equitable settlement, and did it against all odds! She kept me aware of what was going on, what my options were, and advised me in the best course of action, and why. She provided outstanding to-the-point advise that helped me make decisions that were equitable and beneficial for myself and my kids. She was aggressive, professional and did not let herself be pushed around by a greedy and unprofessional opposing counsel (my previous attorney was stepped on by this opposing counsel). I trust Ellen 100%, she would tell it like it is, no sugarcoating, no false expectations, logically and in a way that I can understand.



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I would highly recommend Ellen as I cannot say enough good things about the way she handled my divorce case. We worked together closely as my ex's attorney was extremely difficult to work with and demanding beyond a reasonable level. Ellen's tough, no nonsense approach helped us get the case settled and I was very happy with the results/division of property. In addition to Ellen's legal skills, she also always made me feel like she had my best interests in mind. If you're looking for someone who is going to be a strong advocate in your corner and give sound legal direction, I don't know of anyone better.



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There is a difference between ...

There is a difference between your TALENT and your DIVINE purpose in life. You can either be an attorney or a gifted attorney. Ms. Ellen Schutz is a GIFTED ATTORNEY; she places herself in your situation so you can be sure you're not only getting the BEST of her skills, but the BEST of her as a person who genuinely cares. Before Ms. Ellen, I had two attorneys in which I can identify as strictly such; and truthfully I was not secure knowing that they had my fate in their hands. Prior to meeting Ms. Ellen I asked GOD to send me someone who would understand my situation and could help me financially and emotionally. She did both, and I can say undoubtedly to all of her clients before me and hereafter, It's no coincidence becoming a part of Ms. Ellen's life; its affirmation of her serving her DIVINE PURPOSE. Thanks for what you've done for me. You started out as my attorney, and now you'll always be my friend...

Theresa & JeReese



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Ellen walked into a tough case...

Ellen walked into a tough case with my Ex and me. My Ex had limitless funds because of her Father and tried to take me to the cleaners. I was not married to this woman and she did not want me seeing my child but for standard visitation. In court she mopped the floor with her attorney and made my Ex look incompetent. The Judge awarded me week on week off visitation. She is super tough and does not take guff from anyone, which I come to find out is amazing in a lawyer. Heck, my mother even liked her. Good thing she was on my side in this one. I will, and have, recommend her to anyone in my situation.



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I am a father who was divorced...

I am a father who was divorced for a year when my ex-wife took me back to court for the executive right to designate primary residence. After getting served I knew I needed help, so I looked online and found Ellen Schutz. Ellen's reviews made me feel confident that she could help me out, and every positive review I read turned out to be 100% true. Ellen was always available to me and if she was in court serving another client she would reply to missed calls or emails within a few hours. Ellen set realistic expectations and was extremely firm with my ex-wife’s attorney, so much so they decided to cave to our offer. I still maintain the right to designate my son's primary residence and that is priceless! Ellen is a great attorney and extremely fair with her fees. I would recommend Ellen Schutz to anyone in my family or to close friends. I know where to turn if I ever need a family law practitioner. I am writing this review because Ellen has exceeded my expectations. Do not hesitate to give her a call if you are facing a legal battle, believe me you want her on your side. - RA



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Tough when needed -

In situations where deceit twist your thoughts and you can not rely on people you once trusted; it is nice to have someone who is without doubt on your side and acting only in your interest. Ellen has courage and doesn't allow a client to be run over.

Klaus G.


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The advocate in your corner!

Ellen Schutz, is a very caring and observing individual.

She gave us sound advise and counsel in a place in our lives

where we did not know the rules and proper protocol.

Ellen was very professional and would highly recommend her

based on our experience.




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Tenacious Shark

Ellen was there for me when I needed her most. She took my fear of the future and reassured me that all would work out for the best...and she was right. She took charge when I couldn't, was an incredible advocate, and was always available when I needed to update her on specifics. She is the voice of reason (listen to her!), more than fair in her charges, and will expedite your case with results. She treats you as if you were her only client so you can sleep at night.I would recommend her to anyone needing an expectional family law attorney. You will be glad she's on your side!



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The Pitbull

An attorney myself, my case involved custody issues, property issues and even issues of spousal abuse. Being very involved in the Dallas Bar Association, I knew all of the high profile attoneys, and my ex hired one of them. Ellen wiped the floor with my ex's attorney when we went to court, she was sensitive to my concerns, always available to me by phone or email and I trusted her to know what issues were emergencies and what could wait. My ex was using his family's money to finance his case, but I did not have that luxury. She was sensitive to fees and brought my expectations down to reality when I was ready to throw my last dime at the case for revenge. I don't practice family law, but she has a knowledge of it and a knack for it and is doing exactly what she should be. If you hire her, listen to her, and let her do her job, you just can't go wrong--no matter who is on the other side.

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