|Christy Bradshaw Schmidt|
|P.O. Box 2043|
|Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Other|
|Child Custody Evaluations, Consultant/Testifying Expert, Forensic specialist, Other|
Ms Bradshaw Schmidt has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas since 1997. Following a six year career at Dallas County Family Court Services as a Family Court Counselor, Ms Bradshaw Schmidt has been self-employed full-time since 2006, specializing in the field of contested social studies for Collin, Dallas, Denton, and surrounding counties. She is well-known for her exhaustive and thorough evaluations of families having completed over five hundred social studies to date, and she consistently provides detailed recommendations in the hopes of assisting high conflict families in resolving their disputes and learning to reorganize their home environments after a difficult divorce. In addition, Ms Bradshaw Schmidt is available as an expert consultant to attorneys to assist in a number of different capacities, which includes but is not limited to review of other expert's material, development of appropriate parenting plans, and client preparation. Ms Bradshaw Schmidt is also a certified mediator in the arena of family and divorce, as well as CPS-related mediations, and she is an active member of the Family Law Foundation and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) having presented at a number of conferences for both mental health professionals and family law attorneys. Ms Bradshaw Schmidt has also worked extensively in the development of legislation specifically regarding social studies, Parent Coordination/Parent Facilitation, and parenting plans for children under three years of age, and she has testified in Austin on more than one occasion to support the passage of necessary and beneficial legislation for the families of Texas.