Who We Are

Divorce. Simplified.

Chris Schmiedeke

Attorney

I was born in Dallas and spent the majority of my life here.  I moved to Denver in the middle of the first grade and moved back to Plano in the middle of the eleventh grade.

I graduated from Plano Senior High in 1984 and then attended Richland College and the University of North Texas where a received a Bachelor of Business Administration. From there I attended the Texas Tech University School of Law and was licensed to practice law in May of 1993.

Enough of the boring stuff.  My real life revolves around my wife, Lisa, and two daughters, Anna and Olivia. When we’re not carting them around to all their activities, we love to travel and see new places, usually in our travel trailer.

In my spare time (when there is any) my real passion is racing bicycles.  I race mountain bikes, road bikes and cyclocross.  In addition to being fun, it is a great way to burn off stress.

Allen Roach

Attorney

I grew up in the Piney woods of East Texas and graduated high school in Longview.  After sampling North and South-east Texas, I found myself in the flat lands of West Texas where I finished undergrad and embarked on my venture to become a lawyer.

Although practicing family law and handling general litigation for seventeen years has been interesting and fun, outdoor activities with family and friends have given me the best memories of my life.  When I’m not helping coach a sport that my twins play, I take them to explore the trails and creeks that wind through DFW.  Though not as diverse and dense with plants and animals as East Texas, getting into the local wildlife environment is great exercise and helps my kids see the small parts of life that exist outside of our daily busy existence

Amanda Weckler

Paralegal

I am a northerner and proud of it, but I do love Texas the most (don’t tell my family that). I was born in Michigan and moved to Dallas (the second time) in 2016. I attended Collin County Community College in 2012 and received my Associates Degree and Certification in Paralegal Studies in 2014. I then moved back to Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University and received a Bachelors in Legal Studies in 2016. I have been working for Chris since March of 2018 and have been working as a Family Law Paralegal in Dallas since 2016.

My life revolves around my two pups, Scout and Pinecone, and my other half, Preston. Our dogs are our main priority, but when we aren’t spoiling them, we are planning our awesome hiking trips, spending time with family, and watching movies at home. I love to travel, hike, and camp. My next adventure is to Switzerland and hike and camp as much as possible.

Taylor Willis

Legal Assistant

I grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and in August of 2016 I moved to Denton, Texas to attend college at the University of North Texas. In May of 2019, I graduated from UNT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. I really enjoyed my time at UNT due to my involvement with the community. I was a part of Chi Omega, Student Government Association, and North Texas Forty. Go Mean Green!

In my free time, I love to hike, try new food, do yoga, and hang out with my cat Gigi! You can usually find me either eating salsa or listening to NPR.

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