Expert Consultant

& Child Custody Evaluator

Serving Texas Since 1997

Memberships & Associations

Expert Consultant

Child Custody Evaluations in Texas


Christy Bradshaw Schmidt has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas since 1997, License Number 14323. 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 child custody evaluations and expert consulting in family law matters throughout the state of Texas.


Christy Bradshaw Schmidt, MA, LPC, is well-known for her exhaustive and thorough evaluations of families having completed nearly six hundred evaluations 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.

She specifically is available to provide expert testimony regarding such issues as relocation, children under three, resist/refuse dynamics, and reunification; along with other topics. She is also available to conduct work product reviews of other mental health professionals' evaluations and related therapeutic work in the field of family law, and she can assist attorneys and their clients in a consulting role as they work to develop child-friendly parenting plans. Ms. Bradshaw Schmidt is available to assist with client preparation and litigation support as well.

Christy Bradshaw Schmidt, MA, LPC
Christy Bradshaw Schmidt, MA, LPC

Associations & Volunteer Efforts

Christy Bradshaw Schmidt, MA, LPC, is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and she has 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 in her role as the mental health liaison to the Family Law Foundation, specifically regarding the passage of the Child Custody Evaluation Statute and the Parenting Coordination/Parenting Facilitation Statute. She has also testified in Austin on more than one occasion to support the passage of necessary and beneficial legislation for Texas families.

Christy Bradshaw Schmidt, MA, LPC