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Family Law

Family law pertains to adoption, child custody and support, divorce, and paternity. At the Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt in Arlington, TX, we offer representation to help families achieve amicable and positive long-term outcomes. A family law attorney with our firm can negotiate arrangements that serve your children's best interests as well as your own. We can also help draft and finalize prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. To arrange a case review, contact our office online or call us at (817) 572-9900.

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We are here to make complicated experiences as efficient and beneficial as possible.


From decisions about dividing property to custody arrangements, a divorce can be incredibly complex and emotional. We can protect your best interests in court or help you find a more peaceful and cooperative approach through mediated and collaborative processes. We can even assist with high-asset divorces involving exceptionally valuable estates and complex domestic and foreign property law. 

Child Custody

Custody is court-allocated parental responsibility. Whether you are in the process of divorcing your spouse or need to modify an existing custody order, our team can help achieve a result that protects the best interests of your children. We can use mediation and collaborative processes to help clients reach a mutually beneficial custody agreement. 

Donna Smiedt and our legal team are trained in collaborative law and mediation to achieve fair, effective, and amicable resolutions.

Child Support

Creating a child support arrangement can be difficult without the support of a family law attorney. We can help all types of clients, including: 

  • Single parents in need of financial support 
  • Non-custodial parents who have been asked to pay 
  • Couples who are divorcing and have children 
  • Clients who wish to make modifications to a previous child support order

Our team can assist through mediation or defend your rights during a court case. During a consultation, we can help you decide which avenue will be most beneficial to you and your child.


The process of adopting a child is by no means simple, and should always involve an attorney. Our team can help you navigate the complexities of many different forms of adoption, including adoption from private agencies, foster care adoption, and international adoption. Whether you wish the final arrangement to be open or closed, we can assist with the formalities to ensure that you receive full parental rights. 

Paternity Laws

Paternity law pertains to the legal relationship between a father and his biological or adopted children. Paternity lawsuits may involve adoption, child custody or support. They can involve paternity tests to determine a man's obligations to a certain child.

Compassionate, Dedicated Attorneys

Family law cases can quickly become very emotional for everyone involved. Issues concerning families are often highly complex and require compassionate and dedicated legal representation. At the Family Firm of Donna J. Smiedt, we understand what you are going through and will work tirelessly to protect your best interests. Donna Smiedt and our legal team are trained in collaborative law and mediation to achieve fair, effective, and amicable resolutions. To schedule a consultation, contact our office online or call us at (817) 572-9900 today.

Arlington Office

3216 W. Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76016

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

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(817) 572-9900