We are open again for business at the beautiful brick and mortar location! Although we are very conscious of the COVID-19 risks, we understand that people especially need family lawyers at this time. After practicing in the area a family law for 33 years and being board-certified for 28 of those years, I have a keen awareness of how the current situation has deeply affected marriages and children in our community. We stand ready and able to service our ongoing clients in our newly disinfected office wherein we now require that all visitors submit their forehead for a contactless temperature reading to protect our work family and yours. We do require that you wear a mask as prescribed by federal, county and city regulations. When I built my office in 2013 I incurred  the additional monies to ensure that all visitors were safe from the spreading of germs and bacteria by installing high tech visitor restrooms with touchless water, soap and dryers, I had no idea that this would be such an added layer of safety for our clients and employees during this pandemic.  This foresight gives us the ability to provide you with the highest standard of cleanliness and low risk for infection when you visit our beautiful, SPACIOUS office, in person where we can comply with social distancing with no problem whatsoever. We are accepting new clients at this time and have instituted new policies for receiving payments online as well as having our intake forms as easy PDF fillable documents as well as giving you the opportunity to provide us with all of your evidence and other important documentation by sending same via electronic transmission. We have all of our clients’ private and confidential  information saved and protected, while being accessible to the staff through our extremely secure Cloud Client Platform and Portal hosted by legal industry giant, ThomsenReuters. For this reason, during the stay at home sheltering orders we were one of the few law firms in the county to already have transitioned to a virtual Law Firm. This permitted our brilliant and innovative family law attorneys to continue to seamlessly provide the very best legal representation to the DFW population which we serve. We are able to represent clients not only in Tarrant County, but all surrounding counties such as Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Kaufman and Parker. 

I have handpicked the most competent, experienced and hard working support staff to flawlessly meet the needs of our clients as a full-service family law firm. We have recently been named as one of the top 20 divorce law firms in Arlington! I have garnered many honors over my many years of practice, including being named as Top Attorney in Fort Worth for over a decade each year and I have twice been selected by my peers as a “Super Lawyer” of Texas, an honor reserved for an extremely small percentage of Texas lawyers. Although I am proud of all of these accolades, this would mean nothing to my clients if I had not concentrated on a mission of using my decades of experience to build my law form into a well organized business utilizing the most cutting edge technological tools to represent my clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This goal has served me well during this ongoing epidemic. My goal is to provide the most excellent t legal services to all of the community at a cost that does not bankrupt a client. 

If you are at high risk to contract Coronavirus or prefer to have all of your contact with our office in virtual form, we are set up on Zoom for immediate consultations for new clients. My Mission Statement has always been: “When It comes to your family and your finances, experience matters!” These words are more true now than ever. During these uncertain times I wanted to reach out to our community and assure your that because of my many years of practice, I had already built in all of the safeguards to enable our brilliant lawyers and awesome paralegals to continue the essential work that they do from home during the height of the pandemic. I wanted to put the word out there that we stand ready and able to meet all of your family law needs, now more than ever. We are also still offering our simple Estate Planning Kit at a greatly reduced price to give back to the community that has been so wonderful and supportive over the last 33 years as I built one of the best family law firms in the State. Prayers to all of you during these frightening times, and please remember that we have the experience and technology to best serve you, our important clients who are the reason for our continued existence and survival.  At the end of the day, no business is more essential than a family law firm with a  dedicated team ready to shepherd you through any crisis that you and your family are experiencing. Please reach out to us if you need help now at ArlingtonDivorces.com or call (817) 572-9900 and Amanda can get you set up to meet with us to give you advice immediately,

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Family Law

Is your family facing a major change that will require legal involvement?

Whether your family is facing a devastating scenario like divorce or a joyous occasion like adoption, you need the help of an attorney.

Attorney Donna J. Smiedt helps families throughout Southlake, Westover Hills, and Arlington, TX, in all areas of family law.

Reasons to Hire a Law Firm

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Considering Divorce?

Sometimes, dissolving your marriage is the best possible solution for you, your partner, and your children. In Texas, marital property is not divided evenly. Instead, it is divided "fairly and justly." Our team can help you secure the property you deserve and ensure your rights are protected long-term.

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Want to Protect Your Children?

If you share children with a former spouse or partner, you need an attorney to help you protect your child's best interests in the future. After reviewing your situation, we will work closely with your family to reach child custody and child support agreements that uphold your child's best interests at all times.

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Thinking about Adoption?

Adoption is a lengthy and complex process. By pursuing it on your own, you run the risk of unnecessary delays and future issues. Our firm also assists families who are going through adoption, and our lawyers will work directly with agencies or biological parents to ensure a smooth and lawful process.

What Is Family Law?

Family law pertains to divorce, spousal support, child custody and support, paternity, and virtually all other legal issues involving families.

Donna J. Smiedt offers representation to help families in Arlington, TX, Fort Worth, and Tarrant County achieve amicable and positive long-term outcomes. Our family law firm can negotiate arrangements that serve your children's best interests as well as your own. In addition, Donna and our team can also help draft and finalize prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

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Need Help with Your Family Law Case? Schedule a Consultation with Our Law Firm

Family law cases can quickly become very emotional for everyone involved. Because issues concerning families are often highly complex, they require compassionate and dedicated legal representation.

At The Family Law Firm of Donna J Smiedt, we understand what you are going through and will work tirelessly to protect your best interests. Donna J. Smiedt is Board Certified® in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization who has received extensive training in this area. Additionally, our legal team is trained in collaborative law and mediation to achieve fair, effective, and amicable resolutions outside of the courtroom. To speak to our Arlington, TX, team about your case, contact us online or call our law office:

(817) 572-9900

"They Go Out of Their Way to Help You"

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Louise Ervin

2016

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Donna Smiedts Law Firm makes you feel comfortable when you walk in . Donna and her staff did a great job for us and they are there when we need them. They go out of their way to help you. We would recommend The Law Firm of Donna Smiedt very highly.

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Jerry J.

June 2019

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Donna has represented my son in a child custody case and my wife and I in a grandparents custody case and she has done a masterful job. I don't know where my grandchildren would be without Donna.  She has given them a chance to have a much better  life and a chance to be loved and grow into well rounded adults. Donna is a very caring person that really looks out for the benefit of children and her clients.

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We help clients throughout Westover Hills and Southlake.

Reasons to Choose Our Family Law Firm  To Represent You

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Decades in Practice

This is a very specialized area of law, and not all attorneys are qualified to represent families in these types of cases. But Donna J. Smiedt has been practicing family law since 1986. Over the past three decades, she has helped many families achieve positive resolutions.

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Certification

Donna J. Smiedt is one of the only attorneys in Arlington, Fort Worth, or Tarrant County who is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney - Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She earned this certification in 1991, and has since completed additional training in this field to better serve Arlington, TX, and Fort Worth-area clients.

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Results

Our attorneys make every effort to accomplish our clients' wishes and goals within the parameters of the law. A vast majority of our clients have been very happy with the outcomes of their cases. As a result, our Arlington, TX, law firm has received dozens of five-star reviews online. 

Facing a Family Law Issue?  Schedule a Consultation with Our Team

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We serve communities throughout the area, including Southlake and Westover Hills.

Families throughout Arlington, Fort Worth, and Tarrant County have looked to The Family Law Firm of Donna J Smiedt for over 30 years. Because Donna Smiedt is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney – Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she possesses knowledge and training in the area of family law that many other attorneys can't offer. To speak to us about your situation, request a consultation at our Arlington, TX, law office. Contact us online or call us:

(817) 572-9900

"Supportive, Professional, Ethical and Well-Respected"

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Lee Fedornak

2020

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If you have to file for a divorce, PLEASE do NOT go into that unchartered legal arena without Donna's guidance. She is the consummate knowledeable divorce professional! If you are crushingly miserable in your daily life with your spouse, & true happiness is beyond attainable, be brave enough to save yourself. If you step into the Divorce ring, you need the very best to help you from a divorce attorney...That would easily be Donna. Her depth of knowledge in Divorce Law, Process & procedure is second to none. In the courtroom I will tell you she has few peers. She will successfully guide you to a resolution you will be happy with...Have you missed the word "Happy & Peace" in you life...Donna will help you find it again. After going through a challenging divorce with Donna representing me, I ended it by considering her not only the best attorney I could have selected, but a friend...now how many people can say that about their attorney? Thank you very much Donna!

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Valerie Moore

2019

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Donna was my attorney during a very difficult divorce. She is very supportive, professional, ethical and well-respected by her clients, the judges and DFW legal community. Her staff is fantastic. In addition to divorces, Donna has provided professional services in other family law issues I have faced as well will preparation. The services she and her staff have provided to me, my husband and children span a time frame of almost 20 years. I would never consider going to any other attorney for any type of family law issues. Her knowledge in family law cannot be found anywhere else and I highly recommend her. Valerie M.

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Are you thinking of representing yourself in order to save time and money? It's important to think about how much you have to lose

Our lawyers are specially versed in family matters, and we can easily identify risks of unfavorable outcomes for you or your family. Don't risk a negative outcome. 

Our Lawyers Are Also Trained in Collaborative Law & Mediation

Donna J. Smiedt and our legal team are trained in collaborative law and mediation. With collaborative law, our lawyers make it possible for our clients to achieve fair, effective, and amicable resolutions outside of court. In most cases, collaborative law and mediation results in faster, more cost-effective resolutions, which saves our clients time and money compared to traditional methods of litigation. 

A collaborative approach to family law can also keep disputes at a minimum, promote collaboration between parties, and make it easier to maintain a happy relationship free of resentment or hard feelings in the future. 

"Very Talented Family Law Attorney That I Recommend Highly"

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Ruth E.

May 2019

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Donna & her staff are the best. Divorce is always a very emotional time. They were always understanding, supportive, very professional.
If you’re an animal lover & concerned about what happens to your four legged friend in all of this, Donna knows they are family, too.

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Catherine C.

May 2019

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Donna is an amazing, very talented family law attorney that I recommend highly.  She helped me immensely during a very difficult time of my life during my divorce.  She works tirelessly to ensure her clients are well represented, covers all contingencies, (even those you don’t think off), and the bottom line is she WINS the best outcome for your family.

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We proudly serve clients throughout Southlake and Westover Hills.

A Law Firm You Can Trust In a Time of Uncertainty

We understand the emotional toll that dealing with family legal issues has on every individual. That is why we take the time to understand your needs and situation. We also strive to make each of our clients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible at our office, which is why we have divorce therapy dogs. In a time of high stress and uncertainty, you can be sure the Family Law Firm of Donna J Smiedt will do everything we can to give you the representation you deserve and the results you want. Contact us online or call our Arlington, TX office:

(817) 572-9900

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What to Expect

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When you request a consultation at our Arlington office, we will get to know you and your case. Based on our conversation, we will advise you on what documentation to bring to your consultation. 

To help as many clients as possible obtain the legal counsel they need, we offer extremely reasonable initial consultation fees

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Family Law Attorney?

Many families in Arlington, Fort Worth, and Tarrant County are hesitant about hiring an attorney because they are worried about legal fees. But our firm can help you feel prepared by clearly explaining your legal fees and payment options during your first consultation. 

If we mutually decide that we are the best attorneys for your case, you will receive a contract. You can sign on as a client immediately or at a later date if you need more time to decide. 

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"I Would Not Trust Any Other Lawyer"

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Tony Hamud

2021

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I have known Donna since 2006 and am beyond grateful to have had her on my side. She is considerate, confident, and truly a loving person. My journey with her has led her to become a genuine friend of mine and I would highly recommend her to anyone! She will listen to your needs and pour her heart into being an advocate for you. She is unlike any other lawyer and will be real with you and take care of business. She excels at what she does and has a passion for winning for all of her clients. She will listen to you and make it her mission to help you throughout your difficult times. Additionally, her staff is very welcoming and helpful. As a person who has gone through two divorces, I would not trust any other lawyer than Donna. Her name, experience, and years in the business tells you all that you need to know.

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Scott Daniels

2020

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There is no possible way to plan for what challenges life can throw at you. When one of our grown children approached my wife and I needing guidance regarding a custody battle with our grandchild, I knew immediately who I was going to contact for advice. Already having a business-to-business relationship with Donna and her team, I had already been introduced to the knowledge, reputation and professionalism that this firm is so well known for. What I didn't know was how Donna and her team (Mr. Munoz, Jennifer, and Desaray) would shift gears from our business relationship and really take a personal interest in resolving a very important family issue for our son. I find it SO REFRESHING when people/businesses deliver on the promises they make - not because they do business together - because they care about getting the right results in the most efficient manner possible. There are many Family Law Firm options out there and as many unique situations to resolve. In my opinion, there is only one team/firm I would trust with both -Thank You Team Smiedt!

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The Family Law Firm of Donna J Smiedt

The Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt is the premier destination for clients who need representation during a divorce, adoption, or other family law matters. Donna J. Smiedt has been in practice since 1986 and is a Board Certified Family Law Attorney – Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Her other professional affiliations include:

  • Texas Bar College
  • Arlington Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

To schedule a consultation at our Arlington, TX, law firm, contact us online or call (817) 572-9900.

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