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,

Our CPS Lawyers Can Help You

If you have been notified that you are under investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS), it is essential that you hire legal counsel immediately. Call (817) 572-9900 to schedule your consultation with an attorney at the Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt. Our firm in Arlington, TX, has been in practice for over 30 years, protecting the rights of families like yours. Led by Donna J. Smiedt, a Board Certified Family Law Attorney – Texas Board of Legal Specialization, our team of CPS lawyers can provide legal guidance to help you navigate this complex process and protect your rights.

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Our attorneys can protect your rights and make certain that your family's best interests are upheld.

What is CPS?

Child Protective Services is a government agency that is responsible for providing services that help protect children from:

  • Physical abuse or neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse or neglect

What Happens when CPS Is Involved? 

If there has been a report of child abuse or neglect, an investigation will be initiated. It begins with CPS contacting you. They will then conduct interviews with you, your child, and even acquaintances such as neighbors. Medical or psychological examinations may also be performed.

Once the investigation has concluded, the caseworker will determine whether there is evidence of abuse or neglect, or the risk of such circumstances. If they confirm the risk or occurrence of neglect or abuse, they will either create a plan to help protect the child (which may include therapy or support services) or the child will be removed from your custody

Donna and her team can help you protect your rights and ensure that you are not treated unfairly. 

Regardless of how the investigation unfolds, it is highly recommended that you find legal representation as soon as you are contacted by CPS.

Why You Need a Family Law Attorney

Once an investigation has begun, you will be expected to follow strict guidelines in a timely manner. Under the stress you are facing, it can be difficult to manage all of the deadlines and hearings you need to attend. Our legal team can help ensure that you meet all the requirements of the case. You will be under intense scrutiny, and a family law attorney can provide you with guidance to ensure that you do not mistakenly harm your chances of keeping your children. 

Additionally, our CPS lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the rules the agency is required to follow and are aware of any violations. Family law attorneys are also very familiar with the local court system, so they will generally know what to expect as the case unfolds. As such, they can help you protect your rights to your child and ensure that you are not treated unfairly. 

Time Is of the Essence

Do not hesitate to contact our firm online or call us at (817) 572-9900 to speak with one our knowledgeable family law attorneys. Our team is dedicated to helping you protect your family's best interests and will provide the support you need during this trying time. 

the team at The Family Law Firm of Donna J Smiedt

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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