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,

High-Asset Divorce

Child custody, support, and property division during a divorce are always complicated processes. When foreign assets, insurance policies, and trusts are involved, it requires an attorney who understands how to ensure that these valuable assets are divided fairly. Donna Smiedt is a high asset divorce attorney in Arlington, TX, who can protect your best interests. Her team has helped many clients through divorces involving especially valuable estates. She can navigate complex property law as well as prenuptial and post-marital agreements. Call (817) 572-9900 or contact us online to book a case review.

What Constitutes High-Asset Divorce?

High-asset divorces frequently involve:

  • Domestic and foreign real estate
  • Trusts
  • Privately and publicly held companies
  • Life insurance policies, proceeds, and annuities
  • Rights and royalties to oil and mineral deposits
  • Professional practices and partnerships
  • Patents or other intellectual property
  • Stock options
  • Domestic and foreign employee benefit plans
  • Money market and other financial accounts

At the Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt, Donna and her team understand how to locate and assess all domestic and foreign assets. 

Property Division

Under Texas law, all property is assumed to be community property and divided accordingly. Since Texas is a no-fault state, community property is often divided equally between both spouses. However, certain property may be considered separate if you can prove it was acquired prior to marriage or by gift or inheritance. 

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The team is here to help ensure that your assets are divided fairly.

The division of community property can become especially complex when assets are commingled or hidden. In some cases, you may need to file a financial restraining order to prevent your spouse from changing the financial status of your estate before the final divorce agreement is settled. 

Prenuptial or Post-Marital Agreements

Well-drafted prenuptial or post-marital agreements can be an effective way to protect valuable property and minimize conflict. However, these documents can also greatly affect divorce proceedings. Many Texas courts require separate contract litigation to explore the terms of the agreement and the conditions under which the documents were signed.

Whether you are the higher- or lower-earning spouse, it is crucial that you have an advocate who can ensure your property is protected.

Depending on the language of your contract, you may need to contradict certain aspects, such as asset value or debt obligations. Our team can protect your best interests during a prenuptial or post-marital agreement litigation. 

Why Hire an Attorney?

Whether you are the higher- or lower-earning spouse, it is crucial that you have an advocate who can ensure that your property is divided fairly. Donna Smiedt and her team can help you take a detailed inventory of all assets, including those more difficult to quantify such as stock options or retirement accounts. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are considering a divorce and are concerned about how the value of your estate will affect the proceedings, contact our office online or by phone at (817) 572-9900 today. Donna and her associate can evaluate your case and begin ensuring that you are protected. Our team performs a wide range of divorce services, including divorce mediation and collaborative divorce.

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