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Helping Texas Families For More Than 25 Years

Meet Paula

Dallas Family law attorney Paula Lock Smyth takes a different approach. As heard on “The Ticket” radio station in Dallas, Paula is known as “The Locksmith!” For her clients having “The Locksmith” as their attorney means that their interests are protected every step of the way during the divorce process.


For most couples, ending a marriage is a complex process that requires them to equitably divide their property, financial assets, debts and parenting … [Read More...]

Collaborative Divorce

Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Painful Rarely is doing battle in a courtroom beneficial to a family. Litigation can be a lengthy, expensive process that … [Read More...]


For many people, divorce is one of the most difficult transitions of their lives. Not only can untangling finances, property and parenting … [Read More...]

Property Division

Property Division In Divorce During a divorce, many couples are surprised at how difficult it can be to divide not only high-valued assets, such as … [Read More...]

Parenting Rights

Although the Texas statutes that govern child custody and visitation do not discriminate on the basis of a parent’s gender, in many conservative … [Read More...]

Probate, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

When you have lost a loved one, the probate process can be one more in a long line of difficulties. Probate courts resolve estates according to a … [Read More...]