Kate Smith, Board Certified Family Law Attorney

Kate Smith, Board Certified Family Law Attorney At the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC, our knowledgeable family law attorney is committed to provid

At the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC in Colleyville, our family law attorney is experienced in handling a variety of sensitive legal matters, such as divorce, child custody, estate planning, and business disputes. Our legal team understands how stressful these situations can be and will work with you to address your specific needs and goals to craft tailored solutions that protect your interests

. You can rely on us for the compassionate and personalized attention you need during this challenging time. Get started on your case by reaching out to our law office today to set up an initial consultation with our knowledgeable Colleyville family law attorney to learn more about your legal options.

11/22/2023

The new office is coming along!
After having spent the last 19 years at our current location, we are very excited to be moving just down the street to 6508 Colleyville Blvd. It’s a great location, still in Colleyville but also very convenient for our clients in Southlake and Grapevine. We are not only doubling our space, we are adding two attorneys in the New Year as well so send me your resume if interested. Open house details coming soon!

10/30/2023

Social learning theory, which was developed in the early to mid-20th century by Albert Bandura, is a psychological perspective that emphasizes the

It’s not uncommon for spouses to have trouble communicating about  ,  , and children. This is not a great set-up for pos...
10/09/2023

It’s not uncommon for spouses to have trouble communicating about , , and children. This is not a great set-up for post-divorce .

When you are going through a divorce, it can feel as if the process will never end, especially if you’ve chosen litigation. During a litigated

Despite how common   are these days, there are still misconceptions that should be dispelled.
10/03/2023

Despite how common are these days, there are still misconceptions that should be dispelled.

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. And it is a decision made by many people in our society. Despite the ever..

Collaborative Divorce in the NYT ❤️
09/26/2023

Collaborative Divorce in the NYT ❤️

In one divorce announcement after another, high-profile couples are abiding by the golden rule of the schoolyard: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

When parents can avoid these 5   mistakes, children and teens will have less stress, worry, and adjust more quickly.
09/25/2023

When parents can avoid these 5 mistakes, children and teens will have less stress, worry, and adjust more quickly.

Divorce is stressful and creates a variety of emotions. It takes time for everyone to adjust to their new normal and for children to acclimate

Divorces for Baby Boomers is double the rate from the late 20th Century. While it’s not rapidly increasing,    after age...
09/18/2023

Divorces for Baby Boomers is double the rate from the late 20th Century. While it’s not rapidly increasing, after age 50 can be financially devastating, especially if you’re close to a planned retirement.

So is the sad fact that divorce after age 50 can be financially devastating, especially if you’re close to a planned retirement.

Feeling in control can be calming, but how can we achieve this when going through a   that often instills fear, uncertai...
09/12/2023

Feeling in control can be calming, but how can we achieve this when going through a that often instills fear, uncertainty, and other unpleasant emotions?

Divorce can be a time in our lives when we not only have our usual day-to-day life, but we now have also added, willingly or not

When facing a  , what do you think is more valuable:  Someone to make you feel better by saying that nothing has to chan...
09/06/2023

When facing a , what do you think is more valuable: Someone to make you feel better by saying that nothing has to change or someone who will give it to you straight?

When you are facing a life changing decision like divorce, what do you think you will find more valuable: Someone to make you feel better

Divorce after age 50 can be financially devastating, especially if you’re close to a planned retirement.
08/28/2023

Divorce after age 50 can be financially devastating, especially if you’re close to a planned retirement.

So is the sad fact that divorce after age 50 can be financially devastating, especially if you’re close to a planned retirement.

08/18/2023

Really honored to be included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Collaborative Law: Family Law.

It takes time for everyone to adjust to the new normal after a  . When parents can avoid these 5 mistakes, children and ...
05/02/2023

It takes time for everyone to adjust to the new normal after a . When parents can avoid these 5 mistakes, children and teens will have less stress, worry, and will adjust more quickly.

Divorce is stressful and creates a variety of emotions. It takes time for everyone to adjust to their new normal and for children to acclimate

If you want to leave money to your cats, let’s talk!
02/25/2023

If you want to leave money to your cats, let’s talk!

More than 20 years ago, something unusual happened in the small town of Dixfield, Maine. A lady named Barbara Thorpe had left almost all of her money—$200,000—to benefit the cats of her hometown. When Barbara died in 2002, those cats suddenly got very, very rich. And that is when all the trouble...

12/19/2022

Holidays can be difficult for children during a divorce. To ease the pain, establish new traditions for you and your children to enjoy over the holidays.

12/13/2022

The role of custody evaluations in a divorce is to determine what is in the best interest of the children. A child custody evaluator will

11/22/2022

Don't spoil holidays for the family. Here are some tips for how to make the holidays go smoothly when you’re dealing with restructured families.

11/15/2022

If this is your first holiday season since your separation, then now is the time to start thinking about what the holidays are going to look

Very honored to have been named both a Super Lawyer and Top Attorney this year. Thank you to all my colleagues who nomin...
11/09/2022

Very honored to have been named both a Super Lawyer and Top Attorney this year. Thank you to all my colleagues who nominated me!

How does collaborative divorce help preserve relationships?
11/07/2022

How does collaborative divorce help preserve relationships?

Many years after the divorce, I am convinced that the collaborative divorce process laid the groundwork for that reality. It helped us...

  takes an emotional toll on the family. The current real estate market has added to that with increasing interest rates...
10/10/2022

takes an emotional toll on the family. The current real estate market has added to that with increasing interest rates, declining house prices, and diminishing values in asset accounts.

Divorce takes an emotional, mental, and financial toll on the family. The real estate market has added to that with increasing interest rates

09/26/2022

When parents decide that it’s time to separate and divorce, they also have to decide how they will continue to co-parent their children.

09/06/2022

As a Collaborative Divorce Attorney, I have witnessed the sheer agony experienced by those I have served in making the decision to divorce.

08/22/2022

These ten tips should help you co-parent in a more stress-free environment that will benefit not only you but more importantly will alleviate

There is a bit of misinformation on the internet today about   laws in Texas. Here are three of the most common e-myths.
08/15/2022

There is a bit of misinformation on the internet today about laws in Texas. Here are three of the most common e-myths.

There is quite a bit of misinformation on the internet today about divorce laws in Texas. Here are three of the most common e-myths:

08/08/2022

Going back to school after a divorce is challenging for children. Talk with your children about their feelings and help them manage their fears.

What exactly is   and when should you refer someone to a   lawyer?
07/25/2022

What exactly is and when should you refer someone to a lawyer?

At the beginning of the collaborative process all parties must sign an agreement that they will not go to court. As a result, if the process

If someone could remove all the emotional complexity out of a   would be a lot like dissolving a business partnership. M...
07/18/2022

If someone could remove all the emotional complexity out of a would be a lot like dissolving a business partnership. Most people struggle to handle tough decisions in a business setting – let alone when things are so emotionally difficult like in a divorce.

Getting divorced (and doing it well) is an expensive task.If someone were to do the impossible task of removing all the emotional complexity

Although many of us consider our   to be family members, the Texas Family Code still considers them to be property, for ...
07/12/2022

Although many of us consider our to be family members, the Texas Family Code still considers them to be property, for the purposes of a . If your pet was acquired, adopted or purchased during the marriage, most likely the pet is .

Although many of us consider our pets to be family members, the Texas Family Code still considers them to be property

Many couples who face   do so because they have been experiencing significant   difficulties. When couples face these is...
06/27/2022

Many couples who face do so because they have been experiencing significant difficulties. When couples face these issues and decide to file for divorce, it is important to evaluate the , , income, and expenses of the marital estate to determine whether filing for can relieve one or both parties from debilitating post-divorce financial problems.

Many couples who face divorce do so because they have been experiencing significant financial difficulties. These financial woes may be one

Learning to co-parent during and after   is a skill to be learned and is not something that just happens magically. You ...
06/20/2022

Learning to co-parent during and after is a skill to be learned and is not something that just happens magically. You need to learn a new set of skills for after divorce.

One of the biggest challenges facing parents who are divorcing is how to create and maintain a healthy and effective post-divorce

There are many unnecessary stressors on children. These tips will help you co-parent more stress-free and remove one str...
06/20/2022

There are many unnecessary stressors on children. These tips will help you co-parent more stress-free and remove one stressor from your child's life.

These ten tips should help you co-parent in a more stress-free environment that will benefit not only you but more importantly will alleviate

The collaborative process offers a unique opening to foster positive co-parenting.Divorce is difficult, but through the ...
05/06/2022

The collaborative process offers a unique opening to foster positive co-parenting.

Divorce is difficult, but through the collaborative process we are able to develop a couple’s co-parenting skills and work on building trust.

The phrase “Co-parenting and Collaborative Law” has a nice ring to it. But how does the collaborative process facilitate co-parenting?

“My ex is poisoning my kids towards me. She is feeding them lies!”While many adults can recover from the negative effect...
04/29/2022

“My ex is poisoning my kids towards me. She is feeding them lies!”

While many adults can recover from the negative effects of a contentious divorce, let’s focus on the most impressionable party of all: the children.

There are some statements that therapists often hear from parents when they go through a traditional divorce. Instead of helping parents

There are many advantages to pursuing a Collaborative Divorce instead of the traditional adversarial approach.• Collabor...
04/08/2022

There are many advantages to pursuing a Collaborative Divorce instead of the traditional adversarial approach.

• Collaborative Divorce can be more economical for both spouses
• It can be faster and more expedient
• It is family-focused and child-friendly

Read more about the pros (and cons) of the Collaborative process in our latest blog post.

For couples contemplating divorce, collaborative divorce can be an attractive approach to respectfully resolve their differences without going

Did you know that texts, emails, and social media can have a significant impact on the outcome of a divorce?Patterns of ...
03/04/2022

Did you know that texts, emails, and social media can have a significant impact on the outcome of a divorce?

Patterns of abuse, a person’s character, or even wrongful acts can be found through the years in these electronic databases or also shared computer content.

Read attorney Gratia Schoemakers's (GP Schoemakers, PLLC) article on maintaining privacy and communicating with courtesy on digital media.

In our daily lives, technology has become the new norm. We don't think twice about using email, text, or social media posts to communicate

"There is no such thing as a friendly divorce.""Divorce is outrageously expensive."Have you heard these myths? A Collabo...
02/25/2022

"There is no such thing as a friendly divorce."

"Divorce is outrageously expensive."

Have you heard these myths? A Collaborative Divorce team can help a couple stay amicable—saving them money and heartache. Learn more from family attorney Norma Trusch's blog post.

As a divorce lawyer, I am often surprised by the questions I hear from my clients reflecting common misconceptions about divorce...

Bitterness, anger, negativity—it's fair to feel these things towards a former spouse, but parents must model behaviors o...
02/18/2022

Bitterness, anger, negativity—it's fair to feel these things towards a former spouse, but parents must model behaviors of stability and emotional health for their children.

Learn more about keeping your kids first through the Children's Bill of Rights in the latest blog post from Mary E. Jones, Attorney At Law.

Children need to see their parents being supportive of each other, especially during a divorce. They need to see their parents having

The period around   remains one of the busiest times of the year for family lawyers.Divorce has the potential to be one ...
02/04/2022

The period around remains one of the busiest times of the year for family lawyers.

Divorce has the potential to be one of the most emotionally difficult times of your life, so be sure to read our article on how to best manage your emotions, finances, and family matters.

Type in the words "Valentine's Day" and "divorce" next to each other, and you'll get a sense of how much pressure the holiday places on people to not only

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If you are faced with a family law dispute, need assistance with estate planning, or you are in the middle of a business dispute, the experienced Colleyville attorney at the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC can provide the exceptional legal guidance you need to protect your interests and achieve your goals. With Kate Smith on your side, you will receive the strong legal support you need to navigate the potential obstacles of your case and secure the best possible outcome. Reach out to our law office in Colleyville today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about our legal services.


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