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When ordinary people need a lawyer

Divorce is often an emotional process with many complex legal considerations. This is especially true for couples who have children. The couple needs to decide where the child will live, how time will be shared between the parents, who will be responsible for certain parenting tasks, and how the child will be supported financially. Attorney Eric Smith assists clients in dealing with matters of child custody and child support in Grand Prairie TX, as well as Johnson Count, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, TX. He can help you navigate complicated Texas child support and custody laws as well as represent you in court to fight for your personal interests. Either call (817) 860-2800 or fill out our online contact form today and Attorney Smith will reach out to you as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and providing the legal assistance you need.

Texas Child Support Laws: Navigating the Courts


Child custody and visitation are typically some of the most sensitive topics in family law. It is not uncommon for disputes to occur over where a child will primarily live and how time will be shared between parents. If the parents can’t come to an agreement, a judge will make the decision in court. Attorney Eric Smith will work to pursue a solution that is in the best interest of you and your child. He has practiced family law in Texas since 2005, advising and representing clients in a variety of unique child custody cases.


Texas law favors parenting plans that share custody between both parents. However, there are cases in which they will award sole custody to one parent. These cases typically involve abuse or evidence that the child will not have a stable upbringing under one parent. Courts in Texas determine child custody based on what they believe to be the best interest of the child. They consider the distance between the parents’ homes, the parenting abilities of each parent, the wishes of the child, and more.

Attorney Eric Smith assists clients with child support and custody matters in the following Texas counties:

  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Mansfield, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX

Call Attorney Smith whenever you need assistance with child support

When ordinary people need a lawyer


Attorney Eric J. Smith has been practicing law in Texas since 2005. He assists clients in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law, real estate closing, and small business entity formation. Attorney Smith prioritizes educating his clients, breaking down complex legal matters into the words that they can understand.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. The Law Office of Eric J. Smith looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and the Law Office of Eric J. Smith.

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