Tara M. Smalstig

CONTACT TARA
smalstigt@dwapc.com
765.288.8950 (phone)
765.289.5803 (fax)

ASSISTANT
Jessica Smith
smithj@dwapc.com
765.288.8950 (phone)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Property division
    • Child custody and visitation
    • Spousal maintenance
    • Post-divorce
    • Premarital agreements
    • Paternity
    • Adoptions
    • Guardianships
  • Immigration
    • H-1B
    • J-1 Waiver
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business
    • Business Counsel & Contracts
    • Business Structuring/Choice of Entity
  • Estate Planning – Wills & Trust
    • Revocable living trusts
    • Irrevocable trusts
    • Charitable planning
    • General durable power of attorney
    • Health care representative
    • Living Will
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Partner

Bar/Court Admissions

Federal:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

State:

  • Indiana

First Year Admitted to Practice Law
2003

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Tennessee, B.A, 1998

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

  • Muncie Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
  • East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council
  • Completed 40 hours Civil Mediation Training
  • Completed crossover Family Mediation Training

Community Involvement

  • Muncie Family YMCA, Board of Directors 2007 – Present (Past Chair)
    • Chair 2011-2014
    • Co-Chair YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign 2005-06
  • Secret Families, Inc., Board of Directors 2010 – Present (Secretary)
  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Board of Directors 2005 – Present (Past Chair 2008-2009)
  • Delaware County TB Association, Board of Directors 2005 – Present
  • Business Network International (BNI)(Cardinal Success Chapter) 2003 – Present (Past Vice President)
  • Altrusa Club of Muncie 2004 – Present
  • Altrusa Foundation Board 2014 –
  • Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2005 – 2011 (Past Chair 2009-2010)
  • Muncie Children’s Museum, Board of Directors 2004-06
  • Boys Scouts, Golden Eagle FOS Community Co-Chair 2011
  • Yorktown JAA, Volunteer and Assistant Coach 2006 – Present
  • Academy for Community Leadership Graduate 2004
  • Minnetrista Business Partnership Campaign, Volunteer

Presentations/Publications/CLE
Lecturer and author of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum:

  • “HIPAA and Its Impact on Employers”
  • “Estate Planning for You and Your Family”
  • “Federal and Indiana Rules Governing Electronically Stored Information”

Awards

  • The Star Press Top 20 Leaders Under 40 2014
  • Athena Young Professional Award 2013
  • Top 10 Finalist, Muncie Star Press Person of the Year 2010
  • Muncie Area’s Finest Civil Attorney 2008
  • Muncie Area’s Finest Estate Law Attorney 2008
  • Altrusa Club of Muncie, Nell Brogden Community Service Award – 2007
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