Stahly LLC prides itself in assisting clients to meet life’s challenges. We practice only family law, so you will have a law firm with very focused skill that you can trust at such a critical time. Stahly LLC draws on its experience to assist clients in a variety of ways to help resolve their case. We use extra effort to work collaboratively throughout the process, even where the other side of the case is being oppositional.
These ways include use of the traditional litigation model, a pre-filing settlement model, a mediation/negotiation settlement model, and to rely on unique tools such as Informed Divorce.
- Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
- Legal Separation
- Parental Responsibilities (Custody)
- Complex asset valuation matters
- Non-traditional families
- Trial preparation and litigation consultation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration)
- Grandparents’ rights
- Psychological parents’ rights (step-parents, etc)
- Contempt of Court actions
- Confidential consultations
- Post-Decree Modification of Maintenance
- Post-Decree Modification of Child Support
- Child Support
Articles and Resources
Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce
How you tell your spouse you are divorcing shapes the outcome. You have been unhappy with your marriage for years. And for the last two or three years you have been thinking about divorce, even fantasizing what life would be like if you were free. You have distanced from your spouse and have been in separate bedrooms for a year.
The “Good” Divorce
The title of this post is misleading: Divorce is difficult and painful for everyone involved, especially kids. I’ve never known anyone to have a “good” divorce, in that way you have a good meal or good sex—even when divorce was the right thing to do for everyone, including the kids. Divorce is horrible. It is the hardest, most painful thing I’ve ever done. And I had a “good” divorce.
New Law Changes Alimony Landscape
It’s part of a national alimony reform movement, with many state legislatures seeking to either limit or standardize spousal maintenance payments. In particular
the focus has been on the lack of consistency in maintenance orders, which resulted in perceptions of unfairness and the inability to predict outcomes.