Divorce is both an ending and a beginning. Collaborative practice helps each spouse anticipate their needs in moving forward and include these in the discussions. When children are involved, collaborative practice makes their future a number one priority. As a more respectful, dignified process, collaborative practice helps families make a smoother transition to the next stage of their lives.
Melody Swilling turned a difficult and painful situation into a positive experience...I was impressed with her representation.
I want you (Lance Dutton) to know that I really appreciate your approach - fair, professional, and yet very comforting and caring. Exactly what I have needed in this complex situation.
Ryan (Proctor) guided me through the process and treated my case as if I was a part of his family. ...when I was really down and not handling the stress instinctively, Ryan would call on me to see how I was doing.
Lance Dutton ... kept us informed of all aspects of the cases as they occurred by phone, e-mail and even texts. All calls or emails that we made to him were answered usually in a matter of a few minutes and definitely by the end of the day...He puts a lot of time into these cases and I trusted him completely...
...thank you to the amazing set of lawyers, paralegals and staff that dedicated their time and energy to helping my brother. Each person went to bat so strongly, emotionally and passionately for my brother and his children.
We are an Atlanta law firm specializing in divorce and family law with offices in Marietta, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, and Johns Creek. Founded in 1988, Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor offers competent legal advice and advocacy in the areas of divorce and family law, including child support and custody, alimony and spousal support, paternity and father's rights, and adoption.