The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased that SM&P’s client relations director Victoria Turney has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat in Marietta through its Garden for Wildlife movement. NWF applauds Victoria’s effort to create an environment that supports birds, butterflies, bees, frogs,…
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.
Professionalism & Results
When we get to work on your behalf, you'll benefit from:
Our many years of experience
We've practiced law since 1988. Because of our many years of experience and involvement in the legal community, we know the courts, judges, and opposing attorneys. We know the system, we know the players, and we know what to expect for your case.
Our focus and dedication to divorce and family law
Our attorneys focus and specialize in divorce and family law, which means we introduce you to the right attorneys to fit your specific needs.
Our entire team helping you
While you may work primarily with an individual attorney, you benefit from our entire team's knowledge. We regularly share information, learn from one another, and pass on that knowledge to you while working on your case.
We'll take and answer your calls. You will hear from a person, not an automated reply, when you reach out to us.
Our creative legal solutions
One size does not fit all. We have deep expertise in non-litigious court alternatives such as collaborative law and mediation that may lower your legal costs and the stress of figuring out child custody while still meeting your goals.
Our tried and true strategies
While we may encourage negotiation and creative solutions early on in the process, we're still ready for hard-hitting, complex litigation when necessary. We will fight hard on your behalf.
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.
In The Community Posts
In late October, Cobb Justice Foundation/Cobb Legal Aid Fellows invited attorneys, judges, legal staff, and others in the Cobb County area for an evening of fun at The Brickyard in Marietta. Proceeds benefitted a great cause, raising both funds for and awareness of critical Legal Aid services available to low-income…
SM&P attorney Judy Sartain was the guest speaker at a recent monthly meeting of the Family Law Society at the University of Georgia School of Law. She offered insight into the practice of family law that they won’t find in textbooks to the approximately 35 attending law students. During her…
From Our Clients
“Randy provided us with great legal guidance/advice during a very difficult situation…”
“…I highly recommend Randy and his team to anyone seeking a divorce”
“Tracy and her team did an amazing job with my difficult case and the end result, I feel, will go a long way in protecting my children…”
“If you are looking for a firm who is responsive, communicates and cares, this is the one! Ryan Proctor is supportive, easy to talk to, and works hard for you. Can’t say enough about their professionalism!”
“We felt everything was thorough and complete. The templates were easy to follow. Our overall experience was professional with excellent service.”
“Ms. Webre is professional, thorough and compassionate to her clients… We are thankful for the supreme service, she gave us.”
” Randy went over the possibilities of my case and explained in detail what to expect and how to go about it….Randy is extremely professional and his experience demonstrated his ability to win cases… “
” 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… “
” I was battling a family custody case for over 6 weeks before I hired Shanti and he stepping in right away and provided me results I was looking for. His attitude, determination and hard work was what I needed. He’s very knowledgeable…me and my son are thankful for all of his hard work… “
” …hiring a lawyer can get very costly but Shanti’s legal fees are very fair and affordable. I highly recommend him. Thank you again! “
” During the most difficult time in my life, Randy was a calming voice during a bunch of madness…in the end, it was the best outcome and I have moved on to a better life. Many thanks “
” …Melanie Webre and her team were very professional and made me feel comfortable from the start … I would recommend ANYONE, if you want to see results! “
” ..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. “
” Melody is extremely knowledgeable with the law and was able to help me with my visitation case. I could not be happier with the outcome. “
” Tracy Crider was easy to talk to, yet to the point, and aggressive when called upon. She always made me feel like I was the only concern she had. “
” This is a tremendously caring and skilled firm… “
” Everyone I’ve met from the clerical staff, bookkeepers to the paralegals wants to ensure your questions are answered to the best of their ability – and if they don’t know, they will be expedient in finding out the answer. “
” They know their stuff PERIOD. “
” …a close-knit, family environment, and the lawyers care about your personal issues. “
” 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. “
” Randy was amazing during a very difficult divorce. He was just as much a counselor as he was my attorney. Very Calming and level headed…very conscientious about not spending unnecessary time and money on the case. “
” Melody Swilling turned a difficult and painful situation into a positive experience…I was impressed with her representation. “
” …we found her (Melody Swilling) to be a welcoming professional, and very knowledgeable in her field. The discussion was frank and to the point. “
” 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. “
” Tracy (Crider) has the ability to work through some complex issues with ease and always keeps a smile on her face…she will take a stressful situation and keep you at ease and walk you through the entire process… “
” Gina Grady helped me stay focused on the objective by developing a clear plan on how to move forward on this matter…provided clear and objective legal advice and direction throughout the case. “
” Thank you so much Ms. Webre for making this nightmare go away. You not only brought great emotional comfort to me from the first time you walked in that courtroom, but I also knew I was in good hands legally… “
” Randy’s experience with, and knowledge of Georgia divorce law helped me understand my legal rights and what my options were to either settle, mediate, or go to court… “
” Randy is highly skilled, compassionate and very thorough. He’s just a great attorney! He and his team were professional and extremely knowledgeable. “