About Us

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.

Our responsiveness

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.

Our Partners

Mary A. Montgomery
Melanie Prehodka
Randy Sabatini
Ryan Proctor

Collaborative Practice

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.

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In The Community Posts

SM&P Partner Melanie Prehodka Featured on Podcast

Melanie Prehodka, SM&P partner, was recently featured on the Kirkley Hennessy Show podcast. During the show, she discussed different areas of family law, including divorce, child support, and adoption. “This was my first experience with a podcast,” Melanie said. “It won’t be my last. This form of communication is an…

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SM&P Supports Jersey Mike’s to Benefit the Special Olympics

SM&P, in support of the Special Olympics USA Games, participated in Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving where 100% of the profits benefited the Games being held in Orlando this June. The Special Olympics offers opportunities for athletes eight years and older with physical or intellectual disabilities to compete in a…

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Keep Marietta Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup

When you combine SM&P’s love of community service with their appreciation of our area’s beautiful outdoors, you know that Keep Marietta Beautiful’s Love the Loop event in support of the Great American Cleanup was the perfect volunteer opportunity for them. Again. This year, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is celebrating its…

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