About Us

Founded in 1988, Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor is a distinguished family and divorce law firm serving the metro Atlanta and Savannah areas. With a team of excellent attorneys, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal services in various areas of family and divorce law, including child support, child custody, alimony, spousal support, paternity and father's rights, adoption, high asset divorce, contested divorce, and legal separation. Our firm is dedicated to guiding clients through the complexities of these matters with skill and compassion. At Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor, we understand the sensitive nature of family law issues and strive to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

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
Judy Sartain
Melanie Prehodka
Randy Sabatini
Ryan Proctor

In The Community Posts

2024 SM&P Super Lawyers Announced

Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor is proud to announce five of their attorneys have been recognized state-wide for their competence and influence in the legal field. The 2024 Georgia Super Lawyers named Partners Ryan Proctor and Melanie Prehodka as super lawyers, and Dominic Jones, Caitlyn Lindsay-Hood and Catherine Sartain named Rising Stars.…


New Additions to SM&P Family

Two new additions to the Firm are twins born to HR Project Administrator Kaelyn Pruett on July 11, 2023. Her daughter, Presley, and son, AJ came into the world six months ago and have already shown their personalities; AJ is described as an energetic flirt and Presley as a bashful…


Executive Assistant Recently Retires

Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor’s Legal Executive Assistant Lynn Congdon gave her farewell to the Firm during a recent retirement party at the Marietta office. Partners, employees, and family, gathered from the eight locations, those who could not attend sent their regards via correspondence. After serving 12 years with SM&P, Lynn worked…