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10 Years Ago This Week

By on March 11, 2013 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was 10 years ago that I obtained a business license for a law practice.

So much happened in my life which was the impetus for beginning this law firm. There were plenty of challenges, but I truly believe challenges are opportunities for success.

My opportunities began when I divorced in 1993, single mom with a 5 and 3 year old. It was an acrimonious divorce, with years of nasty custody and support litigation that took a toll on my children as well as myself. I wanted to create a better life for the kids and myself and I went to law school at night, while working during the day. Some days were 18 or more hour days in light of the distance from home to work and school.

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Myrlys Stockdale Becomes Certified Family Law Specialist

By on July 11, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization has just certified local attorney Myrlys Stockdale as a legal specialist in family law. Ms. Stockdale, 47, is the managing attorney of the marriage and family law firm Stockdale Law Firm, Inc., located in El Dorado Hills and serving clients for the past nearly 10 years.

She is a family law mediator, and serves as court-appointed special master and court-appointed minor’s counsel in the Sacramento area.

According to the State Bar of California website, “California attorneys who are certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.” Read more …

New Law: Teenagers Testifying in Custody Matters

By on January 3, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This week (January 1, 2012 to be exact) marks the effective date of a new law allowing children 14 years or older to provide input on custody or visitation matters in family court.

Specifically, the amendments to Family Code Section 3042 provide that the 14 or older child “shall be permitted” to address the court unless the judge determines that doing so would not be in the child’s best interest.

There has been a great deal of discussion in the family law community about whether the potential benefit of child testimony outweighs the potential detriment to the child and the parent/child relationship. Read more …

Voted Best Lawyer in El Dorado Hills

By on April 27, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Stockdale Law Firm is pleased to graciously accept the award of Best Lawyer/Law Firm in El Dorado Hills from the readers of the Village Life newspaper (in the April 27, 2011, Best of El Dorado Hills edition).

Our firm was founded by managing attorney Myrlys L. Stockdale in 2003. Since then, our presence in the El Dorado area has grown tremendously as has our fondness of the El Dorado Hills community we serve. Over the years, we have supported the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, the El Dorado Hills Community Vision, Inc., the El Dorado Hills CSD, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and many other local groups and events. Read more …

10 Things to Know Before Filing for Divorce

By on January 22, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , |
  1. Over 95% of all divorce cases settle before they go to trial, so try mediation rather than taking an adversarial position. And if mediation’s not for you, there are other options like collaborative divorce and even arbitration.
  2. Before you file for divorce, think about your goals for the ultimate outcome of your case. You can only make good decisions in choosing how to file, whether or not to try mediation or collaborative law, how to select an attorney, and how to proceed if you know where you want to end up when it’s all over. Read more …

El Dorado Hills Office

3840 El Dorado Hills Blvd.
Suite 301
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4567

Phone: (916) 933-5545
Fax: (916) 933-9833

Email: legalteam@burkefamilylawfirm.com

Roseville Office

915 Highland Pointe Drive
Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95678

Phone: (916) 933-5545
Fax: (916) 933-9833

Email: legalteam@burkefamilylawfirm.com

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