ROBERTA G. STANLEY | Partner
954.832.0031
 
Practice Areas
Marital and Family Law
 
ROBERTA G. STANLEY | PARTNER 2017-08-15T11:49:41+00:00

Certification
Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™

Practice Areas
With more than 30 years of experience, Roberta Stanley is board certified by Florida Bar in marital and family law. She specializes in handling complex marital and family law cases for high-profile and high-net-worth individuals and business owners, including the preparation and enforcement of intricate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity and adoption issues, and dissolutions of marriage dealing with equitable distribution, business valuations, taxation issues, alimony, child support, and parental responsibility and timesharing. Additionally, Ms. Stanley regularly consults and advises on out-of-state cases involving Florida family law issues.

Ms. Stanley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, where she previously served as the past President of the Florida Chapter. She is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; the Broward County Bar Association, where she previously served on the Ethics Committee; the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association; and the Women’s Executive Club of Fort Lauderdale.

She is consistently recognized for her legal work, including her rating as an AV Preeminent® attorney, the highest ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Most recently, she was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law for the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  She has also been listed as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine and among The Best Lawyers in America© each consecutive year since 2006, and as a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide since 2007.  Ms. Stanley also frequently lectures and publishes on a variety of family law subjects.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Stanley participates in several community organizations, particularly those that serve to assist in ending homelessness. She is an avid supporter of The Lord’s Place and a past member of the board of directors for Broward Partnership for the Homeless. She is also an active parishioner of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, which sponsors several mission programs.

Publications and Presented Materials
Speaker, “Taxation,” AAML 2016 Marital & Family Law Review Course, January 30, 2016
Speaker, “Joinder of Third Parties to Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings,” AAML Fla. Chapter 37th Annual Institute, May 2, 2015
“Pitfalls of Divorce in Play for Same-Sex Couples,” Daily Business Review, March 20, 2015
Speaker, “We Are Now A Daubert State – What Does That Mean?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 9, 2014
Speaker, “Assessing Income: Maximizing Your Return,” AAML Fla. Chapter 36th Annual Institute, May 2, 2014
Speaker, “Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Jan. 17, 2014
“Alimony Reform Should Stand for Fairness,” Sun Sentinel, September 21, 2013
Speaker, “Psychological Privileges, Waivers and What to do When Those Pesky Attorneys Subpoena You,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Dec, 6, 2012
“Driving and Divorce: How to Measure Distance When Relocating,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, July 31, 2012
Speaker, “Tax Effecting in Equitable Distribution Awards,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, June 8, 2012
Speaker, “Self Help or Self Destruction?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Dec, 2, 2011
Author, Florida Family Law Trial Notebook, James Publishing, October 27, 2005

Accomplishments
AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2006-2017
– Top 50 2017 Women Florida Super Lawyers, 2017
– Top 100 2017 Miami Super Lawyers, 2017
The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2006-2018
– Lawyer of the Year – Family Law – Fort Lauderdale, 2017
Florida’s Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007-2017

Professional Associations
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™
– President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, Florida Chapter, 2009
American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Division
Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Palm Beach County Bar Association
South Palm Beach County Bar Association
Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association
Women’s Executive Club of Fort Lauderdale

Community Engagement
The Lord’s Place
Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Past Member of Board of Directors
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church

Admissions
Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Supreme Court

Education
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1979
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1983