Roberta G. Stanley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brinkley Morgan
 | 100 SE Third Avenue, 23rd Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: 954-522-2200
Fax: 954-522-9123
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    With more than 35 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 2019 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.

    Additional Offices:

    100 Southeast Third Ave
    23rd Floor
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Phone: 954.522.2200
    Fax: 954.522.9123

    2255 Glades Road
    Suite 414E
    Boca Raton, Florida

    Phone: 561.241.3113
    Fax: 561.241.3226

    319 Clematis Street
    Suite 612
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

    Phone: 561.665.4181

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Roberta Stanley

    Admitted: 1983, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2006-2020, 2020
    • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law - Fort Lauderdale, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
    • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007-2019, 2019
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Florida Chapter, President, 2009
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member
    • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Division, Member
    • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
    • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
    • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association, Member
    • Women's Executive Club of Fort Lauderdale, Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • AAML Fla. Chapter 41st Annual Institute, Speaker, Valuation Strategies: Finding Value in Your Work, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2019
    • AAML Webinar, Speaker, How to Present Tax Evidence in Court, Including Pointers on Effective Cross and Direct and When an Expert is Necessary, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018
    • PGCB Monthly Meeting, Speaker, How Divorce Affects Philanthropy, Planned Giving Council of Broward, 2017
    • AAML 2016 Marital & Family Law Review Course, Speaker, Taxation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016
    • Author, Pitfalls of Divorce in Play for Same-Sex Couples, Daily Business Review, 2015
    • AAML Fla. Chapter 37th Annual Institute, Speaker, Joinder of Third Parties to Dissolution of Marriage Proceedings, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015
    • AAML Fla. Chapter 36th Annual Institute, Speaker, Assessing Income: Maximizing Your Return, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014
    • Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Speaker, Expert Testimony Under Florida’s New Daubert Standard, Brinkley Morgan, 2014
    • Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, Speaker, We Are Now A Daubert State – What Does That Mean?, Brinkley Morgan, 2014
    • Author, Alimony Reform Should Stand for Fairness, Sun Sentinel, 2013
    • Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Speaker, Psychological Privileges, Waivers and What to do When Those Pesky Attorneys Subpoena You, Brinkley Morgan, 2012
    • Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, Speaker, Tax Effecting in Equitable Distribution Awards, Brinkley Morgan, 2012
    • Author, Driving and Divorce: How to Measure Distance When Relocating, Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, 2012
    • Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Speaker, Self Help or Self Destruction?, Brinkley Morgan, 2011
    • Author, Florida Family Law Trial Notebook, James Publishing, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1979
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    Office Location for Roberta G. Stanley

    100 SE Third Avenue
    23rd Floor
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

    Phone: 954-522-2200

    Fax: 954-522-9123

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