The Law Office of Kate Stapleton
Kate's clients describe her as perceptive, straightforward, and aggressive in the courtroom. She understands that each case is unique, and consistently goes the "extra mile" for her clients.
Kate focuses her practice exclusively on family law, delivering pragmatic, compassionate help during challenging times. Kate’s personal dedication to her clients is evidenced by her past work with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, the Immigration Clinic at St. Mary’s University School of Law (Kate’s alma mater), and by her ongoing involvement with Volunteer Legal Services in Tacoma.
As an undergraduate, Kate majored in Psychology, which provides her with a unique skill set that distinguishes her from her peers. In 2013, Kate interned with the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. Her experience with the JAG Corps, combined with her role as a military spouse, lends her a keen understanding of the needs of military members and their families. Kate was awarded the National Military Family Association licensing scholarship in 2015 and remains active within the military community.
Areas of Law and Practice
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|Family Law||Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights|
Associate Attorney | The Law Office of Rachel Rolfs
2015 - 2016
Juris Doctorate | St. Mary's University School of Law
2011 - 2014
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Tacoma, Washington, Pierce County
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