Stapleton Family Law
Kate focuses her practice exclusively on family law, delivering pragmatic, compassionate help during challenging times. Kate is an experienced trial attorney, with years of litigation work including complex custody agreements; high asset divorces including business valuations; abuse issues; and military divorces. Kate was a military spouse herself, and interned with the JAG corps during law school. As such, she has a unique and robust understanding of military benefits and their correct allocation at divorce.
Before starting her firm in 2016, Kate was Associate Attorney at a well-regarded Tacoma, WA family law firm. There, she learned how to deliver quality results while treating all parties with dignity and respect.
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, and by her ongoing involvement with Legal Aid of Eastern Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Saint Louis, and the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar Association.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|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|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
- Washington, Missouri
Associate Attorney | The Law Office of Rachel Rolfs
2015 - 2016
Managing Attorney | The Law Office of Kate Stapleton
2016 - 2019
Juris Doctorate | St. Mary's University School of Law
2011 - 2014
Attorney Rating and Feedback
Publications and Presentations
TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $250
TYPICAL FIXED FEE: --
TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: --
Saint Louis, Missouri, Saint Louis County
Get a Lawyer Now
Tired of searching?
Anonymously post your legal needs quickly and for free, and lawyers interested in helping you will contact you via email!