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Separation Attorneys

Trusted Legal Guidance in Austin

Separation can be an effective tool for couples seeking to resolve marital issues but for whom a divorce is not the right path. If you and your spouse are considering separation, Stinson Moyle, PLLC can help you understand your options so that you can make the most informed decisions. We know that each family has a unique story and only through learning about your goals can we create a legal strategy tailored to your situation.

Working closely with you, our team can help resolve issues such as child custody, the division of property, the division of debts, and child support while maintaining other benefits associated with marriage. Separation can put your family through untold emotional hardship; however, you don’t have to undertake this process alone. Contact our firm today.

Call (512) 562-0067 and speak with an attorney today!

Did You Know?

Much like divorce, legal separation often involves property division, child custody and child support matters. Due to the complex nature of your case, it would be wise to retain legal support.

Common Family Law Questions

  • How Long Will My Family Law Case Take?

    The length of a family law case depends on a number of factors and there may be no simple answer to this question. When all parties can reach agreements amicably, the process can be relatively quick. However, when agreements simply cannot be reach, litigation may be the only path forward, adding substantial time to the process.

  • Will My Case Need to Go to Court?

    While family law disputes can be intensely emotional events, when spouses are able to work together and reach agreements through mediation or arbitration, a courtroom battle may not be necessary. However, issues such as child custody, alimony, and the division of assets must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. When partners simply cannot agree, litigation may be the only way forward. At Stinson Moyle, PLLC, we are here to help you understand your legal options.

  • Do I Need to Hire a Family Law Attorney?

    The family law system can be tremendously complex, personal, and emotionally charged. You need a lawyer who will guide you through the legal system, ensuring your case goes as smoothly as possible. At Stinson Moyle, PLLC, we help you reach a solution that is tailored to your family’s unique situation and goals. Your needs and interests will always come first, as we work diligently to help you reach the most desirable.

Compassionate Approachable and Here for You

  • Susannah Stinson
  • Rachel Moyle
  • Susannah Stinson Attorney

    Susannah A. Stinson is an experienced family law attorney, who is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Susannah has been AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2014, which signifies that her legal peers and the judiciary rank her at the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. Since 2003, Susannah has limited her practice exclusively to family law matters and she has handled hundreds of cases and represented a wide range of clients in divorces involving complex property issues, modifications, child custody, protective orders, prenuptial agreements, paternity, and enforcement cases. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, Susannah was selected by the publishers of Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer. Only 5% of all lawyers achieve this designation. In 2008 and 2012, Susannah was selected by the publishers of Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition. Recipients of this award must be under forty (40) years of age or licensed less than ten (10) years and only 2.5% of the lawyers in Texas have received this designation.

    Education & Professional Background

    Susannah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1997, where she served as an Associate Editor on the St. Mary’s Law Review. After graduating from law school, Susannah was employed as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General, and served as a Staff Attorney to the Honorable John K. Dietz, 250th District Court, in Travis County, Texas. Prior to becoming a partner in the law firm of Stinson Moyle, PLLC, she operated the Law Office of Susannah A. Stinson, PLLC, for several years after gaining vast knowledge and experience from serving as an Attorney for seven (7) years with the Law Office of Becky Beaver.

    Susannah is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Travis County Family Law Advocates, the Austin Bar Association, the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, the Family Law Section of the Texas Bar, the Texas Family Law Foundation, a Sustaining Member of the Travis County Women’s Law Association, and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In addition, Susannah has served on the State Bar Grievance Committee, District 9 from 2016 to present.

    Susannah genuinely cares about her clients and is committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice and support during what is often an emotionally-charged time in clients’ lives.

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  • Rachel Moyle Attorney

    Rachel is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rachel also holds an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for an attorney in professional ability and ethical standards. Rachel was selected to the Texas Rising Stars list in 2012, 2013, and 2014, an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.

    As a family law attorney, Rachel is completely committed to representing her clients’ best interests. She is considerate, caring, and takes the time to understand each client’s needs in order to provide the tailored legal counsel they need.

    Education & Professional Background

    Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2004. In law school, Rachel was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, and she was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina in 1999. Rachel graduated from A.N. McCallum High School in Austin, Texas.

    After graduating from law school, Rachel practiced family law at Pertnoy, Solowsky & Allen. Prior to becoming a partner in the law firm of Stinson Moyle, PLLC, she operated the Law Office of Rachel Moyle for three years and worked as an attorney for four years with the Law Office of Becky Beaver.

    Rachel has handled numerous family law cases, including divorces, child custody disputes, child support enforcement, complex property division, modification of prior orders, premarital and postmarital agreements, and paternity issues. Rachel believes in being responsive to her clients’ needs, and providing them with candid, thorough and compassionate representation.

    Meet Our Team

Compassionate Approachable and Here for You

Firm Overview

Meet Our Attorneys

Our firm has extensive experience in negotiating and litigating family law issues involving child custody, child support, paternity, property division, spousal maintenance, modifications, and enforcement actions. We understand that some issues can be resolved effectively through mediation, while other issues require court intervention to protect our clients’ interests. Whether your case can be finalized at mediation or requires a final trial, we will work closely with you to achieve an efficient and favorable resolution. At Stinson Moyle, PLLC, you can trust that you are working with dedicated and experienced legal professionals.

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Our Attorneys

Common Reasons Couples Pursue Legal Separation

Legal separation can be beneficial to spouses who desire a smoother transition from marriage to divorce. It may also allow for the divorce proceedings to be less emotionally-charged. It serves as a divorce test run without the commitment of permanent termination.
  • Pursuing divorce violates the couple’s religious beliefs
  • The couple has not met the six month residency requirement
  • The couple wants to separate finances without terminating
  • The couple is not certain that they want to divorce
  • The couple is postponing divorce until children leave their home
  • The couple simply prefers separation over a formal divorce

We Treat You & Your Loved Ones Like Family, Not Case Numbers

Here are some reasons you can trust our firm with your family's future:
  • We Are Board Certified Family Law Specialists.
  • We Tailor Solutions to Meet Each Client's Particular Needs.
  • We Have Successfully Handled Hundreds of Family Cases.
  • We Have Over 35 Years of Combined Legal Experience.

Hear from Past
Families & Individuals
We've Helped!

  • “Susannah helped me manage through a challenging and drawn-out divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable and brings a calming presence to a tough situation.”
  • “Susannah has always remained professional and objective , especially when my emotions do not. I appreciate her knowledge and attention to detail in every aspect of family law.”
  • “I found Susannah and her team of professionals to be accessible, compassionate, patient, and extraordinarily competent. ”
  • “She is trustworthy and well respected. Rachel is the first person I recommend when friends ask for a referral.”
  • “In the end, she was even able to keep us out of court by working with the opposing legal council to come to a mutual agreement. I would recommend Rachel to any person needing help with legal family issues.”
  • “I trusted her and her team through the length of our time together. I would highly recommend Susannah to others, as she is a true expert in her field.”
  • “'Outstanding Attorney' in all aspects. She did an outstanding job during the entire divorce process. I have no complaints as to her level of services she provided.”
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