Amanda K. Stanley began her career as an Associate in the Peoria area in 2015 and was promoted to partner in 2020. Amanda has focused her energy on not only assisting clients through the emotional gauntlet of a divorce or parentage case, but also assisting clients with resolving traffic and criminal matters.
Amanda understands that litigation is stressful (probably the most stressful time in one’s life) and as such she sets reasonable expectations for clients and strives to ensure that clients understand what is going on in their case and how the case might impact their lives.
Amanda is a zealous advocate who will fight for her client, but also understands that there are times when it is appropriate to be collaborative and work toward an agreed resolution. It is very important to Amanda that parents attempt to co-parent to set good examples for their children, and as such, Amanda strives to be the beacon of reasonableness to assist parents at seeing the situation from their child’s perspective and to empower her clients to take control of their lives and not leave their parenting schedule and child’s life to a judge to structure.
Amanda has also helped many clients through the juvenile court process and given clients the tools to protect their parental rights and rehabilitate themselves so that the family can be reunited.
During her career, Amanda has handled numerous adoptions, divorces, parentage cases, interstate removal cases, orders of protection, stalking-no-contact cases, traffic, and criminal cases. Amanda has experience with complex divorce issues, child related issues, and monetary issues (such as child support and maintenance). Amanda has helped numerous men obtain majority parenting time as well as women.
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I strive to service my clients’ needs whether they be criminal or family related. I understand that we, as attorneys, meet people at their worst, and as their advocate, I am here to help my clients get their life back on track and give them the tools to be successful. I encourage clients not to let their current situation or circumstances define them, but to instead create change in their own lives for the better. Change is motivated by inspiration or desperation, and I desire to motivate clients.
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