Portland family law attorney Mindy Stannard knows many different areas
of law (business, real estate, employment, criminal), but she was ultimately
drawn to practice exclusively family law. What drove her to this decision
was the fact that, while no two family law cases are alike, she always
gets to help her clients on a personal level.
“Family law allows me to help clients navigate through difficult
situations,” says Mindy. She places special importance on the act
of listening, in order to focus on what issues are most important to the
client. This understanding makes her a keen strategist when it comes to
representing her clients and striving to achieve outcomes in their best interest.
When clients are overwhelmed, she takes special care not only to manage
their family law case, but also to help her clients access resources that
can help them move forward, such as career counselors, financial planners,
Mindy’s experience in other areas of law (such as estate planning,
business, real estate, and employment law) often comes into play in family
law matters, giving her clients an advantage when other issues become a factor.
In addition, Mindy is highly skilled in cases involving contested child
custody, child custody evaluations, relocation, and cases involving grandparent/step-parent/relative
rights. Mindy serves clients from McKinley Irvin's
Vancouver family law offices.
Mindy loves Portland, its quirky events, and trying many different kinds
of food at the city’s eclectic restaurants and wineries. When she’s
feeling outdoorsy, which is often, she camps with her husband and considers
herself a great camp cook.