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Stacey H. Langenbahn

Stacey H. Langenbahn

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About Me

Honored by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2012 and 2013, Stacey H. Langenbahn, J.D. is the President and Founder of Detente Collaborative Mediation Services for Family Law, LLC.  She believes everyone should have a better way to divorce than her parents did.  Trust Stacey with over twenty years' experience as a seasoned trial lawyer and mediator to know how to keep you out of divorce court, and to minimize the damage, destruction, and cost of divorce, while preserving your emotional and financial security.  She is privileged to head up a team of expertly trained divorce mediators to help you reach fair and meaningful agreements that work for you and your family.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Mediation: 100%
    25 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Christopher M. Craig

    For her dedication to the hard work of making divorce a normalized transaction that does not need to be rancorous or unnecessarily difficult for the kids, I endorse this lawyer without reservation. She brings intelligence and careful artistry to her work. She remains thoughtful and appropriately self-critical. She learns from her experience; she brings hand-tailored attention to her cases. This lawyer gives a good name to lawyering. I am proud to call Stacey a close colleague.


    Christopher Craig Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Detente Collaborative Mediation Services for Family Law, LLC

211 E. Southlake Blvd.
Suite 103
Southlake, TX, 76092


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2012
Top Attorney Dispute ResolutionFort Worth Magazine2009
Semi-finalist Moot Court CompetitionAmerican University1989
Semi-finalistNational Product Liability Moot Court Competition1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner Attorney-MediatorDetente Mediation Services, LLC2008 - Present
Owner Attorney at LawLaw Office of Stacey H. Langenbahn2005 - Present
AssociateACE USA/ESIS/Locker & Lee, PC1997 - 2005
AssociateCantey & Hanger LLP1997 - 1997
AssociateFletcher & Springer1996 - 1997
AssociateCIGNA/INA/Walter Locker & Associates1990 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsAdvanced Practitioner2012 - Present
Tarrant County Family Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
North Texas Mental Health ProfessionalsAttorney Member2011 - Present
Family MediationCertification2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Northeast Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - 2010
State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2009 - 2011
Dallas Bar AssociationAdvisory Council Collaborative Law Section2007 - 2008
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsCivil Desk Editor "Collaborative Review"2005 - 2006
Dallas Bar AssociationSecretary - Collaborative Law Section2005 - 2006
Global Collaborative Law CouncilFounding Director/Director of Public Education2004 - 2007
Academy of Attorney MediatorsCertification2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
N.R. v R.R.Settled - future care for special needs child
J.B. v. J.B.Settled contentious child custody case
W.F. v S. F.Settled debt repayment issues

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Publication NameTitleDate
T.R.U.C.E. BlogMy Child's Teacher John McDaniel Sexting a Student?2012
Talk It Up BlogIs "Collaborative Mediation" the Solution?2011
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesHandling Urgent Calls for Wills and Other Planning Documents2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1989
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillSpanishBachelor of Arts1985
Rollins CollegeSpanishSummer Program Abroad1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Real Talk with Real Experts RadioDetente Collaborative Mediation2012
Image Relationship Institute International ConferenceImago Communications in Divorce2012
Fort Worth EAPA Monthly ConferenceDivorce: Protecting Your Employees2012
Dallas EAPA Monthly ConferenceDetente Mediation: Better Divorce2012
Monthly MeetingCollaborative Divorce Mediation2011
Collaborative Law Section MeetingLittle c: Cooperative Negotiation2008
Annual DBA/TCLC Collaborative Law TrainingCollaborative Law Training2008
Collaborative Law Section MeetingCollaborative Law in Medical Error2007
IACP Forum Toronto CanadaDialogue for Medical Error2006
Canadian Collaborative LawCorporations and Collaboration2005