Skip to main content

Stephanie A Stromfors

Family Attorney at Chandler, AZ

4.3   11 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    prenuptial agreements, premartial agreements, divorce, separation, cohabitation agreements, child support modification, custody, parenting time, property division, spousal maintenance, paternity, custody modification, property settlements.

    24 years

  2. Juvenile law
    dependency, guardianship, adoption.

    17 years

Licensed for 22 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 03/17/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Stephanie

Similar lawyers nearby

Stephanie A Stromfors
3200 N. Dobson Rd. Suite D1
Suite 13
Chandler, AZ, 85224
Stephanie A Stromfors
3200 N. Dobson Rd. Suite D1
Chandler, AZ, 85224
Hide locations


4.3 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Jeremy | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer!
We hired Stephanie to help us with the adoption of our son. She did an outstanding job but was not our first lawyer. Our first lawyer was fired shortly after retaining her due to personality conflicts. We explained the situation to Stephanie and she was very understanding, kind, and caring as well as being a very competent and diligent lawyer. Would definitely hire her again.
Read less
Posted by Laura | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Family Law Attorney !!!
Ms. Stromfors and her team were always incredibly informative, communicative, and reliable. Ms. Stromfors was always very honest with what to expect and did not sugar coat it. She did not set unrealistic expectations. She got me results that were better than I was hoping for. I hope I never have to hire a Family Law attorney again but if so, I know exactly who I am calling.
Read less
Posted by Dee | June 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience....
Stephanie represented me for an extremely acrimonious divorce and I was completey satisfied with the outcome. She and her staff were exceptionally professional, helpful and supportive.
Posted by ALAN | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A light at end of the tunnel !
Living out of state (of Az) we needed a trustworthy, Knowledgeable child atty in AZ ! We were referred to Stephanie by our Grand daughters (Truly PROFESSIONAL), Arizona State appointed atty STEPHEN CZOP also of Arizona . All turned out happily, exactly as Stephanie had determined ! Shes truly a pleasure to deal with . Thanks Stephanie !
Read less
Posted by Brian | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, and effective
I hired Ms. Stromfors to help me with a guardianship case. My sister passed away leaving my niece without a living parent. Even though my sister was clear in her will that she wanted me to be the guardian, the other side of the family took her across state lines and got a guardianship for her in AZ. The courts in my nieces home state refused to get involved. Ms Stromfors was able to work with my main attorney and get the AZ court to withdraw the guardianship and refer the issue back to the child's home state where I was eventually awarded guardianship. Ms. Stromfors clearly understands AZ law and court processes. She knew what questions to ask me and approached the work professionally and effectively. Her consultation was free, the cost reasonable and timeline she anticipated was very accurate.
Read less
Posted by Jay | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
I have used Stephanie for 2 divorces now. The first involved custody of my daughter and the second involved determination and compensation for equity in my business. Both were long and complicated. In both cases she was compassionate to me helping ease my stress and anxiety while also being very professional. I feel she always had my daughters best interest I'm mind when advising me of my options and encouraged fair and reasonable outcomes. She also went above and beyond what I feel other attorneys would have done to understand the business aspects of my second divorce and be my advocate. I am aware of other attorneys that do shady things to upset the other side and induce drama. Stephanie is not one of those attorneys. She is an honest person with great integrity. I highly recommend her.
Read less
Posted by Nina | April 26, 2015
Out of State Emergencies
Due to a family tragedy and emergency that occurred in Arizona, I was left scrambling to locate a strong family/juvenile court attorney to help me protect my grandchild. I live on the east coast and this situation was horrific and the need to locate the best attorney 3000 miles away just added to our stress. I was referred to Stephanie and her team. From the moment we made contact, Stephanie and team took us under their wing and helped us through all the processes. We were always kept up to date, provided us with essential information for decision making and they handled our emergency with the same urgency as we felt. I will always be grateful to this law firm for their unwavering professionalism and knowledge of the law. I recommend them to anyone who asks.
Read less
Posted by ffherrick | November 20, 2014
Jim Herrick (Client), Firefighter and former High School Teacher.
Stephanie Stromfors and her Legal Team helped me obtain full custody of my three children; where others have failed. She is well versed in family and juvenile litigation, professional, precise, and well organized. As a father, litigation can be difficult in obtaining final decision-making capabilities; with full custody only a dream. Stephanie Stromfors accomplished this goal. She offered legal support, with a personal "human" touch, that many lawyers do not possess. Without hesitation, I recommend Stromfors Law Office.
Read less
Posted by Lou | August 23, 2011
great referral for me
I am an estate planning, probate and business law attorney. I refer all my family law matters to Stephanie and get great feedback from my referrals. They are very happy with Stephanie's work.
Posted by Kevin | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Public Pretender
I had Stephanie appointed to me by the court. I gave her evidence that would of stopped my case right at the beginning. Stephanie wouldn't even look at it and ended up costing me my child. Stephanie wouldn't fight any of the false accusations against me that I pointed out and had evidence of perjury proving it. She did more damage to my case than she helped me with. I would have been better off representing myself.
Read less
Response from Stephanie Stromfors March 9, 2021
Thank you for your comments. Our firm welcomes constructive feedback. Generally speaking, in my practice parents are appointed counsel when formal legal action, called a Dependency Petition, is filed by Department of Child Safety (“DCS”) to request the Court order removal of a child from a parent. DCS is only permitted to interfere with a parent’s fundamental right to parent by showing the Court substantial harm will come to the child unless a child is removed from the parent or guardian. In doing so, DCS must outline for the Court and the parents/guardians clear allegations of abuse or neglect and identify there is no parent or guardian who is willing/able to safely parent the child. Once a Dependency action is commenced, DCS is required by the Court to provide a parent with services designed to help the parent overcome the challenges which led to the child being removed. The goal of Court ordered services is to reunify parent and child. Those services can include, but are not limited to: random UA testing, substance abuse assessment and treatment, individual counseling, visitation and mental health assessments/treatment. The Court holds regular status conferences to ensure DCS is in compliance with its obligation to the parents and the child, to monitor whether a parent is engaging in the Court ordered services and to determine if additional services are required to aid reunification. Once a parent participates in those services over a period of time and demonstrates necessary behavioral changes to indicate the parent is safe, reunification is imminent. If a parent does not participate in the Court ordered services, for whatever reason, a parent is not able to show he or she has taken steps to “fix” the circumstance which made Court intervention/removal necessary. The attorney for a parent in a Dependency Action is court appointed to advocate for a parent’s right to not only receive services but to remove systemic barriers for the parent’s ability to access services. Additionally, appointed counsel litigates on behalf of a parent to ensure a strong legal defense in order to fight unwarranted claims against a parent and to guide the parent through the legal process. As an attorney for a parent in a Dependency action, I strive for regular, effective communication with my clients and work with DCS to overcome any obstacles unique to my client’s circumstance. However, no attorney, regardless of skill level or experience, can overcome a parent’s lack of participation in services and the impact that parent’s lack of action will have on the outcome of the case. If you are a client, I encourage you to contact our office to discuss further any concerns you may have.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bias, anti father's rights
This woman was appointed as B.I.A. in my case. She has put my child in serious danger. My child's therapist recommended that he not returned to his mother's due to serious issues. My child has made statements of abuse among other things happening at his mother's house. Miss stromfors recommended the exact opposite, she's never met me never been to my house she's refused to answer any of my emails or phone calls in two weeks. She refuses to talk to any of my Witnesses she refuses to talk to my child's karate instructors. Instead of focusing on the facts of my child's mother lieing Court time and time again to obtain legal custody of my child. this woman was trying to make me look like a bad parent for trying to keep my child safe. I filed with the AZ bar complaint against Miss stromfors for unethical Behavior, bias and child endangerment. do not hire this woman is an attorney and if you get her assigned to your case as an attorney get rid of her as soon as possible she will have no cares if you're the greatest father in the world she will try to destroy you.
Read less
Response from Stephanie Stromfors August 22, 2017
Thank you for your comments. Given the confidential nature of my involvement in your case, I will respond to your concerns here in a general fashion. The Family Court appoints a Best Interest Attorney (“BIA”), pursuant to Rule 10, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, in cases where there are allegations of abuse or neglect by one or both parents against a child in the family court matter. The BIA does not represent either parent nor does the BIA represent the child or children. The BIA is appointed solely to represent the best interest of the child. Typical to this type of case, when someone has alleged abuse or neglect against a child, the parent or parents have one or several impediments to his or her ability to parent. As such, these impediments can make it difficult for a parent to have accurate insight regarding the possible causes of abuse or neglect to a child which, in turn, can result in a parent’s inability to act in the best interest of his or her child. Therefore, my role as a BIA is to act independently of either parent to investigate the allegations, interview the children, and collect relevant collateral information. Based upon the information I obtain, I will advocate for the child or children’s best interest in the family court matter. I can appreciate a parent may not agree with my position in a case – it is not unusual for a parent to feel defensive or in conflict with the BIA because the parent does not agree with the BIA. Please keep in mind, however, as the BIA I am required to give notice of my position, file pleadings and submit evidence just as any parent must do. I am not appointed as a mental health expert, the Court cannot consider my position as “evidence” and I do not give the Court recommendations. As such, I must litigate my position and meet the same burden of proof as any party to the action must do. Although I may take a position which appears adverse to a parent’s position, my consistent goal is for the children to have a safe and healthy relationship with both parents, to the extent each parent is able to do so. Further, I advocate for services and interventions to assist a parent to improve his or her relationship with the children. Although we previously attempted to address your specific concerns, I encourage you to continue your conversation with my firm. In the alternative, you should express your concerns in writing to the Court in order that all parties have a forum in which to address his or her respective positions. I wish you the best of luck.
Read less
View less reviews


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Stromfors Law Office, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present


  • Arizona State University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Arizona State University
  • Master
  • 1996
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990


  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law (Including Juvenile Law) Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 1998 - 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Stephanie
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie is a great lawyer with a strong skill set in trying to reach a sensible resolution. I was appreciative of her approach and thought she did an excellent job on our case. I believe Stephanie is a strong advocate for her clients and will do an outstanding job on any case she handles."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on a case with Stephanie. She did an excellent job. She was well prepared, presented a very good case at trial, and was very professional. I have no hesitation endorsing Stephanie!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie has excellent cross examination skills. I watched as she examined a county employee with questions that caused pregnant pauses prior to answers such the answers really didn't matter. Stephanie had made her point purely through her superb crafting of the questioning."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the privilege of working as Stephanie's Associate and I could not ask for a better mentor. Stephanie is knowledgeable, ethical, caring and compassionate. She believed in me as a new attorney and took a chance by taking me under her wing to show me the ropes of family law. It is an honor to work for such a strong, talented attorney."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie is THE "go to" attorney in the area of juvenile law. Not only do I rely on her for my clients, she frequently teaches in this area."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is an excellent lawyer and an asset to the legal community. She is my go-to person when I have a question about family law. Stephanie is very knowledgeable in her practice areas and is devoted to the highest level of representation for her clients. I never hesitate to refer potential clients to Stephanie when their needs fall outside of my practice area or I have a conflict of interest that prevents me from taking the case. I know that Stephanie will provide the same high level of service that I would want if I were hiring an attorney, and I am confident that any potential client will be in good hands with Stephanie."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years I have worked on a number of cases with Stephanie. She is more than competent and has a command of the law both in and out of the courtroom. I would trust Stephanie as a legal advocate for members of my own family, so referring her to friends and colleagues goes without saying."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an excellent attorney who is very diligent in her legal work. She is very compassionate and has an incredible insight about people. I have referred people to Stephanie in the past and I will continue to refer her clients in the future."
View more endorsements

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Chandler Family Lawyer Stephanie A Stromfors
Stephanie A Stromfors
Family Attorney
Chandler, AZ
Licensed for 22 years