Civil Litigation

Stout Law Firm’s reputation as a litigation powerhouse is built on a long record of delivering exceptional results for clients when they need us most.

We help our clients prevail at every stage: on the pleadings, at trial, in settlements, and on appeal. Our decades of courtroom experience and our state-of-the-art preparation puts our clients on a level playing field with the other parties we’re fighting. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost, and our results prove it.

While our willingness to go to the mat for our clients is what keeps clients wanting to work with us again and again, we never lose sight of our clients’ interests. Our efficient and effective advocacy skills often resolve cases before they ever reach trial. And some of our biggest litigation successes have been cases where we helped our client avoid litigation altogether.

Divorce and post-judgment modifications

The end of a marriage is difficult for all parties involved, especially children. A divorce will cause significant changes in almost all aspects of your life — emotionally, physically and financially. It can be devastating, but with the right guidance and representation, you can reduce negative consequences and make effective agreements with your ex-spouse.

At Stout Law Firm we advise our clients to strongly consider mediating their differences rather than taking their cases to court. Mediation is an efficient and effective process for resolving disputes that reduces the timeline of the divorce proceeding, promotes control of outcomes, reduces legal costs and protects children.

Jim Stout advocates for our clients, but discretion and sensitivity are paramount, especially when children are involved. Seeing parents fight over assets or parenting time, or one parent badmouthing the other, can be extremely damaging to a child. Your best possible outcomes should be guided by what is best for your children and what is best for the modified relationship you must have with your ex-spouse following divorce.

Each of our clients is unique, and each case requires a customized approach. As your legal representatives, we will passionately advocate for your best interests and provide you with the honest and straightforward guidance necessary to make informed decisions in all divorce matters, including:

  • Child support, custody and parenting time
  • Equitable distribution of property, assets and debts
  • Alimony spousal support
  • Relocation of children and/or a parent
  • Post-divorce modifications, including parenting time, child support and alimony
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • False allegations of abuse
  • Defense against character assassination
  • Post-judgment modifications

All of these matters can be resolved through mediation, but an experienced lawyer should still thoroughly prepare your case as if it was going to court. Call to speak with James Stout personally about your specific case and the benefits of professional legal representation.

Attorney James Stout is a qualified California family law attorney. He can accurately evaluate assets and a fair division of property in divorce cases and help you achieve fair agreements in all other issues of dispute.

Elder abuse protect your loved ones
We also defend those accused of elder abuse, including caregivers

Attorney James Stout is a California licensed nursing home administrator and has completed the Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator Certification Program.

  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Physical Elder Abuse
  • Elder Law
  • Caregiver Fraud
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Banking Fraud
  • Retaliation
  • False accusations of abuse