Professionals Praise Detente, Founder Stacey Langenbahn, J.D.

"Stacey is a highly-motivated and well-trained lawyer who combines mediation skills with Collaborative Law in the context of settlements of divorces and other family law issues. She is committed to peaceful resolution of difficult disputes and helps the parties focus on the issues that are most important to them. Stacey also helps the parties create their own solutions rather than following standard guidelines or formulas. Her approach provides a new option for those who want to avoid the acrimony of typical divorce litigation."

Richard C. "Dick" Price, J.D.
Attorney, The Price Law Firm
Fort Worth, Texas

"Stacey is a pioneer in Texas in the area I call pre-litigation mediation. She is passionate about the need for this service in our state, and has all of the talent needed to provide it. I'm sure anyone seeking this service from Stacey will be very pleased."

Larry Hance, J.D.
Attorney, Hance & Wickham
Dallas, Texas

"Stacey is a highly intelligent and energetic attorney who will devote all her time and attention to the matter at hand. Her new model for collaborative mediation is already very successful and will benefit many people in need of those services. I recommend her to you without qualification."

Lawrence G. Newman, J.D.
Attorney, The Newman Law Firm
Dallas, Texas

"I've worked with Stacey on projects to bring collaborative law and collaborative practices to attorneys, individuals, and families around the United States. Stacey has been a collaborative lawyer, trainer, thinker and mediator for many years. She is very creative, knowledgeable and experienced. She is a visionary and is truly devoted to this work."

Kathleen Clark, J.D.
San Francisco, California

"Stacey is a pioneer in helping divorcing couples divorce with dignity. She focuses on what the desired outcome is for both spouses and works with them to achieve their goals in a cost-effective and caring way. I am always confident that when I refer people to Stacey they will be well cared for."

Karen Finn, Ph.D.
The Functional Divorce
Grapevine, Texas
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