Although Attorney Stacey Rice once served as a prosecutor in Anne Arundel County, she has focused her practice primarily on family law cases since 2006. Ms. Rice candidly did not intend on practicing family law, despite her parents divorcing when she was in high school. When she was a prosecutor, she herself went through a divorce while her daughter was two years old. It was then Ms. Rice realized how stressful divorce can be, especially with children. Ms. Rice reflected on how her parents’ divorce affected her throughout her life, and she thought about how hard divorce was for her, especially with a child. Ms. Rice realized that her personal experiences drove her to want to help others going through a divorce or custody battle. Because she was not only a child of divorce but also is divorced (now happily remarried!), Stacey has genuine compassion, experience, and dedication to strongly represent clients through family law cases, including those which involve:
Child custody issues
Child support issues
Domestic violence protective orders
Marital Settlement Agreements
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Ms. Rice understands the complexities of her cases, whether the case involves high conflict custody issues or complicated assets and finances.
While Ms. Rice promotes settlement of her cases, based upon her belief that an amicable divorce is better for her client’s family—both emotionally and economically, she is a trial attorney with over 19 years of courtroom experience.
Her Commitment to Clients
In every case, she uses her knowledge and skill in family law cases and heartfelt empathy for how clients are feeling to build confidence within her clients. Ms. Rice assists her clients as they navigate through the process of a family law case by sharing with them:
Her vast knowledge of the law
Her prior experiences in the various jurisdictions
Her own experiences when she went through a divorce years ago
Experience as an Educator
Ms. Rice is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and teaches “ Psychology, Child Development, and Mental Health in Family Law Matters” in the Post J.D. Certificate in Family Law, and she teaches “Family Law” in the law school program. She is a former adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College from 2007-2014, teaching both criminal law and introduction to paralegal studies.
Most importantly, she is happily married and is the mother of three amazing children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking and volunteering in the community.