Merle L. Stolar

Merle L. Stolar

Tucson, Arizona
520-628-7777 x163

Merle Stolar has practiced law since 1983. She is licensed in Ohio, Missouri, and Arizona. Prior to practicing law, after earning her Master of Education degree, Merle taught for the Cincinnati Public Schools for seven years at Children's Hospital Medical Center. After graduating 6th in her law school class, Merle practiced law in a corporate setting and in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri. In 1987, she earned a Master of Laws degree (Tax) from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1987 – 1995, Merle worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office. In 1996, Merle relocated to Tucson, Arizona where she has been practicing law concentrating her practice in family law.

With Merle's advanced tax law degree, she is uniquely qualified to deal with high asset, business, and tax issues as they relate to  her family law practice. Merle takes pride in the personal service she provides to each of her clients.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Co-Habitation Agreements (Heterosexual or Same Sex Partners)
  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
  • Estate Planning While Divorce Pending
  • Father's Rights
  • Modification: Alimony/Spousal Maintenance Orders
  • Modification: Child Support Orders
  • Modification: Custody Orders
  • Modification: Visitation/Parenting Time Orders
  • Parent & Child Relocation
  • Parenting Time/Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Relocation of a Child
  • Same Sex Marriage and Partnership Issues
  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • Missouri, 1984
  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • L.L.M., Master of Laws (Taxation) - 1987
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 1983
    • Law Review: , Notes & Comments Editor, 1982 - 1983
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Master of Education - 1974
    • Major: Special Education
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1965
    • Honors: Dean's List

Published Works

  • Criminal Procedure, Due Process and Fourth Amendment Violations/Government Involvement in Criminal Enterprises, 635 F.2d 1207 (6th Cir. 1980), 8 N. KY. L. Rev. 679, 1981
  • Service Arrangements Pursuant to the Regulations Under the Education For All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 And the Establishment Clause, 9 N. KY. L. Rev. 305, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona (Active/In Good Standing)
  • State Bar of Missouri (Inactive/In Good Standing)
  • State Bar of Ohio (Inactive/In Good Standing)
  • Prima County Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Morris K. Udall Inn of Court, 2010-2015, Executive Committee Officer 2011-2015; Currently an Alum
  • Tucson Tax Study Group, 1996 - Present


  • English