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Phoenix Divorce and Family Law Overview

Our Phoenix divorce attorneys offer a compassionate approach to divorce and post-decree issues, guided by valuable experience and sound judgment

The factors leading to a divorce can vary greatly, but all couples in divorce will have to resolve the same general issues. Virtually all divorces involve potential issues of property and debt division, spousal maintenance and attorney’s fees. Divorcing couples with children will also need to resolve legal decision-making (child custody), parenting time and child support. Our divorce attorneys are experienced in every facet of family law, including:

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We Understand that Your Family Law Case Is Unique

Similarities exist in all family law matters, but that does not mean that every case should be treated the same. There are always certain aspects that are specific to the individuals involved.

As a result, we do not believe in offering cookie-cutter resolutions. We will take the time to learn about your family and your situation and make sure that all of your options are explained so that you can make informed decisions about your case. We will craft a legal strategy that is tailored to meet your goals, and we will work hard to see that your specific needs are met. We care enough to stand by your side to help you navigate through every step of this challenging legal process.

Offering a Variety of Services in Family Law

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all types of cases, from simple divorces involving relatively few assets to complicated litigation involving millions of dollars. In fact, we routinely handle business valuations, child decision-making (custody) evaluations, vocational assessments, real estate and personal property appraisals, and forensic accounting matters.

Divorce / Marital Dissolution

Division of property and assets

Division of debts and liabilities

Separate property and community property claims

Spousal maintenance

Property settlement agreements

Business valuations and appraisals

Child decision-making (custody) evaluations and limited scope assessments

Forensic accounting, including claims for waste, concealment of assets or income, and commingling and tracing issues

Prenuptial or premarital agreements

Contested legal decision-making and parenting time

Establishment, modification and enforcement of parenting time, child support and spousal maintenance

Trials, temporary orders hearings and emergency hearings

Orders of protection

Child Custody (Legal Decision-Making), Visitation and Parenting Time

Legal decision-making (child custody)

Parenting time and access schedules

Legal decision-making agreements and parenting plans

Supervised parenting time or visitation

Drug and alcohol testing

Relocation cases

Enforcement and modification of legal decision-making (custody) and parenting time orders

Grandparent visitation

In loco parentis custody and parenting time

Stepparent visitation

Child Support

Arizona child support guidelines and calculations

Deviations from the Arizona child support guidelines

Child support past the age of majority

Child support arrearage judgments

Enforcement and modification of child support orders


Alimony (Spousal Maintenance)

Settlement, negotiation, mediation and litigation of contested spousal maintenance claims

Advocating for or against an award of spousal maintenance

Modification of spousal maintenance awards

Reasonable needs and ability to pay analysis

Child Relocation, Jurisdiction and Interstate Custody and Support

Advocating or challenging a proposed relocation with minor children

Interstate enforcement of parenting time and child support

Motions to dismiss and jurisdictional challenges based on the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act

Adoption and Termination of Parenting Rights

Assistance in obtaining adoption certification

Home studies

Petitions for adoption

Termination of parental rights (contested or by consent)

Final adoption hearings

Juvenile dependency cases

Paternity and DNA Testing

Family Law Appeals

Abuse of discretion

De novo review

Characterization of property

Statutory interpretation

Rule 85 motions/motions for relief from judgment

Motions for new trial




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