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Our Phoenix divorce and family law attorneys located in Mesa, AZ will give you compassionate, aggressive, and personal service, with excellent results.

If you face a contested, complicated divorce in Arizona, involving the division of major assets or valuation of a business, our divorce lawyers in Mesa, Arizona will maximize your recovery and secure spousal maintenance awards.

Moral support is very important. A divorce is typically a crisis event in a person’s life, requiring the support of many people. Although the divorce process itself is generally unpleasant, a good attorney to guide and council you through the process can ease much of the worry, fear, and stress.

It is vital that you and your divorce attorney have a good relationship, and that you are comfortable and confident in your attorney. Our divorce and family lawyers know how stressful this time of your life can be, and we will protect your family's rights in all aspects of your case.

If you are struggling with child custody issues, our child custody lawyers (legal decision-making) commit to achieving arrangements that ensure the safety and well being of your children. Our legal decision-making lawyers will investigate, recommend evaluations and secure the best interests of your child.

This firm came to me highly recommended. Although at times the case itself was excruciating, I would not have been able to keep it together if it had not been for Paul Rowley. The experience and knowledge this man has about the judicial system is more than obvious. He worked really hard for me and I am very VERY appreciative to have hired him as my attorney.

Divorce & Family Law Issues We Can Help You With Today

Some Issues with Children
Child Custody
  • Child Custody - Parenting Time Evaluation & Disputes
  • Child Support
  • Modification & Enforcement of Child Custody Orders
  • Modification & Enforcement of Child Support Orders
  • Parenting Time & Visitation Rights
  • Legal Decision-Making
  • Relocation of Children Issues
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoptions
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Paternity Actions

SB 1127 - New Changes in Arizona Family Law Statutes

As of January 1, 2013, Arizona's laws regarding family law cases were modified under Senate Bill 1127. Many of the changes are inconsequential, but there are several changes worth noting. Being aware of the proper terminology is critical in presenting arguments to the Court or in making a final agreement about child custody and parenting time which now have new names. Read More

Things to Consider When Thinking About Divorce or Separation

  1. Talk to a counselor, someone who is experienced and educated in the field of mental health. Attempt to work through your marital issues through counseling and try to save the marriage. This often can be done free of charge through church organizations and family services. In addition, many insurance plans provide counseling services as part of their insurance benefit. If counseling is not successful, the husband and wife should attempt to communicate between themselves as best as possible, expressing their concerns and feelings.

  2. Do not involve children in divorce matters. Parents should not involve the children in the divorce process. Parents should avoid at all costs the devastating effects of parental alienation syndrome.

  3. If parents are unable to resolve their differences through personal communication, through counseling and social service organizations, and they feel like a divorce is imminent, they should contact an attorney for an initial consultation.

Your Attorney Client Relationship Is Important!

  1. When you consult an attorney for the first time, be prepared to provide basic information. It is helpful to gather copies of financial documents. For instance, the deed to your home, deed to other real property, copies of the last two (2) tax returns and financial statements that you may have filled out.

  2. Determine exactly what the fees are. The attorney you select should be able to explain all aspects of a divorce from beginning to end. He or she should also be able to explain how much he/she bills at an hourly rate, and whether or not the client pays for costs and what those costs are. Some attorney's bill at a flat fee. However, the norm is to be billed on an hourly basis. Family Law attorneys do not bill on a percentage of the estate or the outcome of the case.

  3. Ensure confidentiality and be open about your situation. Your attorney should be candid with you about your rights, and anything you discuss with your attorney is covered under the attorney-client privilege. It is very important that you are open and honest with your attorney. What you tell your attorney is confidential and protected from disclosure later, even if you choose not to retain your attorney.

  4. Most attorneys, after the initial consultation will present the client with enough information to determine if now is the time to approach the divorce or if it's better to wait. Generally, clients should not necessarily commit that date to their attorney. It is helpful to go home, think about what has been discussed, and make sure that the attorney is the right one for your case.

We Have Solutions For You and Your Family

Our team of divorce and family law attorneys will carefully guide you through whatever family law situations you are facing, whether it is a simple uncontested divorce or a complex case involving multiple issues, we can guide you through it all. Call us today.


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