Gilbert, Arizona Family Lawyers

Karen A. Schoenau
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Dedicated, Attentive & Aggressive Family Law Representation! Experience Counts!

I have practiced family law for over 20 years. I fight passionately to protect the rights and interests of those with family law matters! Visit my website for client reviews and testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Stephanie Stromfors
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Arizona Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Ms. Stromfors practices Family Law and handles cases, including, but not limited to, Paternity, Annulment, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Business Valuation, Orders of Protection, and... Read More »
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William D. Bishop
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Arizona Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Mr. Bishop is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona (i.e. one of only approximately 60 specialists in all of Arizona). Bishop Law Office has obtained an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest... Read More »
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Carrie Cravatta
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(480) 409-0440 1166 E Warner Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family and Divorce
The John Marshall Law School
Carrie Cravatta had been practicing divorce and family law since 2010 before joining the Stewart Law Group in 2015. She was the exceptional small-town Kewanee, Illinois, kid who, from fifth grade on, dreamed of being a lawyer. Her career aspirations led her to the “Big City” of Chicago where she attended college and law school. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management is from North Central College in Naperville. (Between her sophomore and junior years, she seized the opportunity to summer in Singapore while working for Allied International.) She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from The John...
Jennifer Mihalovich
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(480) 409-0440 1166 E Warner Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family and Divorce
Loyola University Chicago and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jennifer Mihalovich joined the Stewart Law Group in 2016 and works out of the firm’s Chandler office location. Recognized for her courtroom and case management skills, she brings substantial experience in complex family support issues to the law firm. She spent 16 years working for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in paternity, child support establishment and enforcement in local, interstate, and international cases. Additionally, Ms. Mihalovich has specialized expertise in modifications of existing child support orders and interstate cases. She is a fountain of knowledge for both the clients she helps and the Stewart Law Group’s legal team. Her job...
Kristi Hancock
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 382-9018 21811 S 158th St
Gilbert, AZ 85298
Family, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Arizona Summit Law School
After spending 12 years traveling the country with the Air Force, Kristi and her family came back to her home state of Arizona to settle down and finish raising their three daughters. Kristi focuses on helping our first responders and military heroes in legal aspects that may arise. She volunteers her time with Women In Law, Florence Immigration Refugee and Rights Project, Wills for Heroes and other church and community organizations. Giving back to the community is an important part of her life. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her family. Kristi is...
John Bednarz
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(866) 935-7622 3651 East Baseline Road, Suite E130
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Sound Advice in Divorce and Family Law Since 1993 With an exclusive focus on Arizona family law issues, the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., has served the needs of individuals and families in Greater Phoenix and the East Valley for nearly 20 years. For a free consultation in an informal and positive atmosphere, contact our office in Gilbert and discuss your situation with a knowledgeable family law attorney. Our goal is to provide the best possible client service while keeping your legal expenses as reasonable as possible. We offer free initial consultations. By emphasizing practical solutions rather than the details of...
Timothy W. Durkin
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(480) 567-0619 2473 S Higley Road
Suite 104-253
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Capital University
Attorney Timothy Durkin is Jackson White's divorce and family law expert. He has dedicated his entire legal career to helping families find a satisfactory conclusion to their divorce, legal separation or other family law issue. Tim has extensive experience in family law. Prior to joining the Jackson White Law Firm he managed his own firm and also worked in a mid-sized firm in Mesa, AZ. Unlike many attorneys who have a general practice and accept every case, Durkin has exclusively practiced family law and is a leader in his field. Jackson White Law Firm is Arizona's leading source for the top attorneys...
Steven Zachary
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(480) 389-3533 625 N. Gilbert Road, Suite 201
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Trent Stewart
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 540-3738 1911 E Lexington Ave
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(707) 292-9121 3772 E Robin Ln
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family and Divorce
University of California Law School at Davis
Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 345-2300 633 E Ray Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family and Divorce
Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 503-9217 538 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Paula J. Burnstein
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Arizona Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Paula J. Burnstein is a family law and divorce at­tor­ney located in Phoe­nix, Ari­zona. She also has a Peoria office location. She has more than 20 years of legal experience, all of which have been solely... Read More »
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Scott David Stewart
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Stewart Law Group is a small boutique firm focused on Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody with six offices in the Greater Phoenix area. Whether you're facing a divorce, custody battle, or spousal support hearing,... Read More »
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 503-9217 538 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family and Divorce
Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 503-9217 538 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Amanda Mays
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Chandler, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(480) 264-5190 1820 E Ray Road, suite C8
Chandler, AZ 85225
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Amanda is a very passionate advocate. She brings a unique vantage point to her practice, combining a background in mediation, negotiation, family law, and finance.
Amanda was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark. While a law student, Amanda completed a conflict management concentration focusing on negotiation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration.
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David Alan Dick
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Chandler, AZ Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(480) 782-1026 505 West Ray Road
Suite 4
Chandler, AZ 85224
Family, Business, Consumer and Divorce
University of North Dakota School of Law
Scott David Stewart
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(480) 409-0440 1166 E Warner Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stewart Law Group is a small boutique firm focused on Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody with six offices in the Greater Phoenix area.

Whether you're facing a divorce, custody battle, or spousal support hearing, facts and information are crucial to supporting your case and protecting your rights. If your spouse has hidden money in bank accounts you never knew existed or suffers from an addiction that could put your children at risk, you need a divorce lawyer who can expose and collect facts important to your case.

The Family law attorneys at the Stewart Law Group, pllc have experience working with...
Scott E Beemer
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Chandler, AZ Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(480) 210-2601 2705 S. Alma School Road
Suite 2
Chandler, AZ 85286
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Native American
American College of Law and LaSalle University
I currently practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor, Office of Worker's Compensation Program (DOL/OWCP) Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Additionally, being part American Indian (Shawnee) and a member of the Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee and the National Native American Bar Association, I represent individuals in tribal courts and justice systems that are components of the sovereign tribal government(s). Tribal courts and justice systems are critical components of the tribal government. They are empowered to resolve conflict and controversy. Native people practiced various forms...
Amy Elizabeth Dohrendorf
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(480) 409-0440 1166 E Warner Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, 85296
Family and Divorce
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Amy Dohrendorf has been practicing law in greater Phoenix for over 15 years. She’s been with the Stewart Law Group and its predecessor firm since 2007, becoming a partner in 2015. A lawyer at heart even as a child, her dedication, hard work, and exceptional ability turned a youthful dream into reality. At graduation, she received a framed newspaper clipping from her Dad that said, “It wasn’t anything that you did or didn’t do as parents. I was born to be a lawyer!” In 1997, she graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
Stephanie Stromfors
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(480) 237-1276 2150 S. Country Club
Suite 13
Mesa, AZ 85210
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Ms. Stromfors practices Family Law and handles cases, including, but not limited to, Paternity, Annulment, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Business Valuation, Orders of Protection, and Post-decree matters involving enforcement or modification of the original Decree. Additionally, Ms. Stromfors practices in the area of Juvenile Law for matters such as Termination of Parental Rights, Adoption, Guardianship and Dependency.

Ms. Stromfors’ extensive court experience and practice provide her the skill and knowledge to vigorously advocate on behalf of her clients. She represents her clients with a commitment to informed representation and appropriate resolution.
Joan M. Bundy
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Chandler, AZ Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(480) 463-4600 3115 South Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85248
Family, Animal and Divorce
University of Arizona
Joan Bundy Law is a Chandler, Arizona-based law firm devoted exclusively to helping families in transition. It provides services in all areas of family law, including divorce and legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, property division, guardianship, post-decree modifications, protective orders, unmarried and same-sex partner issues, and grandparents’ rights, pet custody disputes, honorary pet trusts, and legal document reviews. The firm's principal, Joan Bundy, is a licensed Arizona attorney and graduate of the University of Arizona law school. She has been admitted to practice in both state and federal courts. Joan Bundy Law serves communities throughout...
Jeff Adrian Biddle
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(480) 840-3138 6642 East Baseline Road
Suite 102
Mesa, AZ 85206
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
I am a married father of four who helps people out of undesirable situations. I understand the trials that people are going through and don't judge anyone for the situation they are in. Sometimes a person is in need of a divorce, legal separation or modification of the terms of their existing support or custody obligation. I am happy to help and give straightforward advice regarding my game plan to address the concerns. Sometimes financial trouble is the problem that needs to be overcome.
DeeAn Gillespie Strub
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 985-4000 1630 S. Stapley Dr
Suite #212
Mesa, AZ 85204
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
Brigham Young University
Nothing excites DeeAn more than helping people and families in Arizona, especially those who unfairly find themselves in a challenging legal situation. Known for her compassion and her dogged determination on behalf of her AZ clients, DeeAn is that rare breed of family attorney who cares deeply and has the courage and competence to do something about it.
Brian Petersen
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(480) 779-8377 2345 S. Alma School Road, Suite 204
Mesa, AZ 85210
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Arizona Summit Law School
As the middle child in a family of nine children, Brian learned the value of negotiation and compromise early in life. Today, he is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Sections on Litigation, Business Law, and Bankruptcy, as well as the Professional Chapter of the J. Reuben Law Clerk Society and the Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel. Brian attended Arizona State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2009. From there, he enrolled in the Phoenix School of Law, obtaining his J.D. in 2011. While in law school, Brian received certification in mediation training and became a flagship member...
Carissa Kaye Seidl
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Phoenix, AZ Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(602) 548-3400 777 E Thomas Road #210
Phoenix, AZ 85203
Family and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
Carissa whizzed through law school in just 2-1/2 years. She attended Hamline University School of Law in her home state of Minnesota for 1-1/2 years and then completed her law education as a “visiting student” at Arizona State University School of Law. Her status as an overachiever started long before law school, though. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Justice Studies and a minor in psychology. She won the CALI award for excellence in Torts II in law school, was a recipient of a Richard P. Erickson...
Vicki Liszewski
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(480) 359-1334 1837 South Mesa Drive
Suite A102
Mesa, AZ 85210
Family and Divorce
Vicki L. Liszewski has been practicing law since 1997 and provides representation for individuals facing matters involving family law, criminal law, and juvenile law. She was appointed as a Maricopa County Judge Pro Tempore in 2009, and serves as a judge in family and juvenile court. To find out more about the representation Attorney Liszewski may be able to provide you with, do not hesitate to contact Liszewski Law Group, PLLC today.
Fred Ruotolo
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Gilbert, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(480) 409-0440 1166 E Warner Rd Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Family, Divorce and Military
University of Tulsa College of Law
Matthew Scott Long
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(480) 500-7028 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Ste 1103
Mesa, AZ 85206
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Arizona State University
Mr. Long is a criminal defense attorney who is able to defend anyone accused of or arrested for a crime in Arizona. Mr. Long has extensive trial experience in all felony and misdemeanor cases including: Sexual Offenses DUI and DWI Cases Child Pornography Cases ...
Louis Lombardo
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Chandler, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(480) 413-9300 1490 S. Price Rd
Ste 319
Chandler, AZ 85286
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
The Law Office of Louis Lombardo, PC is a family law firm in Chandler Arizona that is dedicated to helping families with their legal issues. We provide services in all aspects of family law such as divorce, child custody, child support, grandparent's rights, same-sex partner issues, pet custody, document review & more. Louis is a licensed attorney and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been practicing family & personal injury law in Arizona since 1995. During that time he has helped hundreds of clients with their cases. We offer our services in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa,...
Deborah Varney
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(480) 838-2400 1845 S Dobson Rd
Suite 209
Mesa, AZ 85202
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Arizona State University
Kai Michael Henderson
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney
(928) 358-6741 64 E 1st St
Mesa, AZ 85201
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Arizona
I grew up in Iowa, Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, and Nevada. I am fluent in French having lived briefly in Belgium and France. I attended the University of Arizona where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Juris Doctorate. In Law School, I interned at the Pinal County Public Defender’s Office. I ranked third on the comprehensive law examination of 344 Juris Doctors in my round. I have worked successfully in the Navajo County Public Defender’s Office, Pinal County Public Defender’s Office, and the Cochise County Public Defender’s Office. I also engaged in...
James Portman Webster
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(480) 464-4667 1845 S. Dobson Rd. Ste 201
Mesa, AZ 85202
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Willamette University College of Law
Billie Tarascio
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(480) 649-2905 1744 S. Val Vista Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85204
Family and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Billie Tarascio is a family law attorney focussing on divorce and the efficient practice of law. Her firm, Modern Law, practices exclusively Arizona divorce and family law. We work with Husbands and Wives, Mothers and Fathers who are facing stressful and uncertain times. Our clients are looking for answers. They want to protect themselves and their children from unnecessary costs and delays. We do not work with clients who are simply looking to drag out litigation and increase costs. We zealously, efficiently and effectively represent our clients to secure their objectives.
Cole Bastian
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(480) 526-4614 1423 South Higley Road
Suite 107
Mesa, AZ 85206
Family and Divorce
Baylor Law School
As the managing partner at the Bastian Law Offices, PLC, Mesa lawyer Cole Bastian assists people with a variety of family law cases. For a decade, Mr. Bastian has been practicing in the legal field. In addition to his work at his firm, Attorney Bastian as a Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County Family Law courts. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School. Mr. Bastian is involved with numerous professional organizations including the Maricopa County Bar Association, Easy Valley Bar Association and Scottsdale Bar Association. For an evaluation of your case, contact his firm today.
Donna Hougen
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 657-7505 4115 E. Valley Auto Dr
Suite 204
Mesa, AZ 85206
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
This law firm presents a personalized focus on your legal issues while strategically representing you. Our firm assists clients in a variety of income brackets, and has price points reflecting various levels of personalized service.
Jilyane Acevedo Henry
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(480) 237-1276 2150 S. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Arizona Summit Law School
A compassionate advocate for her clients and a tough opponent in a wide range of matters, Jilyane Acevedo Henry, Esq. is a family law attorney at Stromfors Law Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and has been practicing law since 2015.

Her impressive academic career includes graduating sixth in her class at Arizona Summit Law School, where she was a member of the Family Law Student Association, and received a Merit Scholarship, earned a place on the Dean’s List and received a Certificate of Service for her involvement in the community.

As a practicing attorney, Ms. Acevedo...
Robert Smith
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Phoenix, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(602) 870-9700 7319 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Richard Zawtocki
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 655-0733 2345 S Alma School Rd
Suite 200
Mesa, AZ 85210
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Rich Zawtocki has practiced law continually in Arizona since 1985. He currently owns Zawtocki Law Offices, which he established with his wife and law partner Marie Zawtocki.
Rich focuses on all aspects of personal injury law, but also does general civil litigation cases, including contract issues and debt collection cases, as well as both special education and school law cases.
Through his career, Rich has represented thousands of clients, through the litigation process and through negotiations. He enjoys meeting with and helping people.
He is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar and the MCBA Lawyer Referral...
Mr. Douglas C. Gardner
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Tempe, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 829-9081 2177 E. Warner Rd. Ste 101
Tempe, AZ 85284
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Arizona State University
Douglas C. Gardner is a Native of Northeastern Arizona, and a fourth generation Arizonan. Prior to law school, Douglas worked for several years for Bechtel Corporation, one of America’s largest privately held corporations, as an accounting manager. Douglas attended law school and earned his M.B.A. simultaneously. During Law School, Douglas clerked for the Honorable Randy Haines of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Arizona. Douglas also participated in the Arizona State Law Journal as a Staff Writer and then an Articles Editor. At the same time, Douglas also participated in Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology...
Jane Schmaltz
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 629-5336 1745 S. Alma School Rd. Ste. 173
Mesa, AZ 85210
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Protect those you love and your future in times of uncertainty. Allow me to assist you through the important issues facing you and your family. Family Law: I can help your through marital dissolutions, parenting time and custody concerns, relocation and modification too. I will be there with you for trials and hearings and strongly present your side of the facts. Bankruptcy/Debt Issues: When the financial burden is too great, meet with me to see if a bankruptcy provides the relief you need. I can assist you with the filing of a Chapter 7 or a...
Maria Stein
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Mesa, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 820-1421 2826 S Carriage Ln
Suite 100
Mesa, AZ 85202
Family, Business and Divorce
Spencer 	 T.  Hale
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Queen Creek, AZ Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(480) 779-4488 21321 E. Ocotillo Rd., Ste 113
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of Oklahoma
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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