Navajo County, Arizona Family Lawyers

Jon H. Saline
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Navajo County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(928) 247-6227 970 S. Main Street, Suite A
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
I Graduated from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2010 with highest distinction for Pro Bono service and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers, an honor given to only ten students from each graduating class for accomplishments in courtroom advocacy. After law school I worked for a plaintiff's consumer protection firm assisting in litigating fair debt collection act violations. I then began work at the Taylor Law Office. For a short while I left and began work at the Navajo County Public Defender's Offfice where I received invaluable training and experience...
Brendon R Rogers
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Navajo County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(928) 536-6780 970 S. Main Street, Suite B
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Why choose attorney Brendon R. Rogers? When you are looking for an attorney, you need to consider the following questions and make certain that you ask the attorney for their responses BEFORE you hire them: 1. How long have you practiced in this area of law? 2. What kind of experience do you have? 3. Why do you think that you’re qualified to help me? 4. What can you guarantee me about an outcome? 5. What are your fees? Attorney Brendon R. Rogers is the only attorney in the White Mountain Region of Arizona who has built his entire practice...
Navajo County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 354-4072 PO Box 999
Lakeside, AZ 85929
Family and Divorce
Southern Methodist Univ School of Law
Navajo County, AZ Family Law Attorney
(928) 537-4483 1201 E Cooley
Show Low, AZ 85901
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Navajo County, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(928) 289-4636 401 Kinsley Ave
Winslow, AZ 86047
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Navajo County, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(928) 289-3088 212 W 1st St
Winslow, AZ 86047
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Joseph Collins
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Gila County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney Focused on Family Law, Probate, Litigation and Wrongful Death Law Joseph has been practicing law since 1997. A graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law, with honors. He attended Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelors Degree. Joseph is licensed to practice law before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, and the Federal and State Courts in Arizona. Joseph has also appeared and practiced before various Indian Tribal Courts. Joseph has concentrated his practice in litigation focused in Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and...
Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 816-4278 14505 N Lark Ct
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pinal County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(559) 433-3730 7442 E Golden Eagle Cir
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Family and Divorce
San Joaquin COL
Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney
(480) 837-3600 13034 N Verde River Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Gila County, AZ Family Law Attorney
(520) 472-7925 408 E Pinecone Cir
Payson, AZ 85541
Family
Gila County, AZ Family Law Attorney
(928) 474-6727 113 E Frontier St
Payson, AZ 85541
Family and Divorce
County, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 982-2754 320 W Superstition Blvd
Apache Junction, AZ 85220
Family and Divorce
Kareen O'Brien
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
Kareen O'Brien joined the Stewart Law Group in 2016 and has been practicing law since 2004. She spent six years with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office in California where, as Deputy District Attorney, she was a Major Crimes Prosecutor. She prosecuted serious and violent felons, primarily those who had committed acts of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and assault. (She prosecuted and won a fraud case where Christopher Darden of the O.J. Simpson trial was defense counsel!) After leaving L.A. for Phoenix, Arizona, she became an active member of the State Bar of Arizona and later joined the Maricopa...
Rich J. Peters
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(855) 720-7575 1422 N 2nd Street Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Arkansas School of Law
The firm is located near downtown Phoenix. Although most of our clients come to us from Maricopa County, we are also pleased to provide legal services in the area of Divorce and Family Law throughout the state. Our goal is to provide quality legal representation to our clients and to make the unpleasant process of terminating a marriage more bearable. We strive to be caring, dedicated professionals whose idea of a successful resolution of divorce and family law matters is one which produces the best possible result for our client, at the lowest possible cost. We avoid costly...
Aaron Blase
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(602) 279-1900 11111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 225
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Family and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Aaron brings his over twenty-six years of practice in litigation to the firm, along with a passion for advocating for his clients rights in family law cases. Aaron is a State Bar of Arizona Certified Family Law Specialist, and is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is skilled in all aspects of family law litigation, including law and motion practice, mediation, and trial. Aaron's main areas of practice include: Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation, and Child Support.
Elizabeth Langford
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(623) 777-3926 17235 N 75th Ave, Suite E-100
Glendale, AZ 85308
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Arizona
Elizabeth Langford has practiced law in the Phoenix area since 1990. She grew up in Phoenix and attended Arizona State University to obtain her undergraduate degree. She then attended the University of Arizona where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.

Just out of law school, Elizabeth worked as a Public Defender, gaining untold experience and confidence before of judges and juries. She then started her own firm where she practiced for 23 years in all areas of family law as well as consumer bankruptcy. She is well known for her dedication to her clients’ best interests and as an aggressive advocate for...
Peter Axelrod
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Pima County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(520) 622-6075 177 N Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
Peter believes that the personal nature of Divorce and Family Law requires a great deal more from a domestic relations attorney. After practicing for a number of years, and in order to better respond to his clients needs, Peter earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona. His counseling experience has helped him understand family relationships and ensured skillful communications with clients and opposing attorneys.
Brandy Ramsay
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(623) 745-8990 17235 N 75th Ave, Suite E-100
Glendale, AZ 85308
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Brandy has assisted Arizona families with family law matters for more than 15 years. She has used her skills to represent clients in every area of family law, including: divorce, legal separation, paternity, child support, decree enforcements and modifications, alternative dispute resolution and more. With experience, determination and finesse, Brandy has successfully guided hundreds of families through difficult times and onto new beginnings. Brandy gives each and every case her full commitment.

Education & Experience:

Born and raised in Arizona, Brandy graduated with Honors from Arizona State University in 1998. Brandy is distinguished from other family law attorneys...
Mallory Powers
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(855) 274-9529 2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Phoenix School of Law
Mallory is originally from northern California, but fell in love with the Arizona sun and palm trees while attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 2005 and became a Wildcat for life! Mallory moved to Scottsdale shortly after graduation and became a legal assistant at a civil litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Phoenix. After learning what it was like to work with experienced attorneys, Mallory decided to become an attorney herself. She attended the Phoenix School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 2010.

After...
Jennifer Mihalovich
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
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...
Carrie Cravatta
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
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...
Amanda Mays
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Maricopa County, 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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Max Hanson
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(480) 994-8824 7322 E. Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Arizona State University
Mr. Hanson was admitted to practice in 1997 in Arizona and the U.S. District Court of Arizona. He has practiced extensively as a trial attorney appearing in thousands of cases across the state in administrative agency proceedings, arbitrations, bench trials, and multi-day jury trials in a variety of family law, civil, and criminal proceedings. He has also successfully handled a number of appeals in both civil and family law cases and several of these appeals resulted in published opinions making new law in Arizona. His current practice focuses on complex, high net worth and ultra high net worth divorce cases.

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William D. Bishop
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(602) 749-8500 7210 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
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 rating possible by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (one of only 30 attorneys in all of Arizona) and has also been selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Such selection is a peer-reviewed nomination based upon “a demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal...
Keo'vonne K. Wilson
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer
(480) 382-4017 20 East Thomas Rd. Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Family and Estate Planning
Arizona Summit Law School
Keo’vonne Wilson is a native south Floridian and moved to Phoenix Arizona from South Korea. Prior to attending law school Ms. Wilson worked as a legal assistant in a bankruptcy law firm, model and actress in New York City, and as a teacher in South Korea. These diverse careers instilled in Ms. Wilson professionalism, drive and a sense of humor. Ms. Wilson’s practice is dedicated to providing efficient and effective preventive counsel to her clients.
Scott David Stewart
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
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...
Melissa Kleminski Bower
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(480) 813-4800 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
Family and Divorce
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Melissa Kleminski Bower is an Associate Attorney with the Stewart Law Group. Having joined the legal team in 2011, she works from the firm’s Peoria office location. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 with a 3.6 GPA from the University of Arizona. Her Juris Doctor degree (2004) is from The University of Denver Sturm Law School. No stranger to personal challenges, Melissa worked full time while attending law school classes at night, holding externships, and participating as a volunteer in legal programs. As a law school student, she took a month and travelled to Beijing, China,...
Jessica C. Graves
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Pima County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(520) 468-3838 1760 E. River Rd.,
Suite 191
Tucson, AZ 85718
Family and Juvenile
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Arizona Adoption Attorney, Jessica Graves, represents birth parents and adoptive parents during the adoption process as well as egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and intended parents in family formation through assisted reproductive technology. Jessica grew up in Glendale, Arizona, but received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. She remained in Tucson and graduated from U of A's James E. Rogers College of Law with her Family and Juvenile Law Certificate.

As an adopted child herself, and with two adopted siblings, Jessica's knowledge and personal experiences offer a unique perspective in adoption law.
Brian Petersen
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Maricopa County, 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...
Randi Sirlin
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(602) 561-8107 1747 E. MORTEN AVENUE
SUITE 110
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Tucson Association of Collaborative Divorce Law (international association), University of Phoenix and James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Ms. Sirlin has practiced family law for over 23 years. She has a unique perspective in that she experienced a very contentious "custody battle" as a child, which spanned many years. Ms. Sirlin primary practices family law litigation. She is also trained as a Family Law Mediator and received her Certification of Training in Collaborative Divorce.

While always striving to assist clients with informal settlement of their cases, Ms. Sirlin is also an aggressive courtroom advocate, when necessary.

Ms. Sirlin maintains a caseload which ensures each client has direct access to an attorney at all times.

While Ms....
Michael Ziton
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(602) 234-9290 45 W Jefferson St
Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School
Law Offices Michael E Ziton PC is a Trusted and Established Litigation Law Firm. Michael Ziton is a Practicing Member of the Arizona Bar for 25 Years. You Need a Winning Lawyer on Your Side. Michael Ziton is Nationally Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America.

Michael Ziton Lawyer admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1992. Michael Ziton established his criminal defense practice in 2001 to protect the rights of the accused. With more than 80 jury trials, Michael Ziton has tremendous experience in the courtroom. It is important to have an attorney that knows the...
Amy Elizabeth Dohrendorf
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
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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Maricopa County, 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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Maricopa County, 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...
Ms. Ashley Blair Rahaman
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(480) 491-0109 2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
Family
Washburn University School of Law
Amanda Jones Johnson
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(855) 720-7575 1422 N. 2nd Street Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Seattle University School of Law
Amanda Jones Johnson grew up in the Bootheel of Missouri. After college in Jonesboro, Arkansas she moved to Seattle, Washington to attend law school in 1999. In a Legal Writing class her second year she met her future husband and after graduation they opened a law practice together in La Conner, Washington.

When he left the practice she opened an office in Mount Vernon, Washington. She worked in Estate Planning and as a Guardian ad Litem for Allegedly Incapacitated Adults, eventually receiving so many Family Law referrals that it became her primary area of practice. In that capacity she handled dissolutions,...
Elizabeth Westby
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(855) 274-9529 2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Phoenix School of Law
Dorian Eden
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(480) 285-1735 4809 E. Thistle Landing Drive
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
At Eden Law Office, PLLC your case will receive the personal attention it deserves. The firm focuses on all aspects of family law, such as divorce, child custody and support, spousal maintenance, division of assets and post-decree modification cases. The firm also handles personal injury matters from car accidents to dog bites.
Craighton T Boates
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Maricopa County, AZ Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(623) 551-5457 3701 W. Anthem Way
Suite 202
Anthem, AZ 85086
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
University of Minnesota Law School
Craig is an experienced attorney who handles court hearings and trials as well as legal counsel for businesses and individuals. His practice focuses on business law, commercial and business litigation, family & divorce law, real estate & construction law, wills, trusts & estate planning, and Internet law. Prior to founding Boates & Crump in 2002 Craig worked at a small general practice firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During that practice he represented many individual and business clients and also served as a City Attorney handling civil matters and prosecution for a suburb of Minneapolis. Craig is a cum laude graduate of the University...
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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.