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Arizona's family law Team

More than ten decades of family law experience on your side

When you choose Stewart Law Group to represent you in your divorce or other family law matter, you will be working with a team of AZ family attorneys near you that has more than 100 years of combined experience. We have represented more than a thousand clients in cases ranging from routine divorce to military divorce, high net worth divorce, child custody disputes (including father’s rights), child support, post-decree modifications, domestic violence, and more.

Our Phoenix family law attorneys only takes cases for which we believe we can provide meaningful help and when we think we can make a real difference in the life of our clients. We keep our caseloads small so that we can focus our efforts on achieving the best possible results for every client.

What is Family Law?

Family law is an essential part of the legal system that touches nearly every aspect of personal and family life. It addresses legal issues arising from family relationships, including – but not limited to – marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence. Family law is designed to provide protection, legal rights, and regulation of familial relationships. A divorce lawyer in Chandler can help defend and protect your legal rights in the event of a lawsuit.

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Marriage and Divorce

Marriage is a legally recognized union between two people, and family law governs the requirements for getting married, including age regulations, residency requirements, and the legal process for obtaining a marriage license. A Scottsdale divorce attorney can help navigate any complicated legal issues.

Divorce, on the other hand, is the legal process to dissolve a marriage. Family law outlines the steps and requirements for divorcing, which can include spousal maintenance or alimony, division of property, and in some cases, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Contact a Phoenix divorce lawyer today for a free consultation.

Child Custody and Visitation

One of the most complex aspects of family law is determining child custody and visitation rights after a separation or divorce. Family courts must consider the best interests of the child when deciding on custody arrangements, which can include joint custody and sole custody.

Visitation rights allow the non-custodial parent to maintain a relationship with their child through supervised or unsupervised visits. Family law is responsible for creating and enforcing these visitation schedules and considering modifications based on changes in the child’s or parents’ circumstances.

Child Support

Child support is a legal obligation that requires a non-custodial parent to provide financial assistance for the care of their children after a divorce or separation. The purpose of child support is to ensure that the children have the necessary financial resources for their upbringing, even when their parents are no longer living together.

What happens if child support payments are not made? If a non-custodial parent fails to make child support payments, they may face a variety of legal consequences. These can include wage garnishment, suspension of professional licenses, and even jail time in extreme cases. Additionally, past-due child support accrues interest in Arizona, further increasing the amount owed.

Alimony/Spousal Maintenance

Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, is a legally mandated financial obligation paid by one spouse to another following a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to provide financial support for the lower-earning spouse and prevent an unfair economic disparity due to the divorce. In the event of a divorce, a Peoria divorce attorney could make sense to defend your best interest.

Courts typically consider various factors when determining if one spouse should receive alimony, and if so, the amount and duration. These factors may include the length of the marriage, the couple’s standard of living, the age and health of both spouses, their earning capacities, and contributions to the marriage.

Under certain circumstances, alimony awards may be modified or terminated if there is a significant change in either spouse’s financial situation, or lifestyle, or the recipient spouse remarries or cohabitates with another partner.


Adoption is the legal process where one person assumes the parental responsibilities for a child not biologically their own. Family law plays a crucial role in regulating the adoption process, ensuring that the prospective adoptive parents meet the requirements and follow the proper legal steps. This can include home studies, interviews, and meeting specific state or international adoption guidelines.

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How to Find Divorce and Family Law Representation Near You in Phoenix, Arizona?

Hiring our Arizona law firm means giving yourself the advantage of working with an experienced team of family lawyers who have repeatedly proven their legal skill and ability inside and outside of the courtroom. Our dedication to winning our clients’ cases has earned us the abiding appreciation of our many past clients, as well as the respect of our peers in the legal profession. For example, Founding Attorney Scott David Stewart has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb, based on factors such as his experience, his recognition in the industry, and his record of professional conduct.

Attorney Stewart has also been honored with the considerable distinction of the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a peer-review rating that is among the most highly sought-after recognitions in the legal profession. Stewart Law Group is additionally an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau®. Trust in our experience and our proven track record of success. If you are looking for a local family law office in Phoenix or one of the surrounding cities don’t hesitate to contact the team here at Stewart Law Group.

Let Us Guide You Through the Arizona Divorce Process

We have created a relaxing and welcoming environment at our offices. Our family law firm is a place where you can come in, sit down, and speak with a legal professional who knows the law and understands your situation. In fact, the person with whom you meet at your very first consultation is the same person who will be helping and supporting you throughout the process. We take time to sit with you, explain the power of confidentiality, and give you all of the information you need to feel confident about your future.

Allowing attorneys in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, or Peoria to guide you through your family law case can provide you with the necessary legal expertise and support to navigate the complexities of the legal system. You don’t have to retell your story every time you come to our office and you don’t have to wonder if the Peoria family attorney standing by your side in the courtroom knows all of the facts about your case.

We Help You Understand Your Family Law Case

We know that you’re going through one of the worst times of your life and we know that we can help make it easier on you and on your family. If you’re wondering, “Where can I find a family attorney near me that can protect my rights?”, you’ve come to the right place. Our Arizona divorce & family lawyers take on the task of guiding you through this experience and fighting to protect your rights. We safeguard our clients’ rights in disputes over property division and child support or custody, including paternity establishment and fathers’ rights, during and after divorce or military divorce.

We pursue financial compensation for clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in serious car accidents caused by the negligence of others. Whatever the nature of the situation, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands with us. Take the first step now by contacting a Scottsdale family lawyer for an initial consultation to get started on a strategy for your case. We also have experience in navigating the sometimes very complicated issues surrounding unmarried step-parent rights.

What Our Clients Say

“Never in a million years would I have thought my wife of 38 years would have left me with zero notice for another man. But it happened. Right before Christmas. To say I was shocked and stunned would be an understatement. After a few days walking around dazed and confused, my daughter told me “Dad, I think you need to get a lawyer.” I was fortunate to find the Stewart Law Group and Christa Banfield. I was impressed with how carefully she listened to me to fully understand my situation. What I especially appreciated was how reassuring she was. After I hired her, she handled everything for me, ultimately helping me to get an excellent settlement. For me, divorce was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I’m glad Christa was there to help me get through it. I recommend Christa Banfield highly.”

Rating: 5/5
Randall Sorensen
May 20, 2020
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Need a Family Lawyer in AZ Near You?

Looking for a family lawyer near you or a divorce lawyer in Phoenix? Stewart Law Group has been serving Maricopa County, Pinal County, and all of Arizona since 2004. We have office locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Tempe, and Gilbert. For your convenience, please contact or visit us at the location that is closest to you. For example, our Chandler family attorneys are qualified and experienced representing local clients and their interests.

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Child support calculator

Every state has adopted guidelines setting automatic child support rates based upon criteria related to family income and the number of children in the household.

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Spousal maintenance calculator

The Maricopa County Superior Court developed the spousal maintenance calculator to give spouses and opportunity to determine simple alimony support obligations.