Family attorneys with the Stewart Law Group provide exceptional, compassionate legal representation to our clients, many of whom are going through a divorce or have other family legal matters in Glendale, Arizona. We would like to help you, too. Our main law practice areas are:
Family Law in Glendale
Glendale Estate Planning & Probate
Glendale Criminal Defense
For more than a decade, our divorce attorneys have been representing clients in Glendale. We are known for our professionalism, preparation, diligence, and the positive results we obtain for spouses in divorce and child custody proceedings. No law firm can guarantee a particular outcome, which is for the judge to decide. But we always strive to obtain the best results possible for the parties we represent.
Our Glendale legal team has guided clients through virtually every family law issue: divorce and military divorce, property division (both marital assets and debts), child custody, child support and spousal maintenance. No matter how distant the parties’ positions appear to be on key issues, we put our negotiating skills and trial advocacy experience to work for our clients’ best interests.
Not knowing what to expect when getting a divorce can cause extreme anxiety. That’s understandable. People often ask, how long will settling a divorce take? It can be quite a lengthy process ranging anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on whether the divorce is contested or not. With so many details to be worked out, how can anyone make confident decisions when filled with uncertainty? For instance, attempting to reach an agreement on a permanent parenting plan that is in the children’s best interests. What really is best for the kids? Talk to a knowledgeable family law attorney near you and hire the law firm you can trust. Be confident knowing the legal guidance you depend upon will be timely, accurate, and trustworthy.
Like most parents we represent in divorce, you have worries. Will you stay or leave the marital home? Does moving mean de-enrolling your children from the Glendale School District? Will you enjoy a close, meaningful relationship with your children? What will family reunions at Sahuaro Ranch Park be like a few years from now?
Your parental concerns are reasonable. Learn what options could work well for your family. Learn how community property is divided in Arizona law and whether the marital home must be sold (it may not be necessary). Find out to what extent spousal maintenance, if awarded, could impact monthly income and the tax consequences. At Stewart Law Group we can help you get answers so you can make informed decisions.
The estate planning attorneys at our Glendale law office location have broad experience preparing living trusts, Last Wills and Testaments, powers of attorney, business succession plans, living wills, and other estate plan documents. An experienced attorney can discuss the ins-and-outs of tax avoidance planning, too, should that be an objective for your personalized estate plan.
Glendale families have been represented by our probate attorneys for many years, and with very positive results. All probate proceedings are heard in the Superior Court. (Non-probate matters may be heard in Glendale City Court or Maricopa County Superior Court, depending upon the type of case.) Probate matters include administering decedents’ estates, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, among other things.
With decedents’ estates, probate is testate or intestate and formal or informal. When the person died without a Will, for instance, disputes over the appointment of a personal representative, rights of inheritance, valuation of assets, and final accounting and disposition of the decedent’s estate may require formal judicial oversight.
The qualified estate planning attorneys near you at Stewart Law Group are capable of seeing beyond the written instrument, into the probable outcome should someone challenge the estate plan in court. (For example, by a disinherited adult child may challenge the decedent’s Will or trust.) Knowledgeable estate planning attorneys include appropriate safeguards. This duality of experience, being proficient in probate practice and in drafting original estate plans, is very important to our Glendale clients. Every member of our legal team is dedicated to providing real-life solutions. Solutions designed to protect our clients’ rights while achieving their goals and expectations as best we can.
“Brian Winter is an incredible attorney who is there every step of the way. My case wasn’t simple, but Brian did a great job of communicating with opposing counsel and updating me regularly. My case took a little under a year and a half to finalize but I was able to get everything I wanted. Brian really listened to me, educated me on the process and made all of the legal jargon less intimidating. In the end, we were able to settle out of court but he and his incredible team (Vanessa) were ready to go to court had the negotiations not gone as planned. I am so impressed with Brian that I feel that it would be a disservice if I didn’t share with everyone who would listen how great my experience was. He truly is an incredible attorney who has his clients needs as his first priority. He doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear, but helps you understand the ins and outs of the legal system and what is fair and reasonable to request. Hopefully, I won’t need Brian to represent me again, but if I ever need another family court attorney, I wouldn’t use anyone else.”
Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
February 27, 2019
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Whether you have a probate or estate planning matter; a divorce or child custody establishment or modification we are right here in Glendale, ready to listen. We will help you avoid counter-productive actions that make successful resolution difficult, time-consuming, and more costly. We can help you achieve your objectives with information, options, guidance, and strong legal advocacy.
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