Phoenix Family Law Lawyer

Phoenix Family Law Attorney

Hire a Family Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona office.

Stewart Law Group
202 E Earll Dr Ste 160
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-548-3400
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Our Family Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ

Do you have a pressing legal question about family law? It might be something you should discuss with an experienced family law attorney in Phoenix. We would like to hear from you. Our principal areas of practice are Phoenix divorce and  family law.

Whenever a client needs legal advice, our goal is to assist with overcoming legal obstacles in a positive and meaningful way, with the best possible outcome and with what promises to be a brighter future. Accomplishing this requires productive attorney-client communications, honesty, and trust.

While we cannot make assurances that the judge will rule favorably on every issue or that every result will be a sure thing, what our Phoenix family lawyers do promise is to provide outstanding legal representation in everything we do. Each member of our legal team is wholly dedicated to the client’s case, regardless of whether the matter at hand is a difficult civil appeal from the family court’s property division in divorce, challenging probate litigation, or even a complex trust matter. We are all in.

Looking for a Phoenix Family Law Attorney Near You?

Family Lawyer Near You in Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix office location.

Life in the Valley is great until it isn’t anymore. Don’t let your legal rights slip through your fingers. The first step is to call us at 602-548-3400 and schedule a confidential consultation with an attorney right here in Phoenix. (If you’re wondering “are you guys located near me”, we have other office locations throughout the Valley, too, should that be easier or more discreet for you.) Serving Maricopa County, Pinal County, and all of Arizona, another option is to email us, and we’ll respond to your inquiry right away. It is all up to you now.

Just one more thing. Here’s what one former client said about the passion our attorneys have for their work:

“Thank you so very much for all of your hard work! You did a fantastic job and I can’t thank you enough for getting me through a very difficult time in my life … You are a fantastic attorney … keep your passion for what you do.”
– G.W., Former Client

Making Your Family Law Case Easier

Dealing with family law issues can be a complex, emotional, and stressful experience. This is especially true if you find yourself navigating the legal system without a knowledgeable family lawyer on your side. In Arizona, family law covers a wide range of issues, from divorce and separation to child custody and support. With the rise in divorce rates and the ever-changing dynamics of families, it has become increasingly important in today’s world to have a solid understanding of family law and know how to work through the challenges it presents. Here’s how you can make your case easier:

Choose the Right Family Lawyer

Your first step in making your family law case go as smoothly as possible is to hire an experienced, compassionate, and skilled family lawyer in Arizona. Choosing the right attorney is crucial for not only your emotional and mental well-being but also the future of you and your loved ones. Look for a lawyer who is experienced in family law, has a track record of success in similar cases, and is known for working effectively and efficiently.

Here are some tips on finding the right lawyer in Arizona:

  • Ask friends, family, and colleagues for recommendations
  • Check out online reviews, testimonials, and ratings
  • Interview several potential candidates before making a decision
  • Make sure you feel comfortable and supported by your chosen lawyer

Familiarize Yourself with the Arizona Family Law Process

While you’ll be relying heavily on your family lawyer for counsel and guidance, it’s also important for you to be knowledgeable about Arizona family law. This will help you feel better equipped to handle the ups and downs of your case.

Research common family law issues in Arizona, such as Arizona’s community property laws, child custody guidelines, spousal maintenance, and child support calculations. By having a basic understanding of these legal matters, you’ll be able to communicate more effectively with your lawyer and better understand the decisions made in your case.

Open Communication with Your Family Lawyer

Your lawyer cannot help you if they do not have complete and accurate information about your case. It’s essential for you to openly and honestly communicate with your attorney at all times. Share all relevant facts and keep your lawyer updated on any changes in your circumstances. Transparency and clear communication will allow your lawyer to build a stronger case and improve the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Keep Detailed Records

Good record-keeping is essential in any legal case, especially when it comes to family law. Make sure to compile and maintain detailed records of everything relevant to your case, including copies of legal documents, emails and text messages, financial statements, and any other pertinent materials. Having a comprehensive and organized file will help your Phoenix divorce lawyer build a solid case and make it easier for you to recall important information.

Stay Focused on the Best Interests of Your Children

Finally, if your family law case involves child custody or support, make sure to keep the best interests of your children at the heart of your decisions. Arizona courts always prioritize the well-being of the child, and so should you. Strive to make choices and maintain conduct that reflects your commitment to your kids’ welfare.

Put Your Trust in Our Legal Experience & Professionalism

Family Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona office picture.Strolling through the Desert Botanical Garden on Galvin Parkway, from appearances, it may seem that everyone but you is happy, successful, and doing just great. What appears on the surface to be an easy life without worry or happy marriage without conflict, does not necessarily make it so. We know from decades of combined legal experience that many people are struggling silently, trying to keep up appearances. You are not alone.

With personal matters, particularly, people become expert actors. In our Phoenix practice, we have seen award-winning performances intended to mask the sadness, grief, anxiety, anger, frustration, and genuine hurt people feel inside. You or someone you care about may also be masking serious legal concerns, too. Put your trust in our abilities. Consult an experienced Phoenix child support attorney with Stewart Law Group who can guide you through the legal process of resolving the disputed issues for good. Regain control over day-to-day circumstances and start living your life again. Get your career, your Phoenix lifestyle, and your personal relationships back on track. The sooner the better.

Why Do I Need a Local Phoenix Family Lawyer?

Family Attorney Phoenix. Arizona office layout.Emotions can run high in the Arizona divorce or family law case. Our legal team is sensitive to the anguish spouses and parents feel. We skillfully assist our clients in negotiating parenting plan agreements and separation agreements.

Mediating issues, such as spousal maintenance in Arizona military divorce, as an alternative to litigation, is always an option in divorce. Mediation will be ordered by the family law judge in a child custody dispute, often in conjunction with a forensic child custody evaluation by a mental health professional. Parents can agree on a parenting time schedule, making good on promises to take the kids to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix on 7th Street or to the Arizona Science Center on Washington Street.

A divorce lawyer at our Phoenix office location will guide the client through all family court proceedings. From petition for dissolution of marriage and responsive pleading, to the discovery of facts and information, testimony and legal argument at trial, and final decree of dissolution. For some clients, attorney representation will continue beyond the decree, through review of the trial court’s final judgment in the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Why Would I Need a Modification of Child Custody & Child Support Orders?

Many of our clients return to us for help a year or more after their divorce was final; or if unwed parents, then a year or more after their permanent parenting plan was ordered following paternity establishment. Parents sometimes need to consult their trusted paternity lawyer about modifying child custody or child support orders. Getting the court to recognize proper father’s rights is also a concern, especially if the father is a step-parent and wants to establish unmarried step-parent rights.

A client may have plans to relocate with the child. For example, a job promotion along with transfer could mean moving away from Phoenix (where the other parent lives) to a new home in Sierra Vista near Fort Huachuca. The parent’s job transfer could involve relocation out-of-state, too. In either instance, the other parent may object to the move away.

Objections to relocating the child out-of-state or over 100 miles away from Phoenix, in this example, often stem from the burden relocation can place on parenting time. Frequently, relocation reduces the frequency and quality of parenting time and increases travel expenses. The objecting parent may seek a hearing on the proposed relocation away from Phoenix. Because modified parenting time or legal decision-making authority are possible, if in the child’s best interests, discuss options with a family law attorney who has substantial practice with child relocation cases.

Family Law Attorney Phoenix city hall.Post-decree modification of child custody orders may be raised for other reasons, too. There could be an emergency situation where, for example, the current environment is harmful for the child because of the parent’s drug abuse. In all other cases, the court will consider modification only upon a showing that there has been a continuing and substantial change of circumstances. One example of that might be a parent’s desire to increase parenting time from every weekend to nearly equal time. An example of changed circumstances? Perhaps the parent finished his or her degree at University of Phoenix and has a new full-time job with weekends off.

With a change in parenting time schedule or the added restriction of supervised parenting time for the parent convicted of drug possession or other offense, then the court may recalculate child support obligations, too.

As children develop, especially into the teenage years, their needs and expectations change, and, well, they can cost more. As the educational and personal needs of the children change over the years, your attorney can assist with child custody and child support modifications. For example, a child who exhibits extraordinary vocal talent may need private music lessons to continue to excel. If the obligor parent does not volunteer to pay more in monthly child support, then a motion to modify child support under the Arizona Child Support Guidelines could be filed.

Consult a Phoenix Family Attorney About Family Court

Family Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Consulting an attorney with Stewart Law Group means getting helpful information that applies to your specific situation. It is an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the court process involved. The attorney you meet will explain the specific legal issues raised in the case. (For example, a probate attorney will explain how a Last Will and Testament is probated after the testator’s death.) Other issues may arise after additional information, records, and evidence obtained during discovery come to light. (For example, in a military divorce where mandatory financial disclosures are made, along with uniform and non-uniform interrogatories.)

The initial confidential consultation with the lawyer puts a road map on the table, so the client understands the direction the case must take, the forks in the road, the costs anticipated, and how long it may take for the case to settle or go to trial.

Our Phoenix attorneys are trained to quickly grasp the situation and begin strategizing essential elements of the civil case. They envision potential solutions early in the process and are skilled at negotiating creative solutions to the most challenging legal issues. When a client’s lawsuit does not settle completely, which could happen in any civil case, the outstanding issues must be resolved by the judge at trial. Each of our attorneys has substantial trial experience in the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

We love Phoenix. This is where we live, the place we call “home.” This is where we gather with old friends and make new ones. It’s where we raise our families. It’s where our kids graduate from high school and matriculate at Phoenix College, South Mountain Community College, or Arizona State University. Phoenix beats steadily at the heart of our busy lives, just as it does for you and your family. At Stewart Law Group, the strong ties we have to the community enhance our ability to do good work for the clients we represent. Valley of the Sun – this is where our caring legal team has the greatest impact on people’s lives. We want the best for our clients and their families, and for the Phoenix neighborhoods where they reside… Agritopia, Woodlea Melrose, Medlock Place, Willo Historic District, or elsewhere.

Areas We Serve

Arcadia | Biltmore | Camelback East | Central City | Coronado | Deer Valley | Desert Ridge | Downtown Phoenix | Encanto | Estrella | Garfield | Maryvale | Moon Valley | North Mountain | North Gateway | North Scottsdale | Paradise Valley | South Mountain | Sunnyslope | Uptown Phoenix | Ahwatukee | Alhambra | Anthem | Desert View | Laveen | Papago Park | South Mountain Village | Verrado

Clients Testimonials

The following testimonials were originally left by happy clients. Here are a few examples of satisfied clients of Stewart Law Group:


“If you need legal representation, the Stewart Law Group is who you need to contact. They are a professional and very efficient team!! Colin Bell was my go to guy. I can’t give enough praise to the legal representation that I received from Colin. He is very knowledgeable, professional, patient , and prompt. I felt blessed to have him on my side!!!!”

A. F.

“[Dear Scott Stewart]: I can’t even put into words what you’ve done for me this morning. Thank you again for winning the two above cases. You did an outstanding job! You were very well-prepared-from your summaries to your questioning. You were so awesome and so professional! My family and I thank you, again. May god bless you and keep you always.”

P. O.

“My experience with this firm was very professional and courteous. They were certainly patient and understanding and, most importantly, helpful during this difficult time. From the initial consult right to the end of my case, I felt confident that they were the best in every way possible and answered all my questions. I will recommend this firm to anyone in need of their services.”

Reviews of a Phoenix Family Lawyer

“I was in need of family law counsel before I got married I did quite a bit of research and the folks at the Stewart Law Group seemed to be the most knowledgeable and friendly over the phone.

Now that I have first hand experience dealing with them I can honestly say that everybody I interacted with at the Stewart Law Group was very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Robert Howard was my attorney for this matter and he is very well versed and his expertise in family law is something that only decades of experience can produce. If you need representation or counsel you will be in great hands with the Ladies and Gentleman that makeup the Stewart Law Group.”

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brian Wright
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