Experienced Scottsdale Divorce Attorneys

Sometimes divorce is necessary. In your marriage, perhaps the tension has become too much. You’ve tried marriage counseling with no change for the better. Similar to Ed Mell’s famous Jack Knife sculpture, the bucking horse with rider in Scottsdale’s arts district; there is absolute tension and chaos that you are struggling to gain control over.

Relationships end in divorce when marital harmony becomes unobtainable. When every day is a battle of wills, and hanging on in this wild ride is asking the impossible. Don’t let go! Hand over the reins so we can help.

Expert Representation and Client Care

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Everyone at Stewart Law Group is passionate about the important work we do in the community. Our qualified Scottsdale area divorce attorneys are well-known and respected for their superb negotiating skills and legal stratagems. Always prepared and ready to turn up the heat when litigation becomes necessary. Protecting your rights and interests in every court proceeding is essential. We are client-focused whether representing the economically disadvantaged spouse or propertied spouse in the divorce.

Our job description includes litigating any unresolved matters not decided consensually on through agreement between clients and opposing parties. We take our professional responsibilities as divorce lawyers to heart. And we are proud of the good results we obtain for our clients.

Our family law and divorce clients in Scottsdale can proceed with confidence; trusting our abilities and the quality representation we provide. Each individual is expertly guided through one Arizona court proceeding after another. We do everything in our power to obtain beneficial results for clients in:

  • Settlement negotiations
  • Discovery
  • Pre-trial hearings
  • Conciliation counseling and mediation
  • Trial
  • Post-judgment motion practice
  • Reconsiderations
  • And appeals.

Negotiating and Litigating Your Divorce Case

scottsdale divorce lawyerFor families accustomed to shopping, dining, and entertaining in an Old Town atmosphere, divorce proceedings are life-changing. Understandably, divorce cases can be intensely emotional, requiring many levels of dispute resolution. In part, that is why some of our clients choose collaborative divorce, an ADR process that incentivizes cooperation and litigation avoidance.

At Stewart Law Group, we assist clients in negotiating separation agreements and aggressively litigate disputed issues at trial. If spouses cannot reach a parenting plan agreement, for instance, then the court must make those decisions for them.

Arizona divorce proceedings should fully resolve complex asset and debt division, retirement plan, and pension allocation, and much more. We assist clients in settling on property division, spousal maintenance, child custody, and support, plus all other concerns related to legal separation and ending the marriage. If either spouse is a service member, then military divorce law also applies.

Which Court Hears Your Divorce Case?

There are several courts where civil cases are heard, depending upon the subject matter presented. The three main legal forums are state Superior Court, Scottsdale City Court, and U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. There are a couple of things you should know.

  • First: all domestic relations proceedings – divorces, legal separations, annulments, and family law cases – are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court. Scottsdale clients typically initiate divorce proceedings by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the Clerk of the Maricopa County Superior Court, the county of residence. (Discuss exceptions and special circumstances with an experienced divorce lawyer.)
  • Second: there may be collateral matters relating to the divorce. For instance, an order of protection may be handled in city court. A party’s misdemeanor DUI offense could be prosecuted in Superior Court or city court. A claim to child support, alimony, or property may be included in one or both spouses’ bankruptcy in federal court. Your specific situation may or may not have such hurdles to overcome. Every client’s situation is unique. Consult an attorney with the resources, knowledge of other practice areas, and proven ability to tie down every loose end for the best possible outcome. Results matter!

What Our Clients Have to Say:

“Great firm and fantastic representation by Robert Howard. He took over a very difficult divorce case with abusing opposing legal counsel and got a pre court settlement that was more equitable and fair. Thanks for the time and diligence bringing the case to resolution.”

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bruce Lazarus
February 23, 2020
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Hire the Scottsdale Divorce Attorneys Who Care

Ask any old-timer how calm, clear Arizona days cloud over in summer monsoon. The sky changes quickly with surprising intensity. Suddenly, the environment is unpredictable and worrisome. Storms appear in personal relationships, too. When you are dealing with divorce proceedings call Stewart Law Group for help. We offer compassionate divorce representation to clients throughout the Valley and Scottsdale. 480-425-1400