Phoenix Contested Divorce and Child Custody Attorneys
Divorce is a situation that can be filled with emotion and uncertainty. At the Maricopa County-based law firm of Donaldson Stuart, P.C. in Chandler, Arizona, we show compassion towards our clients to help ensure they can make the best choices for themselves and their children.
Divorce does not have to be a contentious process. Our attorneys can help facilitate settlements between the divorcing parties. However, if there is not a settlement, we will diligently represent our clients in divorce court.
Contested Divorce and the Need for Mediation
In contested divorces, disputes can arise over child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance and marital property division. Many judges will expect the parties to sit down together and try to work out their disagreements. At the very least, they want to know what you have done to resolve the any disputes prior to your court appearance.
At Donaldson Stuart, P.C., we encourage mediation and other forms of Alternate Dispute Resolution so our clients do not relinquish control to a judge and can try to maintain the ability to make key decisions in a cooperative way.
Emotional versus Legal Issues in a Divorce
While we cannot ignore the emotional issues that our clients are experiencing, our job is to separate the emotions from the legal issues. We are compassionate towards our clients and their situations. We gently steer them away from focusing on the emotional issues and towards attending to the legal matters and ultimately a resolution of the case.
Contact a Seasoned Divorce Attorney Today
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact us.
Donaldson Stuart, P.C.
3100 West Ray Road Suite 115
Chandler, Arizona 85226
Phone: (480) 792-9770