Family Law Attorneys in Mesa

Rely on Our Team at Stein and Stein, P.C.

Stein and Stein, P.C. is led by a husband-and-wife team that understands the value of family. When you are facing difficult legal decisions in your own family, our firm's partners and support staff members are here to help you. We promise to be straightforward and honest when helping you arrive at a solution to your family law matter. We have handled all kinds of matters involving family law, including divorce, paternity, post-decree matters, decision-making and parenting time issues, spousal maintenance, child support, in loco parentis and relocation cases, Orders of Protection, and other areas of family law.

Our Services

Divorce
If you are considering a divorce in the East Valley, our team can help. We have been able to arrange satisfactory divorces through mediation and litigation. We have the experience to handle all types of cases, contested and uncontested divorces, spousal maintenance, child issues, and more. Speak with us today to learn which unique approach is best for you.

Child custody (now known as decision-making and parenting time)
Child custody cases can become contentious. Decision-making and parenting time issues may be complicated. Each family situation is unique. Each child is unique. Arizona Revised Statute 25-403 applies to provide statutory factors for the court to consider in making a determination as to what is in the best interests of the children. There are other factors also considered by the court. Some cases involve drugs, alcohol, or child abuse, and we are experienced in handling these cases, too. And if you have a good working relationship with the other parent, we can help to efficiently memorialize agreements or help reach a consensus where possible. We can help you to work toward a solution while attempting to keep your child custody case out of court if possible.

Child support
In divorce cases with minor children, the court will consider an award of child support. The current Arizona Child Support Guidelines provide a formula approach to child support which helps to minimize the uncertainty of each parent's rights and obligations. If you are seeking child support as a custodial parent or fighting child support requests as a non-custodial parent, Stein and Stein, P.C. can represent your interests in court or in pretrial negotiation.

Court orders
Our team can help with issues regarding enforcement of court orders, modifications to divorce decrees, and temporary orders during the divorce process. Whenever you are dealing with these issues, you should have the help of a competent attorney.

Domestic violence / child abuse / neglect
If you have been accused of domestic violence or child abuse / neglect and are at risk of losing custody of your children, we can help. We also represent victims of domestic violence and child abuse who need to obtain Orders of Protection or similar restraining orders against abusive parties. We also represent parties in juvenile dependencies cases in the juvenile division of the Maricopa County Superior Court involving the Department of Child Safety or privately.

Mediation
At our firm, Co-founding Attorney Maria Stein is a trained mediator in Mesa, Arizona. She can patiently help you collaborate with your spouse to work through family law issues in a calm environment and may be able to help you avoid court. She can also attend private mediation with you as your attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and can work to help you receive fair and equitable settlement that you are entitled to.

Property division
If you are having difficulty handling property division, our highly trained attorneys can certainly help. With years of experience, Attorney Maria Stein can offer assistance with the negotiation or litigation of all property-related disputes arising out of a divorce. Reaching a fair and equitable division of community property and affirming one's sole and separate property may be a complicated process. Valuation issues can be resolved with the assistance of business valuators, real estate appraisers, and other professionals. We are experienced in dealing with the experts and these complicated issues.

Spousal maintenance
Depending on the eligibility standards and relevant factors set forth in A.R.S. 25-319 and applicable case law, one spouse may be able to obtain an order requiring the other party to pay spousal maintenance. We often help couples arrange spousal maintenance in a way that is agreeable for both parties. But if an agreement is not reached or appropriate, we are prepared to take the matter to trial on your behalf. Spousal maintenance cases are complicated, and may even involve the expert testimony of a vocational evaluator to assist the court in making a reasonable determination.

Parenting time
Finding the parenting time schedule that provides for a healthy and happy relationship between both parents can be a challenge. We assist you in reviewing parenting time schedules and considerations to find options that are in your child's best interests and work for all involved. We can also help maintain enforcement of a schedule or facilitate modifications in the future.

Maintaining a Tradition of Personal Service for 30 Years

At Stein and Stein, P.C., we are committed to providing customized and personalized assistance to our clients. We don't just want to take on cases, we build relationships. We sit down with each client and carefully discuss the terms of each case.

Our goal is to educate our clients about family law and help them understand all options or choices available in their legal situations. Contact us today if you want assistance from a caring divorce attorney in Mesa who is focused on serving your best interests.

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  • State Bar of Arizona