With over 20 years of experience, I have represented hundreds of satisfied clients during that time, and I know I can help you with your case too. I understand that Family Law cases can cause a lot of emotional stress, and interacting with the court and legal system may not be something you want to do on your own. This includes preparing court proceedings, developing legal arguments, strategizing the case, litigating at the trial & more. I have the experience to deliver the outcome you are seeking.
Dissolution Of Marriage
Divorce is never easy, but if you understand the requirements and the options available to you, then the divorce process can often proceed smoothly and with little interruption – and having an experienced attorney definitely helps!
A “Legal Separation” is one of the options that are available for couples who are not ready to terminate their marriage but want to be considered separate for legal and tax liability purposes.
An Annulment may be sought in certain situations where marriages are considered void under Arizona’s Family Code. There are a few different and valid reasons for seeking an annulment
Child Custody & Visitation
Making the decision to divorce when you have children is a complicated and highly emotional decision. Often the most difficult decision during a divorce involves who will take care of the children. The results of these decisions can affect your life and the life of your child for years to come.
Under Arizona family law, all child support is calculated using uniform state guidelines. While a court ultimately decides the child support amount for each case, your family lawyer is able to calculate a reasonable estimate of the amount of child support you owe to your child’s other parent or the amount the other parent owes you by using the Arizona Guideline Child Support Calculator.
If you and your partner have decided to separate, you may be entitled to receive financial support each month. If you are married, then the court may order either you or your spouse to pay spousal support, also known as alimony. Resolving spousal support issues can be a complex legal matter; therefore, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced Arizona family law attorney as soon as possible.
Relationship issues that are not resolved often result in very emotional, trying times, particularly in a divorce – especially when one is considering child custody, and all of the financial ramifications of such a decision.
When you are married, you share everything: the bar stools in the kitchen, the family photos in the frames, and the fine china. Yet when you decide to divorce, it is suddenly necessary to decide how to split all of those shared assets.
Being a mother doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a stable family life, nor an income to support your child. Fortunately laws in the State of Arizona provide some support to get you moving in the right direction. Establishing paternity (the legal acknowledgment of your child’s father) is perhaps the most critical step towards collecting child support and moving you forward in raising your child.
Whether you are seeking to build your family through adoption, are placing a child up for adoption, or are dealing with legal issues related to an ongoing or already completed adoption, Louis is here to help you.
A Guardianship is when a judge gives a responsible person who is not the parent the custody of a child under the age of 18. A guardianship is sometimes needed when, no matter how much parents love their children, they are not able to parent for several reasons.
In Arizona, same sex marriage became legal on October 14, 2014. The US Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal throughout the country on June 26th, 2015. As you would expect, with the right to marry legally comes the right to divorce legally. The right to divorce offers legal protections previously unavailable to the gay spouse.