The 2019 Winner of Best Family Lawyer and Law Firm in Mesa, Arizona

Welcome to Modern Law. If you are here, you probably need help. Whether it’s information, resources, guidance, legal coaching, or legal representation, we have more family law resources designed specifically for you than you can find anywhere else. We understand that family law is far more than a legal transaction, it’s a life changing event, and the stakes are much higher than the cost of legal fees. 

This is your story, and this is your life. We are honored to be chosen to be a part of your story. No matter what you have been through, our philosophies and values remain constant. We are committed to your growth and whole health, and we promise to practice law for you creatively, optimistically, bravely, and with empathy. When you hire a Mesa family lawyer from Modern Law, you are never alone. 

We do not offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Some clients need full representation using every legal tool in the tool-box. Others need a lawyer who is behind the scenes providing drafting, strategy, and advice. We also offer mediation and strongly believe that wherever possible people should make decisions between themselves and not allow a judge to decide the future of their lives. We serve family law clients at all ends of the spectrum and every step in between. 

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Arizona Family Law Cases

Preparing for divorce can be emotionally devastating and practically challenging. You likely want to know what’s coming and how to be prepared. If you have questions about the process, check out this article/infographic that explains typical time frames and phases of your divorce. While this may seem overwhelming now, all of your issues related to custody, child support, dividing your assets, alimony, and more can be resolved. 

While we will always try to settle your case amicably and fairly while protecting your interests, there are times when we must take your case to a judge and battle in court. Our attorneys are all local experienced litigators who have been in front of the Mesa, Phoenix, and Pinal County judges regularly. Do not underestimate the power of knowing the system. Our Mesa family lawyers have deep roots in the legal community and the community at large. This helps save you time and money by knowing our opponents and the influencers of your particular judge. 

What to Expect

Our main office location Dana Park in Mesa off the US 60 at Val Vista Drive. Our beautiful offices are never stuffy or crowded. You will always be offered drinks, snacks, and the parking is ample and free. We also utilize the latest and most secure technology, so we can meet via video conference and conduct the vast majority of our business together online if you prefer.

Shockingly, not all law firms use electronic signatures or take credit cards. That’s not us. If there is any aspect of our representation that could be made more convenient for you, we truly want to know. We also have additional offices for meetings in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Phoenix.

Children’s Best Interests

Any family law case will also address the rights and responsibilities of parents. A divorce or separation that involves children must carefully consider their best interests. A well drafted parenting plan and careful consideration of their financial needs should be included in any final divorce decree.

Both parents have an equal chance to retain custody of their kids, and the law promotes a joint custody structure. However, in situations where a parent cannot provide a nurturing home for their children, or where there has been a history of abuse, the other may argue for sole custody.

Separate from the issue of parenting time and custody is child support. Either parent may be ordered to pay child support, according to AZ Rev Stat §25-501(A). The obligation to pay child support and the amount ordered does not consider your other expenses. Instead, support orders typically only consider specific factors like income, parenting time, spousal support paid or received, other children, and expenses directly related to your kids for insurance, childcare, and other special costs.

Child support can be complicated, so even if you are representing yourself, you should consult with an experienced family lawyer in Mesa to advocate for you and your children’s needs or to just get information. Remember, you can always stop by our office for resources or call to make an appointment.

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

Maybe. Many people represent themselves and cannot afford the services of a Mesa family lawyer or would prefer to retain control over the transaction themselves. Those in these circumstances can enter I Do Over, which is the sister company to Modern Law that offers DIY courses on the family law court system in Maricopa County and the State of Arizona. We also have a book to help you navigate and understand the system and what to do, and we offer paralegal assisted divorces by Certified Legal Document Preparers. If you are looking for more information or you are interested in exploring self-representation, check out IDoOver.life.

Sometimes you just can’t work things out on your own, and despite your very best efforts, you may have to get the court involved. If you are in the Phoenix East Valley area, you may need to file documents at the superior courthouse in Mesa, located at 222 N Javelina Dr.

No matter where you are at in the life of your case or your journey to family law, we want to help. You are also welcome to download our local guide to marriage dissolution “Decode Your Divorce” or stop by our office in Mesa to pick one up today. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm today to schedule an appointment with a Mesa family lawyer about any and all of your family needs.

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