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Preparing For Your Initial Consultation

How can I prepare for my initial consultation with an attorney? At Modern Law, it's easy to schedule your initial consultation right from your desktop or phone. Understandably, our potential clients would like to know how to make the most out of that time and walk...
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Special Education Law and Coparenting Strategies

Parents always want what’s best for their children, but this can often be difficult to achieve, particularly when it comes to special education. Parents need to learn how they can help their children and act on their behalf while trying to understand the special...
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The New Marijuana Laws in Arizona Affect Family Law

In November of 2020, Prop 207 was passed in Arizona. When the law went into effect, it means that marijuana for personal use was decriminalized and that it was now legal for personal use. Previously, Arizona allowed only medical marijuana to be used. Today, as long as...
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Schizophrenia and Divorce

Schizophrenia and Divorce Schizophrenia can wreak havoc on an individual and a family. The symptoms of the disorder can be so difficult to manage and live with that many people with Schizophrenia get divorced. There are three types of symptoms that all contribute to...
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Could Marijuana Legalization Affect Family Law in Arizona?

Many states have legalized marijuana usage in recent years. Often, the path to legalization begins with medical marijuana, as it did in Arizona. After this happens, it often leads to the legalization of recreational use. In November 2020, Arizona voters passed Prop...
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Understanding Nesting and Its Benefits

Have you heard of nesting? It’s not just for the birds. Of course, if you haven’t heard this term before, you’ll want to learn more about what it means, how to do it, and whether it might be for you or not. While it can be a good option for the children in some cases,...
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Is Nesting Right For You?

Nesting is a term that’s become popular in the past few years. However, if you are like a lot of people, you aren’t quite sure what this means. It’s time to get a closer look and a better understanding of nesting to see if it could be something that you’d like to try....
Co Parenting Special Education Kids

Co parenting special education kids

Coparenting Special Education and the School System Many children are struggling in school because of learning or behavior problems. Sometimes, these issues go undiagnosed and unnoticed for years, which could put the children behind. Parents want to be sure their...
Parents and High Conflict Divorce Issues

Dealing with high conflict divorce issues

Parents and High Conflict Situations Going through a divorce is usually a difficult process, and it can create tension and high conflict situations even in the best of circumstances. Finding ways to better deal with those situations is important, and it is essential...
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Make Divorce Easier on the Children

Divorce is not easy on anyone, but when there are children involved, a different approach is often needed. In some cases, the spouses involved in the divorce will have an amicable split without much tension or any issues. However, those scenarios tend to be rare. More...
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How obsessive compulsive disorder may affect your divorce

How obsessive compulsive disorder may effect your divorce (How OCD may effect your divorce) If you or your spouse is suffering from a mental health condition, it will effect your divorce. You should gain information about the condition and make sure you have an...
Bipolar disorder and divorce

Bi-Polar Disorder and Divorce

Bi-Polar Disorder and Divorce All mental illness effects divorce but Bi-Polar Disorder and Divorce can be a terrible combination. This must be managed carefully and with intention. Some parents are unable to have unsupervised parenting time. Other times, the condition...
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Divorce

Borderline Personality Disorder and Divorce Divorce or co-parenting is hard without mental illness. If you or the other parent has Borderline Personality Disorder, divorce is more likely and co parenting gets even more complicated. Borderline personality disorder and...
Divorce, Anxiety and RAD

Divorce and Anxiety, PTSD, and RAD

Divorce and Anxiety, PTSD, and RAD Another common group of mental health conditions that have an impact on divorce and custody, and vice versa, are anxiety, PTSD, and RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). These conditions cause a number of different symptoms and when...
Divorce and ADHD

Divorce and ADHD

Divorce and ADHD People with ADHD, known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are more likely to divorce than those without. Similarly, people with children with ADHD are more likely to get divorced. ADHD is real and it can have severe and chronic impacts on...
Managing Addiction During Divorce

Managing Addiction During Divorce

Addiction Treatment and Management: Tips and Tools The best way to prevent problems is to be proactive. Managing Addiction During Divorce happens all the time and can be done well or poorly. Reacting doesn’t stop anything-- it just gives you a chance to recover and...

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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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