Phoenix Family Law Attorney

There are no blanket solutions that apply to every individual, couple or family in domestic relations matters such as those listed below. For example, some Arizona residents approaching divorce are keenly interested about protecting their businesses through the property division process. Others are most concerned about child relocation issues. Each client's divorce case should be structured cost-efficiently and according to his or her priorities.

Scottsdale Divorce and Child Custody Attorney

To schedule a consultation regarding any of the following, call or email Martinez Family Law. I, Elizabeth J. Martinez, look forward to hearing about your legal challenges and making recommendations tailored to your needs.

  • Divorce: The way you approach your divorce will depend in large part on whether you and your spouse agree on most terms of property division and child custody. An uncontested divorce will follow quite a different path than a contested divorce. Martinez Family Law customizes legal services to meet the needs of each client.
  • Child custody and visitation: Your parent-child relationships should last for a lifetime, regardless of your marital status. A thoughtful approach to child custody and visitation will put your children's best interests at the forefront. Furthermore, the law requires this.
  • Child support: Whether you will be paying or receiving child support, you should have a lawyer on your side to ensure that amounts are appropriate and to address issues that may arise such as a need for enforcement or modifications.
  • Community property division: In the area of property division, I encourage my clients to focus primarily on those issues that matter most to them and refrain from wasting time, energy and legal fees on minor concerns or unreasonable positions. In fact, taking unreasonable positions in any family law matter can result in the imposition of sanctions against the unreasonable party.
  • Relocations: You may have very good reasons for believing that you and your child need to relocate — and for requesting a court order allowing you to do this. On the other side of the fence, you may have compelling arguments in opposition to a plan to relocate your child. Seek legal counsel from a lawyer who will listen, care and advocate on your behalf — and in the best interests of your child.
  • Spousal support: Are you unable to provide for your reasonable needs or do you lack earning ability in the job market, to justify a petition for spousal maintenance? Or if your spouse is requesting alimony, do you believe he or she is not entitled to it? Talk to me, Elizabeth J. Martinez, to learn how I can help.
  • Orders of protection: You have the right to feel safe and private in your own home and as you go about your day-to-day business. In cases where an act of domestic violence has occurred, or may occur, an order of protection can provide that reassurance. Or, you may have been named in an order of protection, and believe it should be lifted. I represent people on both sides of the equation of protective orders.

Scottsdale Child Custody Attorney — Family Law Firm

Contact me, Phoenix family law lawyer Elizabeth J. Martinez, to schedule a consultation, with no further obligation implied.