Family Law

Family Law Attorney in Phoenix, Az

Also Representing Families in Scottsdale

Navigating any kind of family law case can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing for individuals and their families. If you are filing for divorce, negotiating for a fair child custody arrangement, petitioning for grandparent rights, seeking to establish paternal rights, or facing any other dispute, turn to Laura Eckstein Law. At our firm, we understand the impact these cases can have, which is why you can count on us to do everything we can to safeguard your future and fight for your rights. 

Our Phoenix family law attorney, Laura Eckstein, has passionately advocated for clients for over 25 years. In that time, she has changed many peoples’ lives for the better through her tireless efforts. Attorney Eckstein and our law office welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family. While we cannot guarantee any outcome, we can assure you that when you choose us, you will experience a high level of service that would be difficult to find elsewhere.  

Call (480) 300-3026 or connect with us online. We are proud to serve clients in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

FAQ About Divorce in Arizona

Are you considering filing for divorce in Arizona? The process can be complex and overwhelming, as there are numerous factors to consider. To help you better understand the divorce process in Arizona, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about divorce in the state. From residency requirements to child custody and support, we cover a range of topics that are essential to know before filing. Whether you have just started to explore your options or are ready to file, keep reading to learn more about what to expect. 

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Arizona?

Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse needs to prove that the other is at fault for the divorce. The only requirement is that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and there is no reasonable chance of reconciliation. 

Does Arizona Have a Residency Requirement for Divorce?

At least one spouse must have been a resident of Arizona for 90 days before filing. 

How Does the State Divide Property in Divorce?

Arizona is a community property state, which means that property and assets spouses acquire during the marriage belong equally to the partners. Unlike other many other community property states, judges will not divide property 50/50 in a divorce. Instead, they will seek to apportion property in a way that is equitable to spouses. 

Do Divorces Have to Be Settled in Court?

Arizona allows for a collaborative divorce, which is a process in which both parties work together with their attorneys to settle outside of court. This can be a less stressful and costly alternative. 

What Is Spousal Maintenance?

In Arizona, spousal maintenance is synonymous with alimony. The state does not have a specific way of calculating this type of support as they do for child support. Instead, courts can award spousal maintenance based on a variety of factors, such as spouses’ financial resources, their earning potentials, and the length of the marriage. 

Is it Possible to Modify the Terms of a Divorce?

Yes, it is possible to modify the terms of a divorce. To do so, a person must demonstrate to a court that a significant life change has caused a problem with the established terms. Some of these life changes might include a relocation, change of income, or new marriage. 

Client Testimonials

Read What They Say About Us
  • "Laura is the best lawyer I could have asked for. She went beyond what anyone else would have."
    Laura was able to help us get the law to work in our favor to help protect my family. I cannot thank her enough. She is amazing.
    - Kashel C.
  • "Laura is great and I would highly recommend her as an attorney!"
    She is very on top of everything and has been available for questions and last minute issues. She is professional but is not condescending when her clients, or others, aren't legally trained.
    - Alexia W.
  • "If you need an attorney who is responsive, quick witted, and fierce contact Laura!"
    Laura and her team were devoted from the beginning of the case to the end. Laura Eckstein Law is exactly what you need to face whatever challenges you may need.
    - Hilary W.
  • "Thank you Laura and Cory for your hard work and determination."
    I would 100% recommend Laura for any legal issue you may have. She is a fighter who does not give up and makes results happen.
    - Nathan B.
  • "Laura Eckstein Law is by far the most professional and knowledgeable Law Firm I have ever worked with in my 25 year municipal career."
    Not only is Laura one of the best attorneys I have personally dealt with, she also operates with a stringent moral compass and strives to serve her clients with an elevated approach.
    - Dan L.
  • "Laura and her team are efficient, kind and knowledgeable."
    They help you understand all the aspects of their work and make you feel like you’re important and your problem matters.
    - Tina B.
  • "I would recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney that has their best interest, thanks Laura!"
    Laura went above and beyond for me, and I’m so grateful to her helping me through such an emotional and financial process.
    - Ishmar A.
  • "Laura was always personable and very knowledgeable, I want to say thank you for helping to resolve my case quickly."
    I know that no matter what happens, I have someone on my side fighting for me. Thank you for representing me. I am forever grateful.
    - Lenny W.

Child Custody & Support

One of the most important — and often most fraught — matters of family law for parents is child custody and support. If divorcing spouses have a child or children, Arizona judges prefer to establish an arrangement that provides parents with joint legal decision-making powers. There are situations, however, where one spouse might obtain sole custody of a child. 

As for child support, the state accounts for the parents’ incomes, the number of children they have, and the established custody arrangement when calculating how much support an obligor should pay. The parent who houses the child or children the majority of the time is typically the one who will receive child support payments. 

Schedule a Consultation with Us Today

No two families are exactly alike, so every family law case is unique. We understand this at Laura Eckstein Law, which is why we provide personalized counsel and advocacy. When you hire us, we will take care to listen to your needs and develop a tailor-made strategy that aims to fulfill them. 

If you would like to read testimonials from individuals who entrusted their cases with us in the past, visit our “Reviews” page. We know that many firms will talk about the care they provide and the success they have had, but it is often difficult to tell what is real and what is not. We hope that by reading these experiences, you will find that our actions match our words. 

To schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and how our family law attorney in Phoenix might help you, all you have to do is reach out. We offer in-person, phone, and virtual consultations. 

Call us today at (480) 300-3026 or submit our online contact form