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Family Law Overview

Although we specialize in several areas of practice, our greatest passion is family law. We believe in giving families peace of mind no matter their situation, and we fight hard to maintain that peace. Whether you’re filing for dissolution or divorce, determining custody of your children, or thinking about adopting children, our experienced attorneys are here to help you every step of the way.

Our Arizona attorneys have 30+ years of experience as family lawyers, and we fully understand the finer nuances of Arizona family law. If you are in need of an attorney for family law strategies, our Phoenix and Mesa family law attorneys will fight for you with passion and grit. We take the time to listen to our clients’ needs so we can represent you effectively.

During our private, one-on-one consultation, we’ll take the necessary time to answer and and all of our questions surrounding Arizona’s family laws, your family’s unique situation, and the possible court outcomes. We encourage everyone who meets with our family law attorneys to come with questions prepared. We’ll go over them one-by-one until you feel you are equipped with the necessary knowledge to select the best family lawyer for your needs.

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Legally termed a dissolution of marriage, divorces can range from simple and amicable to complex and adversarial.

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One of the hardest choices to make when filing for divorce is the choice of who will have primary child custody.

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Also known as alimony, spousal support may be awarded when a spouse cannot meet his or her needs without support.

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Your Family Law Team

With more than 30 years as Phoenix family lawyers, there’s few scenarios we have yet to come across. We know that dealing with divorce or other family law matters can often be an upsetting experience. We will work tirelessly to maintain peace and civility between all parties to minimize stress. We will fight vigilantly for your rights and the best interests of you and your children.

DeeAn Gillespie Strub

Nothing excites DeeAn more than helping people and families, especially those who unfairly find themselves in a challenging legal situation. Known for her compassion and determination, DeeAn cares deeply about her clients and has the courage and competence to help them.

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Mark Shields

Because a family law issue is so important and so personal, it should be handled by someone who cares. Mark believes that being down to earth and an honest, approachable guy is just as important in the practice of law as it is in life in general.

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David L. Goldfarb

David believes his role as a legal counselor is to help people understand their legal rights and how the legal system works. A veteran litigator, he helps his clients through every step of the legal process, which can often be traumatic and complex.

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Jeffrey McCombs

Jeffrey has a pragmatic and realistic approach towards the practice of law and is dedicated to helping people in their time of need. He strives earnestly to help the parties cooperate to achieve a better outcome than they would have otherwise have achieved through conflict alone.

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Robert Newell

Robert believes in weighing every option and exploring every potential solution to his clients’ legal troubles. He does everything in his power to give them the best options to choose from, and advises his clients as they make the final decisions on how to proceed.

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Insightful Articles

It is said that ‘knowledge is power.” Our attorneys draw upon their knowledge of the law and their case experience to empower others with timely, practical and relevant posts and articles.

Study Reveals Correlation Between Gender Roles and Divorce

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Study Reveals Correlation Between Gender Roles and Divorce Did you know that two-thirds of separations are initiated by women? But what is it that leads a woman to file...

What to Look for When Hiring a Family Law Attorney

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law. Things to Look for in a Family Law Firm A family law firm is one that specializes in legal issues that families face. These issues include but are not limited to...

The 3-Year Mark is a Turning Point in Relationships, Study Says

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Study: The 3-Year Mark is a Turning Point in Relationships People used to talk about the seven-year itch, the time when many couples reevaluated their marriage and...

Should Women Have to Pay Alimony After a Divorce?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Should Women Have to Pay Alimony? When couples get divorced, one of the most common concerns is money. Alimony, referred to as spousal maintenance in Arizona, was...

Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.Three Notable Divorce Trends of the 21st Century In 2013, Jeff Landers wrote an article in Forbes based on his book, "Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally – What...

How Can I Prove ‘Marital Waste’ From My Spouse?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law.What is ‘Marital Waste'? Marital waste occurs when one spouse intentionally wastes or squanders community funds or assets or when they spend lavishly for their own...

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