Legal Separation

Legal Separation Versus Divorce in Phoenix, AZ

Legal separation is a situation in which a couple is still legally married but living apart with a court order dictating the situation. Legal separation may initially sound like a good option, but it almost never is. The rare instances where it would be recommended include religious or financial protection reasons. If you have concerns or questions about the differences between legal separation and divorce, please contact our office for a consultation. We are happy to meet with you and discuss which option is right for you and your family.


“David was initially highly recommended to me by friends and I was highly impressed on his knowledge and pricing. David was outstanding he was available at all times to answer any questions and if he was not available Greg was there to answer. He said, in the beginning, don’t worry it will be all fine and I will fight for you. And sure enough, he did everything he said he would. I am very pleased with the outcome of my cases. I will definitely refer my friends and family to David. Thank you again, David and team, for all your help”

“We had a very successful outcome to the pursuit of 18 years of back child support owed. Thanks so much to Jeffry McCombs and Ruth Hyde, a tremendous team that was dedicated, did not give up, 18 month effort to track down my ex, have him served and 60 days after service, a great resolution! Thank you Jeffery and Ruth! I continue to recommend to anyone needing a good attorney!”

“Best decision I could have ever made was to have [this] firm represent me. Got the outcome I wanted! Couldn’t be happier.”

“I live out of state – and we went through 3 attorneys before finding Mark [Shields]. He came highly recommended ~ and he knows AZ law! He was able to accomplish what the other attorneys were not – because he is knowledgeable and ethical!”

“I didn’t know what my rights were as a Dad but DeeAn guided me through my divorce and child custody with exceptional professionalism. My case was appealed to the AZ Supreme Court and DeeAn batted a thousand with every Judge along the way. Six years after the final divorce the nightmare returned. DeeAn guided me through the custody process protecting me and my children while exposing my ex as the appalling person she had turned into. I highly recommend DeeAn if you’re looking for the best outcome.”

“DeeAn Gillespie-Strub and firm is a pinnacle of advocacy! She, her associates, and staff work tirelessly to achieve justice for their client. Her passion for the best interest of children in her family law practice is unequivocal and her integrity is above reproach. Her knowledge of the law, skill, and assertive but calm demeanor in a courtroom helped give my daughter a true chance for a healthy, happy life after a 3-year, complicated and arduous battle.”

“DeeAn helped me immensely post-divorce. She responds quickly when you reach out to her. She’s so knowledgeable and experienced. I felt comfortable and confident that my issues would get resolved with her as my advocate and they did. I would absolutely hire her again without hesitation.” – Sarah J.

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