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Phoenix Family Law Firm

Scottsdale and Phoenix Family Law Attorney

11120 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85028 • Phone: 602-748-4821 • Toll Free: 888-839-0652

Most parties in litigation would prefer to conserve financial resources, rather than deplete them on legal fees. Only a small percentage of cases ultimately go to trial, and of those it may only be one or two narrow issues. It takes a litigator who is also adept at alternative dispute resolution to assess your case early on for settlement potential, to be proficient at negotiation, and to have an instinct for what is needed. My mediation background, experience and training are a bonus on my litigation cases when there is the potential for conflict resolution.

I guide family law clients to legal solutions that meet their emotional and financial needs. With nearly 20 years of experience, I assist clients with all of their family law concerns ranging from simple matters to more complex issues.

Effective Family Law Solutions

Divorce, child custody and other family law issues may be among the most emotionally difficult legal matters you will ever face. Although a dignified, cooperative approach is usually less destructive, this is not an option in all cases. Occasionally, I have a client who is being taken advantage of by the other party or is faced with an opposing party who has a high-conflict personality, and a more aggressive approach may be warranted. There are situations when the other side is acting unreasonable and it is necessary for a judge to make the decision in a case.

Using my background and skills, when I become involved in a case I assess the situation to see whether there are measures that could be taken to reduce the amount of friction and contention in a case. Often it is a question of communication. I try to give my clients an assessment as to the least stressful and most cost effective manner to proceed.

Regardless of the approach, I have a decade of experience assisting families with:

  • Divorce, including uncontested or contested divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Annulment
  • Property division such as high-asset and business property division as well as complex property division
  • Sensitive child custody issues, including sole or joint custody
  • Non-parent custody, grandparents' visitation rights, mothers' rights and fathers' rights
  • Child support
  • Post decree modifications and enforcement
  • Relocation and child custody modifications
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Paternity disputes
  • Domestic violence and orders of protection
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Negotiated agreements
  • Family law mediation

I am also in the process of joining a collaborative law panel. I consider myself a collaborative attorney who is open to looking at new ways to settle legal disputes. Contact me to learn more about the collaborative law approach.

Varied Levels of Representation to Suit Your Needs

My legal services range from full representation to limited representation to drafting documents only. Particularly in this economy, clients may be seeking less costly solutions to obtaining legal representation. Some clients may request services on a limited basis, such as providing court representation for a limited issue or a hearing only. Some clients are representing themselves but desire to have a consultation regarding an area of concern or assistance with drafting motions or other legal documents. For clients who are in mediation with other mediators, I also provide advice and document review.

If you live in the Scottsdale or Phoenix areas and are looking for a family law attorney or divorce mediation lawyer, call 602-748-4821 or contact me to schedule a free 30 minute consultation. We will discuss your situation and I will provide you with an assessment as to the least stressful and most cost effective manner in which to proceed.


11120 N. Tatum Boulevard
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85028-1628

Phone: 602-748-4821
Toll Free: 888-839-0652
Fax: 602-443-2117

At MEDIATION INSTEAD , LLC & HELLER LAW OFFICE, PLC, I represent clients throughout Arizona's Phoenix metro area, including those in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Mesa, Surprise, Cave Creek, Carefree, Tempe, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Tolleson, Avondale, Gilbert, Anthem, Sun City and Maricopa County.