Phoenix Estate Planning & Family Law Attorney
11120 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85028
When a situation dictates that a traditional litigated divorce or family law matter is the best alternate, it is important to find a divorce or family lawyer that you can work with and trust through this difficult time. We understand you may be going through personal and financial turmoil. Being involved in any legal matter can be frustrating and confusing, but with divorce, custody or other family law matters, the support system of your family and friends may be strained. You need skilled legal advice and reassurance. The stress from these heightened emotions can form a volatile combination of anger and fear, making it difficult for the parties to communicate or make well thought out decisions.
We are also mindful that our clients need to be budget conscious and we advise clients about the cost as well as the possible benefits of various problem-solving approaches. Some clients decide to turn-over full representation to a family law attorney, while some clients may seek a divorce or family lawyer for an isolated issue.
It takes a detail oriented family lawyer to assess your issues and communicate objectively. We want to be sure that our divorce and family law clients understand all of their options, so that as they move forward they can make informed decisions that are in their best interest. We provide results and solutions to help our clients meet their goals, and work hard to get them through the process as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.
We guide family law clients toward legal solutions that can meet their emotional and financial needs. With nearly 20 years of experience, our attorney assists 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, Ms. Heller has 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 her background and skills, when Ms. Heller becomes involved in a case, she assesses 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. She tries to give her clients an assessment as to the least stressful and most cost effective manner to proceed.
Regardless of the approach, we can assist you with:
- Estate Planning
- Divorce, including uncontested or contested divorce
- Legal separation
- 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
- Collaborative divorce
Varied Levels of Representation to Suit Your Needs
Ms. Heller’s 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, she also provides 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 602-453-4200 or contact Scottsdale divorce mediation lawyer Donna Heller to schedule a consultation. She will discuss your situation and will provide you with an assessment as to the least stressful and most cost effective manner in which to proceed.