Family Law

Divorce is never a fun process, but having the right attorney on your side can ease some of the pain that comes with divorce. The SWLC’s Arizona Divorce Attorney can help you through the process, whether you are facing a hotly contested divorce or an amicable break-up of the marriage.


Arizona is a no-fault state. That means that neither spouse has to prove that the other spouse did anything wrong. All that’s required is for at least one spouse to believe that the marriage is broken beyond repair.

A divorce can proceed in a number of ways in Arizona. The most common way for a divorce to become final is through default. In that case, one spouse files a divorce petition with the court and waits to see if the other spouse responds. When the other spouse does not respond, the divorce can become final 61 days after the initial petition was filed.

In contested divorces, the process can be more complicated, sometimes resulting in a trial.

In all divorce cases, your biggest concerns about probably about your children and your assets. Child-case and visitation decisions, as well as distribution of property, child support, and possible spousal support, are all issues that need to be resolved before your divorce becomes final. The SWLC’s Arizona Divorce Attorney can help you with all of these issues.

If there is domestic violence involved in the relationship, one spouse may want to obtain an Order of Protection against the other spouse prior to filing for divorce. Similarly, that spouse may want to ask the court to impose Temporary Orders involving children and assets. The SWLC’s Arizona Divorce Attorney understands the difficulty of this process and can help you through it.

While divorce can be a taxing experience for everyone involved, the SWLC can help you through this difficult time. As a nonprofit, our rates are on a sliding scale, starting at just $85 per hour.