Becky has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1997. Prior to attending... more
Becky has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1997. Prior to attending law school Becky was active duty with the United States Air Force stationed in Texas, New Mexico, Turkey, England and California. Becky has a blended family with three children and loves hiking, fishing, kayaking and most other outdoor activities.
I was born and raised in the Midwest and still have a strong sense of loyalty to... more
I was born and raised in the Midwest and still have a strong sense of loyalty to that area of the country. I possess strong family values and place a lot of stock in forging long-lasting, personal relationships with my family, with friends, and with my past and current clients. These things are important to me, which is why I gravitated toward this line of work in the first place, and which i... view profile
I joined Udall Shumway in 2011 bringing over 6 years of family law experience to the... more
I joined Udall Shumway in 2011 bringing over 6 years of family law experience to the firm. I beganmy family law career as a paralegal and law clerk in a well-respected valley firm whereI gained significant experience working with clients in a variety of family law matters. As an attorney, I have represented clients in a wide array of family law issues including divorce, custody, relocation and ... view profile
Kristen Martin has the high distinction of being a Certified Family Law Specialist... more
Kristen Martin has the high distinction of being a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Martin has practiced exclusively family law for over twelve years and has developed an excellent reputation for her work. Ms. Martin regards the numerous personal referrals from other attorney's with whom she has worked and from prior clients as the h... view profile
I understand the emotional difficulties of divorce, separation and paternity actions.... more
I understand the emotional difficulties of divorce, separation and paternity actions. I know that each case presents unique facts and deserves my full attention. My varied background includes having been a radio and television journalist and former business owner. I know my way around the court system and am an efficient litigator and advocate but do my best to settle cases whenever possible.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.