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.
Working with individuals and families in matters related to divorce and separation;... more
Working with individuals and families in matters related to divorce and separation; child support; child custody; marriage and prenuptials; and more. Visit www.divorcelawyersaz.com to learn more about the services we provide. I am an Arizona native and began my legal career with Udall Shumway PLC more than 39 years ago. I devote my practice to family law, guardianship, conservators... view profile
Sara Swiren is an associate attorney at DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, in Phoenix,... more
Sara Swiren is an associate attorney at DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, in Phoenix, Arizona. She represents clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and devotes her practice exclusively to family law matters, with a focus on divorce and child custody litigation. After graduating summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State U... view profile
Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Arizona State Bar (1998 to present)... more
Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Arizona State Bar (1998 to present) Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2005 to present) Judge pro-tem in Maricopa County for 14 years AV Rated (highest ethical/competency standard) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for many years (5.0 out of 5.0 Proficiency Rating) Selected to Southwest SuperLawyers in 2010, 2011, and 201... view profile
Phoenix Family Law Attorney | Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer Attorney Doug Daly is... more
Phoenix Family Law Attorney | Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer Attorney Doug Daly is dedicated to helping families in Scottsdale and Arizona pursue family law related matters. In addition to working to resolve both contested and uncontested divorce, Daly also is experienced in settling complex property division and child custody situations. As a qualified Arizona family law attorney, Doug ... view profile
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.