I'm Cody Hayes and I operate a law firm dedicated to helping people become unmarried without ruining the rest of their lives. I was a teenager when my mother and stepfather transitioned out of their marriage.
As a family, we were always doing things together: Sailing trips to Catalina Island; Hiking and backpacking through every tiny canyon and stream we could find, and mountain biking and rollerblading together as a family all over the city. My twin brother and I had the time of our lives.
I remember how confusing it was to have been there through all those good times, only to find myself with two parents who no longer wanted to be with each other. It was hard for me to understand why it wasn’t worth it for them to try again.
My parents encouraged me and my brother to ask questions. And they gave us honest answers. In the end, I remember asking each of them independently if they could see any way possible to stay together.In their own ways, each of my parents helped me understand that being apart from one another was what would make them the happiest.
I couldn’t argue with that. I didn’t like it and it wasn’t my preference, but I could respect their decision because I knew it was the truth.
As time went on, I came to realize that the relationship I had with my parents didn’t depend on them being together at all.
And they were right about their happiness. By transitioning out of their dysfunctional marriage and moving forward with their individual lives, they became more relaxed, more joyous, and easier to be around. They both refocused on what was important to themselves and began to accomplish their personal goals again.
In a dysfunctional marriage, nobody wins. Moving forward with their lives made it possible for my parents to be happy, and enabled them to support me and my brother in ways they couldn’t have managed if they had stayed together.
At Hayes Esquire PLLC, it’s our mission to help people become unmarried without ruining the rest of their lives — and to help couples with children transition from husband and wife to partners in parenting. We achieve our goals by seeing to it that clients of the firm gain the legal information, advice, and emotional support they need to ensure that their disputes are resolved without a lot of bitterness and resentment, that their families are left intact, and that the stress and expense often associated with prolonged litigation is alleviated.
Not only is a divorce the end of a marriage, but it can also be the beginning of a fulfilling life for everyone involved. If you’d like to transition from married to unmarried in a way that moves you toward the brightest future possible, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Cody L. Hayes
Hayes Esquire PLLC
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Of The Valley - Best Divorce Lawyer||Phoenix Magazine||2016|
|Founding Attorney||Hayes Esquire PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Volunteer Mediator||Maricopa County Justice Courts||2009 - Present|
|Office Manager & Paralegal||Kielsky Rike, PLLC||2012 - 2012|
|Judicial Extern||Maricopa County Superior Court||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association for Conflict Resolution||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Scottsdale Bar Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2013 - Present|
|Arizona Summit Law School Alumni Association||Vice President||2013 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2012 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Private||The Parenting Paradox||2016|
|Private||Real Help For Homeowners: Crafting A Remedy For Loan Servicer Abuses in Arizona||2011|
|Arizona Summit Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Arizona State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2009|
|Arizona Center for Divorce Education||The Rules of Divorce - Monthly Seminar||2013|
|Parenting Time - Infant Child||Detailed Parenting Plan Providing for Collaboration Between Mother, Father, and Grandparents|
|Spousal Maintenance 1||Spousal Maintenance Award For Husband|
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