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Taylor House

Divorce and separation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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About Taylor

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As a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law, Taylor has the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to navigate complex divorce and custody cases. Taylor’s clients appreciate his calm demeanor, rational approach, and honest advice. Taylor’s goal in every case is to provide clarity and reassurance so that his clients can make the best possible decision for their children and their finances. When settlement isn’t possible, he takes a meticulous, logical approach to litigation to achieve the best possible result at trial.

Taylor graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2012 with a strong background in legal writing. As a law student, he was selected as a write-on candidate for the Arizona Law Review and later served as its Online Editor. Taylor was also selected as a Senior Writing Fellow for the Legal Writing Program, where he mentored first-year law students in the art of legal writing.

Shortly after graduating law school, Taylor opened his own solo family law practice. Taylor managed his own practice until 2017 when he joined the business law firm Smith Saks Kuzmich (now Guidant Law). While still practicing family law, he expanded his practice to include transactional business matters and estate planning. During his tenure there, he served as second-chair counsel on multimillion dollar business transactions and assisted with the drafting and review of dozens of operating agreements, commercial leases, and employment contracts. He also worked with the managing partner to serve as “outside counsel” to several small businesses, where he gained experience dealing with the wide variety of legal issues affecting small business owners.

From 2019 to 2021, Taylor served as a judge pro tempore with the Maricopa County Superior Court, conducting ADR settlement conferences and filling in for court commissioners for single-issue hearings and protective orders. Taylor is currently a Board Member for the Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association. From 2016 through 2019, Taylor served as the Chair of the Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section (SPSF) of the State Bar of Arizona. Taylor is a Founding Member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

In addition to family law, Taylor is also an experienced estate planning attorney and assists clients with preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning instruments. Taylor’s breadth of knowledge in business law and estate planning gives him a competitive edge when these issues arise in complex divorce cases.

Licensed for 9 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Scottsdale Family Law, PLLC
10450 N 74th St
Ste 110
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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I filed for divorce with Taylor House in 2016 and he has been representing me ever since in all family matters. I will not be able to tell all the great and wonderful things that he has done due to confidentiality restrictions, however, when I began my journey of divorce I didn’t know what I was getting into and signed with Taylor based on a recommendation from a friend. My divorce ended up being a divorce from hell and the other party signed with one of the most expensive “Hollywood Hills” type lawyer. Everything that could be fought was fought and what should have been a three month process ended up taking over a year. During all this time Taylor remained professional, caring, and I’m honored to call him and his wife Ashely my friends. Taylor is honest: when I needed to correct my attitude, he was there to gently bring me back and help me see clearly the situation and not focus on hurtful words/actions/letters/comments etc. Taylor is loyal: he has been there right next to me through thick and thin. He defended me in court against someone who tried everything to break me emotionally, financially, mentally and physically. Taylor is professional: having a man represent me in my divorce was not something I would have normally allowed unless it wasn’t for the recommendation. However, Taylor is focused on the tasks at hand and always listened and respected me and my feelings. The process of going through a very tough divorce with children involved is a highly emotional process and he understands this, but he always helped me understand that the legal process is best completed with logic and not emotions and without his help I am sure I wouldn’t have been able to deal with all the legal aspects of my divorce. Taylor is a fighter: I love Taylor because he isn’t a lawyer that will bulldoze over others in order to gain financially. He isn’t a lawyer that is concerned only with money. He desires for outcomes and agreements to be fair and will fight for you if the other party is trying to take advantage of the situation. Taylor is knowledgeable: never having been through divorce before, I had no idea about the various situations/events that can and most likely will happen throughout the stages of divorce. Together we went through depositions, mediations, court ordered counseling, orders of protection, trials, court appearances, private mediations, custody and decision making agreements, and so much more. Taylor is encouraging: from day one, I have always felt that Taylor cared about my situation and he wanted to help me be set free. I have never felt as if I am just another invoice or paycheck to him. How he is able to do that I have no idea given the horrible things and accusations that come up during many divorces. Taylor is humble: he never makes you feel as if you are less than or that he knows it all and your opinions and thoughts do not matter. He always helped me understand his position and took time to understand my feelings and opinions and we always reached agreements. Taylor and Ashely are a great team and wonderful people. It is with all my heart that I declare confidently that signing with Taylor will be the best decision. He has never missed a deadline, he has been available (via email, text, and phone) 7 days a week, he will prepare you for anything the legal world may throw at you, and he will lead and guide you towards the goals set forth. Since signing with Taylor, I have personally referred many friends and they have all loved Taylor and been thankful for my recommendation. Taylor fought for me, a “Goliath” of a lawyer, and in the end Goliath was knocked down. Many lawyers charge extremely high retainers and do not care about the person, only the divorce. This is why the best way to describe Taylor is this: Taylor is a diamond for the prize of a gem. 
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Posted by Kyla | October 7, 2016
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Fantastic service!
Taylor was recommended by a previous client and we were not disappointed in choosing him!! From the beginning of our case Taylor made my husband and I feel important and provided us realistic outcomes with our case. He was very honest from the beginning to the end of our case. He was always available to answer any questions we had and put our worries at ease!!! In addition, he constantly provided us updates on the case. His communication by far exceeded my expectations! We are happy we used him, and will continue to use him if need be! I would highly recommend Taylor House Law to anyone who wants personal attention, professionalism , honesty and attention to detail. Thanks Taylor and staff!!
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Posted by Jayson | May 28, 2016
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Taylor House
Taylor is by far the most incredible and professional attorney I have had the privilege to work with. He is a hard worker and looks out for the best interest of his clients. I see him as a member of my family. I trust him unconditionally and know he is by far the best choice anyone can make to represent you. Thank you Taylor for your hard work and dedication. You are truly the best! Jayson Miller
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Posted by Erik | September 24, 2015
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Thanks Taylor
I will start by saying that this was a very difficult time for me, to say the least. Taylor is a calm, collected, professional. From the initial consultation to the finalization of my divorce I never had to worry. I am combat veteran and am not always the calmest, easiest individual to get along with. Taylor's demeanor and professionalism helped to keep me focused on the task at hand and what was important. I have a 3 year old daughter who is my priority. Taylor protected my rights as a father and made sure that I got equal parenting in my difficult situation. He also used the most up-to-date process and calculations to make sure I am not paying more than required for support in the state of Arizona. He helped me to protect my retirement and my daughter's future. He gave constant updates. He also kept on top of my ex's attorney, making sure that they were on task and keeping up with the pace in which Taylor performs. Taylor is a thorough individual and kept an eye on all of the details that became very important. He stayed on the case even after it was finalized to make sure that I was well informed and my assets remained protected. Taylor also provided me with updates on billing so I knew exactly what I was being charged for. I would definitely recommend Taylor House Law to anyone who wants personal attention, professionalism , honesty and attention to detail.
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Posted by Lyn-Marie | September 16, 2015
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Top of the line!
5 out of 5 in all areas; communication, responsiveness, quality of service and value. I knew the moment we met him, he was our guy! During the entire case, I felt like he was always in control & gave me a sense of peace during such an emotional experience. I can't say enough great things about Mr. House. To say he is just amazing feels as if I am short changing the guy. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer!!
Taylor has been available to meet my needs from beginning to end. Always ready to make time and assist with any questions. A very trustworthy and knowledgable individual to know. I highly recommend Taylor. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. Also very patient and understanding to my requests along the way. Super easy to talk to and work with. His staff has also been very helpful as well as professional. He is very dedicated to his profession and puts tremendous effort into getting things expedited timely and accurately. Overall 5 Stars. Thanks Taylor.
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Posted by John | July 25, 2015
House Law is awesome!
I have had several attorneys in recent years, and Taylor is by far the best of them. Knowledgeable, responsive, and always willing to go above and beyond, I can highly recommend Taylor if you are looking for a top-notch family law attorney.
Posted by Amanda | July 25, 2015
Grateful
Taylor gets the job done! He is very intelligent and trustworthy! He works hard to achieve the desired of his clients! Taylor is personal and cares to listen to what you want.
Posted by Jeff | November 15, 2014
Very Pleased
Taylors calm and professional demeanor made my divorce very stress free. He listened to all my questions and concerns and always followed up in a timely manor. The whole process was efficient and very reasonable. He was successful at meeting all of my requests and needs. Very pleased with overall experience
Posted by Sarah | October 28, 2014
Knowledgeable, kind, affordable
Taylor's thoroughness and knowledge kept me out of court. Because the case settled out of court, he did not charge extra fees for additional negotiations. He responded daily to questions and concerns. Taylor explained details fully and put me at ease while dealing with a difficult situation. I highly recommend Taylor House.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2014
Taylor House is Excellent at dealing with difficult situations!
Taylor House is an excellent attorney. He is easy to work with and available to speak to during evenings and weekend hours. He is also quick to respond. Mr. House is professional, but still personable and and easy to talk too. His payment plans and hourly rates work a lot better for my personal financial situation than most attorneys large upfront retainers. Taylor House is very knowledgeable about family law and worked very hard on my case and did what he could to keep it from going to court. Even though we had to go to court Taylor did an excellent job in representing me, and making me feel comfortable and at ease in the courtroom. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a family attorney.
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Posted by Chi Tran-Kern | October 18, 2014
Great family attorney
Listens to your problems, takes time to review your documents and then produces a thoughtful answer and plan of action. We had a very complex case and he analysis if the case is winnable or not. Gives you an upfront cost and for some work a fixed rate. Also will recommend you to other attorneys that may better able to help you if your case is outside of family law.
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Posted by Karla | June 9, 2014
Absolutely wonderful!!
I consider myself very fortunate to have found Taylor. He was very thorough and always kept me up to speed on the details of our case. I was very impressed with his work ethic as he was responsive after hours and weekends. Taylor made the whole process very simple and I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
Posted by Alex | March 18, 2014
I Recommend Taylor
Taylor was a great help to me. He always kept me informed and promptly responded to any questions or thoughts I had. He was always available to meet with me even if it was after office hours, Taylor meet with me on a Saturday when I needed to retain a lawyer ASAP.Taylor got me a favorable outcome to my case while avoiding going to trial. I was happy with my choice of attorney and would hire him again if I ever need an attorney.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 8, 2014
Amazing
I could write paragraphs of praise about Taylor, but I'll keep it short. I had a very difficult custody situation. This was a very important court hearing and I retained him on short notice. From the first phone consultation, to the moment of retainer to the courtroom and all the paperwork and meetings after, he was solid. Just like a rock. Patient, calm and studious in every way. His short time as a practiced lawyer does not show. In fact, I found that to be an advantage. He was extremely accessible in every way and at all times, including when I was over-anxious and impatient. He was very forthcoming with his time and advice. In short, Taylor was amazing. I not only would use him again, if necessary. He is my attorney, if I ever need one again. Thank you Taylor!
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Posted by Abigail | December 16, 2013
Fantastic attorney
Throughout my case Taylor always made himself available to ask questions, even the minor ones, or even just to talk about my concerns. He always followed through with my requests in a timely manner, and did more than he needed to, including working around my schedule to find time to meet and discuss my case. In the end he succeeded in getting me the most important thing I requested, sole legal custody of my son. My ex was extremely difficult and continued to ask for 50/50 parenting time and joint custody. He was only asking for equal time because he didn’t want to pay child support. Before the case started my ex showed no interest in my son if I didn’t bring it up. We went to trial and I got sole legal custody and my ex got very limited parenting time with my son. Taylor is an amazing attorney, and anyone would be lucky to have him on their side. I would definitely recommend Taylor for child custody cases.
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Posted by Nichole | September 5, 2013
Awesome!
Taylor went above and beyond as my attorney for custody of my daughter. This whole experience can be stressful and emotional, but Taylor was able to effectively calm my fears with his knowledge of the law and dedication to helping me. Whenever I had a question or concern, I always felt comfortable asking him. He always replied in a reasonable amount of time and gave me all the information that was available. I will definitely return to him if I should ever need legal assistance. I would also highly recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by Steven M. | June 28, 2013
Solid Professional Knowledgeable Attorney
Taylor House is an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney. I was impressed with his work ethic and his ability to calm me when my ex-wife would make threats . Divorce is never stress free, but he was always able to break down things in the divorce for me and help me feel better about the case whenever I was worried. He always remained professional and in the end the trial went really well and we succeeded in my goal to have quality time with my son and get reasonable child support. As a single father, I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I will be using him in the future for my future needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2013
Great Experience
I admit I was a little nervous to work with such a young lawyer, but Taylor really impressed me in his handling of my divorce case. He was caring, professional, and kept me in the loop. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.
Posted by Alycia | November 13, 2013
Very prfessional, took over my case at the 11th hour!
Mr. House took over my child custody case when my previous attorney could no longer handle the workload. I met with Mr. House and signed a retainer that same afternoon. Child custody cases are stressful enough and Mr. House sat patiently with me answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. I was able to retain physical custody of my daughter and awarded increased child support. If it had not been for Mr. House, I truly believe that I would have been "railroaded" by the other parties attorney and the outcome may not have been as great. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Scottsdale Family Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Guymon Law
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Smith Saks Kuzmich
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Taylor House Law, PLC
  • 2013 - 2017
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Board Member - Family Law Section
  • 2022 - Present
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2022
  • Top Contributor - Custody
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice - Child Support
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law
  • Dividing Joint Tenancy Property in Divorce
  • 2022
  • Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court Review - Selected Cases 2018-2019 Term
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. House exemplifies the values sadly lost among many in our profession. He's courteous, responsive, and civil. He effectively advocates for his clients without unnecessary hostility and combativeness. His clients certainly benefit from his professionalism and cordiality."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. House tirelessly advocates for his clients while maintaining civility and professionalism that are critical to positive outcomes. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Taylor is fantastic at what he does. I have sent numerous referrals his way, and have always received positive feedback from the clients regarding their experience. I highly recommend Taylor if you are looking for a Family Law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. House is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients"
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Taylor. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. House is a great Attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you are looking for a family law attorney, I recommend Taylor House!"
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Taylor House. He is an excellent attorney and a great advocate for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Taylor is a very professional attorney that gives each case the personal attention that they need. I have seen how he treats his clients and am proud to send clients with family law issues to him."
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