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Wendy R Hernandez

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.8   37 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    Wendy Hernandez is an experienced Family Law Attorney trained in handling "Full Team Collaborative Divorce" cases, contested dissolution of marriage cases, legal separation matters, child custody and parenting time issues, spousal maintenance claims, grandparents' rights, father's rights, spousal abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, termination of parental rights, jurisdictional issues and adoption cases.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    5%
    Wendy Hernandez's background as a criminal trial lawyer has enabled her to handle various types of matters including murder and manslaughter cases, drive-by shootings, sexual assault, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, possession of drugs, violations of orders of protection, domestic violence cases, and child abuse cases.

    25 years, 500 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    5%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

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Location

Hernandez Family Law
3636 North Central Avenue, Suite 820
Suite 630
Phoenix, AZ, _8501-2___

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Victor | November 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Family Attorney for the Long Haul
Where should I start? I have been in and out of family court in California and Arizona since 2017 and almost every year thereafter. I came across Wendy's YouTube channel in 2017 and her videos helped me understand the Courts' processes, the legal jargon, and to have patience. I wished she had been my attorney from the beginning. After losing my family attorney when she moved to another firm, I was left to handle my case as a Pro Se for a couple of years and I was successful thanks to Wendy's videos, this year, I had the opportunity to have Wendy in my case. For the first time I felt peace. The opposing counsel's demeanor in the case changed dramatically when Wendy came on-board. We were successful in modifying parenting time in Mediation. I have much respect for Wendy’s professionalism, ethics, knowledge, and experience. Her staff is courteous and professional. Communications are clear. I am kept informed of everything that is happening. Most importantly, I have a family attorney I can trust and who has the best interest of my daughter at heart, and that, is gold in my book. Needless to say, she will be in our case until my daughter turns 18.
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Posted by Tony | November 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce client
When I researched Wendy's background and her vast experience at various levels, it was very obvious she was the best choice to help me with my divorce. Wendy is very sincere and genuine, who battled for me and continued to keep my best interest in mind. I highly recommend Wendy Hernandez Law Firm to anyone who needs help with their divorce or family law issues in general.
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Posted by Tiffany | November 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing to work with!
I had such a positive experience with this law firm! Wendy and her team were phenomenal. Communication was always prompt. I felt heard, respected, and knew my case was in good hands. Wendy became more of a friend, while keeping it professional. I truly felt like her whole team was invested in my cause and actually cared about my daughter and I. I would hire them again and I highly recommend them to anyone going through a child custody conflict in Arizona.
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Posted by Jeff | March 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, great firm!
I am so glad I hired the Hernandez firm to represent me in my decision-making and parenting time plan (PTP) modification case. Wendy is a fantastic attorney, and she came up with some great ideas that helped prevent future co-parenting conflict (for example, exchange on Mondays instead of Fridays). She was also great at dealing with problems presented by the opposition. My ex and I had already participated in 2 failed mediations, and when the opposition requested a third, Wendy convinced me to give it a try, even though I was sure it wouldn't be productive. It ended up working out great, saving the stress and expense of a court battle and resulting in a greatly improved PTP for our child. Everybody in Wendy's firm was great to work with. I felt like she billed fairly, always giving me the benefit of the doubt, and her firm worked together well as a team in a way that saved me money. If I have to go back to family court, I won't look anywhere else...I'll hire Wendy.
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Posted by Jorgen | July 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer and team
Wendy completely changed my opinion of lawyers. I have never met an attorney who cares as much as Wendy. You can tell she has a passion for her work and the people she represents. She believes in the same thing I do; that moms and dad are BOTH so important. She is willing to try new things and gave me peace of mind when I needed it most. Her team is knowledgable and they share her passion for families and kids. Our case had a great outcome but I would have written this review anyways. I would never hire anyone else.
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Posted by Raymond | June 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I highly recommend Wendy Hernandez!
In a nutshell, Wendy genuinely cares! For me, that is the most important quality in a lawyer. In 11 years of escalating custody battle, I have been through 3 lawyers and numerous “Initial consultations”. Wendy was the first lawyer I met that I truly felt was about me, my children, and my case, not the money. The very 1st night after our first case review meeting, I had the best night’s sleep I have had in years. From the start, Wendy organized and prioritized my case and helped me to focus on what is best for the children and sort and ignore the peripheral. She also helped build my confidence by reducing fear and risk factors inherent in a custody battle. I do not believe my case could have gone better, and my children are happier and safer thanks to her.
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Posted by Angel | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wendy Hernandez Excellent Lawyer
When I was looking for an attorney to represent me in family court I got to admit I was a bit nervous and anxious only because I knew my case wasn't going to be easy, so I knew I had to get someone that was empathetic, showed interest in my case, someone who was knowledgeable, passionate, but still aggressive when needed to be and that was exactly what I found with Wendy. When I talked to Wendy and let her know my situation, though she didn't promise the outcome I was looking for would be exact, she did say she would do her very best to get me what I wanted and that's what she did. Wendy and her staff Elaine, Jeanine and Robin are the most wonderful and hard working people. They were very caring, answered all my concerns and were there to guide me through the whole process. Wendy was amazing during court she was organized, showed professionalism, you can till she knew what she was doing overall I was very confident with her representing me. At the end of my trial I almost got exactly what I had asked for but with my case just about done I only had one more hearing left then something unexpectedly happened that would change the whole outcome of things. Before we can reach the hearing the mother of my children passed away unexpectedly, this turned mine and my children's whole world upside down as I never imagined this happening like it did, it was an unexpected circumstance that changed the status of my case and the life of me and my children. Despite some differences me and the mother of my children had this was not the outcome I wanted and was in shock and disbelief, I was completely torn apart with the whole situation. Wendy took time to call me as soon as she found out to give me her condolences and showed the utmost care and support as well as her staff. With much compassion and understanding they helped me through the sudden changes and got me through my entire case. Although I wish things could have ended differently and the mother of my children was still here, Wendy and her staff's hard work will not go unnoticed. THANK YOU SO MUCH WENDY, ELAINE, JEANINE AND ROBIN!! for everything you have done.❤
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Posted by Jennifer | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, both you and your staff!
Wendy thank you for the hard work you and your staff put in to get us almost all that we asked for in our case. You even made several attempts to settle our case before going to trial. Your office is full of amazing, helpful people that answered all my questions in a timely fashion. By following your staffs advice we were even able to keep our fees as low as possible. And in the end was even awarded attorney's fees by the court. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
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Posted by Jason | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!
I had a very difficult and long case, and Wendy handled it with the utmost professionalism, knowledge and dedication. Wendy and her staff were very responsive to me and my questions and responded to all necessary court requirements. In court, Wendy was fantastic as her long experience would suggest and demonstrated her clear understanding of family law, and she examined each witness to maximum effect. My Judge was very difficult, and due to Wendy's excellent representation I was given sole decision making and extremely fair parenting time. My outcome was much better than I expected, and I would recommend Wendy to anyone who is going through a divorce.
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Posted by MIKE | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT JOB WENDY
Wendy was great in this case !! I was a little concerned with having 3 kids and not knowing how this would turn out, Wendy helped and guided me threw this. I know have sole full custody of my kids THANKS WENDY this is great . she was there when I had question's !! She was there when I had state and other agency's involved and worked with them also to resolve the conflict in the case. Wendy's team was GREAT they called to keep me informed on the status of the case. The team did all the court paperwork and prep then called and email the info to me to review this was GREAT !!! AT COURT WENDY WENT IN AND TALKED TO THE JUDGE TOOK ABOUT 20 MIN AND IT WAS FINALIZED THANKY YOU WENDY I WOULD RECOMED ANYONE HAVE LEGAL ISSUES IN FAMLY COURT TO CONTACT WENDY IN THIS MATTER SHE AND HER TEAM ARE EXCELLENT
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Posted by Joshua | June 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Words Can't describe
Before I had Wendy I had a very unfair trial My judge at the time was George Foster Jr who shouldn't even had the right to be a judge from the start every legal action every thing I did was that was in accordance to Arizona law and what was right this judge shut down and kept throwing the book at me. the hurdles alone i had to go through. When I finally was able to hire Wendy so much damage so much work was there i put down a 4500 dollar retainer Wendy and her office literally helped conserve every dollar amount the mother of my child wasn't a simple case either. in the court room Wendy was so profound and the way her in the judge spoke to one another even the judges staff was as if they knew Wendy there whole life and had just the up most respect. I had Wendy for a little over a year things did get pricey towards the end, but that was because of a lot of stupid things that shouldn't of gone on and even then Wendy and her staff conserved just as much. in Arizona anytime one has had a trial usually doesn't get anything changed until its been at least 2years after Wendy got that change in the year and some months i had Wendy and her staff I went from supervised visits paying $120 a week on top of child support which was $560.00 to now Ive had a new court date already a new trial all within a 3month period. my child support now is $160.00 a month. and I have my child majority of the time. Wendy and her staff helped me through my lowest and they coached me when I was wrong and I'm man enough to admit when I was wrong. this is the attorney you want in your corner her and the staff she has there amazing almost as if your family and they treat you as such. I seriously cant say one bad thing I have nothing. if the price she gives you seems steep this is the words she gave me and its the best advice one can give "how much is it worth to fight for whats right for your kid" any good parent knows that blood sweat and tears is what we would give to fight for our kids. this attorney her staff they do just that.
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Posted by Kevin | January 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal advice and representation
I first used Google to find a family lawyer and the Hernandez Family Law firm came up. I met with Wendy for an initial consultation and hired the firm after the interview (a lot of questions on their experience). I was hoping all my items could be settled without a trial but the other side was having none of that. The advice and service that was received was in my opinion second to none. Their responses to questions were answered in a timely manner. The time spent on my case was reasonable for what was needed, (not trying to add time just for billing reasons). During trial Wendy was straight to the point in her questions on both sides and did not back down on the hard questions that needed to be asked. Her advice was sound, performance was strong, not flawed and in the end the court ruled in a fair settlement for my side. I would absolutely recommend the firm and her services to anyone needing a family attorney. If in the future if I need more help on my case I will not hesitate to contact her firm. I highly recommend her firm to anyone needing help in any family matters. In my opinion you will not be disappointed with her legal advice and representation.
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Posted by Sarah | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Team
Wendy and her team were such a pleasure to work with! Divorce is a very hard experience, but Wendy and her team held my hand through the whole experience and made sure everything came out fair. I never had to worry if things were being done right, because of their professionalism throughout the whole process. They were so full of kindness and compassion.
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Posted by Maria | October 15, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You want Ms. Hernandez on your side
Ms. Hernandez and the members of her firm demonstrated compassion, professionalism and extensive knowledge of the family law. She provided comfort and confidence to me as I found myself in a protracted, antagonist divorce. She fights hard for her clients in a professional and effective manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In tough times, no one like attorney Wendy Hernandez
Divorce is not easy on couples. I was honestly very fearful of the unknown. After 35 years of marriage, it was the last thing I wanted to do. I was referred to Wendy with outstanding reviews and accolades. From the first day I met Wendy and her staff they made me feel comfortable and at ease. They were professional and friendly at all times. Her staff Jeanine and Elaine were absolutely amazing. I can't thank Wendy and staff for walking me through scenarios and representing me during tough times. They elevated my spirits when I felt down. At the end, I was very pleased with the settlement. In tough times, I highly recommend The Law Offices of Wendy Raquel Hernandez and her staff.
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Posted by Jesus | September 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
Dear Wendy, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional services, hearings representation, outstanding legal advice, and personal advice at a time of my life when I needed it the most. Mine was a case in which your legal experience certainly helped me from losing all contact with my son, despite the very difficult circumstances that surrounded it or so it seemed. No words or expressions can adequately convey the significance of what you have done for me. Your efforts will have a profound effect on my life and more importantly on my son's life. Due to your involvement, my son and I will have a chance to pick up where we left off. Best of all he will have the opportunity to grow up knowing his father. I sincerely appreciate your sage advice on not to give up on my son and guidance through a very long, arduous and emotionally demanding experience. I was impressed and grateful in how diligently you represented me during my court hearings. Particually on the witness stand and cross-examination. You definitly know the legal system. I belived I had no chance in regaining custody of my son with my past and current acctions but your legal expertise showed otherwise. Also your office has been wonderful to work with and it's been a pleasure to get to know your staff. Elaine was so attentive and helpful whether if I was at your office, via e-mail, or telephone. Thank you for your excellent representation. With utmost gratitude, Jesus
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Posted by Miguel | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hernandez Law Firm
We received great result with Wendy. She was honest and upfront with us about our case. We got what we wanted and we would recommend her to anybody that is going through a custody battle.
Posted by Oney | July 23, 2015
Hernandez law firm
Hernandaz Law firm Your firm has done a wonderful job. Your staff are very knowledgeable and courteous and answered all my questions in a timely manor. This case with my ex-wife and daughter was very difficult for me and your staff made a difficult situation flow smoothly. Both Jeanine and Elaine where great. I highly recommend Your firm. Thank You Oney
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Posted by Lauren | May 16, 2015
Surpassed all expectations.
Wendy represented me in several matters over the past 2 years, including child support enforcement and custody. My case eventually ended up in a trial. Wendy is thorough and I always felt she was genuinely invested in myself, my daughter and my case. Her trial strategy was fantastic. She was smart, assertive, sharp, and powerful. I could not have asked for anything more. The results of the trial fell in my favor, more than I ever imagined it would, thanks to Wendy and her staff. I would recommend Wendy and her firm to anyone.
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Posted by Donna Gonzales | March 31, 2015
Grandmother
As a Grandmother I watched my son worry himself sick, He was unsure if He was going to be able to raise His son. However Wendy's lawfirm was very upfront and honest with us. My son did everything He needed to keep His son. I am happy to say we won the case. I would like to thank Jeanine and Elaine also for being very helpful and knowing what we were going through.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 165-497 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Maricopa County Judge Pro Tem
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Wendy Raquel Hernandez, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1999

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1995
  • Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The Case of Eric
  • Eric was was named the primary residential parent.

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
  • Legal Professional and Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Father Matters - Monthly
  • Command the Courtroom
  • 2017
  • Summit Law School Alumni Day
  • Command the Courtroom for New Attorneys
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (9)
Endorse Wendy
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Wendy Hernandez. She is able to work through tough issues and still maintain a sense of professionalism and client dedication. She is an asset to the family law community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy is a gifted and talented trial attorney. I have known her for many years and she is a strong and effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy is a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. She is constantly looking for and creating better ways to serve her clients and the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wendy. She is well respected in the community for her knowledge, experience and integrity."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wendy is an excellent lawyer and litigator."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Wendy Hernandez. I've worked with her on family law matters and found her to be a strong advocate for her clients and professional on all levels"
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently worked with Wendy on a case and found her to be very knowledgable and professional. I look forward to working with her again."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Wendy as opposing counsel and I must say that she is a great lawyer. Her diligence and professionalism are unmatched. Wendy is extremely informative and creative in her legal arguments and presentations. Being a family lawyer myself, I am very selective of peers that I will endorse. With this said, I can say that I have the utmost respect for Wendy and her practice. Any prospective client would be fortunate to retain the services of such an experienced and compassionate family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the privilege of working for Wendy for the past two years now. During this time, she has been an amazing mentor to me. I have first hand knowledge of the positive impact she has on her clients in her role as their advocate. Wendy's knowledge, experience and personality make her a top-notch attorney to have on your side!"
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wendy is a remarkable lawyer. I highly reccomend her. She is responsive, diligent, and goes above and beyond. Wendy and I worked on a hotly contested matter and she always did her best to find creative arguments and research the issue. She is very knowledgable and extremely ethical and professional. I enjoyed working with Wendy and will continue to call on her expertise and refer clients to her."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendy is a skilled and dedicated attorney. Each of her clients are treated with dedication and a desire to assist. Wendy makes sure that each client is comfortable and fully understands the process and issues in their respective cases. She is a tireless advocate for all her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known her for more than a decade and have always appreciated her vast experience, expertise, and knowledge. Wendy's efficiency is also highly impressive. I have worked with her in a criminal law setting and have had the benefit of exposure to her family law practice as well. Wendy truly cares about her clients, which is evident in her demeanor and the manner in which she represents her clients' interests. Her qualities, skill, and enthusiastic advocacy make Wendy an ideal choice for representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Wendy for over 13 years as a lawyer, first as a criminal prosecutor and now as an excellent family law lawyer. I have always been impressed by Wendy's dedication to her clients and to her cases. She not only represents her clients in an exemplary maner, but she treats them like human beings. I have referred a number of people to her, and she has always done a first-rate job and has left a great impression on my referrals."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Wendy for almost 18 years--since we were 1Ls at Notre Dame. She is diligent, serious and commited when it comes to her practice, which is patently clear when you look at how much she has accomplished in the 15 years she has been a licensed attorney. Her area of practice, family law, requires a caring, patient and compassionate lawyer to guide clients through extraordinarily personal matters. I can think of no one who embodies those necessary characteristcs while still representing her clients as thoroughly and professionally as possible."
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Phoenix Divorce and separation Lawyer Wendy R Hernandez
Wendy R Hernandez
Divorce and separation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 28 years