Family Law Attorneys in Arizona

Compassionate, aggressive family law help in Arizona

Let our experienced family law attorneys guide you with care.

At JacksonWhite, we understand how challenging and emotionally taxing family law issues can be. That’s why we pride ourselves on treating clients with the utmost care, patience and sensitivity. Our compassionate approach to family law can help make the process easier to bear for you and your family. 

Family legal problems are often complicated and difficult to get through, so we take every effort to ensure a positive experience for our clients. Attorneys Tim Durkin, Jon McAvoy, and Zoe Figgins provide a safe, confidential atmosphere that can help you find the fresh start you deserve.

Family Law Services

How We Can Help You and Your Family

For more than 10 years, we’ve helped hundreds of clients in the East Valley and Phoenix metro area get positive, successful legal outcomes. Our office is based in downtown Mesa, and we work with clients in Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale and throughout Phoenix. Together, our attorneys and legal staff have the experience, knowledge and aggressive approach to protecting your family rights when it matters most. Whether you’re facing issues related to divorce, separation, child support or spousal maintenance, the talented team at JacksonWhite can help.

The team at JacksonWhite take the time and resources needed to fully understand the needs of your legal case, and our clients’ feedback proves that our approach works. We can also help you decide if you need divorce mediation or court, or how community property in Arizona is handled during a divorce.

Working for you to get great results.

Our team works tirelessly to obtain the best potential results for our clients. We use our extensive experience, knowledge of the court system, and professional relationships to reach legal solutions that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. We take the time to familiarize ourselves with the unique details of your case so that we can provide you with the highest quality representation. We’ll work to remove the emotional stress and conflict from your case, acting as not only a knowledgeable third party, but also a compassionate mediator.

If you need legal help for your family needs, call us for your divorce consultation with one of our family law attorneys. During your consult, you’ll be able to discuss your situation with one of our family law attorneys. In your consultation, you’ll get a better idea of the legal paths available to you.

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys

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Timothy W. Durkin

Family Law Attorney

Timothy Durkin is a Shareholder with JacksonWhite, and partners with Jon M. McAvoy to head up the Family Law Team. Tim handles complex divorces and other family law issues.

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Jon M. McAvoy

Family Law Attorney

Jon M. McAvoy is a Shareholder with JacksonWhite, and partners with Timothy Durkin to head up the Family Law team. He focuses on complex divorce, paternity issues, and child custody.

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Zoe Figgins

Family Law Attorney

Zoe joined the firm in 2021 as an Associate, and practices in the area of family law. Her practice focuses on premarital agreements, legal separation, divorce, paternity and child custody.

Frequently Asked Family Law Questions

The length of time that a divorce takes in Arizona varies from couple to couple. The shortest amount of time that it can take to divorce in Arizona is 60 days, but some divorces can end up taking several years to be finalized.

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When someone is served papers and required to appear in civil court, the minimum amount of time before the hearing is 30 days. So, if someone has one month to prepare and still fails to show up to the hearing, they can expect some negative consequences. While things do happen and mistakes are made, missing a child support hearing will do them no favors, especially if this is the initial child support hearing.

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It’s common knowledge that about 50% of marriages end in divorce. Once two spouses decide upon divorce, the process of divorcing legally takes place. Everything from separating properties to child custody and child support must be decided upon. This is where the divorce decree comes into play. But once divorce papers are signed, can they be changed?

The simple answer to that is yes, they can be. But of course, there is a much more complex answer.

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No matter how conscientious you may be about paying your bills, a time may come where you find yourself falling behind through no fault of your own. Emergencies arise, you may lose your job or have some other kind of expense that arises that you simply could not plan for. This can not only lead to you getting behind on your credit card or mortgage payments, but on your child support payments as well. You may find yourself unable to make your obligations, which can put you in trouble with the court system.

No matter what the circumstance may be, there can be a time where one parent is unable to make their monthly obligations or the other parent is simply no longer in need of it. This can lead to a time where the two parents may come to an agreement that child support no longer needs to be paid, maybe even just for a short period of time.

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When two parties get a divorce, they have to settle their debts. These can include mortgages, credit card bills, and even medical bills. Medical insurance often does not cover 100% of your medical costs. There are deductibles, co-pays, and even procedures that the insurance does not cover and therefore they need to be paid off.

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Contact Our Family Law Team

Call (480) 467-4348 or fill out the form to schedule your consultation and discuss your best legal options.