Providing Comprehensive Family Law And Estate Planning Services
Clients from Chandler and Phoenix and throughout Maricopa County who come to Donaldson Stewart, P.C., receive quality legal advice and representation. Our full-service law firm is staffed with experienced professionals who can resolve your legal matters in a variety of practice areas.
Contact our Arizona law firm if you have a family law or estate planning issue you wish to resolve.
Assisting Individuals Throughout Maricopa County With Their Legal Concerns
Divorce Or Legal Separation — Whether you are looking for an experienced family law litigator or a skilled, knowledgeable mediator, you can count on our firm for diligent representation. We assist clients with the difficult and emotional processes involved in contested and uncontested divorces, including spousal maintenance issues and property division.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) — We encourage clients to consider the many benefits of litigation alternatives such as collaborative law and mediation. Both options place the control of the outcome in your hands rather than in the hands of a judge.
Legal Decision-Making Authority And Parenting Time — The best interests of the children are paramount in determining legal decision-making authority and parenting time. We encourage our clients to make decisions with an eye toward a stable and productive family future.
Child Support — Statutory calculations are involved in child support cases. Parental income and some child-related expenses are factored together to create a final determination; however, disputes can still arise. At Donaldson Stewart, P.C., we work to resolve those issues. We can also assist you if you need to modify or enforce your current support award.
Adoptions And Termination Of Parental Rights — Clients looking to add to their family have benefited from our experience in adoption and paternity. Whether you have the biological parent or parents’ consent or need termination of parental rights, we can help you achieve your goals.
Same-Sex Family Law — We represent the LGBT community in an array of same-sex family law issues, including divorce, child custody, child support and paternity.
Living Trusts — Living trusts allow you to maintain control of your assets should you become disabled. A living trust may also avoid the need for probate upon your death.
Wills — Wills are often the simplest type of estate planning, but you may still need an experienced attorney to properly advise you. Essentially, your will tells the probate court who is to receive your assets, who will serve as a guardian of your minor children and who will administer your estate. Even if you structure your estate in a manner that avoids the involvement of the probate court, you may still need a will to ensure that your estate planning objectives can be met.
Living Wills — Living wills and medical directives give instructions on such issues as life support and medical treatment. Through a living will, you can communicate your choices regarding your end-of-life care even if you are incapacitated or facing life support.
Powers Of Attorney — A power of attorney is a legal document that designates who will make legally binding decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Whether your power of attorney is general or specific or whether it is related to your finances or your health care, we will draft a document to fit your needs.
Business Formation — At our firm, we meet with prospective business owners to identify the type of business that should be formed. From there, we attend to the issues in setting up the business, including articles of incorporation/organization, document drafting and review, and state and federal compliance.
Contact Our Maricopa County Full-Service Law Firm
In addition to the above mentioned practice areas, we represent clients through the probate process and review and draft legal contracts. To schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact us.