Divorce and Legal Separation Law Firm

The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. is an experienced Arizona law firm in the areas of divorce and legal separation representation. Most law firms can handle simple divorces involving limited assets and no children. Our firm concentrates on complex divorce matters that involve large estates, business, and legal decision making and parenting time (child custody) and related support issues.  Our experience shows in our record of achieving the best possible outcome under the circumstances and facts of each case. Contact a skilled Phoenix-area divorce lawyer at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. to learn how we can put our skills to work for you.

Complex and Substantial Assets in a Divorce as well as Custody

People undertaking a divorce or legal separation can be under a lot of stress. They are often working to protect the future of businesses they have spent a lifetime building. The attorneys at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. specialize in complex divorce settlements involving businesses and other substantial assets. Our attorneys have substantial experience helping clients protect their assets and their future. One of our lawyers is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

The Community Estate

At The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C., our attorneys take the time to explain terms and laws that may have a significant impact on the outcome of divorce proceedings. For example, in Arizona, married couples have a "community estate", established on the date of the marriage. This mingling of property and assets is not terminated until dissolution or separation papers are served. Until this occurs, all marital assets are presumed to be owned equally by both parties. When the dissolution of marriage or legal separation papers are served, all earnings from that point on are considered to be owned solely by the individual who earned the benefit provided a final decree is entered in the case.

Covenant Marriage

Another concept that may be unfamiliar to clients is "covenant marriage". Under Arizona law, individuals who choose a covenant marriage may be required to prove fault in their divorce proceeding. Our attorneys of the firm are conversant with and have experience in handling the dissolution of Arizona covenant marriages. Although the concept has been part of our statutory frame work since August of 1998, most people do not engage in a covenant marriage.

Skilled Negotiators

Our attorneys are firm believers in mediation, and support our clients during the mediation process. Mediation often allows divorcing couples to participate more fully in the legal process, offering them the opportunity to have more input in settling contentious issues and reducing legal costs. Mediators are neutral third parties who develop an approach that allows the parties in a divorce to resolve matters themselves. When clients pursue this path, our attorneys are with them throughout the entire process.

Contact The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C.

The attorneys at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. have handled complex legal separations, divorces, and covenant marriage dissolutions. If you have substantial assets to protect, or unusual circumstances to consider, don't hesitate to contact an Arizona divorce lawyer at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. We are dedicated to the long-term interests of our clients during a divorce or legal separation.