Hiring a family law attorney provides a peace of mind that cannot be achieved by attempting to represent yourself. When facing a divorce or the need for further legal proceedings after a divorce, our experienced family law attorneys have a reputation for providing compassionate and thorough legal representation.
Following a divorce, the divorced couple must decide upon who will have the legal rights to care for and make decisions for the minor children involved. During the family law proceeding, it will be decided upon where the child or children are allowed to reside and/or with which parent the children will have contact.
At The Sampair Group, we help clients determine spousal maintenance during the divorce process. Spousal maintenance is the payment for the support of the ex-spouse ordered by the court. Through the laws of spousal maintenance, it is designed to prevent a divorced spouse from undergoing a decrease in their standard of living.
The courts thus consider all property acquired during marriage to be community in nature and subject to and equitable division. Equitable means “fair” which can be 50/50, but there are often other “fair” ways to divide the assets (and liabilities). For example, one spouse may take more than half the assets, with an appropriate offset in liabilities.
Patrick Sampair, Attorney at Law
Patrick Sampair has over 34 years of legal experience and has helped thousands of Arizonans with their family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, child relocation and alimony (or spousal maintenance) disputes. Mr. Sampair has expertise resolving complex financial matters that arise in a family law dispute.
James Bruce, Attorney at Law
James Bruce has practiced law in Phoenix Metropolitan and Glendale since 1978. In February of 2000, the State Bar of Arizona gave James Bruce the distinction of being named a Certified Domestic Relations Specialist. This is a distinction which is given to only a few domestic relations lawyers in the State of Arizona.
Brandy Ramsay, Attorney at Law
Brandy has assisted Arizona families with family law matters for more than a fourteen years. She has used her skills to represent clients in every area of family law, including: divorce, legal separation, paternity, child support, decree enforcements and modifications, alternative dispute resolution and more.