Divorce with Respect
For more than 18 years, Arizona divorce and family law attorney
Mary Ann Hess has focused her skills as
a lawyer – and the passion she has for her clients' interests – exclusively on
divorce and family law-related matters. She serves clients in the East Valley
(Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Scottsdale) and the greater Phoenix area.
Mary Ann Hess's family law practice emphasizes
Collaborative Divorce and includes special
expertise in the mediation of divorce-related disputes between
divorcing couples and assisting divorcing parents of minor children as a
In addition to her Collaborative
Divorce, mediation and Parenting Coordinator services, Mary Ann Hess offers her clients
extensive experience in all major aspects of family law, including:
Child custody and visitation
Spousal maintenance (alimony)
Pre-marital and cohabitation
In these and other issues concerning
families and the legal system, clear and concise communication is vital. Ms.
Hess is committed to understanding your needs and to keeping you informed during
each step of the process. You can rely on her for responsiveness, clear
communication, direct answers and supportive guidance, and for dedicated and
loyal advocacy on your behalf.
Custody and Visitation
Sometimes, parents having the best interests of their children in mind can set
aside their personal differences for the sake of their children and agree to a
workable child custody and visitation arrangement. In other cases, the decision
about child custody and visitation does not come so easily. Mary Ann Hess's
experience in child custody and visitation disputes can be a valuable asset for
a parent in divorce.
have an obligation to support their children, regardless of the health and
status of their marriage. Child support payment is a court-ordered amount that
the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to cover a
proportionate amount of the child's expenses, including housing and utilities,
food, clothing, education expenses, and other costs that determine the ultimate
child support obligation. Mary Ann Hess's experience in child support
calculation and negotiation can help ensure that both parents live up to their
child support responsibilities.