John McKindles, Mesa Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Mesa divorce attorney John McKindles brings to every
family law matter the added value of his experience in
business law, real estate law, bankruptcy, and tax law.
Do you have a quick legal question?
Call John McKindles at 480-964-9302 for a
no-charge, five-minute phone call.
Frequently Asked Questions about Arizona Divorce
Answers to common questions about divorce, separation, health insurance, child
custody, child support, alimony, business ownership and more
The Divorce Plan
You can improve your prospects for a just outcome by committing to
the discipline of planning your divorce
The parties should try to agree that each spouse will receive certain community
assets, preferably in such a way that the value of the assets that go to one
spouse will be comparable to the value of the assets that go to the other
Business Ownership Property
settlements involving business interests and increases in business value affect
the business owner, the spouse of the business owner, and active co-owners.
Debt Allocation A dizzying array of statutory and factual issues
can influence the determination of whether a debt is "separate" or "community"
Child Custody and Access
It pays, financially and emotionally, to have a well-structured plan for child
access issues as an alternative to an enduring legal nightmare that benefits no
Unlike other, less clearly defined issues that must be resolved in a divorce,
determining the child support obligation is a relatively objective process
An award of spousal maintenance (or "alimony") must pass a two-step test that is
set forth in Arizona law
Attorney’s Fees The awarding of attorney’s fees is so uncertain
that the possibility of “free” representation should not be a factor in deciding
whether to run up your legal bill.
Overview of Arizona
Divorce Principles in Bankruptcy
Excerpts from John McKindles' legal memorandum, “Overview
of Arizona Divorce Principles for Bankruptcy Practitioners”
Christians and Divorce
Christians who fear that ending their marriage would
conflict with God’s will should consider the Scriptural recognition that some
marital conditions are worse than divorce
Tips for Testifying in Depositions and in Court
In giving your sworn testimony, whether in a lawyer's office or in a courtroom,
observing some basic communication skills will reduce the risk of your spoken
words getting you into trouble.
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For many people, the end of their
marriage is the most difficult, expensive and emotionally challenging legal
matter they will ever experience.
In dealing with the painful legal
issues associated with divorce, men and
women in the Phoenix area and throughout Arizona have, since 1980, relied on
Mesa divorce lawyer
John McKindles' experience, skill, wisdom and
thoughtful advice in achieving a just outcome, without needless and wasteful
Proven Divorce Expertise. As part of his family law practice, John McKindles
assists clients with a broad range of complex legal matters associated with
Arizona divorce, including:
child custody (or "legal decision-making"),
post-divorce decree issues.
Experience. Clients of Mesa divorce lawyer John McKindles benefit not only from his
divorce-related experience, but also from his knowledge of other legal areas
that must often be addressed in divorce, such as bankruptcy, business law, real
estate law and taxation.
Understanding your rights, responsibilities and options is
an important step in achieving your domestic relations objectives. To schedule a
one-hour legal consultation with John McKindles, call his legal
assistant, Willie Benefiel, at 480-964-9302.
Initial Consultation Fee: $300.00