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Mary Ann Hess talks about litigation and the importance of spouses retaining control of their situation and making good decisions about their future (0:36)

Coaching Services

If your situation holds the potential for "do it yourself" divorce, you may benefit from a "coaching" session with Mary Ann Hess to discuss divorce planning, document review, the parties' rights and responsibilities in divorce, and other pertinent issues.

A La Carte Services

If your needs for legal services are relatively narrow and well defined, Mary Ann Hess offers flat-fee packages that allow you to select only the services you need.

Initial Petition Package:
Paternity, Legal Separation, Dissolution

Response to Petition Package
Paternity, Legal Separation, Dissolution

Consent Decree Package
(No Minor Children)

Consent Decree Package
(With Minor Children)

Premarital or Cohabitation
Agreement Package

Affordable Fee Options

Mary Ann Hess helps you gain a measure of cost certainty through a variety of legal fee options.


Divorce and Post-Order Disputes

For two decades, 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.

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:

  • Divorce

  • Paternity

  • Property division

  • Child custody and visitation

  • Child support

  • Spousal maintenance (alimony)

  • Post-decree modifications

  • Pre-marital and cohabitation agreements.

In these and other issues concerning families and the legal system, clear and concise communication is vital. Mary Ann 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.

   See Mary Ann Hess's Divorce with Respect blog 

Child 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.

Child Support

Both parents 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.