Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Dedicated Help in Family Legal Disputes

At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, our Phoenix family law lawyer is dedicated to helping Arizona families resolve their legal disputes. We are well-equipped and prepared to meet all of your needs with reasonable rates, professional service and high-quality representation.

We Handle all Family Legal Matters

Our Arizona family law attorney has more than two decades of legal experience. When you come to the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, this experience will be put to work for you to help you resolve any type of family legal matter, including:

Child custody and visitation: We manage child custody and visitation issues that occur outside of a marriage, during a divorce, or when an existing order needs to be modified. We also handle relocation and interstate custody issues, as well as matters involving parental kidnappings. In addition, we are knowledgeable in nonparent custody issues, including matters involving stepparent visitation rights and grandparents’ rights, as well as guardianship and dependency matters.

Divorce: We represent couples in all types of Arizona divorce proceedings, including complex divorces and physician divorces, as well as uncontested divorce, disputed divorce, divorce by agreement and military divorce. We also handle legal separations.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: We will draft and review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for couples who want to protect their interests. In certain situations, we may also be able to contest or uphold the validity of an existing agreement.

Paternity: We effectively manage paternity issues in a wide range of situations, and are dedicated to protecting the rights of both fathers and mothers.

Child support: We are experienced at making sure your children receive the financial support they need. We also have the experience to make sure that child support is assessed fairly and according to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines as required by the courts.

Spousal maintenance (alimony): We provide support in all issues concerning the payment and receipt of spousal maintenance.

Division of property and debt: We handle issues of division of marital property and debt during a divorce. When the situation is complicated by a high number of assets, we are adept at creating solutions that are right for our clients.

Domestic violence: We protect the safety of our clients and the rights of those who have been falsely accused.

Post-decree modifications: Nothing ever stays the same, including your life. There are times that you may need to modify your court order or divorce decree when it comes to spousal maintenance, child support, or custody and visitation.

Adoption: We offer experienced representation in grandparent adoption, stepparent adoption and other adoption matters.

Call for a Consultation With a Mesa Divorce Lawyer

If you are going through a divorce or are dealing with another family legal issue, we can help. Contact our Phoenix family law attorney online or call 480-209-1918 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation. We will guide you through the legal process as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Client Reviews
Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna