Tempe Family Law

Tempe Family Law Attorney

Blanchette Law PLLC litigates and mediates family law cases, including traditional and same-sex divorce, child custody disputes, child support, spousal support, and drafting, enforcing, and challenging prenuptial agreements. 

Founding attorney Adriana Blanchette understands the emotional pain and financial burden that legal actions can place on a family. She’ll explain the legal options available to you and assist you in choosing the right course of action.

If you’re going through a family law matter and need the help of a compassionate, experienced attorney, call Blanchette Law PLLC at (602) 881-1748 or use the online contact form.

Strong Representation in All Family Law Areas 


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Our goal at Blanchette Law PLLC is to help you finalize your divorce as efficiently as possible so you can move forward with your life.

The first step in developing your divorce plan is to identify your end goals for each aspect of your divorce, such as:

  • Child custody, visitation, and support
  • Owning real property
  • Determining if assets and debts are community property, separate property, or a combination of both
  • If either spouse owns a business and determining the value of that business
  • Reaching and equitable division of the marital estate
  • Spousal support.

Adriana will help you gather all information needed for all properties, bank accounts, vehicles, business interests, retirement accounts, investment accounts, loans, credit cards, other debts, and will help you locate income, debt, or assets if you feel your spouse is hiding them to avoid dividing them in the divorce.

Same-Sex Divorce

The Arizona Revised Statute dictates the rules that must be followed in all divorces, regardless of gender, because everyone has the same rights in marriage and divorce.

Blanchette Law PLLC’s sole practice area is family law, so they have the experienced and knowledge to inform you of your rights throughout the dissolution process and to answer any questions you may have regarding property or assets acquired before the marriage.  

Not all family law attorneys understand the intricacies of divorces involving pre-marital property, nor do they represent clients with the empathy and respect you deserve, but Adriana Blanchette does. Give her a call today at (602) 881-1748.

Child Custody and Parenting Time

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Custody is more than dedicated time spent with your child. It’s a legal decision that gives you and your ex a certain degree of responsibility in helping raise your children in healthy, loving environments.

Whether it’s agreed to in a settlement or ordered in court, you need a compassionate, understanding, and skilled attorney like Adriana Blanchette to advocate for your children’s best interests. 

Child Support

Child support orders are designed to ensure that the children’s financial needs are covered at each parent’s home. Typically the parent with less parenting time pays support to the other parent, and in 50/50 shared parenting time situations, the higher earner will usually contribute financially.

Calculating child support can be complicated because “income” used for child support might include more than what’s reported on tax returns. To ensure that child support isn’t over or under calculated and that it’s a legally binding order, you need to hire Blanchette Law PLLC.

Spousal Support

In the event of divorce, it’s common for one spouse to pay spousal maintenance or support to the other. The amount and duration of spousal support depend on the specific factors of your case including the length of your marriage and each spouse’s work history, earnings capability, and health.

Don’t settle for less than you need – call Adriana Blanchette to ensure your rights are protected.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Unfortunately, family or domestic violence and child abuse are prevalent issues in family law. A parent may seek protection for themselves and/or their children if they (the parent or the child) were subject to abuse, or if the child witnessed abuse.

A petition seeking protection must be filed with the court, then temporary orders pending a hearing might be issued. These orders can include provisions for:

  • No contact
  • Specified distance that must be maintained between the parties and/or the child and the restrained person
  • Orders for one party to move out of a shared residence.

A temporary order of protection doesn’t guarantee the issuance of a long-term restraining order because the opposing party hasn’t yet had an opportunity to present their evidence and their story.

Sadly, sometimes an order of protection is sought using false and misleading information which must be challenged and disproven. Domestic violence is a very serious issue that requires the steadfast representation of an experienced family law attorney like Adriana Blanchette.

Legal Separation

A legal separation is similar to a divorce in that it allows the parties of a marriage to divide their assets and debts, to address spousal maintenance, and to address child custody if applicable. 

However, because a legal separation doesn’t dissolve the status of the marriage, the parties aren’t returned to “single” status. Although still being legally married will prevent either party from remarrying until the legal separation is converted into a dissolution, it provides benefits that aren’t available in a divorce such as maintaining health insurance and other social security benefits. 

A legal separation can be just as complex and emotionally charged as a divorce and can be accompanied by the same effects on your financial future–don’t go through that without the support and guidance of Blanchette Law PLLC.

Prenuptial Agreements

Getting engaged is exciting–nothing should take away from that. While planning your wedding and honeymoon might be at the forefront of your mind, it’s important that you also plan for your future by ensuring that you’re protected in the event of a divorce with a prenuptial or premarital agreement. 

A prenuptial agreement isn’t made with the intention to get divorced, but rather a legal contract to protect you if that happens. A prenuptial agreement can determine the distribution of property and the inclusion or waiver of spousal support, allowing both spouses to retain control of their financial future.

Mediation and Collaborative Agreements

As a certified mediator, Adriana assists couples and parents in reaching mutually beneficial agreements to resolve all aspects of their divorce or child custody disputes.

In addition to being less expensive and less stressful than a typical in-court proceeding, mediation is also private, lending an extra layer of shelter and security.

As a Mother, Adriana Understands What You’re Facing

Like many of her clients, Adriana is a working mother, simultaneously raising a baby, managing a household, and running a family law practice. Because of her experience, Adriana empathizes with her clients’ struggles as they navigate the complicated and emotional legal process.

Adriana understands your need to fight for your children’s interests and will advocate for you and them using her experience, passion, and empathy. Adriana brings a calm, positive outlook to these difficult situations.

Call Adriana Blanchette Today

The compassionate team at Blanchette Law PLLC understands that families come in many different forms, each with their own unique circumstances, needs, and goals–all which should be honored and fought for. Adriana will provide sound guidance throughout your case, and she’ll advocate persistently for your best interests.

Contact Blanchette Law PLLC today for all your family law needs. You can schedule your free consultation by calling (602) 881-1748 or by using the online contact form.

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