Joseph Mendoza



He is wonderful knows all the law in the area of family and custody. I would recommend him. He is very committed to his clients When you are going thru a lot of issues he is smart and comforting at the same time. My six yr old loves him .

Good guy willing to help all.

Dealing with the personal injury team and other members of the firm, has proven to be a great experience. You receive a mixture of experience and professionalism, but most importantly a team that is comfortable to talk with and truly cares.

Always outstanding work.

John J.

Joseph Mendoza


Joseph Mendoza


Mr. Mendoza has been practicing in Arizona for twelve years in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Law, Civil Litigation, Immigration Law, Landlord/Tenant, Property Law, Employment Law, and Criminal Defense. His main area of practice is Family Law.

Prior to practicing in Arizona, Mr. Mendoza was a hearing officer for the city and county of Sacramento where he heard issues on civil violations of the city and county code.

In 2008, Mr. Mendoza was recognized by VLA as Family Law Attorney of the Year. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.

Mr. Mendoza has extensive family law and civil litigation experience in a wide variety of areas of the law. Mr. Mendoza is committed to his clients and believes in providing small firm attention in a large firm setting.

Mr. Mendoza has close ties to southern Arizona and is active in the community with his wife and two boys.

Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Common law marriage, also known as “sui juris” or informal marriage, is a legally binding marriage established when two people cohabitate for a set amount of time and hold themselves out to others as a married couple. This couple will not have gone through a formal ceremony or have a valid marriage license. People entering […]

Pre and Postnuptial Agreements: Are They for You?

By Joseph Mendoza | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prenuptial agreements are rarely in the minds of movie watchers when the beautiful film bride, engulfed in her expensive gown, joyfully gets ready for her big entrance. Imagine the scene if suddenly, the soon-to-be groom and one of his parents or the family attorney knocks at the waiting room door with paperwork in hand. The […]

Settling Employment Disputes

By Joseph Mendoza | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Employment disputes can arise unexpectedly in any number of ways. When disagreements arise, relationships and day-to-day interactions can become fragile. If you’re a struggling employee, it can begin to feel like there only two options, to forego your position or to turn your back on the dispute. To help understand the potential outcomes, it is […]

Designating Care Provider for Children

By Joseph Mendoza | February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can a parent or guardian designate a person to provide for the care, custody and property of a minor child? In Arizona, the parent or guardian may delegate to another person any or all powers regarding the care, custody and property of a minor child, except the power to consent to marriage or adoption, for […]

Can I Lose My Home to Unpaid Creditors?

By Joseph Mendoza | February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Circumstances arise where you may be unable to pay your creditors and collection agents begin threatening you with lawsuits, judgments, garnishments, attachments.  You may not be able financially to pay the creditors.  Are you at risk of losing your home? We need to identify the creditor(s) who are pursuing you.  The creditor who has a […]