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.

What Happens to Trust Assets in a Divorce?

By Joseph Mendoza | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

A trust is a legal agreement between one or more settlors creating the trust, one or more trustees who are responsible for managing the trust, and one or more trust beneficiaries. When a trust is created, the settlor transfers ownership of certain assets to the trustee, who manages that property for the immediate or future […]

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 […]

Legal Separation in Arizona: Everything You Need to Know

By Joseph Mendoza | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost half of marriages today end in divorce. Divorce is an increasingly common and popular topic. Legal separation, on the other hand, isn’t as openly discussed or well-known but is just as important. When marriages experience difficulties each party should know the options that are available and what those options entail. Legal separation in Arizona […]

7 Legal Steps for Dispute Resolution in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

People facing disputes in Arizona can choose Alternate Dispute Resolution or ADR instead of a traditional trial. These options are often chosen because they can sometimes result in settlements that are faster or less expensive. Also, they are often desired because the proceedings are private. When preparing for the process, both sides can improve their […]

Possible Property Disputes in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arizona is no longer the land of the wild, wild west. According to the Arizona Republic, more than 80,000 people move into Arizona each year, that’s 223 each day. Many seek our wonderful climate and one of the most popular assets: land to build new homes. Unfortunately, property disputes often arise after folks purchase property […]