Gillespie, Shields & Durrant

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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

When, Why, and What? Marriage typically creates happy thoughts for most people who have never had to experience an unsuccessful marriage. In contrast, for those who have had a less-than-favorable marriage, the idea may seem less joyous. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can benefit even the most successful marriages, and can help couples avoid pitfalls that […]

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and Phoenix Divorce Cases

At Gillespie, Shields & Durrant, our lawyers take great pride in helping our military servicemembers with legal issues. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is complicated and misunderstood by many military families. The SCRA was put into place to offer protection to soldiers active in military operation from specific legal actions such as divorce. As […]

Determining When to Use “In Loco Parentis”

Determining When to Use “In Loco Parentis” Circumstances can sometimes mandate that grandparents, step-parents, relatives or other adults involved in a child’s life will need to use “In Loco Parentis” to establish custody or visitation rights for a child. In Loco Parentis is a Latin phrase meaning “in place of a parent.” Most cases that […]

Contesting the Relocation of Your Child by the Other Parent

Divorced parents face many obstacles that must be overcome throughout the life of their shared child. If one parent wants to relocate farther away from the other parent due to a change in his or her job or because of a new marriage or other reason, Arizona laws require the parent who is considering relocation […]

Keeping Your Child On The Right Path

As Mesa’s juvenile law attorneys, Gillespie, Shields & Durrant want to offer insight on how to avoid needing our services for your child. Keeping your child on the right path is much easier than having to get them back on the right path. Our firm has helped many families in a crisis situation when their […]

What To Do When You are Discriminated Against for Pregnancy

Pregnancy Discrimination If you believe your pregnancy has led to discrimination against you for any of the following reasons, you need to contact a Phoenix discrimination attorney at Gillespie, Shields, & Durrant: Hiring Firing Pay rate Job Assignments Promotions Layoffs Training Fringe benefits Laws to Protect Pregnancy and Your Job The law states that a […]

Ensuring You’re Getting Your Full Paycheck

Arizona is an “at-will” employment state, which means employment is not covered by a contract and the employment relationship can be terminated: For any reason not prohibited by law or for no reason At any time By the employer or the employee With or without cause Even though Arizona is an at-will employment state, there […]

Circumstances That Warrant Severance of Parental Rights

According to Arizona’s Revised Statures §8-533, there are 11 possible circumstances that warrant severance of parental rights: Abandonment of the child by the parent. Willful abuse or neglect of the child, or being cognizant of an abusive or neglectful environment in which the child is placed. History of parent’s mental illness or extended timeframe of […]

When To Hire A Mediator VS. An Arbitrator

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It’s not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan  When two amicable (or adversarial) parties want to keep from the expensive and time-consuming path of litigation, there are two viable solutions – arbitration and […]

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Goes Both Ways

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill According to the Employment Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the last 20 years has shown a shift in the percentage of males that have submitted sexual harassment claims.  In fact, although women file […]

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Phoenix, AZ 85020
T: (602) 870-9700
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2152 S. Vineyard St.
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Mesa, AZ 85210
T: (480) 985-4000

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