About our Chandler divorce and family law firm
Helping families throughout the Phoenix East Valley, including Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Maricopa, and San Tan Valley
Joan Bundy, principal of Joan Bundy Law, became passionate about divorce and family law while serving as a prosecutor, helping bring justice to victims of domestic violence. She saw firsthand how the legal system can serve as a positive force to help families escape abusive and sometimes life-threatening situations, and move forward with their lives.
Joan also learned that the adversarial nature of the justice system can sometimes stand in the way of a positive outcome in family law cases. Many attorneys believe, or want you to believe, that the aggressive, pit-bull approach, where the goal is to rip the other side’s case to shreds, always brings the best results for their clients. This may be true on television, but real life is more complex.
Joan does not hesitate to assertively advocate for her clients where the situation demands it. But she also believes that cooperation often brings a faster, more efficient, happier, and longer-lasting outcome that benefits the entire family. If the parties are willing to work together to resolve their issues, she may recommend arbitration, mediation, or alternative dispute resolution instead of going to court, which can turn into a costly, drawn-out, and emotionally wrenching battle. She looks at each client’s legal matter individually and recommends the approach that she believes, through years of experience in family law, will work best.
As a divorce and family law attorney, Joan’s goals are to:
- Help clients through difficult times as painlessly as possible.
- Recommend the most efficient, cost-effective legal solutions.
- Dedicate one attorney to each case from beginning to end.
- Treat every client, without exception, with compassion, respect, and dignity.
Joan grew up in a small Iowa town, which she credits for her traditional values and strong work ethic. She has lived in Arizona since 2000. Before entering the legal field, she sharpened her communication skills as a journalist and public relations professional.
The proud “parent” of one dog and three cats, Joan considers companion animals to be part of the family and is a recognized expert on animal law issues. She is a former member of the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona’s Animal Law Section and, for many years, has been a board member of, volunteer for, or financial contributor to many animal welfare organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys singing, giving piano lessons and accompanying her church choir, quilting, and spending quality time with her husband of over 20 years.
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Joan was both kind and professional in the handling of my legal matter. She truly cared about me as her client and demonstrated that in her actions.
[I] want to thank you for all your help with this!!…I can’t express our gratitude and appreciation enough! I couldn’t have done it without you!
[T]he best thing I could have done was hire her as my attorney. In my situation, being I have children, I wanted my divorce done right. Joan surely did the job.
Thank you Joan for your legal advice and your good listening ear.
Joan is a great person, with compassion, and knowledge to help you through troublesome times. She realized that I had particular problems in my divorce, and helped me with timeliness and professionalism that a quality attorney gives to her client. She listens well and represents honesty.
From day one, Joan has been right on top of things, keeping me up to date on what has been happening, whether it be an email or a phone call. She has shared what the next step would be and what I could expect….I would highly recommend Joan to anyone.
If you want an attorney who is honest to a fault and dedicated to her profession, there is none better.
Joan was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to my divorce case….She won my case all the way and I would definitely keep her as my lawyer for anything in the future.
You have helped me so much with good legal advice and beyond that, and more important, you have been a good listener.
This is a scary place to be and thank you for helping me to navigate through it.