About our Chandler divorce and family law firm
Serving the Phoenix East Valley, including Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert
Joan Bundy Law is a Chandler, Arizona-based law firm that focuses exclusively on family law. The firm provides services covering a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), property division, guardianship, post-decree modifications, grandparents’ rights, unmarried and same-sex partner issues, pet custody matters, and legal document reviews.
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. 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 everyone involved. If the parties are willing to work together to resolve their issues, she may recommend mediation instead of going to court, which can turn into a costly, drawn-out, and emotionally wrenching battle. She looks at each client’s matter individually and recommends the approach that she believes, through many years of experience, will work best.
As a divorce and family lawyer, 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. A journalist before entering the legal profession, she is a stickler for detail in court filings, agreements, and other written communications—sometimes to the chagrin of opposing counsel.
The proud parent of a dog and cat—and many other pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge—Joan considers companion animals to be part of the family. She frequently gives presentations and is often sought for advice on pet custody and other animal law issues. Joan is past chairperson 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.
A music lover, Joan is a third-generation director of a church bell choir. She also enjoys singing, giving piano lessons, quilting, and spending quality time with her husband of over 25 years.