Chandler family law services
Helping Arizona families with divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law matters
To offer maximum experience and expertise, Joan Bundy Law PLC focuses exclusively on Arizona family law matters. It makes sense when you think about it: If you have a complex health problem, you see a medical specialist. Why would you not entrust your unique and important legal issues to a Chandler family law attorney with specialized skills and expertise?
Within the family law area, Joan Bundy Law offers a full array of 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, and grandparents’ rights.
Unlike bigger law firms, Joan Bundy Law gives you the personalized attention you deserve. The same divorce and family lawyer handles your legal matter from beginning to end. Your attorney communicates with you directly and promptly, and knows your case inside and out.
Initial legal consultation
For each new or prospective client, Joan Bundy Law offers an initial consultation for only $100. During this one-hour session, a divorce and family law attorney listens carefully to your situation, assesses your legal needs, discusses your legal options, and provides solid legal advice you can use immediately. By the end of the session, you will have a good sense of the direction in which your case should go. At this point, you decide whether you want Joan Bundy Law to assist you with your legal matter.
Each initial session covers a lot of ground. Before the meeting, you are asked to complete a short questionnaire that helps your lawyer better understand your legal matter. You are also advised to bring copies of any pertinent documents and to make a list of any questions you want to make sure are answered. This helps make the best use of your time during the consultation.
Many law firms advertise free initial consultations. Joan Bundy Law does not. Why? Because often these “consultations” are merely a way of getting you in the door and getting you to sign a contract. Joan Bundy Law believes in delivering value, not sales pitches, scare tactics, or unreasonable promises.
Most clients are concerned about the bottom line. Many are worried about the hourly fees most attorneys charge, justifiably concerned that the attorney has a disincentive to handle their case as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Joan Bundy Law has listened to its clients and packages its services individually to achieve the best possible value using the most expedient, cost-effective approach.
Because family law matters involve many unknown variables, no lawyer can honestly tell you at the outset what the total cost will be. But Joan Bundy Law does everything possible to control and increase the certainty of your legal costs. Wherever possible, the firm offers flat-fee arrangements for specific services or unbundles services to make them more affordable, often referred to as limited-scope representation. For more complex matters, you may be quoted a flat fee for certain services or expenses, and an hourly rate for aspects of the case that are less predictable. Your lawyer may suggest alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law, which may be preferable to long, contentious, and often more costly court proceedings.
Unlike many law firms, Joan Bundy Law does not ever collect a retainer. It collects only advance fees. There is a big difference. A retainer, in the true sense of the word, is a fee paid strictly for the availability of the attorney. It does not pay for any actual work. In fact, a retainer is considered earned on receipt.
In contrast, Joan Bundy Law accepts payment solely in anticipation of work to be performed. The funds are deposited immediately into a trust account for safekeeping. After the work is performed, any excess funds remaining at the end of your case are promptly refunded to you.
Joan Bundy Law never makes unrealistic promises that may sacrifice the quality of the services provided, such as a low flat fee for a highly complex legal matter. Your future and that of your family are far too important for anything less than the best possible representation.
Call the Chandler office of Joan Bundy Law at 480.463.4600 to find out how the firm’s divorce and family law services can help you achieve your legal objectives.
Joan helped me through a very long and difficult process, trying to collect on a settlement. She put a lot of time and effort into my case and never gave up. As a result, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and can take a deep breath!
I need to remember that there are good people out there like you! Thank you for being an advocate for animals.
Thank you Joan for everything….Yes, we did triumph…I truly am moving forward for the kids’ sake.
Joan is a very intelligent and professional attorney that listens carefully and offers very sound advice. I recommend her highly.
Several friends recommended Joan Bundy to me. I met with her. She was so humble and comforting. I knew it was going to be a battle, but I felt that she was going to give all she had to fight for me…and she did.
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.
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.
I initially talked with another firm (a large family practice here in Phoenix) and I just did not get the warm and fuzzy feeling that they were going to do everything I required. Joan certainly did and I am so glad I hired Joan for my issues.
I was facing a couple of different legal as well as medical problems and Joan was always very patient, doing what I asked unless there was a specific or strategic reason not to. Her patience with me not only helped win both legal cases, but has allowed me to start getting back on my feet.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate your help!