“Part of the process of beginning a new, or changing directions is to know where you want to go. I know this sounds simplistic and easy, but this is one of the most difficult of choices to make with clarity.”
Byron Pulsifer, May Is Not Just For Flowers
Attorney Donna M. Hougen has been providing fearless, candid, caring and aggressive legal representation for individuals and families in the East Valley, including Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding communities since 1998. When it comes to family matters — highly contentious child custody disputes, hotly contested spousal maintenance and property cases, common sense mediation of Silver Splitters or negotiation of settlement in high-dollar assets — Ms. Hougen is efficient, direct and effective in getting you results.
Ms. Hougen cares about you and your family. Our clients at the Law Office of Donna M. Hougen, also known as Hougen Family Law, benefit from focused one-on-one attention that recognizes your diverse needs, clears away confusion and prioritizes your concerns. We review the cost benefits and potential outcomes of your case allowing you to set rational and legitimate goals. When we represent you, meeting your objectives becomes Ms. Hougen’s number one priority.
The Maricopa attorneys at Hougen Family Law are highly educated individuals who explore the law with you and streamline information so you can understand your case. Ms. Hougen knows the stress, emotion and importance of what is at stake and what is involved in family law matters. She sensitizes her staff and associates to your viewpoint, making your legal team responsive and understanding while at the same time preparing and supporting you for what might lay ahead — whether a grueling trial or an intense negotiation.
A practical approach to resolving family law problems
At Hougen Family Law, you learn you have choices even when it feels as though you don’t.
We take a practical approach to your legal needs by:
- Analyzing your situation
- Directing and guiding you in document gathering
- Telling you the truth about the strengths and shortfalls of your case
- Drafting and preparing your documents, applying law to facts we have gathered, obtaining information from third-party sources and adverse parties and linking with you to accomplish your goals with legal knowledge and diligent application of facts applied to the law in your case
Going the extra mile for you
While fearless in court, we are dedicated to resolving your family law disputes through non-litigation means of negotiation such as mediation or arbitration when possible. These methods save time, money and the stress of litigation. If concerted efforts to negotiate fail and are not cost-effective, we may resolve to go to trial to solve your issues. We implement a streamline approach to prepare you for litigation or settlement, but we prepare every case as if we are going to court, so you are not caught off guard. In this method, if matters do not settle then we are prepared for aggressive action on your behalf in furtherance of your rights by strategically placing evidence before the trial court.
Hougen Family Law serves people with a wide variety of legal issues, including but not limited to the following family matters:
- Family crimes and misdemeanors
- Domestic violence
- Workplace harassment
- Telephone intimidation
- Invasion of privacy
- Orders of Protection
- Exclusive Use and Possession of Home
- Injunctions Against Harassment
Successfully serving clients in Mesa and throughout the East Valley
At Hougen Family Law, we fiercely protect the rights of individuals and families in Arizona, with offices in East Mesa and Scottsdale.
We mainly practice in the Arizona Superior Court’s in Maricopa County and Pinal County. We service people throughout Arizona, including clients in Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, San Tan Valley, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Florence, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Goodyear, Yuma County, LaPaz County and Mohave County as well as the Mountain Zone clients of Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff and the White Mountains. While we only address legal issues in Arizona, we are adept at information gathering in foreign jurisdictions on interstate child custody matters such as perfecting petitions to modify child custody, relocation petitions requesting to move out of state with a child and perfecting and serving habeas corpus warrants in custody matters.
Handling divorce law, family law and family crime cases in Mesa, Arizona since 1998
For experienced, strategic and affordable representation for your family and family law matters, call the Law Office of Donna M. Hougen at 480-657-7505 or contact Donna directly to schedule a free consultation with a Hougen Family Law attorney.