Scott David Stewart
Stewart & Lane, PLC

777 East Thomas Rd
Ste 210
Phoenix , Arizona 85014 , United States
Phone: (602) 548-3400
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Child Custody, Parenting Plans, and Best Interests of the Child

Whenever there is a child involved in a couple’s break-up, major decisions on custody need to be made in that child’s best interests. The custody issues that unmarried parents encounter in Arizona differ in some ways from…more
 /  Family Law

Resolving Child Custody Disputes -- The Facilitators: Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, and Evaluators

In a divorce or separation, the separation agreement represents the negotiated contract between the parties. The agreement covers property divisions, spousal maintenance, child support, and child custody and visitation. If the…more
 /  Family Law

Establishing Parental Support Obligations Using Arizona’s Child Support Guidelines, Part 2

(Continued from Part 1.) As discussed in Part 1, child support payments are based on our Arizona Child Support Guidelines. Under those guidelines, support payments are calculated to meet the reasonable needs of the child for…more
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Establishing Parental Support Obligations Using Arizona’s Child Support Guidelines

Each state has adopted guidelines setting automatic rates of child support. The support is based on specific criteria relating to income and the number of children in the household. In this state, child support payments are…more
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Overview of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce and Legal Separation

In a divorce or legal separation, spousal maintenance may be ordered by the court to provide important financial support for one party or the other. Maintenance is paid by one spouse (or former spouse) to the other spouse (or…more
 /  Family Law

Family Tax Matters: Capital Gains, Filing Status, Deductions and Alimony

Now that tax time is approaching, we thought it a good idea to discuss some common tax issues associated with divorce and separation. As with every other aspect of divorce, a well-prepared decree and clear communication with…more
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Tips for Keeping Children Involved with Parenting Time Activities

If you could help your child live a happier life, and grow up to be a happier adult, wouldn’t you try to make your parenting time more memorable? Every moment you spend with your child is an opportunity to build and strengthen…more
 /  Family Law

Insurance Matters After Divorce, Part 2: Preparing for Changes to Automobile, Homeowner’s, Life, and Disability Coverage

This article will help you begin taking control of your new insurance needs. In Part 1, we discussed aspects of automobile and homeowner’s insurance after divorce. In Part 2, we’ll introduce you to life and disability insurance…more
 /  Family Law

Insurance Matters After Divorce, Part 1: Preparing for Changes to Automobile, Homeowner’s, Life, and Disability Coverage

Your divorce is final and you’ll be taking a serious look at your finances as you move forward with your new life. Set aside some time to review your insurance coverage and read your certificates of insurance. Your circumstances…more
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Saving Money During a Divorce -– Easing the Financial Pain

Going through a divorce takes time, patience, and money. In this article, we’ll discuss methods to help ease the financial burden of divorce. By using some of our recommendations, you’ll save money and ease the pressure on your…more
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FINDING HIDDEN ASSETS IN DIVORCE: Searching for Clues in Taxes, Investment Accounts, Paychecks, and Business Records

Every divorce and legal separation in Arizona requires the division of assets. With some couples, that process of division can be complex and contentious. Adding to that tension is the unfortunate reality that some individuals…more
 /  Family Law

Working Through Family Issues with Alternative Dispute Resolution, Part II – Custody Evaluations and Parenting Conferences

In Part I, we covered Arizona’s Motion for Mediation and Motion for ADR Settlement Conference. In this Part II, we’ll introduce two additional ADR services used in family law cases with children: the Motion for Parenting…more
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Working Through Family Issues with Alternative Dispute Resolution, Part I – Mediation and Settlement Conferences

We use several different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to try to resolve issues in family law cases prior to trial. When family matters are settled without the necessity of a trial, the parties typically save…more
 /  Family Law

Arizona’s Roadmap to Divorce, Part 2: Getting Started and Knowing What Lies Ahead

In Part 1 of this roadmap to divorce series, we introduced the first nine steps, as the case winds its way through Arizona’s family court system. #10: Best Interests Attorney. A party may ask that a Best Interests…more
 /  Family Law

Arizona Roadmap to Divorce, Part 1: Getting Started and Knowing What Lies Ahead

Even when a marriage is irretrievably broken, the very idea of a divorce can cause great anxiety. Venturing into unknown territory causes anxiety as well. In this article, we’ll describe how a family law case proceeds through…more
 /  Family Law
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