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Stepparents' Rights Lawyer in Phoenix

Representing Stepparents Since 1993 in Maricopa County

Arizona family law is complicated and requires the assistance of a skilled attorney in any given case. As a stepparent, it is crucial that you understand your rights to visitation with any stepchildren you may have in the case of divorce. At the Law Office of Steven N. Cole, we understand the various complicated laws, we know your rights, and we know how to help you achieve the results that you want for your future and the future of your family.

For more than two decades, Attorney Steven Cole has been serving local Phoenix residents in various family law cases. When you choose us, you are choosing an experienced law firm that takes the time to provide each client with the personalized representation that they need. We understand the complex matters that you are facing, and we know how to help you. Let our Phoenix stepparents’ rights lawyer work with you to determine your goals and begin pursuing the results that you need.

Your Rights as a Stepparent in Arizona

In many divorce cases, the judge or your ex may not think about your rights as a stepparent. Your relationship with a stepchild is just as important to you as it would be to a biological parent. It is important to know that if the child's biological parent is abusive or neglectful, the court will always act in the child's best interest. Courts may terminate the biological parent's rights.

Arizona law states that, if the child lives in an environment that would be detrimental to his or her emotional and physical well-being, another adult may petition for legal custody. As a stepparent, you can pursue legal solutions to preserve your relationship with a child, and our firm can provide you with the options available to you, as well as the legal help to get through this process.

As a stepparent, you could:

Contact Us for a Case Evaluation

At the Law Office of Steven N. Cole, we are dedicated to the success of our clients. You are important to us, and we will stand by you throughout the duration of your case. While some divorce cases proceed amicably, others can be contentious. Our divorce attorney in Phoenix is fully prepared to deploy aggressive tactics, should your case require it.

Contact us at (480) 725-3355 for a case evaluation and learn how our Phoenix divorce lawyer would help you proceed.

Why Choose Steven N. Cole?

Your Family Depends On It
  • Over 25 Years of Dedicated Divorce Representation

  • Rated Top Divorce Attorney in Phoenix by Avvo

  • Committed to Building Individual Client Relationships

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  • Strong Client Testimonials & Online Reputation

  • Free Client Consultations & Case Evaluations

  • Legal Solutions Tailored to Your Unique Situation

Client Testimonials

Read What Former Clients Are Saying
  • “His kindness, attention to detail, and persistence in all aspects, embody his genuine character and passion for success.”

    Dr. Mustafa

  • “Steven is professional, honest, listens, and answered all my questions promptly.”

    Stewart L.

  • “He is the best and I'm confident you will get justice if you find yourself in a similar situation like I was.”


  • “Knowledgeable, experienced and gets it done.”


  • “He almost took it on a personal level to make sure things were done right and in a timely manner. ”

    Former Client

  • “His staff was easy to work with. Overall a great experience.”


  • “Steven and his office can remember your name first hand when you call and when you arrive at there office.”


  • “An attorney with results!”

    Former Client

  • “Vicki always is always so sweet and makes sure that she helps me also.”

    Christine S.

  • “I have been using Steve for 3 years now and his Firm is ...”

    Former Client

  • “He handled my custody case with care.”


  • “Custody - Spousal Maintenance - RECOMMEND!!”


  • “I lucked out and picked the right attorney that matched my integrity.”

    David W.

  • “Aggressive, Up Front & Honest, Caring”

    Former Client

  • “Excellent, really!”

    Former Client

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Our Commitment to Excellence

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Steven N. Cole. Top Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rating - Top Attorney - Divorce
  • Family Lawyers Assistance Project outstanding contributions 2015