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Legal Paraprofessional Solutions

your affordable alternative offering the same quality service and experience as a family law attorney.


The words De Novo is Latin meaning “from the new,” or “as if from the first time.” We chose this name because, for the first time ever, the Arizona Supreme Court has allowed non-lawyers to obtain a license by the Arizona State Bar to practice law in certain areas.

This newly formed classification is known as a licensed Legal Paraprofessional, or LP for short. Mrs. Stephanie Villalobos is Arizona’s VERY FIRST licensed Legal Paraprofessional! This incredible accomplishment allows De Novo Law, LLC to have roles in legal practice similar to the roles performed by nurse practitioners in medicine. LPs can offer full legal services in administrative, criminal, civil, and family law matters with very few restrictions. Ms. Villalobos currently practices solely in the area of family law.

Much like an Arizona family law attorney or divorce lawyer, a legal paraprofessional can handle, and fully represent, clients in almost all of the same family law practice areas. The significant difference is that an LP can be much more affordable!

De Novo Law

Areas of
Family Law We Serve

Divorce & Separation

De Novo Law offers the same high-quality legal representation and decades of experience as the top Arizona divorce lawyer but does so at a much more affordable rate.

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Child Support

Stephanie Villalobos, LP, is a highly respected legal paraprofessional with decades of experience in dealing with establishing and modifying child support matters.

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Same-sex Family Law

De Novo Law can represent you in multiple same-sex family law matters, including divorce, child custody, spousal maintenance, child support, and property division.

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Child Custody

Legal paraprofessionals are a more affordable option than retaining a child custody attorney and have years of experience working in the area of family law.

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Spousal Support

If spousal maintenance might be an issue in your divorce, Stephanie Villalobos, LP can help you understand whether you might be ordered to pay it or what you could be eligible to receive.

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Grandparents Rights

Mrs. Villalobos can help you to gather the necessary evidence and file court documents to establish your rights as a grandparent, including custody or visitation.

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How to Start a Divorce and Tell Your Spouse

How to Start a Divorce and Tell Your Spouse

To start a divorce process, one spouse must have lived in Arizona for at least 90 days before filing. Once you’ve established that you meet the residency requirement, the next step is to select your grounds for divorce. Arizona is a no-fault state for divorce, which you can learn more about what that means in this article.

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How is Spousal Support Determined? What if My Partner Makes More Money Than Me?

How is Spousal Support Determined? What if My Partner Makes More Money Than Me?

Retirement is often viewed as a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of one’s labor. However, for some individuals, it may also be a time of transition and change, such as the decision to divorce. Divorce can significantly impact one’s retirement benefits and financial security, especially for those who are already retired. In this article, we will discuss the impact of divorce on retirement benefits, including Social Security, pensions, and other assets.

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Bringing Up a Postnuptial Agreement to Your Spouse: What are the Benefits?

Bringing Up a Postnuptial Agreement to Your Spouse: What are the Benefits?

A postnuptial agreement is an agreement made between a married couple, either before or after the marriage, to structure their financial affairs and assets. It is similar to a prenuptial agreement but is drafted after the marriage has taken place. Postnuptial agreements may outline who owns what assets and how those assets should be split in the event of death or divorce, as well as guidelines for debt management and how income earned during the marriage will be divided. The document may also include provisions for spousal support if a divorce occurs.

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DISCLAIMER: The content of this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice.  De Novo Law, LLC and its Legal Paraprofessionals are not attorneys and are not authorized to provide legal advice or representation beyond the areas and scope of practice for which license is held.  The transmission or receipt of any electronic correspondence or information does not create a legal paraprofessional-client relationship.


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