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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!

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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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Can I Stop Paying Child Support If I Don’t See My Kids

Can I Stop Paying Child Support If I Don’t See My Kids

When parents separate or divorce, child support payments are often put in place to ensure the well-being of the children involved. But what happens if a parent no longer sees their kids? Can they stop paying child support? In many cases, the answer is no. Even if you don’t see your children, you are still obligated to financially support them.

Violating a child support order can have serious consequences, including legal repercussions and potential financial penalties. If you find yourself in a situation where you no longer have contact with your children but are still required to pay child support, it is important to seek legal advice.

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What Does Best Interest of the Child Mean in Arizona

What Does Best Interest of the Child Mean in Arizona

The legal definition of “best interest of the child” in Arizona is primarily outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §25-403. This statute provides a framework for judges when making decisions about parenting time and custody. The law requires that all court decisions concerning children must prioritize the child’s best interests above all else, ensuring decisions promote their emotional and physical health, and overall welfare.

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When Can I Stop Paying Spousal Support

When Can I Stop Paying Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is a common issue in divorces where one spouse may be required to make regular payments to their former partner. However, many people wonder when they can stop paying spousal support. The answer to this question largely depends on the terms outlined in the support order.

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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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