Hawkins & Hawkins, PLLC, serves clients with family and divorce law in Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler, Arizona. Our family, divorce and separation lawyers handle divorce law, separation law, and family law. We provide legal advice and help, divorce mediation, and divorce representation. Mark W. Hawkins is available to speak to civic or religious organizations on family law topics, and was a presenter at the Law at Lunch series.
Whether its legal separation, divorce, or child custody and support, the success of a case depends on an effective strategy. The right strategies often include the effective use of temporary orders and expert witnesses.
The prompt filing of temporary orders in a divorce case can establish exclusive use of the marital residence, spousal maintenance, division of bank accounts or other liquid assets, child custody, parenting time, child support and orders of protection.
Expert witnesses often determine the outcome of a case. Judges rely on experts. We have used the following types of experts: business valuations, forensic accounting, child custody evaluations, occupation and earning ability evaluations, mental health evaluations.
CRIMINAL LAW AND JUVENILE LAW:
Hawkins provides criminal law and juvenile representation including DUI, drug cases, child pornography and molestation cases, and illegal immigration. Mark W. Hawkins is available as a speaker on criminal law topics, and has given presentations including the Law at Lunch series. He produced and published the DUI Directory, a phone directory of DUI attorneys. He is fluent in Spanish, and was interviewed on TV Channel 33. He was the defense attorney on a recent court of appeals case, State v. Perez, 216 Ariz. 525 (Ct. App. 2007), which held that an illegal immigrant could not be indicted for being a prohibited possessor of a firearm unless the state proved an interstate nexus.
Case Strategy: Aggressive plea negotiations, motions and trials, and the use of experts. Our attorneys have used the following kinds of experts on criminal law matters: forensic chemist, drug expert, computer forensics, traffic reconstruction, psychology professor, psychiatrist, and psychosexual evaluation.