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Updated: 05/08/2013

Phoenix Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Family Law and Related Appeals

  • Divorce/Dissolution of marriage, including child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and division of property and debts.
  • Post-Decree matters, including enforcement and modification of child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance and property settlements.
  • Premarital Agreements, drafting and enforcement...

Family Law and Related Appeals

  • Divorce/Dissolution of marriage, including child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and division of property and debts.
  • Post-Decree matters, including enforcement and modification of child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance and property settlements.
  • Premarital Agreements, drafting and enforcement.
  • Experienced with all types of Family Law proceedings, including Emergency Hearings, Temporary Orders Hearings, Trials, Post-Trial Motions and Appeals.
  • Other Family Law matters, including grandparent's visitation and in loco parentis visitation.
  • Substantial experience in complicated inter-state custody and child support matters, jurisdictional disputes and issues arising under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
  • Substantial experience with expert witnesses in Family Law matters, including custody evaluations, business valuations, forensic accountings, division of retirement and pension benefits and other financial experts.
  • Appeals of all types involving Family Law matters, including Special Actions, Lower Court Appeals, and Petitions for Review, at all levels including Superior Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court.

Since 2007 alone, prosecuted or defended appeals involving the following issues:

  • Abuse of discretion and lack of supporting findings in child custody and parenting time disputes. (Several cases.)
  • Grandparent's visitation and applicable burdens of proof.
  • Characterization of jointly titled bank accounts and commingled funds.
  • Effect and enforcement of Disclaimer Deeds.
  • Division of military retirement benefits, including claims brought 27 years after divorce, and issues regarding subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction.
  • Forum non-conveniens, and proper jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

About Erik C. Bergstrom

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 2007

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Appeals
  • General Civil Litigation

Litigation

  • 95%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • Arizona State Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • United States District Court, 2000 - Present

Past Positions

  • Hoffman Bergstrom, PLLC, Managing Partner, 2004 - 2007
  • Erik C. Bergstrom, P.C., Solo Practitioner, 2000 - 2004
  • Levenbaum & Cohen, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 2000

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 1994
    J.D.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Law Review: Arizona Law Review, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1990
    B.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Golden Key Honor Society
    Major: Psychology

Office Information

Address

2555 East Camelback RoadSuite 800 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Fax

  • (602) 234-0419

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