Glendale Divorce Lawyer

Brian G. Winter

Glendale Divorce Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Glendale Divorce Local Legal Authority.

Brian G. Winter

Glendale Divorce Attorney

Glendale Divorce Lawyer

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Glendale Divorce Local Legal Authority.

Brian G. Winter

Attorney Brian G. Winter, a partner at Stewart Law Group, became a member of the State Bar of Arizona in 2014, but he's been practicing law for over 25 years.  

Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Winter earned his BA in Government and Politics at St. John’s University, Queens, NY, (1990) and JD from St. John’s University School of Law (1993). By 1994, he was admitted to practice law in New York (registered), Connecticut (active), and Florida (inactive). 

After moving to Phoenix, Winter joined Stewart Law Group in 2017. Actively involved in the Maricopa County Bar Association, he currently serves on the Board of the Family Law Section. Winter was also a member of the MCBA's Board of Directors (2016). 

Winter strongly believes in minimizing conflict in domestic relations cases, avoiding litigation whenever possible. In his Connecticut years as a family lawyer, Winter focused on ADR. He completed 40-hours of mediation training at the Center for Understanding Conflict and advanced training at the Center for Mediation in Law. Winter served the Connecticut court as a Special Master and Guardian ad Litem (GAL). Also trained in advanced collaborative law, Winter has spent many hours as client advocate in collaborative divorce negotiations. Winter is also an experienced trial attorney in high income, high asset divorces. 

Winter has received many awards over the years. He is rated 10-of-10 (Avvo Inc.). Additional recognitions include:

10 Best Attorney - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2020

10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2020

Top 10 Estate Planning Attorneys - Attorney and Practice Magazine 2019

10 Best Attorney - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2019

10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2018

Lawyers of Distinction - Lawyers of Distinction 2017

5 Star Clients' Choice Award – Avvo 2017

10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2017

Client's Choice Award – Avvo 2016

Top Ten Ranking - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2016

10 Best Family Law Attorneys - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016

Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Divorce - Avvo 2015

Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law - Lead Counsel 2015

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About Glendale Divorce Law

From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without an Glendale divorce attorney, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an divorce attorney’s legal experience.

A Glimpse of Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.

In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn’t because the millennials—who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony—have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they’re delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.

Reasons to Hire a Glendale Divorce Attorney

Glendale Divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Glendale divorce attorney include:

  • They don’t wish to navigate the legal arena themselves. The legalities of divorce involve a lot of paperwork and timelines. Glendale divorce attorneys are educated and trained to deal with this type of work, while many of their clients are not.
  • There are children involved in the marriage. Divorcing with children involves a lot of provisions, such as which parent the child will primarily reside with; a parenting schedule that covers the school year, summer vacation, and holidays; and child support, along with other considerations.
  • You and your spouse disagree on some matters that must be decided, such as child custody or division of assets. It is important if there are disagreements that you don’t try to settle those disagreements in court without a Glendale divorce lawyer to assist you, particularly if your spouse has a lawyer.
  • Your case is complex, due to high-value assets or business ownership.
  • You or your spouse has a retirement plan. Often these plans are considered a marital asset and will need to be divided equitably through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
  • Your spouse is not sharing all of his or her financial information with you. Because many things such as equitable division of assets or expenses and the determination of spousal maintenance relies on your finances, if you are having difficulty obtaining this information, a lawyer in Glendale can help.
  • You or your spouse will need maintenance support. The laws in Arizona may help you determine how much this support will be or how long it will last. Your Glendale divorce lawyer understands the complexities surrounding spousal maintenance.
  • You have real estate. Selling a home during a divorce can be a tricky situation that needs the expertise of someone trained in family law. Additionally, if you or your spouse wishes to live in the house for a time after the divorce, this impacts the division of your marital property in ways that an attorney can help you understand.

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What clients in Glendale are saying about
Brian G. Winter

Stewart Law Group
Based on 22 reviews
Brian did a great job negotiating my settlement. He kept me informed every step of the way. I truly felt he had my best interests in mind throughout this process.
Doug Turner
Doug Turner
09:14 13 Feb 20
Brian and his team were exceptionally caring and responsive in answering my questions and concerns with preparing a will.Well done, team!
Kellie Heath
Kellie Heath
01:31 21 Nov 19
Brian Winter is an incredible attorney who is there every step of the way. My case wasn't simple, but Brian did a great job of communicating with opposing counsel and updating me regularly. My case took a little under a year and a half to finalize but I was able to get everything I wanted. Brian really listened to me, educated me on the process and made all of the legal jargon less intimidating. In the end, we were able to settle out of court but he and his incredible team (Vanessa) were ready to go to court had the negotiations not gone as planned. I am so impressed with Brian that I feel that it would be a disservice if I didn't share with everyone who would listen how great my experience was. He truly is an incredible attorney who has his clients needs as his first priority. He doesn't just tell you what you want to hear, but helps you understand the ins and outs of the legal system and what is fair and reasonable to request. Hopefully, I won't need Brian to represent me again, but if I ever need another family court attorney, I wouldn't use anyone else.
Ronni Cope
Ronni Cope
21:01 27 Feb 19
Mr. Winter and staff at Stewart Law Group were stellar in their assisting me in my very complicated divorce/custody case. In consulting with Mr. Winter regarding my case, which was being dealt with in two states, he provided me with precise legal guidance and overall support.Mr. Winter's level of professionalism and genuine concern for the situation I was facing, afforded me the opportunity to be confident in what needed to happen through each step. He was practical, direct, and precise in his guidance. He was always available to answer/respond to any concern/question I had in a timely manner. I believe Mr. Winter is exceptional in the work he does and services he provides.I would highly recommend him for anyone facing legal matters relating to family law. He and the team at Stewart Law Group are priceless- well worth the time and financial effort!Thank you, Mr. Winter!
19:14 25 Oct 18

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