Marlene A Pontrelli


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Contact Information

Dickinson Wright PLLC
1850 N Central Ave Ste 1400, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004-4568




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Family Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1982

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: May 18, 1996

Other Language(s): None


Marlene A. Pontrelli is a certified specialist in family law. Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law including dissolution and legal separation of marriage, business valuations, division of property, spousal support, post-dissolution modifications, premarital and post-marital agreements, paternity, child custody, parenting time, and child support matters. She is admitted to practice in Arizona and California. She also acts as a private mediator for parties wishing to settle outside the traditional court process. 

Ms. Pontrelli is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law where she teaches the family law class. She has extensive trial and appellate experience including appearing before the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Pontrelli has written several books, including Divorce in Arizona, Daily Meditations for Healing from Divorce, and the recently published Family Law in Focus,  She is a frequent lecturer in the area of family law and has conducted workshops throughout the country on time management and balancing work and personal life.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Family Law Visitation Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Spousal Support, Same Sex Marriage, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Post-Divorce Modification, Paternity, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Military Divorce, Matrimonial Law, Palimony, Non-Traditional Family Law, No Fault Divorce, Legal Separation, Marital Property Settlements, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Agreements, Interstate Child Custody, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Taxation, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Grandparents Custody, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Family Mediation, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Support, Divorce, Cohabitation Agreements, Alimony, Annulment, (QDROs), Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Torts, Family Arbitration, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Law, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, name Changes, Orphans Court Practice, Parental Kidnapping, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Restraining Orders, Step Parent Adoptions, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active)

Law School

  • U of California - Davis

  • Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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