Tucson AZ Divorce Lawyer

Joy Elkins

Joy Elkins

Joy is a respected family attorney actively involved in the Tucson legal community. She has twenty-three years of litigation experience, and countless hours in the courtroom. She has guided hundreds of clients through difficult family problems, helping them to build new futures for themselves and their families. She has served as a private mediator, and has served the court for many years to facilitate settlement conferences.

Joy has lived in Tucson nearly 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Miami University where she was actively involved in a wide range of student issues, She was a member of an honorary scholastic fraternity and graduated in three years. After college, Joy lived in the Saudi Arabia while working for Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, and returned to California go to law school. Joy received her Juris Doctor degree from the prestigious Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and accomplished it while employed full time by Shell Oil Company. She relocated to Tucson in 1988, where she was active in alpaca ranching for many years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona for eight years.

Joy made a commitment to practice in the area of family law after experiencing first-hand the heartache of a bitter custody battle and the effects of a corrupt court system in another State. She is personally dedicated to the welfare of her clients and their children in a way few lawyers demonstrate. Joy finds that helping clients to successfully restructure their families and advocating for the client’s best interests in a complex legal system to be very rewarding.

It is vital to remember that parents will have to be able to make joint decisions regarding children for many years after the lawyers have dissolved their relationship, and that two parents cooperating and nurturing their children give kids the best chance to become healthy, productive adults. Because of that perspective, Joy believes that it is important to practice family law in a manner that preserves a civil relationship between separating parents to the fullest extent possible. Joy also understands, however, that sometimes mediation and negotiation fail, and when that occurs she is fully prepared to take a case all the way through trial to be sure you, the client, get the best possible results.


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