The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb Announces the Addition of Christopher Houk to Their Team

In addition, the firm has relocated their Mesa office to the Stapley Center to better meet the needs of clients, reports The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb


Mesa, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/04/2016 -- The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb is pleased to announce attorney Christopher R. Houk has joined the firm to lead the firm's Employment Law group. Chris Houk primarily represents employees in a variety of employment situations including harassment, discrimination, the family and medical leave act, and wage and hour cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Houk served for over six years as a Federal Trial Attorney for the EEOC, preceded by four years as Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General''s Civil Rights Division. Mr. Houk received his law degree from Arizona State University in 2000. Mr. Houk currently serves as a Government Fellow with the American Bar Association, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee. Mr. Houk also serves on the Appointment Committee with the State Bar of Arizona.

In addition, The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb, Divorce and Family Law Attorneys in Mesa, Arizona, announces the relocation of their Mesa office to the Stapley Center. This move allows the firm to better serve the needs of their clients when dealing with legal issues and a free initial consultation is offered. Contact the firm today to set up an appointment and see the new office and its many benefits.

"Many couples now stay together in an unhappy marriage as they don't want the hassles associated with a divorce. When numerous assets are involved, this is especially true, as one party may be at risk of losing a portion of their business, whether it be a law firm, a medical practice or another organization, to their former spouse. The attorneys at this firm understand what is involved in the dissolution of a high net worth marriage and work with clients to ensure they are protected throughout the process. Contact a High-Asset Divorce Lawyer in Mesa, AZ for assistance in this matter today," Chris Phillips, spokesperson for the law firm, states.

Medscape reports that divorce rates for physicians tend to be as much as 20 percent higher than rates for the general population. A study conducted at Johns Hopkins University found lawyers also have a higher divorce rate than most professional groups, and these are only two examples of individuals with a high net worth who may be hesitant to divorce. Money is not the only reason why one may remain in an unhappy marriage in this situation either.

"Access to the children is a concern of many when the subject of divorce comes up. Doctors often work unusual hours, for example, and they worry this may interfere with their ability to see their children. This is one thing that will be made a priority when the attorneys at The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb take on a case for a client with a high net worth and demanding profession," Phillips continues.

One way to address issues such as this is to make use of a Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Mesa, AZ. With the help of this attorney, individuals find they can reduce the costs associated with a divorce and come to a resolution that best meets the unique needs of their family. Studies show those couples involved in this type of divorce settlement tend to fight less once the process is complete, as they worked out an agreement they both felt was fair.

"Contact the firm today to discuss your divorce. Whether you have a high net worth, a complex custody case or are concerned about the amount of alimony or support that may be demanded, the lawyers can help. They answer all questions and work with the client to protect their rights at all times," Phillips states.

About The Law Firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb
Founded in 1985 by DeeAn Gillespie Strub, the Arizona law firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb features an exceptional team of law practitioners focusing on five areas of practice: business law and litigation, probate and estate planning, family law, employment law and serious personal injury. The firm currently maintains offices in Mesa and Phoenix to meet the needs of clients in these and the surrounding areas.