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Paul Ylvisaker

Paul Ylvisaker

  • Divorce, Family Law, Military Law
  • Arizona
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Biography

Retired judge advocate with 30 years of legal experience whose extensive family law practice includes representation of clients in legal matters for adoption, paternity, child support, divorce with or without children, custody, and post-decree modification of orders for legal decision-making and parenting time.
I specialize in representation of men in women in uniform. Over a 28 year career with United States Army I started as a young infantry private, rising to the rank of SSG before selection to Officer Candidate School and a "butter-bar" commission risising to company CDR. After attending law school I reentered active duty as a Judge Advocate.
I began my legal career as a prosecutor and was immediately drawn to the court room. I worked tirelessly to be an exceptional attorney, representing clients aggressively with compassion, integrity, and honesty. I achieved my ambitions, consistently achieving better than expected results for my clients over the years.
The army was my "home" for 12 years, but I left active duty in 1997, serving another 15 years as a reservist. In the private sector I held positions as outside counsel to Fortune 500 companies, senior associate in a highly respected firm, corporate executive, and even government official. My practice included representing clients in a variety of practice areas before a multitude of courts and tribunals, each with their own unique practice requirements. I credit hard work, exceptional mentorship, and great staff for my success over a long career.
I activated from the reserves from 2009-12, completing 3 successive tours in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. I took off my uniform for the last time in 2012 and chose Southern Arizona as my home for the warmth, values, and rich diversity, along with the friendliness.
Initial one-hour consultation is $100.00 and hourly rate of $225.00 per hour. Flat-rate fee representation and flexible payment plans available upon case evaluation

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30-minute free consultation; retainer or fee agreement individually determined on case by case basis.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    paypal, Zelle, Venmo
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    After hours consultations available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 30146
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Missouri
The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 42046
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Kent State University
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Professor "Legal Ethics in Health Informatics"
Attorney
Pahl & Associates
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Assistant Attorney General
Arizona Attorney General's Office
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Litigation Counsel representing the State of Arizona on behalf of Petitioner's for Paternity, Child Support, and Child Support Enforcement.
Judge Advocate
United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
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Division Counsel
Toll Brothers, Inc.
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Senior Associate
Riley, Riper, Hollin & Colagreco, PC
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Corporate Counsel and Business Development Director
Aramark
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Judge Advocate
US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
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Education
University of Arizona
Ph.D. | Doctor of Nursing Practice
- present
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University of Arizona
M.S. (2013) | Nursing
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Honors: Sigma Theta Tau
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Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Professional Associations
Kent State University
Adjunct Professor
- Current
Activities: Professor - "Legal Ethics in Healthcare Informatics"
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Arizona State Board of Nursing
Registered Nurse
- Current
Activities: Registered Nurse, Neurology, medical surgical, acute care, home-health care
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State Bar of Arizona  # 030146
Member
- Current
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Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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Missouri State Bar  # 42042
Attorney
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Certifications
Registered Nurse
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Websites & Blogs
Website
Linked In Profile
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Arizona's Divorce Lawyer
Legal Answers
75 Questions Answered
Q. Hello,my ex wants me to get a dna to prove paternity and get me for child support
A: Depends. With the ex-boyfrien on the birth cerificate, there is a presumption he is the father; it is not conclusive evidence, but certainly compelling. Yhe amount of time that has transpired and the circumstances are a little suspect. Nevertheless, if you voluntarily submitted to a paternity test or the Court ordered it and you were found to be the biological father you would be responsible for child support and possibly past child support for a specified period of time by law if the court ordered. There are factors that go into that determination that are beyond the scope of this answer. The facts you described would weigh heavily in that decision. Given the circumstances you described, and only those I might be inclined to advise you to not take the paternity test unless ordered by a court. I do advise you to seek counsel to have your options explained in more detail.
Q. Custody/divorce paper does not include taxes. Now being threatened with jail for claiming 1 of 3 children. Best option?
A: You are not going to jail, nor likely to face consequences. If the order is silent, then you have as much right to claim as the other parent. I would get the order amended by consent if you can agree or the court can do it for you.
Q. Is it possible for a judge to grant visitations unsupervised to a child that has not had a relationship with her father?
A: To add to the gentleman’s comments, often re-unification therapy with parent and child can be recommended and endorsed by the court as a pre-cursor to unsupervised parenting time. That may be coupled with age-appropriate child development counseling, beneficial to give the non-custodial parent tools to manage interactions, expectations, and issues that can arise in parenting. Most parents learn by trial and error, peer, and family support. Those may not be available to parent and a coach or therapist who’s goal is the success of the parent-child relationship can be a great help.
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Sierra Vista , AZ, USA
Telephone: (520) 668-5604
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 6 PM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 6 PM - 10 PM
Thursday: Closed (Today)
Friday: 6 PM - 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
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Telephone: (520) 668-5604
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