Jonathan D. Brooks

Family Law Attorney Jonathan D. Brooks offers some insight into the question, “Does It Matter Who Files First?” Generally, it does not matter. Arizona is a “no fault” state. Therefore, there is not a race to the courthouse. The only real implications is when it comes to filing fees related to the divorce itself. It you are in a covenant marriage, there are some issues that you will want to consider. This video will explain much of the terminology associated with this topic.

Mr. Brooks will be happy to assist you when you call our office for a consultation. Mr. Brooks focuses his practice on representing individuals in the diverse area of family law, handling a variety of matters.

This video should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Does It Matter Who Files First, or other family law issues, please feel free to contact Jonathan D. Brooks at 480.461.5300, log on to, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.