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Mark Candioto is a founding partner of the Parker Schwartz, PLLC law firm in Phoenix. Mr. Candioto’s practice includes all facets of family law matters as well as criminal defense (non-capital felony and misdemeanor) cases on issues affecting the family unit. This dual practice scope provides insight and guidance in diverse, and sometimes complicated legal issues frequently facing the family unit from one trusted, confidential counselor. Mark handles cases involving dissolution of marriage, legal separation, spousal maintenance, paternity, child custody, child support, grandparent rights, and complex asset division. He has experience navigating complicated issues, including jurisdiction (multi-state and international), pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, separate property, community property, quasi-community property, asset valuation, child custody (legal and physical), parenting time schedules, and child relocation. Mr. Candioto earned his B.A. degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. degree from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona State Law Journal.

Aaron T. Blase is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of Arizona, has been practicing law for over 28 years, and has earned a reputation for providing diligent, honest and dedicated legal services to those living in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding Maricopa County. He dedicates his practice solely to the area of family law. Divorce and legal separation, legal decision-making and parenting issues, complex asset division, and spousal maintenance are a few of the areas he covers in his practice. Mr. Blase has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. That respect has resulted in his receiving an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, being selected as a Southwest SuperLawyer, and receiving a 10.0 "Superb" review rating through AVVO. His knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and caring attitude for his clients allows him to stand out among other attorneys in the field. Mr. Blase is an active member of the Family Law section of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Scottsdale Bar Association, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix. When he is not in the courtroom or the office, he is likely to be found on a Pickleball court, or at a Phoenix Rising soccer game.

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Matthew B. Cassedy, MBA, CBA, CVA, CMEA, MAFF Matt is a seasoned business appraiser with 10 years of valuation and M&A experience. He is President and chief appraiser of Analytic Business Appraisers, LLC an appraisal firm that specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses for divorce, estate and partnership dispute resolution. Matt also consults for ValuSource Corporation providing technical appraisal support to their CPA and business appraisal clients. He is the current Treasurer and Board Member for the Arizona Business Brokers Association. Matt has testified in numerous cases as an expert witness cases for partnership dispute valuation, as well as divorce asset allocation. Matt earned his MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and graduated from Chapman University with his BS in Business, with minors both in Accounting and Finance.

My heart has always been for families. As a child of a single parent home due to divorce, I understand the challenges and struggles that are ahead for anyone facing this situation. Good, loving people came into our lives and supported us along the way. Now as a realtor, I want to come along side the divorcing family and help in making very important decisions pertaining to one the biggest assets a family possesses, the family home. My expertise and resources will help make the process as smooth as possible. Before children, my job was fire-fighting. It really wasn't a job. I was blessed to be able to do something I loved and be paid for it! My next chapter in life brought me to motherhood. Raising two little people to be contributing adults has been my greatest joy and biggest blessing so far. We home-schooled for their elementary and high school years. Our kiddos are adults now and my days look very different. I am honored to help folks navigate the world of real estate. I work hard to help my clients accomplish their goals. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work for you!

James Osborn Popp has been in sole practice in Family Law since 1994. His current practice emphasis is Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, and Retirement Asset division in Family Law, including QDROs and Orders dividing Federal, State and Military Retirement. He completed IACP Collaborative Divorce training in 2006.

Mary Ann Hess has been a family law attorney for more than 25 years. The last 12 years, Mary Ann Hess has developed a thriving non-litigated practice addressing family law issues. Mary Ann is experienced in all facets of collaborative law, mediation, and using the parenting coordinator process to allow families to create their solutions that are best for their families.