Effective, Creative, & Assertive Divorce Lawyer

When I was 19 my parents went through a divorce. I hadn’t seen it coming, especially as the drama of the divorce and the resulting custody battle unfolded. My brothers and I were heartbroken. Our worlds were completely rocked. At the time, I was all too aware of the role my parents’ attorneys played during this life changing transition for all of us. Their divorce changed the course of my life. That’s when I knew then I wanted to be a family law attorney. What we do as family law attorneys affects people’s lives, and the lives of their children for decades and I absolutely love it. My journey to becoming the owner and founder of Modern Law and Access Legal came out of an intense sense of justice and a desire to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. It started on the playground as a kid. Whenever I would see someone being bullied, I would step in. I didn’t even think twice about it. I cannot stand by and watch injustice. I decided around the age of 10 that I wanted to be an attorney. Journey to Family Law After I graduated from Law School from the University of Oregon in 2005, I started seeing what many lawyers see. Most of the people who needed our help couldn’t afford attorneys and lawyers needed more work. In 2008, I went out on my own in search of a better way of doing things for attorneys and clients alike. My primary goal was to lower the cost of legal services for clients, and reduce accounts receivables for the firm. I began experimenting with the traditional legal model, offering limited scope, pay-as-you-go services, flat fee options and traditional choices. I also began investing in technology to increase access to justice. Our sister company Access Legal, emerged and is completely devoted to helping self-representing clients. Like many owner/entrepreneurs, Modern Law isn’t just where I work; it’s part of who I am. As a team, each and every single member of Modern Law is devoted to our mission of serving our clients and the community with complete wrap-around services. We understand that divorce isn’t just a legal event but a complete and total life transition and we strive to be a concierge that can address any and all of the issues you may face. My husband Tony and I have been Mesa residents since 2009, where we’re raising four children. We love soccer games on the weekend, traveling, good food and enjoying a wonderful glass of wine.

Bar Admissions

  • 2012 State Bar of Arizona

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, 1515 Agate St, Eugene, OR 97403
JD - Juris Doctor - 2005

Career Highlights

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Martindale Hubbell - 2012
Legal Resources
Dating during divorce
January 24, 2018 - Billie Tarascio

It is very common you may miss that companionship, especially after several months of going without. Here are some answers to some of the questions that may pop up in your mind if you are ready to date during your divorce.

Divorce: The First 60 Days
January 24, 2018 - Billie Tarascio

You have filed for divorce. What now? You know that there is a 60 day waiting period in Arizona before the court will even consider finalizing your divorce. What can you do to make the most out of those 60 days? Here are five tips to help you hit the ground running at the 60 day mark.

College Expenses After Divorce
January 24, 2018 - Billie Tarascio

It is not uncommon for parents to negotiate who will be responsible for college expenses after divorce, as part of their final divorce agreement. We refer to it as “agreement”, because this is not an issue frequently litigated at trial.

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