We understand hiring a family law attorney is an investment, and we work diligently to keep your fees down while maximizing your results. We'll be putting settlement as a first goal, but should trial be required, we work to ensure you are confidently prepared.
We accept cases in Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Pima and Coconino counties. We also are happy to work with clients or other counsel from out of state.
Areas of Practice
Annette’s law practice remains devoted to all matters family. She is committed to providing competent services to clients going through difficult times such as divorce, custody disputes, severance and termination battles as well as dependencies - challenging DCS for the return of children to safe homes. She herself understands divorce, co-parenting dilemmas, child support issues and even severance and adoption concerns.
Her practice – while established in Tempe – has returned to her hometown. In December 2017, Annette opened a permanent office in Chandler, near its quaint downtown and across from her alma mater high school. Chandler is a thriving and growing technology town, where she hopes to grow her practice, Cox Sandoval Law, PLLC. Annette renamed the Firm to reflect the positive change and growth of the Firm.
Annette began her practice in the criminal defense and juvenile law areas, acting as both defense counsel and Guardian ad Litem. She served as court-appointed counsel on numerous delinquency and dependency actions, by holding the Special Advocacy and Dependency contracts with Pinal County (2005-2007) and Maricopa County (2006-2009). Annette has served as Court Advisor and Best Interest Attorney in contested custody matters. She has also served as Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court; on the Board of Directors, for the Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, 2010 – 2016 and is a member of the Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys.
Annette attended Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications and earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcasting. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at KNXV-TV and CNN in Washington, DC. Annette graduated Summa cum Laude in 1998. After working in the TV news field as a producer, she returned to ASU to study law, where she was a member of the Women’s Law Student Association, the Diversity Committee of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and externed for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office - Appellate Division and the Hon. John Gemmill, Division One Appellate Court. Annette graduated from ASU law school in 2004. Annette has three children from a prior marriage; two stepdaughters and welcomed a new daughter with her husband to what is now a large, busy but very loving, blended family.
We understand that hiring an attorney is costly. We consider it an investment in your family and your future. We also try to keep your costs reasonably low and ensure that you make decisions with cost concerns in mind. The firm offers flat fee agreements and retainer options depending upon your needs.
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Prior to finding Annette I had represented myself, worked with five other attorneys-- two in California and three in Phoenix-- and accrued some $30,000 in attorneys’ fees. Annette was by far the best, most knowledgeable attorney I worked with during my family court struggle. She gave me sound advice and representation that ultimately lead to the resolution I had been praying for for years. I will be forever grateful to her for the peace of mind my teenage son and I now have thanks to her excellent guidance and work in and out of the courtroom. I highly recommend Annette Cox.
family law client
Annette Cox is a compassionate, kind, barracuda! She provided me with a peace of mind not found nowadays. Annette and I worked together, two states away from each other, on my family law case. She was prompt in her responses and was trustworthy when trust seemed to be at an all-time low! I believe she did an incredible job throughout my case and I would refer her for any family law need! If it wasn’t for Annette I just don’t know how I would have made it through some of those days!
family law client
Annette Cox has been very reliable, helpful, and knowledgeable throughout my case. I am in a state outside of AZ, which I thought would make this a difficult process. Annette made sure that it was not. She fought aggressively to have physical custody of both my children awarded to me, which required relocation of the kids to my state (not an easy task for a father to accomplish). In the end, Annette Cox did indeed succeed, and I was awarded physical custody of both kids. She has been incredibly helpful, and understanding throughout the process, and I will continue to work with her in any family law situation that may arise. I would highly recommend Ms. Cox to anyone in need of family law representation.
child custody client