Most divorce and custody trials in the Maricopa County courts last a half day or less. This is a sad situation because a judge really needs more time than that to hear all the details of your case. Decades ago, a divorce trial could last one to two weeks. That was sufficient time for a judge to really get to know the parties and make better decisions. Nowadays, with the crowded court dockets, it is very important to present your case in a highly organized, effective way so that you can put as much useful information in front of the judge in the short amount of time available. Over the many years I have been practicing law, I have refined and refined again how I present cases so that judges can get the most important details in a memorable way. This, I believe, has been very helpful to my clients.