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Peter H. Westby

Peter H. Westby

Platt & Westby
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Collections ...
  • Arizona
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Randi Sirlin February 21, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
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Biography

Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt & Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and business formation/litigation. Mr. Westby and his firm have earned a Martindale-Hubble AV rating, the highest rating awarded for ethics and professional competence.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Foreclosure Defense
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept Visa and MasterCard
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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U.S. Federal Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Platt & Westby
Current
Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (1973)
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University of Arizona
B.S.
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Awards
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
Current
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Former President and Council Member
- Current
Activities: 1987 - 1993
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La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Peter H. Westby's Website Profile
Website
Platt & Westby Website
Legal Answers
315 Questions Answered
Q. Husband had a company prior to our marriage but then sold it after 12 years of marriage am I entitled to Money in divorc
A: Assuming you and your husband had no valid prenuptial agreement that would dictate otherwise, you might be entitled to be compensated for an interest in this business. From the information you provided it appears that your husband's business started out as his sole and separate property. But over 12 years things can change. I would want you to discuss with your family law attorney the events in the life of this business over the last 12 years, for example, was it incorporated or transferred to a LLC or other form of business organization? If so, what documents were generated? Did you sign any disclaimers? Were you asked to sign any? Discuss any promises made to you by your husband, how your husband was compensated by the business, what use was made of the funds he earned, how taxes were handled and whether or not you invested any of your earnings in the business or performed services for the business. Your attorney will be able to let you know what interest you may have in this business or what community lien may exist against the business.
Q. Sister got quitclaim deed and mobile title transfer for dads places, specialist determined its forged do I have a case?
A: From the information you provided it sounds like you may well have a case with merit. I recommend that you consult with an attorney who handles probate litigation matters. Your lawyer will need to know more of the facts and learn more about the handwriting specialist you hired before he or she can comment on the strength of your case and provide the information you need to make a decision whether or not to pursue this claim. One of the items you will want your lawyer to comment on is the likelihood of recovery should you win your case. In order to do this, your lawyer will want to know about your sister's financial condition as well as what has happened to the assets she obtained from your Dad. Sometimes it is helpful to hire a private investigator to perform an asset search.
Q. My sister lived and died in New Mexico. She left a will. Do I need probate lawyer from NM? I live in AZ
A: You will need to hire a New Mexico lawyer to assist you in administering your sister's estate. Ask your New Mexico lawyer if your sister's estate qualifies for expedited treatment as a small estate or if a probate will be needed.
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Contact & Map
Platt & Westby Old Town Scottsdale
3260 N. Hayden Road
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Avondale, AZ
12725 W Indian School Rd
#E101
Avondale, AZ 85393
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Phoenix, AZ
2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441 Ext. 241
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Arrowhead / Sun City/ Glendale, AZ
20325 N 51st Ave
#134
Glendale, AZ 85308
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Mesa/Tempe/Chandler/Gilbert, AZ
1425 W Elliot Rd
#201
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 969-5070
Platt & Westby
North Scottsdale, AZ
6424 E. Greenway Parkway
#100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4776
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