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Rich J. Peters

Rich J. Peters

Divorce and Family Law Attorneys. We Take Sides. Yours.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Arizona
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The firm is located near downtown Phoenix. Although most of our clients come to us from Maricopa County, we are also pleased to provide legal services in the area of Divorce and Family Law throughout the state. Our goal is to provide quality legal representation to our clients and to make the unpleasant process of terminating a marriage more bearable. We strive to be caring, dedicated professionals whose idea of a successful resolution of divorce and family law matters is one which produces the best possible result for our client, at the lowest possible cost. We avoid costly and wasteful harassment tactics and aggressively resist those tactics if employed by opposing counsel. Our overriding concern is, as it should be, the best interest of our clients.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney Owner
R.J. Peters & Assoc., P.C.
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Current owner and practicing attorney.
Judge Pro Tem
Maricopa County Superior Court
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Associate Attorney
Jon C. Dake and Assoc., P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Bellah and Harrian
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Associate Attorney
John T. Fields & Associates
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Attorney Owner
Law Office of Rich J. Peters
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Education
University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Honors: Deans List
Arizona State University
B.S. (1989) | Business Marketing
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Awards
Top 10 Attorneys
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Outstanding Contributions to the Family Lawyers Assistance Project
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Lead Counsel for Family Law
Lead Counsel Review Board
For Love of Just Award
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Certificate of Appreciation
Family Law Assistance Project--FLAP
Certificate of Appreciation
Family Law Assistance Project--FLAP
Advocate of the Year
Family Law Assistance Project--FLAP
Professional Associations
Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution
Member
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member
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Maricopa County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Arizona State Bar # 014601
Member
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W.B. Putman American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Angel Player Loses Round in Child Support Case
Arizona Republic
Speaking Engagements
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
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Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro Se Representation
Arizona Community Legal Assistance Volunteer Lawyers Program
Litigants without Lawyers, Phoenix, Arizona
Family Lawyers Assistance Program
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Getting Divorced in Phoenix Arizona
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. im 16, i make about 1000 a month, if i try to get emancipated would the judge be ok stay with me paying rent to a friend
A: Your rent and your roommate situation would both be relevant factors for the Court to consider. If your roommate is a good decent roommate than I expect you can sell that to the Judge. If not, then maybe the Judge would consider that a deciding factor. I would need to know more.
Q. Thank you for the response. Is there an attorney I may speak to here in Tucson. I would not be able to travel to Phx.
A: My firm is only in Phoenix. Perhaps another Justia attorney (from Tucson) will reply. We CAN conduct your free consultation by phone, and we do work in any Arizona county, including Pima County.
Q. What if I got a child support notice but I don't even live in the same state or personally know them?
A: It certainly would be wise to deal with it in some manner. I would need to know more to assist in HOW to deal with it.
Q. There is a pattern of phys, verbally, and financial abuse. My husband says I'll be on the street if I leave him.
A: Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options for divorce or legal separation. This is obviously a very important matter, and you should not go in alone. You may be entitled to an award of spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is based upon so much more than just yours and his income. If you review through our statute, you can see the other topics. (See attached link........ such is relatively straight forward reading). I would need to know so much more to estimate what you may be entitled to. https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/25/00319.htm. One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via email. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail. Please call or email my assistant Maddy to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.
Q. How do I get my custody case out of California and transfer here to AZ?
A: I would need to know a bit more. 1. Where does everyone (each parent, children) live now? And for how long? 2. Are you hoping to deal with custody issues? or support issues? Or other issues? Tell me a little more, and I can give specific advice.
Q. In my situation (see more info) what are my chances a judge will force my ex to sign IRS Form 8332?
A: I have handled this exact dispute a number of times, and I am confident the judge will Order him to sign the form OR Order him to pay you the difference his filing causes in your filing. If we have to go to Court, it is very possible the Court would also Order him to contribute to any attorneys' fees you incur due to his unreasonable actions. The Arizona Child Support Guidelines, ¶27, specifically require that all federal and state tax exemptions applicable to the minor children shall be allocated in proportionate to the parties' adjusted gross income. The Guidelines also specifically mention that an "Internal Revenue Service Form 8332 may need to be signed and filed with a parent’s income tax return". Perhaps a demand letter from an experienced attorney wold convince him to act more reasonably? Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options. One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via email. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail. Please call or email my assistant Maddy to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.
Q. My wife filed an Order of Protection. How do I get the judge to quash it?
A: You need to file a "Request for Hearing". You can do so at the same Courthouse that issued the Order. We can help. Please come in soon. This is obviously a very important matter, and you should not go in alone. One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via email. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail. Please call or email my assistant Maddy to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.
Q. Is it legal to have to pay two child support orders
A: I would need to know more. Are you paying to two different mothers? If so, then YES, there can be two separate child support Orders. If one Mother, there should only be one Order. Are there two states involved? Send me some more details, and I can provide a better answer.
Q. Ex husband wants 15 and 18 yr old to Uber home from school. I am not comfortable with that, he says too bad.
A: That would make me nervous as a parent as well. Are there other better options? Perhaps a demand letter from an experienced attorney would convince him to make a more reasonable decision, in the children's best interests. Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options. One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via email. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail. Please call or email my assistant Maddy to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.
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R.J. Peters & Assoc., P.C.
1422 N 2nd Street Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 720-7575
Telephone: (602) 256-7575