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John R Gaertner Jr

John R Gaertner Jr

The Law Office of John R. Gaertner, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • Arizona
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Summary

A Minnesota native and graduate of the prestigious William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, John worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the city of Windom immediately after passing the bar. During his four-year term, he handled a variety of different cases and honed his legal and courtroom skills. In 1996, he visited Arizona and decided to make it his home. He has never looked back. From 1996 to 1998 he was Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County, Major Crimes and Vehicular Crimes Bureau. During his tenure with the County Attorney’s Office he saw first-hand the impact that criminal behavior and criminal convictions had on the family. He watched as cases that began in Criminal Court migrated to the Family Law system and witnessed the trauma that manifest itself in families affected by the destructive behavior of a parent, spouse or an adult child. And he saw how many families could have been saved if the family would have had prior help. For that reason and several more that are equally compelling, John Gaertner made a decision in 1998 to open a practice that dealt exclusively with Family Law. He committed himself and his staff to providing families with the most professional, profound and pro-active legal advice and support possible. He dedicated himself to helping families navigate the legal challenges that they often face when reconciling conflicts and resolving challenging domestic issues. He is committed to saving the family first but when that is not an option, seeking resolutions that provide children with the best possible environments and parents with practical and successful co-parenting arrangements. John is an expert and authority in matters of custody, spousal support, parents and grandparents rights and always aims at the best and least dramatic process.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Normally I will provide a free 30 minute free initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President of the Firm
The Law Office of John R. Gaertner, P.C.
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The firm primarily practices family law throughout the entire State of Arizona. Given the extensive criminal prosecution and criminal defense background and experience the firm is particularly skilled in handling divorce and custody matters where there are allegations of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse/use issues and mental health concerns.
Partner
Curry & Gaertner, PLLC
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Our firm concentrated its practice primarily in the field of complex criminal defense including domestic violence. DUI (misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses), all felony offenses including major felony offenses. The firm handled numerous jury trials throughout the state of Arizona.
Associate Attorney
Law Office of David Michael Cantor, PC
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Criminal Defense Attorney. Obtained Criminal Trial Specialist distinction from the Arizona State Bar Assoc. in the year 1999. I Maintained this certification until I transitioned into the primary practice of family law in approximately 2004.
Deputy County Attorney
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
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Prosecuted countless domestic violence crimes, vehicular crimes, property offenses, drug offenses, and violent crimes
Assistant Windom City Attorney/Associate Attorney
McDonald & Gudmestad
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Education
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. (1990)
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Professional Associations
Arizona Association of Family Law Attorney's
Member
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Arizona State Bar
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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27 Questions Answered

Q. I am paying child support to my ex. My son left his house am i still obilgated to pay child support.
A: This certainly could be a substantial and continuing change of circumstances which would justify you asking for a modification or change in your child support obligation. Consult a family law attorney to discuss the matter in greater detail.
Q. I live in Ca. I Have joint custody of my kid who lives between CA and AZ. I want equal physical time. Where do I start?
A: It would be necessary to review all of your current court orders and the Decree to adequately provide advice on your current issues. There appears to be grounds to review and request changes to your current Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time Orders. There has been at least 5 years since your last court proceeding and indeed the world has changed during that time period. As for the title/mortgage issues, your Decree would dictate what was to occur in this regard. It may be that you need the Decree enforced in order to resolve this issue. Once again, a thorough review of the Decree would be necessary. I suggest you schedule a telephonic consultation with an experienced family law attorney to address these matters in greater detail.
Q. Will judge allow me to relocate with my child if husband is joining Army?
A: From the information you have provided it appears as though you have solid grounds for requesting relocation with your daughter. However, relocation matters are complicated and need to be handled carefully. You should contact an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss this matter in greater detail.
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3420 E Shea Blvd., Suite #200
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Telephone: (602) 953-5198