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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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Summary

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
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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
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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
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Arizona State Bar  # 014601
Member
- Current
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W.B. Putman American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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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
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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
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
39 Questions Answered

Q. How do I stop my child support payments? My child is 19yrs old. The mother is in prison and yet I’m still paying.
A: You need to file a Petition to Terminate Income Withholding Order. In it, we would allege that you have no ongoing obligation and are current in your past obligations. You could also seek a judgment for any overpayments. 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 via video or phone consultation. 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 to schedule your free ½ hour consultation. Office: 602-256-7575 Jerica (paralegal to attorneys Travis Owen, Lowen Jones): Jerica@FamilyLawAZ.com Jennifer (office manager, paralegal to attorneys Rich J. Peters): Jennifer@FamilyLawAZ.com
Q. I am seeking council on how to legally increase my parenting time to equal parenting time with my children?
A: Arizona does allow you to file a petition to modify parenting time under certain circumstances. I do not know how old your current orders are, but our current statutes lean heavily towards equal parenting time. Pursuant to Arizona law, your Judge will be required, consistent with the child's best interests, to adopt a parenting plan that provides for both parents to share legal decision-making regarding their child and that maximizes their respective parenting time. Please know that there is NO age in Arizona when a child simply gets to decide. Your Judge is required to consider the desires of the child, but this is only one factor of many. Please call or email soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options. 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 via video or phone consultation. 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 to schedule your free ½ hour consultation. Office: 602-256-7575 Jerica (paralegal to attorneys Travis Owen, Lowen Jones): Jerica@FamilyLawAZ.com Jennifer (office manager, paralegal to attorneys Rich J. Peters): Jennifer@FamilyLawAZ.com
Q. My 8 year old granddaughter has lived with me for 6 years Her mom has mental health issues lives in a group home
A: There are a few options we can discuss. I would need to know so much more. A private dependency petition can be filed with the Juvenile Court and can provide a long-term solution even without Mom and Dad’s agreement. A Title 8 Guardianship is possible, but requires the consent of the parents (or at least no objections). We also can discuss Title 25 “third party” rights for "in loco parentis" custody or visitation. Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options. 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 Kathryn to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.
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Contact & Map
R.J. Peters & Assoc., P.C.
1422 N 2nd St Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Toll-Free: (855) 720-7575
Telephone: (602) 256-7575