Our court system was designed to be available to the people. Unfortunately, that design doesn’t mean you will achieve the same result without an attorney.
Most divorces in Arizona don’t involve attorneys, and that’s okay.
However, there is no good excuse for failing to at least consult with a competent attorney regarding your options and the risks involved.
Mr. Waite primarily practices in Graham, Greenlee, and Cochise Counties. However, he frequently consults with people from around Arizona.
The Law Office of Jeremy J. Waite is built around helping regular people with the problems of regular people. Specifically, most problems involve a combination of Family Law, Criminal Law, and Dependency Law (CPS investigation and removal of children from their parents).
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Divorce. If you are considering divorce, you should also look into the possibilities of legal separation and annulment.
Child custody. Custody is such a confusing concept that the Arizona State Legislature removed the term from family law statutes. One common misunderstanding is what sole legal decision-making (previously known as sole custody) means under the law and in reality. Another misunderstanding is that Arizona law.
Relocation. States differ regarding what legal process you must take when moving with children. Some states require the permission of the other parent for merely moving across town.
Termination of parental rights. Under certain circumstances, Arizona law allows a judge to termination the parental rights of a parent. Statistically, it is one parent terminating the rights of other so a stepparent can adopt.
Mediation / Resolution Management Conference (RMC)
Medical insurance for spouse and children
Qualified domestic relations orders
We handle all levels of reactive cases (where you have been criminally charged with a felony or misdemeanor) and proactive cases (where you are seeking to improve your situation by:
Obtaining an early release from probation
Having your civil rights restored (gun rights, voting rights, etc.)
Having a judge set aside your conviction (expungement)
Common criminal charges are categorized as felonies and misdemeanors. Charges stem from either a police officer writing a ticket or a prosecutor filing a criminal complaint.
How cases are resolved: Following are some of the possible resolutions to criminal charges, arranged in the likely chronological order.
Early release from probation
Restoration of civil rights
Setting aside of convictions (expungement)
Dependency is the process of the Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services) investigating and removing children from a home due to concerns of abuse or neglect.
Mr. Waite has handled multiple guardianship and / or conservatorship cases.
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