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Dependency

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Attorneys in General

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.

Three levels of legal help

  • Consultation
  • Document preparation only
  • Full representation

Geographic areas

Mr. Waite primarily practices in Graham, Greenlee, and Cochise Counties. However, he frequently consults with people from around Arizona.

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M-F 9 to 5. Closed for lunch from 12-1

About Us

JEREMY J. WAITE

About Jeremy J. Waite

  • Attended Safford High School
  • Undergraduate studies in Arizona and law school in Ohio on a scholarship
  • 15+ years of legal experience, beginning as a certificated paralegal prior to attending law school
  • Worked with firms
Waite Office

About His Practice

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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Areas of Practice

FAMILY LAW

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)

Child Support

Alimony

Adoption  

Grandparent visitation

Third-party custody

Medical insurance for spouse and children

Tax exemptions

Qualified domestic relations orders


CRIMINAL DEFENSE

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)

Criminal charges—generally.

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.

  1. Dismissal: The charges are dropped by the officer or prosecutor, likely because the officer or prosecutor do not believe a trial would result in your conviction (rare)
  2. Diversion: The charges are dismissed pursuant to a written diversion agreement. The agreement states the prosecutor will dismiss the charges as soon as:
    • You pay a monthly supervision fee
    • You complete requirements linked to the supposed crime (alcohol screening, anger management, etc.)
    • You show you can stay out of trouble for a sufficient period of time (usually 6 – 12 months, and they will check your criminal history for new charges and may ask you to submit a report showing you are employed or in school)
  3. Plea agreement:

    Potential consequences. If you plead or are found guilty, any combination of the following could occur:
    • Jail / prison
    • Fines
    • Probation
    • Community service
    • Restitution
    • Forfeiture of property

Felony charges

Misdemeanor charges

Juvenile charges

Early release from probation

Restoration of civil rights

Setting aside of convictions (expungement)


DEPENDENCY (CPS)

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.


GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP

Mr. Waite has handled multiple guardianship and / or conservatorship cases.

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Contact us

  • 615 S. 5th Avenue, Safford, Az. 85546
  • (928) 348-4644
  • M-F 9 to 5. Closed for lunch from 12-1
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