This has been a few years in the making, and I am very eager to dive right into family law practice in Maricopa County. My offices are located at 2390 E. Camelback Road, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 and 3133 W. Frye Road, Suite 101, Chandler, Arizona 85226. The office phone number is 602-529-6332. I am available to start taking consultations over the phone or by zoom. My initial consultations are complimentary.
People often want to bring a family or a friend into the consultation. Is this a good idea? No. Always tell the attorney right from the start if you have someone else listening in. The attorney should advise you that the attorney/client privilege only extends between the two of you. The third person is not afforded the same privilege and may be called to testify as to what was said at a deposition and possibly in court. It is best to avoid these problems. Another issue arising from a non-party participating in the litigation is the influence they may have over the litigant. Some friends or family members may be assisting with the bill and so they think they can control or have a say in what transpires. Remember that the privilege and your engagement agreement only extend between the attorney and the client. You may have people assist with your legal bills, emotional support, etc., but they should not be talking with your attorney and should stay out of the legal situation. Your attorney should only be talking to you and not your friends or family. If you still want your attorney to talk to this person, then the attorney will in most instances obtain your permission. If any of these individuals lends you money for the litigation, it is a good idea to draft a promissory note with repayment details. This may be helpful in your litigation especially if the other side is being unreasonably difficult. So, let’s get started by reaching out to me via the number above or email through this website for a consultation with me so that I may help you move on from this difficult situation and get you to a place of peace where you feel in control of your life once again.