Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Elder Law for Arizona

Q: Can an attorney demand that a defendant have a phone conversation

Is it pertinent that the defendant is actively looking for legal representation?

1 Lawyer Answer
Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: In Family Court, it can be important to show that you have reasonably responded to communication requests from the opposing party's attorney. If you are very close to hiring an attorney, then the opposing attorney should of course await that attorney's contact. However, if it goes days and weeks with no response, that at some point could have repercussions down the line.

Please call my office soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options in your family court matter. 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 Emily in our office to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.

Office: 602-256-7575


/s/Rich J. Peters

Attorney at Law

R.J. Peters & Assoc., P.C.

1422 N. 2nd Street, Suite 100

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

602-256-7575 (RJRJ)

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