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About Arizona Attorney Debbie Weecks

Ms. Weecks is an attorney practicing law exclusively in Arizona.
No discussion herein reflects law or regulation or procedure outside of Arizona.

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Practice Areas

Family Law

  • Emergencies
  • Limited scope
  • Full traditional representation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child “Custody” and Support
  • Non-Parental Custody
  • Minor Guardianships
  • Protective Orders
  • Parental Delegations of Authority
  • Disabled Child Pre-Emancipation and/or Conservatorship Filings

All Adults

  • Various Powers of Attorney
  • Last Wills & Testament
  • Designations of Guardianships if needed for the Principal, Children, and Disabled Spouses

Disabled & Elder Law

  • Planning for future legal needs
  • Court actions
    • Guardianships
    • Conservatorships
    • Single Transaction Matters
    • Protective Orders
    • Emergency court matters spanning various substantive law areas
  • Combating financial exploitation of vulnerable adults
    • Stopping exploitation with emergency action
    • Litigation and other measures towards recovery and prosecutions

Protective Orders

  • Orders of Protection
  • Injunctions against Harassment
  • Injunctions against Workplace Harassment
  • Title 14 Guardianship/Conservatorship actions

Contracts

  • Contract Interpretation
  • Contract Drafting

Small Business Documents

  • General Small Business documents
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Letters of Intent
  • Business Consulting Agreement
  • NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreements)
  • Bylaws
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Business Startup Documents
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Contractor Agreements

Entertainment Law

  • Targeted Entertainment Law & Media Productions
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Various Agreements, as appropriate
  • Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production documentation and agreements, as appropriate
  • Certain Producer & Management Agreements, as appropriate
  • This field is vast, so please phone to discuss particular needs

ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

There are many alternative methods to resolve disputes, whether those revolve around a court case or whether they are completely private.  Within the context of court rules in Arizona, there are provisions for required mediation, a generally confidential process to reach compromise.  Other ADR techniques are simply negotiating, or in court-related matters, conducting a settlement conference around a table with the other party(ies) and any involved attorneys.  Within the context of family law cases in Arizona, there is a new court rule effective January 1st, 2016.  The family court rules already allow a “stay” or halting of proceedings through a “reconciliation petition” (requesting a meeting to discuss saving a relationship with a skilled court-appointee) for 60 days and even up to a half year in some instances.  The new rule, however, opts out of litigation entirely when both parties agree.  Please feel free to read the essay by Ms. Weecks on the new collaborative family court rule, which took effect January 1st, 2016.

Mediation

When ethically appropriate, Ms. Weecks would consider serving as a third party neutral for mediation services.  While some professionals are actually purely in the business of mediation and attend many classes on this skill, there are many models for parties to disputes to decide how to proceed.  Mediation is a process whereby a third-party attempts to assist those with a dispute to resolve the dispute in a manner that is acceptable to both.  Effective mediation may avoid litigation and is a very appropriate path for many people, whether choosing a non-professional or professional.

Collaborative Family Law Rule, effective January 1st, 2016

Please enjoy the essay by Ms. Weecks which introduced the new Collaborative Family Law Rule at a three-hour continuing legal education seminar on April 8th which Ms. Weecks assisted to organize and on which she served as a panelist.  Collaborative Court Rule — Overview by Debbie Weecks

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Curriculum Vitae Endorsements

Ms. Weecks is based in the West Valley, generally meeting clients at their homes or offices or other private meeting places (such as courthouse conference rooms).  When ethically appropriate, she offers work sessions or other limited scope of representation. Of course, for clients then wishing to retain counsel for the duration of their matters, Debbie is pleased to engage in traditional, long-term representation.  [Please read the article in the Arizona Attorney magazine on “flying solo.”  “Home Free. Solos Speak Out on Their Practice.” (November 2001, pgs. 18-27).]

To see articles written by Debbie Weecks, please click here.

Ms. Weecks’ Prior State Bar service includes:  prior officer of the Sole Practitioners’ and Small Firms’ section of the State Bar of Arizona & Mentor Committee appointee.

Attorney Debbie Weecks co-founded the multi-disciplinary West Valley Professionals’ Roundtable in April 2010.   The WVPR is a collaborative multi-disciplinary breakfast series for professionals dealing with elder issues which allows professional interaction with monthly speakers and shared “Did you know ” educational minutes with other attendees.  If you are situated in our Valley of the Sun and wish to attend, please let Debbie know so that you may receive e-announcements directly.  The meetings are usually the first Tuesdays monthly in Sun City, Arizona.

This website is not a solicitation nor is any reader considered a client as a result of downloading, reading, or otherwise communicating based upon this website.  Thank you for calling if you wish to discuss potential legal representation. (Due to professional reasons, Ms. Weecks will not be able to reply to e-mail nor to give legal advice to anyone with whom she has not personally established an attorney-client relationship.)

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