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Peter H. Westby

Peter H. Westby

Platt & Westby
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  • Arizona
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Biography

Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt & Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and business formation/litigation. Mr. Westby and his firm have earned a Martindale-Hubble AV rating, the highest rating awarded for ethics and professional competence.

Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (1973)
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University of Arizona
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Platt & Westby
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Awards
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Former President and Council Member
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Activities: 1987 - 1993
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La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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U.S. Federal Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Foreclosure Defense
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Elder Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can I be evicted from a family home by sibling exsecuter after 11 years of long term care of parents
A: Yes, this is possible. The home might need to be sold in order to administer the estate. I strongly recommend that you consult with a probate attorney to learn your legal rights and best options.
Q. I was served a summons for small claims as contracted sale dated January 29th 2015. Doesn't this fall under time barred
A: Plaintiff's claim might be time barred depending upon many factors including your contract. If dealing with an oral contract or open account the statute of limitations, ARS 12-543, is three years from the time the cause of action accrues. If you are working with a contract in writing, the statute of limitations, ARS 12-548, is six years from the time the cause of action accrues. But these are general rules and there are, of course, exceptions. I strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney, show him or her your contract and outline the facts. Once your lawyer has full information he or she will be able to let you know if you have a statute of limitations defense.
Q. My mom died and her husband died 10 months later. The home they had was in both names.
A: Maybe. It depends upon how your mom and her husband held title to their home and what estate planning was done by them. Did they have Wills? A Trust? Was the home titled in their trust? Or in their personal names? If so, did they take title as tenants in common? Or as Joint Tenants with right of survivorship? Or community property with right of survivorship? I recommend researching the title to this home. This should give you answers to some of these questions. I also recommend speaking with a probate attorney once you have more of the facts. From the information you provided it is not possible to tell what your rights might be.
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Platt & Westby Old Town Scottsdale
3260 N. Hayden Road
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Avondale, AZ
12725 W Indian School Rd
#E101
Avondale, AZ 85393
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Phoenix, AZ
2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441 Ext. 241
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Arrowhead / Sun City/ Glendale, AZ
20325 N 51st Ave
#134
Glendale, AZ 85308
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Mesa/Tempe/Chandler/Gilbert, AZ
1425 W Elliot Rd
#201
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 969-5070
Platt & Westby
North Scottsdale, AZ
6424 E. Greenway Parkway
#100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4776