Family Law

We understand that divorce may be the toughest decision of your life. A troubled marriage and separation is not easy but you deserve your rights. You deserve to be protected. Scott and Stuart insure clients receive assertive representation while also respecting that you and your family’s happiness is first and foremost. Child support, spousal maintenance, legal decision making and the division of assets and debts are very scary words for families. Scott and Stuart help to make sense of it all so that you can rest assured that an experienced, knowledgeable team is fighting for you.

Tax Services

Are you bogged down with letter after letter from the IRS? Are your wages and bank accounts being levied? There is hope. The team at MacLeod Peterson has successfully negotiated and resolved hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of tax debt for individuals. We can help you. We assist individuals and small businesses with setting up Levy Release, an Installment Agreement, submitting an Offer in Compromise, an Innocent Spouse Relief claim or an Abatement action. Also, our office can assist in Tax Preparation, Audit Representation, and represent you regarding other requests by the IRS or Arizona Department of Revenue. Contact our office to see how you can stop the harassment a get on the right path with your taxes.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Are you currently living paycheck to paycheck, watching your debt grow daily? Has a challenging separation left you with a mounting pile of bills and no way to pay them? Are your wages being garnished? Are you facing a foreclosure or repossession? If yes, then bankruptcy may be the right option for you. At MacLeod Peterson, we have utilized Chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies to help thousands of people faced with similar situations obtain a fresh start and an unburdened life. Contact us now for your free consultation to see the best option for you.


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy:

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy offers you a fresh start and freedom from the ever-growing debt that you have not been able to get away from. Most individuals can file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy; however, since 2005, the bankruptcy code restricts the ability of many to file a Chapter 7. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy you are allowed certain exemptions (“protections”) to allow you to keep your property. Contact us to see if you qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and if it is the best option for you.


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy, often known as a personal reorganization, allows you to organize your debts, so you may pay them as your income allows. The length of a Chapter 13 Plan ranges from 3 to 5 years based upon your income in which you would make monthly payments. During this time period, you will make affordable, monthly payments to the Chapter 13 Trustee to resolve your current debt. At the end of the Chapter 13 Plan the unpaid unsecured debt will be discharged and you will have the fresh start. Contact MacLeod Peterson for your free consultation to see if a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the best option for you and your family.Contact us to see if you qualify for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and if it is the best option for you.


Debt Settlement:

At MacLeod Peterson, we do not automatically look to file bankruptcy whenever a client has financial issues. We review all of the options available to you to find a the best resolution. This analysis sometimes leads to a debt settlement strategy. Many major creditors are willing to settle accounts with you for pennies on the dollar. We have assisted hundreds of clients through this process and always strive for the lowest possible settlement. Contact us to see if a debt settlement strategy is the best option for you and your family.

Lawsuits and Disputes

Whether you are the victim of someone else’s poor choices or you are accused of something you did not do, Scott and Stuart have years of training and experience in the pursuit of making plaintiffs and defendants once again whole. Being sued or making the choice to fight for your rights is often not easy. The steps to resolution commonly seem very steep but with Scott and Stuart’s one-step at a time, common sense approach to disputes and litigation, the path to success will seem clearer. Our Arizona legal system is full of procedures and rules but those apparent hurdles can easily be overcome with Scott and Stuart’s assertive yet client-oriented, goal achieving approach. “You are always first.”

Criminal Law

More than ever, people are facing overly aggressive law enforcement and prosecutors who are not working to insure your rights. Being accused of something you did not do, or facing a future with a possible criminal conviction may seem overwhelming. But it does not have to be. For years, Scott and Stuart have worked in our criminal justice system. From the streets to our courtrooms, Scott and Stuart have seen the devastating results a conviction can have on a defendant and his or her family. In our pursuit of helping people, we have successfully advocated the complete dismissal of misdemeanor and felony charges in many Arizona courts and recognize that your rights should never be overlooked.