DNA- People's Legal Services - Fort Defiance Profile

DNA has 9 offices in 3 states. They provide general civil legal assistance to low income individuals living on or near the reservations they serve and low income individuals living in Coconino, Apache and Navajo Counties (Arizona) or San Juan County (New Mexico). Most clients must meet income and asset guidelines established by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Address
P.O. Box 306 (office next to Fina Gas Station)
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: 928.871.4151Toll Free: 800.789.5824
Toll Free: 800.789.5824
Fax: 928.871.5036
Website: http://www.nativelegalnet.org

QUESTIONS

  • My dad left when i was baby. He just came back into my life a year ago, my mom has custody of me. But this past year i have been emointally abused and have had a few situatons with being physically abused as well. This is causing my school work to drop, and i cant take living here anymore. I have tried to find a way to live with my dad until i graduate, but i would like to know if there is any legal way i can move out, so I can get my life together and finish school without any problems.
  • If i'm emancipated am I aloud to live with someone and pay rent to them? or do I have to live alone and can I receive help from someone who is not a parent or guardian
  • I was awareded sole custody, my children are out of state with their father for visitation and he is refusing to return them. What actions should I take? Can I call the police where he lives or am I allowed to go pick them up if I'm able to travel?
  • How does this minimum wage law pertain to commission base jobs, ie sales - car, furniture?
  • I was e mail about loan for $8000.00 and all I had to do was send three months payments in advance which I did the day when there wrer to mak a deposit to my account I got call from the tell me that I had to purchase a inserunce for the loan and all I had to do was ppay $750.00 1/2 of the cost so I had it canceled the loan and ask for my money back they told me it would take 14 to30 days befor I could get it io told I needed it back that day they said they would,this has put me in avery bad money problem because of being on ssi diabilty my bill are going to suffer and Imy credit is going to take a big hit I have to pay for a truck payment and rent and insurance I have no othere way to gover them I neeed to get them to return that money by the end of this week, I need help. I was olso scam by company out of Washington involving free gov. grant money that also menschen that they were working with the f.b.i.i lost $150.00in that.
  • My wife is permanatly disabled under social security disablity. Part of her disablitiy is problems with comprehension. Between her learning disablity and hearing impairment, she has a really hard time comunicating with doctors and insurance companies. She just can't comprehend these things. She wants me to be her Medical Power of Attorney so that she doesn't have to deal with insurance companies customer service. The only information I can find is related to seniors. Can you help us? Where to go.. who to see?
  • We were told by a job worker that if my husband is going to school full-time (for 10month prgm) that that would be considered his full-time job to get cash assistance and i would be able to stay home with our 2 children who are 5 and 3
  • Where do i go to get signed up for the parenting class?
  • COULD you please tell me the first steps in removing guardianship from the grand parents who have my son. I would appreciate this very much
  • I have a 2 year old from my previous marriage. Her father moved out of state after we separated and filled for divorce since i did not know of his whereabouts i was given sole custody. I have not changed my last name back to my maiden name because i wanted my daughter to have my same last name. Can i add my last name after her father's last name? maybe hyphenated? what is the process? does her father have to sign? where do i go to start the process?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .

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