Defenders of Children Profile

Defenders of Children provides advocacy and legal services to child victims of documented abuse and to their protective family members when traditional avenues of protection fail to ensure safety.

Address
P.O. Box 10128
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Phone: (602) 710-1903
Fax: (602) 235-9012
Website: http://www.defendersofchildren.org

Units

QUESTIONS

  • I had a child at 16 and my parents are paying for everything she and I need. The babies dad turned 18 right before I had her and he does not help in anyway with support. He comes to see her for a hour or so every time he and his new girlsfriend are fighting, how can I get child support for our daughter even though I am only 16. My parents should not have to pay for all her care.
  • In Arizona what educational decisions are covered under Joint Legal & Physical Custody Major Decisions?
  • I have been approved for FMLA and I have resubmitted forms 3 times already for clarification on how many times I need to be away from my job to tend to my daughter who has renal failure and my job keeps requesting the Dr. to give specific dates and times I need to be away when my daughter condition is unpredictable. We don't know how many times out of the month she will become sick and I have to leave work. Am I being harassed by my employer?
  • can a child over 13 decide what parent will get custody over them?
  • I am a single mother trying to join the military. My recruiter told me i must give up custody or file a family care plan before i enlist i was wondering if it would be hard getting custody back if i give it up?
  • How do I file for full custody?
  • What avenues can a mother take if the father ignores a Child Support srving from DCSE?
  • my daughter has been going through cps for a year. right now child is with the dads mom foster care. if my grandson is put up for adoption can I adopt my grandson. I am the mothers mother. the other grandma does not want to. what rights would I have to be able to do this?
  • Where could I find a lawyer prbono
  • Im 16 and pregnant.I want to be emancipated,but I feel I may need public assistance such as food stamps and cash assistance because I'm currently unemployed.I also need help finding a place because I'm getting kicked out.Can a pregnant teen become emancipated and get on food stamps and cash assistance/?And is there anyone who can legally help an emancipated pregnant teen find a place of their own?

STORIES

  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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