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.

P.O. Box 10128
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Phone: (602) 710-1903
Fax: (602) 235-9012



  • My husband left and took all furniture and appliances/electronics. Long story short, the only things he left me are all the household/child expenses. He left over a month ago and has not helped or contacted me. We own a home and there is a joint tenancy deed between my mom, me, and my husband. What is the difference between a joint tenancy deed and community property?
  • I am a property/apartment owner I recently had my onsite property manager show a vacant apt. to some interested people shortly after they people looked at the apt they without any application or lease somehow moved thier belongings into the apt have paid no money no lease signing etc. and are participating in criminal behavior etc. but are refusing to leave the apt I live out of state but property manager has on several occasions tried to contact these people telling them to leave etc. but they so far refuse what do I do to get these people out of this apartment?
  • I have tenants (couple) in my house who were let in by the last tenant. They have no lease, have paid no money. What are my rights? The house is in Maricopa County I am in AK.
  • Renewing a yearly lease, can the landlord raise the rent by $100 if the apt. (been in 5yrs), has not been upgraded,like the others, has a roach infestation, all in all in bad shape. Can't move bad credit, collecting unemployment. The apt. is worth $400 that I've been paying, now they want $545?? Help!!!!!!
  • I have been going through a custody battle with my childs father. we have not gone to trial yet. even though i sued him for custody heo tas not done a DNA test yet. cant I just claim I was mistaken marry and name my boyfriend as the father so I dont have to be tied to this abusive man that does not care about our baby son
  • My case might have to go into court for a slip and fall in a major store, was injured and they don't want to settle, my lawyer might have hire another lawyer to go into court, who should have to pay the other lawyer, me or my lawyer, or the major store?
  • I have not lived with my husband in over 6 years. Technically we are still legally married even though we have not been or seen or talked to each other in over years. I do know that he lives in another state but not the city or address. how can I file for divorce to finally end this chapter in my life? what are the steps i need to take to end this?
  • I need help finding a lawyer.I lost my job and my husband filed for a divorce this week.I would like help defending myself.No Ins.or money
  • is the landlord responsible for pest control, specifically pest control (bedbugs) in the apartment?
  • My former boyfriend has denied me and the baby since i was five months pregnant and as delivery time gets closer he's now threatening me with court and parental rights even though he's under the age of 18 and does drugs. What are his rights?


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



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  • State Bar of Arizona
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    Referral number 520-623-4625
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