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Question: my sons mother and i were never married and paternity has not been established. support and visitation have been by a "gentlemans" agreeement. recently however his mother has become unresponsive, threatened to leave the state and used that threat to "blackmail" me for 2,000 dollars for her unpaid rent. i love my son a great deal and would like to both prevent her leaving w/ him and obtain custody. please advise on the expeditious way to accomplish this. thanks for your help...

Answer: This site can provide general legal information, but cannot give you alternative options for you to choose. Due to the complexity of family law and the interests involved in child custody, you may want to speak with an attorney to find out how the laws apply to your specific situation.  You can find out various Arizona resources by viewing the article on this site titled, "How to find an attorney for specific legal advice"

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  • my sons mother and i were never married and paternity has not been established. support and visitation have been by a "gentlemans" agreeement. recently however his mother has become unresponsive, threatened to leave the state and used that threat to "blackmail" me for 2,000 dollars for her unpaid rent. i love my son a great deal and would like to both prevent her leaving w/ him and obtain custody. please advise on the expeditious way to accomplish this. thanks for your help...

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