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Divorce on the Navajo Nation - Grounds and Requirements

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by: DNA- People's Legal Services - Window Rock


Family Law on the Navajo Nation: How is Property Divided in a Divorce?

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Question: I need help with questions I have immediately involving my court. I am native American and I wasn't explained properly on a form that was regarding the icwa law for native Americans,by neither MY court appointed attorney and my cps caseworker. As judge read it in court with the ending part stating if I fail to comply with court orders I will give up temporary parent rights, and asked do u understand what I just read? I replied no, because I didn't know the icwa law part, and then no one explained n e thing and right away judge said my kids will have appointed Guardian ad litem,please help me
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Question: My last name is different from my child's. .has father's last name but his name. Is Not. On birth. Certificate nor was we together. I have. Total custody of her, can I have her last name same as mine. On birth. Certificate
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Question: our children were taken from us by cps where can we find free legal representation in Tucson, Az.
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Question: I did not file for divorce and custody rights yet but if I will, is there any possibility that I could have the sole custody of my child? My husband has a history of domestic violence, extreme dui and issue from his ex-wife's son. I have a restraining order for him which was not served to him yet  because I do not know where he's at now. Can I still divorce him even if I do not know the address? And get divorced too?
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Question: I have several questions that need an answer as soon as possible. I am trying to go back home to New Mexico, my homestate, but under custody issues I can not leave the state with my son. If I leave the state I am considered "kidnapping" and I will be in contempt of court. My entire network is in New Mexico and I would love to take my son with me. What should I do? I desperately need to get out of AZ.
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Question: If your under 18 and have a child are you considered an adult?
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Question: i have a friend who had a baby with a girl who he was dating and she left the baby with him, saying he can keep her that she wants to walk away from everything. What does he need to do to keep his daughter. And if she was to call the cops on him would he need to return the baby to his ex?
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Question: My husband and I have been married for 19 years. Common Law for 4 years and 14 years Legally Married (State of NM). We have been separated for 3 months, if I decided to divorce my husband my reason is "Adultery". We have a State Marriage Licence and we married in Navajo Nation Court. Do I file with the State of New Mexico or Navajo Nation. We have 2 children therefore child support will be filed. And can I charge my husband and his companion with "Adultery"?
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Question: If I feel that the judge that has my case is unfair and being partial to mky ex. can I request a new judge?
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Question: How do I find out about my ancisters, I have found informantion that leads me to believe that my Grandmother was Navajo??
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Question: where do i get the divorce papers? once i have filed for divorce how long does the process take?
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