Child Custody Article


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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QUESTIONS

  • I have 2 daughters with my ex, and am paying child support for them. I fell behind on child support due to medical reasons and not being able to work, and now she's holding my kids from me. She wont answer calls and I havent seen my kids in several years. If I'm currently paying child support but still owe back child support, can she legally hold my kids from me?
  • MY DAUGHTER'S MOTHER FILED FULL CUSTODY OF OUR CHILD. SHE LIED TO THE JUDGE AND I WAS NOT AWARE OF THE COURT DATE. WHAT CAN I DO SO THAT I CAN SEE MY CHILD? I AM LOST FOR WORDS. CAN YOU PLEASE POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? I CAN BE REACED VIA EMAIL AT [email protected]
  • where or how can I obtain a copy of the court order for child custody/child support
  • My 14 year old son refuses to live or visit his father and we have not followed the court order for over 5 years what do I need to do?
  • My daughter's mother is not following our child care plan. Specifically she is taking my daughter out of town during my holiday time. Can I request a hearing and what do I file to get the hearing.
  • I have been taking care of my 2 children without their mothers help for about 2 years now. She hasnt seen them for almost a year and hasnt even trid to contact them for 6 months now. How do i go about getting full custody of them so she has no rights. She has disappeared off the map and i have no way of contacting her.
  • At what age do you have a right to live with a parent you feel safe with ?
  • How do I go about getting a copy of my modified parenting plan? Am I required to view the minute entries and request a court transcript?
  • how would I go about signing my parental rights to my mother in law when I have an open cps case?
  • If I have sole custody do I need the other parents permission to take our child out of the country on vacation?

STORIES

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FIND LEGAL HELP

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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
    Link

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