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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

  • My sons father has been ordered to take a DNA test he sent us a cotton swab test and him as well. He talked submitted it now he is fighting another test from the court it has been two years. I need to be able to open another judgement against him and I don't know how? I am terrified he will get away with a self dna kit...
  • I need to know weather I need to use a civil motion or a blank family court motion when trying to challenge the voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. Even a link to the correct form would help. The 60 day period has passed.
  • Can i file for a petition for paternity if the child isn’t born yet? If not when is the soonest i can?
  • hello there i am in need of big help anything would be great help i have a no contact order with my boyfriend and we had one week moment and i am now pregnant i am scared that the judge will ask me to take a dna test to see if he is the dad can i refuse to take it thank u so much for taking the time to help me out
  • I just got out of prison and found out i might have a son can i still establish paternity even though he was born in a marriage? and do i have rights cause they are getting divorced
  • I have a baby that's going to be born soon and the mother will not let me be part of the baby's life because I choose to be with someone else. She's giving the baby her new boy friend's last name even though she and I both know the baby is mine. What can I do to be in my child's life legally without her being able to tell me no?
  • i'm unsure if i am able to apply for child support if my child's father moved out of the country...
  • 2 minors have baby. Father is being denied visit. Paternal Grand mo wants to establish paternity. Are docs filed in Superior court by Pat. GM? or in Juvenile?
  • I am unmarried and 15 weeks pregnant. My ex fiancé is denying paternity most because he does not want the military to know he is having a child because it will cancel his assignment he signed up for that requires no dependents. I would like to legally establish paternity so that when the baby comes I will be able to apply for child support since he will most likely be deployed. I have heard mixed answers on whether or not prenatal paternity tests are legally admissible to establish paternity in Arizona. The tests are very expensive, and before I pay I would like to know if I can use it
  • My friend has a baby with a girl and since the baby was born she has been lying to my friend and telling him he's not the father, she even faked a paternity test saying the baby wasn't his, turns out the baby is his she lied can she get in Tribble for lying to my friend? He's been wanting to see the baby for over a year and she's been lying to him saying it was Somone else's.. what should my friend do?

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