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QUESTIONS

  • My child is 7 years old , I’ve been an only parent for nearly all of that time with the non custodial parent making inconsistent monthly visits for the first year of life and completely disappearing for the next 6 (by own choice). My child was unaware non custodial parent existed . They show up months ago requesting to meet child & now is demanding parenting time . Essentially I feel as though my child was abandoned by none custodial parent & would like to know what rights to custody and parenting time the absent parent is allotted to if any after being absent for 6 years?
  • I have two children with my ex we were never married he is actually still married to another woman. He signed the acknowledgment of paternity for my youngest daughter who is now 3 years old. I was wondering how I can take him off the birth certificate because he has not supported the kids since they were born no doctors appointment nothing I can not get legal documents like passports with out his signatures is there anything I can do to take his name off. He has been very violent and hit me several times and I have emails of him saying dangous things.
  • I have lived in my apt for 19 years now,my landlord will not fix a thing, i have asked several times, i have the same carpet it's been shampooed over & over, it's horrible when asked he said he'd have to raise my rent, isn't that his responsibility to replace it after so many years. My outside steps have giant holes,moldy when it rains and the rails all shake he refuses to fix them, do i or someone else have to get hurt first, they are very dangerous but yet pass inspection, which i know he's paying them off, what can i do?
  • Are the terms of a loan modification completely at the discretion of the lender or are there state or federal guidelines they must follow? Homeowners must become 90 days behind to get my mortgage company to consider modification. By this time, isn't my credit nearly as damaged as it would be with foreclosure?
  • My 6 year old son has to be physically dragged into the Casa De Los Ninos exchange for his visits to his dad's. He starts crying the morning of his visitations.He won't tell anyone anything because he is afraid they will tell his dad. How can I get him an advocate or therapist that can help with this?
  • I was married a few days more than 6months now. We entered into a covenant marriage, and my husband has not been here since. He has lived in north carolina the entire marriage, he is a compulsive liar, he has stolen money from me, and has also verbally and emotionally abused me. Is there anyway to have the marriage annulled?
  • I was married in July 2005. I have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my husband would like to adopt her. Her biological father has been absent from our lives since 1996. What do we do?
  • we are executers of my husbands father estate but are concerned when we found out he is co signing a student loan and a car loan for a grandson. we want to run his credit report to verify there are no other loans being taken, he does not understand getting a credit report and does not wanto mess with it. do we have the rights to run a credit report without his permission?
  • my child is 3. ex has never provided child support or medical help. even after being ordered to do so 12/09. ex is on/off drugs. rarely showed up to visitations. child and i have had orders of protections (expired 5/2011) against him for violence towards myself in past. many other acts of violence were made on his part, regrettably i never reported them. he is being investigated by cps involving another child who has been hurt. but no charges against him yet. it is an ongoing investigation. i fear dearly for my child's and my own safety. what are my chances of getting his rights removed?
  • how i can know if my lawyer is good to take my case to trial

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • 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
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