Community Legal Services - Central Office Profile

Community Legal Services provides high quality civil legal services to applicants whose income is near poverty level.

Address
305 S. 2nd Ave.,
P.O. Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Phone: (602) 258-3434
Toll Free: 1(800) 852-9075
Fax: (602) 253-1536
Website: http://www.clsaz.org/
Community Legal Services - East Valley Office
Community Legal Services - Mohave County
Community Legal Services - San Luis - Yuma County
Community Legal Services - Statewide Farmworker Program
Community Legal Services - Yavapai County
Community Legal Services - Yuma Office
Community Legal Services Disability Advocacy Project
Pro Bono Program - Yavapai County
Volunteer Lawyers Program - Maricopa County
Volunteer Lawyers Program - Mohave County
Volunteer Lawyers Program - Yuma

QUESTIONS

  • I am currently expecting a baby. The father of my baby left me when I was 7 months, but has stated he wants to be in the baby's life. He is a habitual marijuana smoker, heavy drinker, and the people he surrounds himself with are not the kind of influences I want around my child. He moved in with his mom, who keeps a very dirty house and has been in and out of the hospital with MRSA for the last couple of years. I do not feel like he can provde a safe and stable environment for my daughter. He believes he will get joint custody. What actions do I need to take to ensure this does not happen?
  • Are they any forms of assistance to help compensate a person while they are on unpaid FMLA status?
  • My lease expires in one month and I just recently received a renewal notice 1 week ago and they raised my rent by 70 dollars and I told them I can not afford the much higher rent. I asked if they would negotiate a lower monthly rate or I would have to give a 30 days notice. I was told I would have to give a 60 days notice even though they only gave me a new 30 day renewal notice w/price is this correct?? Also the whole 9 years ans three management companies later I still have tile that has cracked across my whole front door, punch marks on my doors and metal stains in my bathroom sink
  • The ac went out in our house rental at 1:30am, so I had to get myself and two small children to a hotel. We ended up staying for two nights before the AC was repaired. The landlords said they won't/don't reimburse for the hotel. I'm confused because it says in the Tenant/Landlord act that money can be withheld from rent if substitute house has to be found if the rental is uninhabitable. I have receipts for the hotel and I took the amount off the rent & now the landlords are looking to either late fee or evict me. Can they do that?! I really scared as I have two small kids & no where to go.
  • I am the president of my condominium complex and would like to collect unpaid home owner's association dues (upwards of $2,000) on a home which has been foreclosed upon. Who is responsible for payment and what is the recommended course of action to collect?
  • When I was terminated by my employer, i was given the option to voluntarily resign and get a good reference from them, or to be fired with no reference. In retrospect i believe that this was an attempt to preclude my being able to claim unemployment. Is it legal for an employer to present these as the only two options for an employee?
  • Can my landlord charge me for water, electric, or other utility bills that the property manager neglected to charge for in previous months? I am now being charged for utilities that were billed 2, 3, 4, and even 5 months ago. For instance, a bill came to them in May, which they neglected to post to our account, and they are now charging me for in September.
  • Would I be able to get visitation of my two children if they live in a diffrent city? They live with there grandparents and there mother live in the same city I live in.
  • My mother passed away. She does have a will and I was nominated as the executer and trustee. I am the sole beneficiary. She only has a bank account but when the account was setup nobody was on the account but her. no payable unpon death. What is required by the bank for me to access the account to begin paying for her expences? Her will did state that I shoud have immediate access without going through the courts.
  • Hello: My mother died recenty. As her son am I obligated to pay her outstand bills? The day she passed a bill arrived from the emergency service that took to the hospital. Also she received a bill for medical expenses from her stay in the critical care unit at the hospital where she died. There are other bills that have been received. I just need to know if legally these have to be paid. Thank you for your help. Rick

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .

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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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