Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence Profile

Arizona’s only statewide legal advocacy hotline for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Staffed by knowledgeable staff, interns and volunteers with over 20 year’s lay legal advocacy experience. The Legal Advocacy Hotline Staff Are NOT attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Able to provide information to Spanish-speaking callers. Confidential and safe.

Address
Legal Advocacy Hotline
Statewide, AZ
Phone: (602) 279-2900 or (800) 782-6400
Toll Free: (602) 279-7270
Website: http://www.azcadv.org/

QUESTIONS

  • My room mate did not pay rent. My apt manager and I agreed to let her out of the lease today. Nov 1st, she did not pay Nov rent and refuses to. Can I change locks? I have given her the weekend to come get her things and she has agreed to that. If she does not come to get her things can I change locks on Monday so she doesn't come and go? She has agreed 3 times now with a date to come get her things and never shows up. I have all saved texts. I just wamt to change locks and have her get her things now with me home. Is this Ok?
  • My wife and I recently rented an apartment and let our 17 year old daughter live there. Our intention to have her as the inhabitant was expressed to the property manager and her name was included onthe rental agreement. Are we within our rights to let our 17 year old daughter inhabit the apartment that we, her parents, rented?
  • My step-daughter is living in AZ with her aunt and uncle. We are trying to find out how to give them temporary custody or a temporary power of attorney for her.
  • My ex and I bought a house in Feb 2018 and after he cheated on me we broke up. The title is in both of our names so I know he has just as much as a right as I do for the house. However, I am living there until we make a decision on how we will be handling the house. On 9/27 he came in and took appliances out of the home. Is this legal? I was lead to believe that the appliances could not be removed or sold by either parties.
  • My roommate got arrested for selling a small amount of pot, we got our apartment raided and got evicted within a week, I was never arrested, never charged with anything, and the warrant was for his detainment, the search of his property, and his arrest, my name was not on the warrant whatsoever. The apartment complex now wants to charge us for the remainder of the lease and other charges which comes out to about $9K, what are my options?
  • I am new to Arizona so I am not aware, but I move here in August listed in my lease it says my rent in $874.00 the amount for taxes is not listed however I am charged taxes. Also my lease says if I am late on my rent after the 2nd there is a late fee of $50 and thereafter it will be $10. After the 5th day I received a 5 day notice on my door in which they charged me $25 for putting a 5 day notice on my door and they taxed the $25. That amount is not in my lease. Is this legal? shouldn't both the tax amt and the 5 day notice fee be listed in my lease?
  • My tenant has not paid rent and I have no lease or rental agreement. Can I evict without one? If so, what at the steps I need to take?
  • My home was sold at a foreclosure auction on 11/22/16. I have never been served a 3 day notice by the new owners just a Summons and Complaint. They want me out of the property and want to charge me an outstanding amount of money and I cannot afford to pay it. They are trying to get a default and judgment against me and I am living in the house with my 8 year old granddaughter. I work 4 days a week and need time to secure another place for us to live. These people are very unreasonable and want me out. I have lived there for 23 years and am having alot of anxiety over this. HELP
  • We just finished court for custody and my ex is trying to change things to fit her needs 2months later. the mediators didn't make things as clear as they should be in the parenting plan. Do I go and get an enforcement order, if so how?
  • I had a friend who needed a place to stay. I told him he could stay at my apartment for 2-3 weeks. I also stated to him not to have mail sent to my residence I advised him a p.o. Box was cheap to go that route. Well it's been about 8 months now. I've been telling him he needs to get his own place and move out for many months now. Finally I just told him he had a couple days and that's all. So he has a place and told the police and my landlord his place would be ready on the 5th of November 2017. He has also changed his mailing address. Can I change my locks now since it's nov.8th 2017?

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. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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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
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