Defenders of Children Profile

Defenders of Children provides advocacy and legal services to child victims of documented abuse and to their protective family members when traditional avenues of protection fail to ensure safety.

Address
P.O. Box 10128
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Phone: (602) 710-1903
Fax: (602) 235-9012
Website: http://www.defendersofchildren.org

QUESTIONS

  • I signed A Asis rent to own mobile home, the landlords/leeseer didn't tell me I had to fix everything from the plumbing to the electric an gas hook ups. She said it was move in ready. We've been living camping style since we got here. What can I do about this mess up.
  • i gave birth when i was 16 and the biological father was 20. he signed the birth certificate and left. the child is now 3 years old and he has never had any contact with him or paid child support. im trying to get him to sign away his rights can he do that and what papers would i need to do that? if i cannot would he be able to sign his rights over to my bf who has been taking care of him since birth. if that is what i have to do what papers would i need for that? also my bf is only 18 is he old enough to take guardianship of my son?
  • I bought a car cash which my boyfriend put on his name, what rights do I have to the car legally, altough, I paid s it
  • What parental rights do I have as a non-custodial parent. The custodial parent refuses to inform of medical conditions, medical and dental visits, school functions (states I am forbidden to attend), parent-teacher conferences, open house at school, basically he believes I am not permitted to have any form of contact outside my ordered visitation time - Saturdays 7am - 6pm?
  • My daughter is being evaluated in preparation for a competency hearing. Her French husband filed for divorce three weeks ago. If she is declared incompetent, can the divorce proceed?
  • My Nephew is incarcerated and will be for some time. I am needing to contact someone on how to get full custody of his 4yr old daughter. Can some one help with a phone number at least?
  • if a person has had no contact with their spouse in 6 years are they considered legally seperated? What are seperation laws in Arizona?
  • I am paying child support for 3 children over 18. I was told by AZDES that it doesn't matter. I have to pay forever. I find that hard to believe. They are all in their 20s with children and married. I have only 1 at home who will 18 in 6 months. I've requested a modification and that's when I was told it doesn't matter, I will pay my ex forever.
  • My landlord has 3 apt rentals and I rent a spot for my 5th wheel. The s septic tank needed to be dug up and My trailer was moved. He hasn't finished the job and my trailer is not level and my large font porch is not put back together. The yard is still all dug up. Can he leave it like that?
  • Can an arrest for domestic violence be expunged that occured 1996 where the case was dropped. No physical violence ocurred and no injury ever happened.

STORIES

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

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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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