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 owe a credit union in Michigan $25,000 for Visa and $175,000 for second mortgage. They wrote the balances off 12/30/2010. I continued to make payments on the mortgage thru May-2012. I have not received any communications from the credit union since then. In June 2013 I received a letter from a collection agency that states that I owe $200,000 on the 2nd mortgage and $32,000 on the visa. What are my rights? What am I obligated to pay? Does Arizona have a law that creditors are not allowed to solicit more than what they paid for a debt? Your help would be greatly appreciated. SB
  • while working on a modification, my home of 17 yrs was sold at auction. Pls help me understand what my rights are. Note taped to my DOOR saying who the "new" owner is and I have to be "out in 3 days" please give me a direction, my son is disabled and lives w/me (25) I truly have no where to go and am in such an emotional wreck I cannot stand it. How can this be legal? How can a home be "sold" while they are "working on modification"? Pls assist me in whatever way you can. thank you.
  • Can a homeowner successfully negotiate a loan remodification with its lender or should they consult an attorney?
  • I AM NATIVE AMERICAN WITH LONG HAIR THAT IS PART MY BELIEFS AND SPIRITUAL CULTURE, I APPLIED FOR EMPLOYMENT AT THE STAE FAIR GROUNDS .I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD NHOT BE HIRED UNLESS I CUT MY HAIR,POLICY I WAS TOLD . I HAVE EMAILED FOR A COPY OF THIS POLICY WHICH I HAVENT RECIEVED. TO CUT MY IS A DISCRIMNATION ISSUE .
  • I have a 16 year old daughter who lived with her father and step mother in Arizona while I was recuperating from a heart attack. (I voluntarily gave him temporary custody, and live in a separate state). During the time my daughter lived with them, she was placed on probation. All of the court papers were signed by her step mother, are these documents legal? Does a step parent have the legal right to sign legal papers as a parent or guardian, without being granted guardianship of the child?
  • Can Child Support take my school loans and grants? If it is my only income at the moment?
  • Can't locate any low income or pro bono attorneys can someone please help ne locate phone numbers? Criminal felony charges pending sitting in jail now
  • I am being petitioned for grandparents rights by my estranged mother. What can I do?
  • what are the legal obligations/duties of the administrator to the other beneficiaries.
  • I moved in to my apartment on 6/8/18. On 8/20 I found bed bugs in my bedroom. I documented everything and my property manager said she would be sending the exterminator on 8/24 to start the treatment. My question is Who pays for the treatment? When I asked the property manager this she said the cost is split 50/50. On the lease it is NOT stated who is responsible. But, all of our furniture was purchased brand new after we moved in, so I do not believe I as the tenant should pay but I need clarity.

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
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