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Question: I have a default divorce and my ex-wife will not give me a copy of the court papers and I do not know where to find them. She moved out of state with my daughter and I have no idea what the custody is or anything about the divorce and she will not let me see my daughter. Is there anything I can do about this?

Answer:

If you live in Maricopa County, you can go to the Maricopa County Family Court webpage to find out more about how to obtain the information relating to your divorce proceedings. If you live in Pima County, your can go to the Pima County Family Court webpage to find out that same information. In fact, most courts have webpages that will enable you to obtain information pertaining to court filings. Do a search for your county Family Court to see what is available for you. To learn more about custody and parenting time, read our "Things you should know about Custody and Parenting Time" article. If you feel like you need to speak one on one with an attorney, there is a box on bottom right corner of the page titled "Find Legal Help". Click your county on the drop down menu to find legal aid in your area.

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  • I have a default divorce and my ex-wife will not give me a copy of the court papers and I do not know where to find them. She moved out of state with my daughter and I have no idea what the custody is or anything about the divorce and she will not let me see my daughter. Is there anything I can do about this?

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