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Question: my sons mother was just incarcerated this week for laiure to appear in court and two days later was arrested on another charge of burglary and armed robbery. as you can see she is not doing well and i fear for my sons well being i dont know where he lives, she kept him away from me and i do pay child support . how can i have him placed in my home i work i have two other kids and a extra bedroom for him. please help me

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly. Either parent may request the court to modify a custody order. It must be shown that the best interests of the child are served in order to change an existing order. Under ARS 25-411, a request may not be filed for one year from the date of the earlier order, unless there are special circumstances seriously endangering a child’s physical, mental, emotional or moral health. You can also read the article on child custody, which contains the booklet “Things You Should Know About Custody and Parenting Time,” found at AzLawHelp.org. For information about legal aid organizations please see the article on “Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice.”

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  • my sons mother was just incarcerated this week for laiure to appear in court and two days later was arrested on another charge of burglary and armed robbery. as you can see she is not doing well and i fear for my sons well being i dont know where he lives, she kept him away from me and i do pay child support . how can i have him placed in my home i work i have two other kids and a extra bedroom for him. please help me

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