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Question: This is a plea for my best friend. She is desperate need of legal help. She has shared custody of her 7 year old daughter with the father of the daughter and his wife. Her ex and his wife have harassed her, have bullied her by coming to her work and causing a scene, that resulted in the police getting called. They have given consent for the daughter to have surgery without the consent of my friend (the girls mom) or even telling her that she was going to have surgery. My friend found out after the surgery was done and the girls face was swollen and purple.

Answer: Your friend can read and review the articles on child custody at http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=1&articleid=68. This will give you some information. She may also want to consult with an attorney regarding consent for surgery. If she is being harassed, she may want to consider an injunction against harassment. She can find information about an injunction at http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/12/01810.htm

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  • This is a plea for my best friend. She is desperate need of legal help. She has shared custody of her 7 year old daughter with the father of the daughter and his wife. Her ex and his wife have harassed her, have bullied her by coming to her work and causing a scene, that resulted in the police getting called. They have given consent for the daughter to have surgery without the consent of my friend (the girls mom) or even telling her that she was going to have surgery. My friend found out after the surgery was done and the girls face was swollen and purple.

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