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Question: My divorce is final and has been dissolved. I was awarded the house and it’s just in my name, but he won’t leave. How can I evict him?
Answer: If he won't leave voluntarily, you may need to file a forcible detainer action to have him evicted pursuant to A.R.S. Section 12-1171 et seq. If you decide to handle this on your own, your can find all the forms on the court's website at https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Eviction-Actions. If you need someone to insulate you from the ex, you may want to consult a lawyer. There are three programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance. One is the Modest Means Program. You will need to apply for the program and meet the financial need qualifications. Once qualified, Modest Means will send you a list of attorneys to choose from. Then, for a $75 fee, you will receive a one hour consultation with the attorney. If you need additional help and the attorney agrees to take your case, the fee charged will not be more than $75 per hour. The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both Maricopa and Pima County Bar Associations have Lawyer Referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an attorney. Maricopa County's Lawyer referral Service offers a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for a fee of $40. The telephone number is: (602) 257-4434. Pima County Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for a fee of $35. The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.
My divorce is final and has been dissolved. I was awarded the house and it’s just in my name, but he won’t leave. How can I evict him?
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