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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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QUESTIONS

  • I live in Idaho and my daughters live in Arizona. I'm still married with my ex and my daughters want to live with me now. I was wondering if her parents could prevent me from taking them back to Idaho. Or do I have to take this to court?
  • How can I make sure custody goes to my mom w/o any body standing in the way, incase of my death.
  • I am currently In Pro Per for severence case. I'm looking for the Arizona Law that says I can bring a consultant to court , so I can file a motion for this. I am currently using a family friend who is a retired attorney.
  • Going to Navy son does not live with me. Navy says I need a temporary custody order saying mother has sole custody till i get out of boot camp. How do i go about this filing it myself?
  • What is the difference between legal custody and sole legal custody?
  • I signed over my rights to my daughter, to her mother and her husband, about 6 months ago. I was promised I would still be able to see her every other Sunday for a few hours. Her mother said it was the best thing for her. I love my daughter. Now that a little time has passed and I see how fast my baby is growing up I want more time with her and fear I will never get it. How long do I have to change my mind about giving her up?
  • My ex-husband just got arrested for an extreme DUI. We have gone through mediation in the past and he agreed to "conditional sole custody" but now disputes it. How would I go about getting sole custody with supervised visitation? Do I need to go through mediation again or do I go straight to a hearing? 
  • How do I file for full custody?
  • So I'm pregnant by a guy who's going through a divorce he's a mean horrible person wish I would have never met him but I'm due in 5 weeks can he serve me papers to keep me from leaving the state while I'm still pregnant
  • If the child's father has not been around for all of 7 years of her life how can I object to my daughter seeing him or getting any parent time at all since the courts are making us go through therepy?

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