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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

  • How do you give the other parent the 60 day notice to be able to move? Do you serve them or go to the court to file a paper?
  • My daughter's mom filed for child support this summer. Now she is trying to move away without my consent. What can I do to stop this? I don't have much money cause it's going to child support. Please help ASAP!
  • I have full custody of my son.. I let him go to his mothers for a visit and now she put an order of protection on me to keep him from me. I won custody through a dissolution of marriage and this is the third time in a year I've had to deal with this.. What can I do and what are my options. 
  • How do I apply for sole custody of my son? I am the only named parent on his birth certificate and his father has since taken him out of state with my son's father's mother. Both have criminal records and I want to get my son back, but I want to know my rights.
  • I have been raising my step-son since he was three. Me and my husband broke up. My step-son is 14 now. He wants to live with the only mom hes ever known. Hes only a child. D.N.A. doesn't matter to him. Do I have any rights? Any advice would be helpful. 
  • can i choose which parent i want to live with, if not, what age can i?
  • My husband has a 8 year old daughter ... and she lives with her mom but she dose not get the care she needs ... we have called cps to investigate the case.. but we have not gotten any more information on the case ... the social worker never picks up our calls or returns our messages.. we dont know what do his daughter wants to come live with us can my husband change her to a school near by with out legal paperwork and not get in trouble with law or where dose he need to go to try and get custody of his daughter we dont have the funds for a lawyer ... will he need a lawyer?
  • .I have a four month old son.the father took him I never bring them back nobody has legal custody over him in the fighters on drugs I can prove it
  • i was involved with a women that had our doghter . i never paid child supoort and never had a say so about the babby. The women passed away and the sisster got full custady. Do i have any right to take full custudy?
  • My ex husband has full custody of our 4 children and he is keeping them from me. Not allowing me to have any contact with them. The children have written me asking for a response but I am unable to write back because their father will not give me a return address. Is what he doing illegal? And if so what steps do I need to take in order to see and speak to my children?

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