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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

  • What steps do I need to take for filling full custody of my child when we both have joint custody
  • What if the other parents spouse is causing problems? Like telling my seven year old to hate me or that I had wished there unborn child had died? Will obtaining a restraining order against the step mother help, I feel my child is being mentally abuse
  • My ex-husband has made the choice to move 1 hour away from his daugther. We have joint custody however he is telling me I have to meet him halfway for drop off and pickup on his weekends. Is this correct?
  • My husband and I are separated, I want to move out of state with our son.can I without anything filled through the court yet?
  • My ex husband and have been divorced since 2008 we both have joint custody and the children have primarily lived with me and have had the same parenting plan in place since, however this past December my ex husband asked for a modification and the judge awarded him as the "primary residential parent" since parenting time was modified and the children are now staying with him more than me. We both still have jjoint custody. My ex husband changed the kids school with out me knowing or agreeing dose he have the right to do this? The order dosnt say he can make educational decision on his own.
  • how can i file for full custody of my son if the father will not take the DNA test and lives in another state.he has been served his papers to take the test.
  • Can a parent file for custody for children in the state where they live or do they have to file in the state where the children live?
  • I have filed a petition to modify custody and have been denied a hearing. How long before I can re-file?
  • My children's father and I signed over temporary custody of our 2 children while we were in jail so they could get them medical care and enroll them in school. Now that we are both out and doing well we want custody back. The grandparents are line with us having them back. How do we go about getting custody back? We font know where to begin?
  • My daughter is 2 months old. Her mother and I are not married. In the hospital filled out a form for paternity that We were told would get submitted so we could request a birth certificate for our daughter. We filed for the birth certificate and I'm listed as the father. Is that considered a legal document confirming I am the legal father? I'm asking because my girlfriend and I argue often and she's constantly threatening to leave with our baby. I want to protect myself as far has having custody rights. The first step I am being told to do Is to establish paternity. Is there something else bes

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Pima County Bar
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  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
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