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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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  • I've been served by the non-custodial parent for joint custody and modification of support. How do I file a response? I have 20 days and I don't know which form to use.
  • If both parents have passed away and the will wasn't finished before they were both passed away, but their wishes were known as to who should get the 2 children. Will that family member get the children or who legally would custody of the kids go to?
  • Ex-wife passed an we shared 50/50 custody of are 2 dauggters, I live in kansas now an her parents hide that death for 24 days to get a jump on temporary custody which has not gone through yet. Trying to hire a lawyer, but in mean time they won't let me speak to them or text back here and there. Tried picking them up an found they took my girls outta country to mexico to their condo. What can be done beside lawyer nobody seems to wanna help, Law say just get a lawyer!
  • what is reasonable parenting time for long distant parenting
  • How can I make sure custody goes to my mom w/o any body standing in the way, incase of my death.
  • My ex husband and I have joint custody of our 2 year old son. Our son is showing some sensory and possible speech problems. I invited AZIEP out to do an initial sreening and invited him as well. He thinks it's stupid and doesn't want him to be evaluated and would not give consent for an OT evaluation the screener suggested and I gave consent. He also says he won't give consent for any kind of preschool. Professionals are seeing problems and are suggesting evaluations. Can I still get him evaluated without his consent? If not what is my recourse to help my son get what he needs?
  • what papers do i need for modify costody?
  • I want to file for full custody of my children. Their father judt up and left nine months ago and have not tried to have contact with them. Now out of the blue he wants to come back and see them. He was emotionally abusive to my son and I. even physically sometimes. So how can I protect my childern?
  • What steps do I need to take for filling full custody of my child when we both have joint custody
  • once the court granted joint legal custody does it ever expire? its been six years

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