Child Custody Article


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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  • my husband was died one year back and from then am living in my moms home with my child who is 2 year old.but now my in laws want to take custodity of my child totally to them they want only my child they want to seperate my child pls give me solution to apply legally a ccase on them for my child custody wht can i do
  • I have had my nephew for almost a year..his mother doesn't want him an his dad my brother is in jail..she will not give me anything staying he is with me cause she doesn't want to have to pay for him...i don't want her money I just want to be able to take him to the doctor an such...how should I handle this situation
  • We have a 10 yr old daughter. My ex has supervised visitation, which he chooses not to participate in. He has not complied with any of the court orders to date. It should be noted that there is a history of drug abuse & mental illness. He has now started bullying me online & threatening to take me back to court again. The new theory is parental alienation even though it's of his own doing. My concern is the lies & harassment. I can't afford to lose my job because I support our daughter. I already changed jobs once because he repeatedly called & harassed me there. What options do I have?
  • I am going to have a son anyday now. The mother wanted to put him up for adoption but I talked her out of it. She wants to give me full custody of him, being that she's only 17, and in high-school, she wouldn't have time to raise him. How do I ensure I get full custody?
  • I have a court order set an my kids dad isn't following the order. I have joint custody an decision making but he does not include me in anything he even has text messages saying how dose it feel to not be apart of my kids life decisions. He hasn't provided me a insuraurence Card even sayin in text it's not important. I still believe there is drugs abuse as well as alcohol . I'm order to pay child support an I made a large payment for the full year now he is requesting me to pay more because he can't pay for the school that he had to have my child to go to. I
  • If a parent has been ordered to leave the residence due to domestic violence and it is documented that the same parent has not taken children to school as required and does not have a stable residence do they have a chance at getting custody
  • My ex-wife and I are having trouble agreeing on where our son can/should attend school. He is 9 years old and currently attends a private christian school, but wants to go to public school with his step-sisters and neighborhood friends in the fall. My ex is avoiding the discussion of our son changing schools. My ex and I have joint physical and legal custody. What steps do I need to take in order to address this issue with the courts?
  • Me and my wife are trying to get a divorce but i wanted to know if i can get full custody of my children even if i have a misdemeanor on my background. will that affect me in any way.
  • What rights do i have as a mother to my 2 yr old daughter if i have been with my partner(father of my child) for 4 years and we are not legally married? I am verbally abused and i would like to separate. Do i have the right to take my child with me with no problems?
  • I have a son that is almost 2. His father and I have been together for 4 years. Because of work we moved to CA 10 months ago. There is domestic violence in the relationship. I need to get my son away from his father into a safer environment. I am planning to move back to AZ. Does anyone know if I am able to file for full custody in AZ. My son was born in Gilbert and lived in Chandler from birth until we moved. (1 year) I am trying to figure out the best way to get back to AZ and obtain full custody while not endangering my son or myself from his fathers anger. Any advice is appreciated.

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FIND LEGAL HELP

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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