Volunteer Lawyers Program - Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pinal, Navajo and Santa Cruz Counties Profile

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Address
64 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520.623.9461
Toll Free: 800.640.9465 ext. 4176
Fax: 520.620.0443
Website: http://www.vlparizona.org/

QUESTIONS

  • I have twin girls that are 9 months old. The biological father has had no contact since they were born. I took him to court for child support. He now has started paying child support and want 50% legal custody.He still does not want any contact with them but would like his rights go to his mother. Can he get his rights and give them to his mother
  • When the Court Sets Aside a misdemeanor conviction and orders a person released from all penalties and disabilities, does this mean that all civil rights (voting, gun rights, etc.) are restored? And if so are there any other documents that have to be submitted to complete this action?
  • I would like to leave the state, but was recently informed that even though I have sole custody of my two children that I would hava to file paperwork with the courts because the other parent has visitation. My question is what is the correct paperwok that I need to file?
  • How long must a person wait to be eligible for food stamps after a drug conviction? What can a person do to redeem themselves?
  • My husband died in Nov. and I am living only on Social Security. His hospital bills are now coming in. Am I, by law, obligated to pay them???
  • How do I obtain Guardianship of my minor cousins when mother and grandparents are deceased and fathers are not known. I live in Phoenix arizona and they reside in San Diego California?
  • My ex husband recently passed away and his only children were named sole beneficiaries in the divorce decree(irrevocable).The decree states that he was to maintain a policy through his employer but his widow insists he only had one policy that she purchased and maintained through AFLACK. How can my children find out if they are entitled to any monies from this or any other policy that could be hidden. His widow insists that she has nothing and that he had no will
  • I am a section8 tenant and recently found out that I am not responsible for any portion of the rent because The City of Phoenix Section8 pays the entire rent amount and has done so since I began living in the unit. I have paid $50/mth on top of what they get from section8. I was told thats what Im suppose to pay and have done so since I moved in. Now that I have this information, I would like a refund of the payments made that were made. What is the best way to formally request this money?
  • I rented a house and since I have moved in I have had significant and constant reoccurring breathing problems. I have been to the ER and Urgent care and it is worsening. The property management company has said they will get quotes to have the vents cleaned but will have not. What are my recommended courses of action? Am I allowed to break my lease with no recourse from them due to medical problems? How can I find out if there is a mold issue in the home?
  • My boyfriend and I have lived together for 7 years now. Recently his health took a turn for the worst. He is still legally married and his wife says she has the right to come into our home and take whatever she wants upon his death. Is this at all possible or is she blowing smoke? He wants a divorce but hasn't been able to accomplish this because of his health.

STORIES

  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

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