Child Custody

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Question: MY DAUGHTER'S MOTHER FILED FULL CUSTODY OF OUR CHILD. SHE LIED TO THE JUDGE AND I WAS NOT AWARE OF THE COURT DATE. WHAT CAN I DO SO THAT I CAN SEE MY CHILD? I AM LOST FOR WORDS. CAN YOU PLEASE POINT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? I CAN BE REACED VIA EMAIL AT BILLYSHEPPARD15@GMAIL.COM

Answer: Your ex was required to serve you with paperwork and send you notice of the hearing.  If she failed to do so, you can access the Superior Court's self-help section and fill out forms to ask the court to vacate the order.  However, you are now in a situation where a little legal help is needed.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75.00 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association have lawyer referral services that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35.00.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.

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