Child Abuse & Neglect

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Question: I have been told that my living situation with the kids is illegal. Currently we live in a small townhome and two boys and a girl live in the same room. The boys are 13 and 10 and the girl is 14. Are there laws against this?

Answer:

The following provides general legal information. To find out how the laws apply to a specific situation, you may want to speak with an attorney directly.

Under Arizona law, a person having custody and care over a child cannot place a child in any situation that may cause physical injury or abuse, or that may cause harm to the health and or moral welfare of the child. (see A.R.S. § 13-3623(B) & A.R.S. § 13-3619).

To find out how Arizona cases and statutes may apply to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

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