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Question: What can I do about the Guardian & Conservator, my sister, of the family trust who sued me to prevent my visiting my mother? She falsely accused me of being a threat to my mother. I have spent all of my savings, sold my car, sold personal possessions like furniture, jewelry and tightened my belt as much as possible to stay afloat. Jackie (the sister, guardian & conservator already mentioned) lies to the court continuously about, for example the assets in the trust and slandering and libeling me. In effect, I am paying for her to sue me.

Answer: The job of all court judges is to listen to BOTH sides of a case, to consider BOTH sides' evidence, and then to determine who is telling the truth and who should prevail in the lawsuit. To have the best chance of being heard completely and fairly, it is usually best to be represented by legal counsel. This is particularly true if the other party has an attorney, the relevant laws, and/or other advantages, going into court. If you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may have other options. Go to AZLAWHELP.ORG for a list of resources.

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  • What can I do about the Guardian & Conservator, my sister, of the family trust who sued me to prevent my visiting my mother? She falsely accused me of being a threat to my mother. I have spent all of my savings, sold my car, sold personal possessions like furniture, jewelry and tightened my belt as much as possible to stay afloat. Jackie (the sister, guardian & conservator already mentioned) lies to the court continuously about, for example the assets in the trust and slandering and libeling me. In effect, I am paying for her to sue me.

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  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
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