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How to Get a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

A person must be 18 to get a  certified copy of a death certificate that can be used to obtain beneficiary death benefits, claim beneficiary insurance proceeds, notify social security, and other legal purposes.


Spousal Maintenance Enforcement

If you have gone through a divorce and received an award for spousal maintenance and your former spouse is not paying you then read this article to learn more about your options.


Federal and State Tax Exemptions for Dependent Children: Who gets to claim them?

This article explains how you can figure out who gets to claim your children on your taxes, you or your former spouse.


Child Support and Disabled Children Becoming Adults

Do you have a disabled child who is reaching the age of 18? This article will help you understand the child support laws that may affect your child.


Services Offered by Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)

Can DCSS help you? Read below to see the  services that the Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) offers and if they are right for you. Services are often free or at a minimal charge.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa Family Court Part 2: Default Through Discovery

In part two, we will discuss how to represent yourself in Default Proceedings and through Discovery.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Part 1: Initial Filings

This is the first in a multi-part segment on “How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Family Court." This section provides information about an initial filing in Family Court.


Arizona's Booster Seat Laws

Summary in FAQ format of the child-restraint/booster-seat law in Arizona. 


Adoption and Child Welfare

Adoption information from the nation’s only comprehensive searchable site for statutes, regulations, key cases and leading articles about adoption and child welfare law from all 50 states

by: The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy

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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.




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Question: joint legal custody, i am the custodial parent, but father has final say. Is the father allowed to deny the child to go to be better school to receive a better education? He has no reason to not allow her to go to the new school other than he doesn't think its necessary. She almost failed 5th grade at her current public school. If I take him to court what are the chances of the judge allowing her to go to the better school? Isn't it supposed to be about what is in the child's best interest, not just about who has final say?
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Question: What are the consequences for failing to provide an AFI, to the other party, when it is required by court order?
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Question: if I share joint custody with the father am I allowed to relocate with the children without Court approval if it is less than 100 miles within the state
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Question: My son purchased a home for me. I have lived in it for 16 months. Now he wants me out of the house. Everyone knows the House was given to me. My other son lives with me. When he closed on the Home he put it in an LLC. Not sure if my name is on the LLC or not. I honestly did not think about it at time of closing. It’s a townhome in Scottsdale. I’m on SS and have limited income. My son was diagnosed with mental disorders recently
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Question: My wife and her almost 21-year-old sociopath son have made my life intolerable. I want to leave. Other than my mortgage and appliances that I am contractually responsible for, do I have to maintain a house that I am not living in?
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