Child Custody Article


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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  • I have two children who live with their mother , recently on the visits they refuse to go home citing emotional and some psychical abuse. my daughter had cutting scars on her arm and said it was cause her mom emotional bullied her to that point.When they are with me there is no issues with the children, how could I get sole custody to keep my kids and keep them from the abuse they sustain at their mothers .There is no custody plan in place just a child support order for both children
  • I am an unwed mother . My daughters fathers name is on the birth certificate. a paternity test was positive but only child support is legal and current. I was told I have sole custody and that he has no rights. Can he take her out of school without my permission just because he is on the birth certificate There have been no legal custody papers filed or requested by him. But the school is telling me that he can take her anytime because he's on the birth certificate. She is thirteen years of age and the court ordered child support was the only legal action taken over 12 years ago
  • MY DAUGHTER WHOM IS 20 HAD A BABY 2 YRS AGO. THE FATHER IS LISTED ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. THEY WERE NEVER MARIED. I'AM THE GRANDFATHER. I TAKE CARE OF HIM 3-4 DAYS PER WEEK. HIS FATHER CARES FOR HIM ABOUT 2-3 DAYS PER WEEK AND MY DAUGHTER CARES FOR HIM ABOUT ONCE PER WEEK. I WOULD LIKE TO SEEK LEGAL CUSTODY OF HIM. REASONS INCLUDE THE LACK OF INTREST MY DAUGHTER HAS IN HIM AND THE FACT THAT THE FATHER IS BIPOLAR AND FREQUENTLY IS UNSTABLE. PLEASE HELP!
  • My son's dad and I are not together and we're never married. My son's dad does like who I am currently eating and is claiming to take my son away from me. I haven't seen my son now in a week and can't get ahold of him in anyway as he's blocked me from everything. I need my son back and he needs to be with me and I want to go about this in a civil and legal manner I just need to know what steps I need to take or to know that he can't just take him away.
  • I have two boys ages 8 and 11 they are with me 50% of the time and my ex wife their mother the other 50 5 of the time. this was established in the divorce papers. Their mother has a new job theat requires her to work 12 hour night shifts. I have offered to take the boys duing these times and was denied by their mother. I have since requested the names and contact info of the individuals who will be watching them during these times and was denied this information by the mother as well. My question is- What are my rights and what can I do to insure that my boys are properly cared for?
  • how can i file for full custody of my son if the father will not take the DNA test and lives in another state.he has been served his papers to take the test.
  • what papers do i need for modify costody?
  • I filed for divorce 2 days ago. Today I found out that my wife has committed adultery. We had agreed to joint custody because she didn't want to give up our son. Since she has committed adultery can I change the child support order bfore the 20 days are over? And will I be able to get full custody because of this?
  • I filled for custody back in 2009 and we were awarded joint custody. The father of my children has no contact with our children. I want to modify for sole custody . I'm not sure if any judge will change the order? What forms do I have to file?
  • hi im on cashaid. they want me to renew my cashaid I just had a baby when I renew will I get money for my baby or they wont give money for the baby?

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