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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QUESTIONS

  • would the court allow the noncostodial parent to give up all parenting time
  • If my spouse is awarded sole legal custody does that permit her the right to more the children to another state providing 60 day notice.
  • If On a Decree of Divorce it states that the minor child Cannot be taken or relocated from the state and one of the parties does this can they held in violation of this court order ?
  • My daughters fathers hasn't been around at all for her life so far, she is 4 years old, I want him to sever his rights to her so i can have all rights to her. But he doesn't believe she is his, so do I have to establish paternity first and than go from there since he isn't willing to sign over his rights?
  • I have a 2 yr old baby girl, I went to jail for 28days on a driving on suspended during this time her grandmother went and got a temporary emergency custody order she wouldn't let me have her when I came home but 5 months ago she gave her back to me I have had her home with me since is this temporary order still good?
  • My ex relocated to AZ. I have never left CA. She is trying to get permission to modify our custody agreement in AZ, document says if one party lives in another state and never left AZ may not have power to change. Please inform me of where that rule is and how to cite it in a court document. Thank you
  • My wife and i separated(not legally) about a year ago. She claimed she couldn't find work in Arizona. She asked for my permission to take our kids to texas for a few months to work and save money. She has sinced refused to return the kids and come back to Arizona. We both signed and had notary stamped a written agreement but she failed to honor it. She has no work currently but yet will not return our boys. Any help or council would be appreciated. I plan on filling divorce in arizona and petition shared custody in the next few days. What can i do to get my kids back?
  • I have a 2 year old son and his father has not contacted me to see him in 5 months. Currently he is incarcerated and has not paid any money for the purge amount for the passed 2 months. Am I able to file for child abandonment after 6 months if the father continues this behavior? If so, how do I go about filing for this?
  • My ex left our 2boys and her daughter with me and took off.i have rasied my boys for 2yr...and she is fighting for custody. Can she get them back? How can i stop it from happing?
  • my husband and his ex wife have joint custody of there son. the ex wife has now moved out of state and gave 24 hour notice . does she have any rights to her court order any more ? we are planning on filing a change of custody soon but she feels she still has rights . when all she is doing is more harm to our son by coming in and out of his life all the time and not helping with paying her support and she is back in her support about 15k .

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Maricopa County Bar
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    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
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