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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.

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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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  • My ex-girlfriend just had a baby and there is a possibility that I'm the father I would like to know what forms do I need to file thru the courts to get a paternity test?
  • How is paternity established?
  • My husband has a child from a previous relationship. We aren't positive that the child is actually his. He is a resident of Arizona, the mother lives in Washington state along with the child. My question is this, which state , Arizona or Washington, would have jurisdiction to decide Child Support payments and establishing paternity?
  • A woman is pregnant with twins that im pretty sure are mine but she is telling everybody that they are her current boyfriend/baby daddys twins. I want to be the babys father if they are mine. What can i do if she denies it?
  • I am 32 yra old and am trying to find out who my father is for medical purposes. I know and suspect of a person but how do i get him to come here to take a dna test?
  • I am currently 5 months pregnant and the baby's father hasn't really been involved at all. He's leaving for a couple of months (for some job) and won't be back until after the baby is born so he will definitely miss the birth. If he's not there to sign the birth certificate do I have to list him as the father on the certificate? Can I leave his name out and just put mine. He's not interested in being a part of the baby's life so is there any way I can get sole custody?
  • My girlfriend is pregnant with my child and due in August of this year. Unfortunately she moved out and is no longer speaking to me.I do not know her due date or if she even intends to put my name on the birth certificate at this point. I would like to file a action with the courts to establish paternity before the baby is born.I want to exercise any and all rights I have as father. How do I begin this process and can I get any assistance in doing so. I can not afford a attorney.
  • my x-girlfriend and i have a set of twins but before they were born we got caught in a bad situation and got in trouble with the law. im now in prison and my sons were born, ive never seen them and she says i never will. she is also on her way to prison and i want a paternity test and i want to no my rights. the problem is she doesnt recieve any public assistance and she never will. what can i do??
  • My ex-boyfriend signed the acknowledgement of paternity for my son even though he was not the biological father. Is there a way to disprove the paternity and have his rights to my son terminated?
  • i have a son in az, and the mother is trying to take my son out my life i'm not on the birth paper but i have been paying her. and now she is trying to change sons name to a man she just marryed.how do i get fathers rights?how do i get legal assistance when i'm in texas and she i arizona?

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