Debt Collection, Garnishment, Repossession 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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  • Can a reposser take of a vehicle from a locked garage without permission from the owner?
  • I owe a debt to a creditor for medical expenses. The creditor has increased the debt by charging me a penalty for not paying on time. Is this legal? Are all late fees penalties?
  • I helped my fiancé purchase a new car. I have good credit and got a great rate. She's making the payments but moved out and I don't know where she is. As long as she's making the payments I'm OK, right? If she stops payments that would not be good. What is the worse that can happen? If I have the spare key and were to get the car back is it considered stealing since the car is in my name?
  • We owe a nursing care facility 10,000 dollars. I have been sending them 20.00a month. I received a letter from them with a check for the payments I made. They are refusing my payments because they are saying the payments are too low. This is all I can afford to send. Are they legally allowed to refuse these payments? Thank You
  • My vehicle was recently repossessed. The towing company won't allow me obtain my personal property left in the vehicle until I pay the accrued "storage fee" that increases $20 daily. Is this legal? Can I charge them for the car keys that they want me to turn over?
  • I have a law suit filed against me from a debt collection agency for $700 the original debt on this was $300 they have added $400 in late fees now i have to file an anwser to the complaint to the court, and help with a few affirmative defenses?? i can use for this this is a compant that has bought the debt not orginal credit card co
  • can your wages be garnished by an employer without a judgment
  • Can my Social Security be Garnished?
  • My wife and I were sued for unsecured debt. We have two minor children that both have a bank account with my wife on each. The creditor seized thier accounts. My daughter has a babysitting job she does, and my son's account was set up to recieve his student financial aid. Luckily, he had already purchased books and payed for his summer classes. I have heard that Federal student aid was exempt from this. What can we do to stop this and can we get our sons school money back?
  • I was served with a civil court summons for an unpaid credit card debt.I was told before I stopped paying them,that it is an unsecured debt and I could not be force to pay it.two other banks that i couldn't pay any more have all ready written off debt as a bad debt.I have 20 days to respond in writing to the complaint. Can i be force to pay this by the court on this unsecured loan

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