William E. Morris Institute for Justice Profile

The William E. Morris Institute for Justice is a non-profit public interest law firm providing legal representation and legislative advocacy on behalf of low-income Arizonans. The Institute's current priorities include: Training and Training Assistance, Communication Coordination, Legislative and Administrative Services, Technical Assistance, and Poverty Law litigation.

Address
3707 North 7th Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602.252.3432
Fax: 602.257.8138
Website: http://www.morrisinstituteforjustice.org

QUESTIONS

  • My mom and dad were seperated for many years but still married. She passed away. Her will was changed not long before she died making the man she lives with the beneficiary. Isn't my dad still entitled to her estate, or a percentage of it if still legally married
  • I am getting married and wanted to change my entire name due to issues with identity theft. My question is is it possible to change my entire name during the name change process of getting married, what steps will I legally need to take. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance .
  • My girlfriend is due any day now. She has been doing drugs throughout the pregnancy and trying to put the baby up for adoption. I am the father and am out of work and don't have a stable place to live. If both my girlfriend and I agree can I sign the baby over to my mom and will Cps still get involved if we do so. She just signed an adoption plan so would my mom still be able to take the baby home. I am against the adoption.
  • I recently returned home from a 3 year prison sentence. The home i own was vacant and went into foreclosure. The mortgage company changed the locks, however i still own the home and plan on refinancing and keeping it. Am i allowed back into the house now, to live there since i still legally own it?
  • My Fiance and i are living with a friend and his wife. can the leasing office evict them for letting us stay with them?
  • I applied for food stamps and cash assistance on 11/16/15 and was approved for foodstamps and have already received them. However, the cash assistance is still pending. I understand it can take up to 45 days for them to make a decision but my question is if it is approved will the backdate the cash assistance to the date of application or will it become effective the 1st of the month after approval?
  • I've had a leak in the wall in my kitchen from the unit above me, I submitted a maintenance request, the maintenance department falsely closed out the request without taking care of the issue and said there was no signs of leakage. I informed property management of the issue, they got a maintenance man to come to my unit and upon first sight he noticed that it was a major problem and stated that he would come back on Monday 01/06/2020 when his supervisor was on duty and has not returned. The leak has been going on for months. I'm sure that there may be mildew by now. What are my rights?
  • Who do I report to if I know of someone working while being paid for medical disability?
  • I missed my eviction court time, how long till i am evicted.
  • I live in a mobile home retirement community in Mesa. It was recently acquired my Cal-am. One of their new directives is that all window AC units have to be removed. I do not have central air and cant afford to install it. Being without AC in AZ is like not having heat in NYC. Can they really force me to remove my 2 AC units even though it gets to 120 degrees?

STORIES

  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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