Volunteer Lawyers Program - Maricopa County Profile

The Volunteer Lawyers Program provides high quality civil legal services to applicants whose income is near poverty level.

Address
305 S. 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85036
Phone: (602) 258-3434
Toll Free: (800) 852-9075
Fax: (602) 253-1536
Website: http://vlpmaricopa.org/vlp/

QUESTIONS

  • My co-leasors are moving back to Montana at the end of this month and our lease does not expire until May. What are the ramifications of ending the lease early?
  • I am currently renting a home in Tucson that has a Swamp Cooler. The swamp cooler has not been keeping the house cool. The temperature reaches between 88-91 degrees inside even with many fans throughout house. The landlord has failed to offer any way of cooling down the house. If we want an AC unit in the windows we must pay for it. He has neglected to fix things because we pay "cheap rent for the neighborhood we're in." Is the landlord legally responsible for providing livable conditions such as accurate cooling?
  • My brother passed away very recently he leaves behind a minor child. He owed quite a bit child support arrears. He doesn't own any real property or assets. Does Child support payment stop? Or will DES come after my mom and I for the arrears?
  • I recently had my DUI conviction vacated. It it my understanding that I must contact all databases that contain my conviction and inform them of the fact that it has been vacated so that they may update their system. If this is so, how do I go about doing this? I need all potential employers, etc. to see that the conviction has been set aside. Thank you.
  • Does a landlord need to have my social security number and drivers lisence.?
  • My husband may have gotten another woman pregnant. I am the bread winner. What financial or legal responsibilities would I incur if it is my husband's child? Is there anything I can do to protect myself?
  • I have had someone living with me for the past 3 years as somewhat of a caregiver. I have lupus and Fybromyalgia and there are days when I can not function. I never know when something will happen. I live in an apartment andhave for 6 years. All the other managers knew that someone was with me and why and it was okay. Now we have a new management company who said that he has to fill out a credit report and since he is not working, they said that he has to let them know who is buying the soap, toilet tissue, toothpaste, etc. Since he does not have a job, he does get food stamps. Now, my question is..is it legal for them to ask him who pays for what. I don't think they can ask him that because that has nothing to do with adding him to the lease.
  • My dad and my uncle owned my Grandparents old property my dad passed away suddenly. Now we need to sale the property, how do we get the title into just my Uncles name? The title is 1/2 1/2 by name. We are trying to avoid Probate due to the cost and little value the property holds.
  • Can a credit card company sell thier old receivables/ debt for a lessor amount and the new so collection company collect at the old debt rate?
  • I have a service dog and was recently informed that my apartment cannot charge me rent for him. However, at the time of my move in, I was unaware of this and the landlord did not make this known to me so I have paid $20 a month pet rent for the past two years. Am I entitled to reimbursement? They say it was not their responsibility to inform me and that they are not obligated to inform tenants of this exception. And that it was my responsibility to know this about my dog and to inform them. They are no longer charging me as of July as I have now documented that the dog is exempt

STORIES

  • 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. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
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    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
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