Four Rivers Indian Legal Services - Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma Counties Profile

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. (SALA) is an organization dedicated to providing high quality advocacy services to low-income clients.The Sacaton office serves residents of the Gila River Indian Community in Pinal & Maricopa Counties; Ak-Chin Indian Community in Pinal County; Native Americans living off-reservation in Maricopa County; Cocopah Indian Community and Ft. Yuma Indian Community in Yuma County; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community & Ft. McDowell; Mohave-Apache Tribe in Maricopa County; and Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Indian Community in Yavapai County.

Address
403 Seed Farm Rd
P.O. Box 68
Sacaton, AZ 85247
Phone: 520.562.3369
Website: http://www.sazlegalaid.org

QUESTIONS

  • Currently my home is not in foreclosure. I am behind in payments and the bank will not allow me to make partials. They are willing to reinstate the loan but I am unable to raise the 6 payments required. I have received default and letters of intent to accelerate. The bank is recommending a short sale. I want to work this out and I have saved 3 payments and I wish to stay in the home. We received a modification in 2012 and a special forbearance in 2013 I am back to work after being laid off in September and emergency surgery in December. Do I claim bankruptcy in order to save my home?
  • I am renting an apartment that had significant water damage from the tenant above. This happened on 07/22/2017. We currently still have no ceiling in our closet, there is still a leak in the closet. The carpet pad has been removed and the bedroom carpet needs to be replaced. I have already tripped on the carpet and luckily not hurt, but the new owners since 9/7/2017 are not repairing our unit. Can I use uninhabitable living conditions to break my lease?
  • If I, the Plaintiff," contact the Defendant, who I have an Order of Protection against, am I in violation of that order?
  • What are my rights if my boyfriend passed away but his divorce is not final and we have three minor children?
  • My grandchild is being held by CPS. Can I get emergency custody of my grandchild? I live in Washington state, but I can come get her.
  • I am planning to leave my partner, who is verbally and sometimes physically abusive. We live together with our 4 year old daughter. If I take my daughter to live somewhere else (in state) would it be considered kidnapping? I plan on getting an emergency order of protection the following day as soon as the court opens. I want to make sure I am not breaking any law by removing her from her home.
  • i got pregnant and i found out later that my boyfriend is still pretty much married but separated.and he was living with me for almost 3 mos and i kick him out coz we are having problem already.my question is: If I use my last name when our baby is born on the birth cert. will i still get a child support or that will be a prob.? and he wont tell me his Soc.Sec number and the address of where he works..and he is paying child support for his 3 kids
  • I'm trying to help my mom get food stamps and cash assistance. She is age 56 and gets 480 dollars a month for retirement benefits. However; she has no car and doesn't work. She lives in a trailer. Her bills cost more than what she earns each month. So, I pay the remainder for her. My question is; does she qualify for food stamps and cash assistance without having to work a job at this point? She has no GED and has raised 8 kids and is now divorced. She gets half of her ex husbands retirement, and that's it. I would appreciate any help? I sent in her paperwork by fax.
  • How can I request a paternity test for a child I have been ordered to pay support on? Unfortunately I did not seek legal counsel when I received the initial papers and wrote my response stating I did not believe I was the father. I did not pay the filing fee of $231 so they denied my statement. Where do I go from here? I live out of state.
  • Is it possible to get a free or low income assisted private attorney for a criminal matter (class 1 mist.)in Maricopa County before a court appointed attorney?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • 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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