Defenders of Children Profile

Defenders of Children provides advocacy and legal services to child victims of documented abuse and to their protective family members when traditional avenues of protection fail to ensure safety.

Address
P.O. Box 10128
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Phone: (602) 710-1903
Fax: (602) 235-9012
Website: http://www.defendersofchildren.org

QUESTIONS

  • Should I seek counsel in a case where I ihave a protective order and defendant filed an answer with a lawyer?
  • Is there any way I can break the lease to move mobile to safer park?Lots of drug & homeless traffic.New owners did evict many but now 1/2 the park is empty and majority of trailers uninhabitable.Magnet for crime and I live alone. Have pic’s.So bad Police call and email me for info.Family extremely worried for my safety.I’ve never had a lease before in 23 yrs I’ve lived here.New owner raised rent >10% in Feb. Manager refuses to tell me if going to improve things. Do I have any recourse?Required to sign another at end yr? Can I only move at end of yr in short window before sign new lease?
  • My ex-husband has made the choice to move 1 hour away from his daugther. We have joint custody however he is telling me I have to meet him halfway for drop off and pickup on his weekends. Is this correct?
  • If a person has sexual contact with a minor, who lied about their age, Is there any defence? Unsure of the other parties true age (since they have lied so much). Nothing has been charged thus far, should the 'defendant' seek an attorney now. Is this a case where they could ask for PD? "D" has document mental health issues, I need to advise them on what to do asap. Will be taking "D' to mental health (emergency) clinic in the am.
  • I had a guy who works on cars look at my truck. He drove the truck (drunk) and rolled it. He can't pay me because he is in jail for driving drunk. What are my rights?
  • A friend of mine owns a business and he is leasing the building to someone. When the lease expired in January, the leasee was not interested in renewing the lease and is now still there and refusing to pay rent. What are his rights? Can he evict him? How does he go about it?
  • Are the DES workers allowed to treat applicant badly? If I wanted to file a complaint, what would I need to do?
  • My wife's neice has died. She has a 4 year old daughter that is staying with her great grandma. The father, the grandma and other family members are not eligible for custody. We are the only family capable of providing a bright future for the young girl. Do we have a chance at custody? Or should we just let the events take place.
  • I'm 19 parents are divorced, dad has been supporting me, wondering if the child support could come directly to me instead of my mother I never see any of the child support, if not can I sue my mother for the child support, since a lot of the time I'm at my boyfriends apt, staying there, my mother says that he should be supporting me since I stay over there, she is money hungry, she is also supposed to be paying on school loans, she's not. What can I do?
  • If I get sued by a Utah Court Do I need to change venue to Arizona when the thing happened in AZ

STORIES

  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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