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

  • If the father in not on the birth certificate what steps need to be taken to option child support? Since the child is now 8 years old will the father have to pay back for those 8 years? Do they still owe child support if they are not employed or in jail?
  • how do i get halp.i hav go job childsupport want me to pay $334 a week without a job a i have no way of pay them . iget my 2 girls every week.i have to pay,food,shoes,and coltes.they mommy dont give them the things they need when they came to my house and this every week we go throw this what do i do ?
  • I recently had a plumbing drain pipe from my kitchen sink break off inside the wall . Found this out when I was washing dishes went into bathroom And water was coming out of the walls . Notified property manager with in 1 hour . Had a plumber come out the next And was unable to fix issue . He pulled the stove back to access issue and there was a large piece of drywall missing and exposing interior wall . I'm with out a kitchen sink for for almost 4 days stove about 3 . I've been exposed to that wall being open for since I moved in 6 weeks . What are my rights ? Is this a breach of contract ?
  • My boyfriend's ex has a restraining order against him. She is constantly contacting me only to get information on him. Is she violating her own restraining order by contacting me just to find out about him?
  • Are verbal contracts a legal contract? Was buying a car from a friend, car title & registration left in friends name, insurance in my name, never late on a payment, friend sold car out from under me, I had put alot of money into the car. Is there anything I can do? The law officer that came when car was taken said I could file a civel law case, is this true?
  • I have been seoerated from my husband for the last 8 week. He told me to take my two boy age 6 & 8 and move to my sisters in Nevada. I have both boys in school here and have a new job . befor my paper were filed with the Nevada. He filed in AZ. I was served today with paper stating I must return the children to Flagstaff. I need to know what I can do to appeal this discision. My husband has anger issues he is bypolar and has very eratic behavior
  • I am a landlord and my tenant(s) failed to pay their water bill in time. The water company should have shut off their water once the bill was overdue by 30 days but because the tenant(s) had children they decided to leave the water on for an extended period. The tenants moved out and never paid the bill and now the water company claims that I have to pay the bill because I am the landowner. I live in Mayer, Arizona and I question the legality
  • If my spouse is awarded sole legal custody does that permit her the right to more the children to another state providing 60 day notice.
  • I have custody of my 2 girls. I live in Colorado and their Dad lives in Texas. His last visit he had the girls for 8 weeks over summer. He decided he did not want to return them and got a restraining order against me stating that I did not provide medical and dental care for my children. His support payments just went up. I had to hire an attorney in Texas to get my children back. They are home but he continues to cause trouble by calling CPS. They came out and found nothing wrong and left. He wants them again in Nov. how do I protect myself so he does not do this all over again.
  • My ex husband was recently arrested in Phx for Possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. What does that mean exactly? Will he have to serve time for this? if so, how much? Thank you.

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

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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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