Child Custody

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Question: How do I apply for sole custody of my son? I am the only named parent on his birth certificate and his father has since taken him out of state with my son's father's mother. Both have criminal records and I want to get my son back, but I want to know my rights.

Answer:  This guide provides a general overview of frequently asked questions about custody issues in Arizona. For specific legal advice, contact a licensed attorney. To find more information about legal aid click here.  

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  • How do I apply for sole custody of my son? I am the only named parent on his birth certificate and his father has since taken him out of state with my son's father's mother. Both have criminal records and I want to get my son back, but I want to know my rights.

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