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Question: So my ex is threatening me to take my daughter away from me , while he's the one that abandoned us in the 1st place ..I provided these years and he's berly stepped up and I've only asked him for help to watch our these couple weeks . And he feels like he has the power to threatened me while he hasn't been providing for our daughter. I'm lost why should I do ?

Answer: The first thing you need to clarify is what your divorce decree (decree of dissolution of marriage) says about child custody and visitation.  If you were never married and there is no formal agreement, consider getting legal advice to figure out your best course of action.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75.00 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association have lawyer referral services that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35.00.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.

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  • So my ex is threatening me to take my daughter away from me , while he's the one that abandoned us in the 1st place ..I provided these years and he's berly stepped up and I've only asked him for help to watch our these couple weeks . And he feels like he has the power to threatened me while he hasn't been providing for our daughter. I'm lost why should I do ?

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