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Question: DCS gave me full custody of my son. Can mom come and try to get him from me???
Answer: If you have a court order allowing you full legal decision-making and parenting time (custody), then she cannot legally remove the child from your care. You did not mention whether she is allowed visitation (parenting time). You may want to take your court order to an attorney for a consultation to make sure you are on solid ground. There are three programs in Arizona that you can use to get inexpensive legal advice and guidance. One is the modest means program. You wil need to apply for the program and meet the financial qualifications. Once you are qualified, Modest Means will send you a list of attorneys whose practice covers your area of concern. You select a lawyer from the list and will be entitled to a one hour consultation for $75. If you need additional help and if the lawyer agrees to take your case, the most you will be charged is $75 per hour. The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both Maricopa and Pima Counties have lawyer referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an attorney. Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers its 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for $40. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434. Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute attorney consult for $35. The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.
DCS gave me full custody of my son. Can mom come and try to get him from me???
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