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Question: My wife told told she was going to vacation for 2 weeks to new mexico just got a text that wants a divorce and want to come with my 2 daughters she saying is staying what can i do

Answer: It is not clear from your question if you have the children or if she has them with her in New Mexico.  Either way, it is time for you to get some legal advice.  There are three programs in Arizona that you can use to get inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the modest means program.  You will 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.  If you are determined to move forward on your own, you can find forms and instructions for you to file for divorce on the court's website.  Because you reside in Arizona, you can file here in Arizona.  A.R.S. Section 25-312 states that at least one of the parties must reside in Arizona.  Forms for dissolution of marriage can be found at https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Family-Law-Forms

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