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Question: I have run out of funds trying to Divorce my husband. He has a much higher income than I do. Also he is currently working in China. I have had custody of our 2 kids for 2 years. I filed last year, but he fought it and won. I want something legal to protect me financially .

Answer: Depending on the current status is of your marriage and custody of the children from that marriage, you may still have the ability to file or request modifications. Please refer to the articles on “Divorce in Arizona” (http://www.azlawhelp.org/documents/azlawhelp_Divorce.pdf and “Child Custody” http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=1&articleid=68) for information on the processes involved in each. As it is explained in both articles, petitions can be filed by the individual and there are applications for fee waivers, to reduce or eliminate the costs associated with the filings. Due to the limited information, it is best to contact an attorney directly (http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=5&sc=36&articleid=151 see what alternatives suit your specific situation.

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  • I have run out of funds trying to Divorce my husband. He has a much higher income than I do. Also he is currently working in China. I have had custody of our 2 kids for 2 years. I filed last year, but he fought it and won. I want something legal to protect me financially .

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