Divorce & Annulment

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Question: I have three kids and my husband filed for divorce in Iowa...I moved to Arizona two weeks ago and I was wondering if I have to get a lawyer from Iowa or can I have a lawyer from Arizona...and does anyone know of how I would be able to get a lawyer for free because I am a single mother and can't afford a lawyer.

Answer: The following is provided for general information only. Because family law matters can be complex, to find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly(http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=5&sc=36&articleid=151). Under ARS 25-312,(http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00312.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS) in order to file for divorce in the State of Arizona one of the parties must have been a resident of the state for at least 90 days. The article, which can also be found on this website, titled What You Should Know About Divorce In Arizona (http://www.azlawhelp.org/documents/azlawhelp_Divorce.pdf) has a lot of information on this issue. To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341 or http://www.azlawhelp.org/accesstojustice/. You will also find useful information on many legal topics on Arizona’s legal services Web site.(http://www.azlawhelp.org/)

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  • I have three kids and my husband filed for divorce in Iowa...I moved to Arizona two weeks ago and I was wondering if I have to get a lawyer from Iowa or can I have a lawyer from Arizona...and does anyone know of how I would be able to get a lawyer for free because I am a single mother and can't afford a lawyer.

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