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Question: Im separated not yet divorced. We lived in Arizona then agreed to move to Colorado last August. While in Colorado she was verbally abusive, she cheated and at one point hit me in front of our son and daughter. I told her I no longer wanted to be with her. She took the kids back to Arizona.I only allowed this because she said she would send them to me in January, yet never did.I have emails to prove hitting&leaving agreement. Also of her saying I cant skype the kids unless I sends money, though I have been biweekly.I want custody but dont have the funds right now. Where can I start?

Answer:

If you want to start the process of getting child custody, but don’t have the funds for a lawyer right now, you can contact the organizations below to get help from a lawyer who is volunteering his time to help the community.  In Arizona, lawyers must do volunteer work (called pro-bono work in legal parlance) every year, and you may be able to find a family lawyer who will work on your case pro-bono, which would be free of charge to you. Here is the contact information of some resources:

 

Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program
(602) 506-7948
PO Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning

Arizona Justice Institute
(602) 252-3432
PO Box 311
Phoenix, AZ 85001
Family, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce

 

Arizona Summit Law School

Legal Clinic

602.682.6800

QUESTIONS

  • Im separated not yet divorced. We lived in Arizona then agreed to move to Colorado last August. While in Colorado she was verbally abusive, she cheated and at one point hit me in front of our son and daughter. I told her I no longer wanted to be with her. She took the kids back to Arizona.I only allowed this because she said she would send them to me in January, yet never did.I have emails to prove hitting&leaving agreement. Also of her saying I cant skype the kids unless I sends money, though I have been biweekly.I want custody but dont have the funds right now. Where can I start?

STORIES

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OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

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