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How to Get a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

A person must be 18 to get a  certified copy of a death certificate that can be used to obtain beneficiary death benefits, claim beneficiary insurance proceeds, notify social security, and other legal purposes.


Spousal Maintenance Enforcement

If you have gone through a divorce and received an award for spousal maintenance and your former spouse is not paying you then read this article to learn more about your options.


Federal and State Tax Exemptions for Dependent Children: Who gets to claim them?

This article explains how you can figure out who gets to claim your children on your taxes, you or your former spouse.


Child Support and Disabled Children Becoming Adults

Do you have a disabled child who is reaching the age of 18? This article will help you understand the child support laws that may affect your child.


Services Offered by Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)

Can DCSS help you? Read below to see the  services that the Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) offers and if they are right for you. Services are often free or at a minimal charge.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa Family Court Part 2: Default Through Discovery

In part two, we will discuss how to represent yourself in Default Proceedings and through Discovery.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Part 1: Initial Filings

This is the first in a multi-part segment on “How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Family Court." This section provides information about an initial filing in Family Court.


Arizona's Booster Seat Laws

Summary in FAQ format of the child-restraint/booster-seat law in Arizona. 


Adoption and Child Welfare

Adoption information from the nation’s only comprehensive searchable site for statutes, regulations, key cases and leading articles about adoption and child welfare law from all 50 states

by: The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy

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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.




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Question: My mother has contacted an attorney that I had befriended and still keep in contact and use on occasion for legal issues. My younger brother has been doing home improvement projects for this attorney for several years now but has never retained. There has been an argument between myself and another family member (making false claims) and this attorney has been counseling them. Is this a violation of ethics? How could a friend/attorney represent another family member against me. This attorney is too closely related to our "business" and appears to be a HUGE CONFLICT... Please advise ASAP
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