I fired my attorney, right in front of the "mediator", and she told me "all the lawyers here are interchangeable. They're going to tell you the same thing. " Had i only known i needed to say it to the judge. Maybe it wouldn't have made a difference at all.
answered on Jan 27, 2023
The Arizona Bar handles complaints about lawyers.
As for having their own firm, it really doesn't make a difference.
If you think of suing your lawyer, you really should speak to a legal malpractice attorney before you file anything.
My sister has 2 children both different dads her son(3) his dad was raided and they found cocaine and weed and pills in his house and my nephew slept through the whole raid so dcs decided to drug test him and he was positive for methamphetamines cocaine and thc his levels were really high and they... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2022
Yes, you should look for an attorney who practices juvenile law.
I have a child of 7 with my partner. I have not been contacted by any officials for 11 days now. They have not as much as called me.
answered on Oct 27, 2022
These types of allegations are very serious and can have life altering consequences. If you are being accused of this, I highly recommend reaching out to an Arizona criminal defense attorney to discuss your options right away. Most of us on here (myself included) will discuss your case with you... Read more »
Rehabilitation efforts were unsuccessful at times but rights were terminated while parent was still engaged in services
answered on Sep 29, 2022
I have never heard of drug addiction being described as a disability. The ADA does not contain a list of disabilities, but rather defines disabilities as follows: "A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record... Read more »
I live in Arizona and my granddaughter was born In Yavapai County and my unmarried son and the mother signed all appropriate forms before leaving the hospital to acknowledge paternity and the birth certificate application. Will he be on my granddaughter’s birth certificate?
answered on Feb 2, 2022
Your son SHOULD be on the birth certificate. To find out for sure, just have him request a copy of the birth certificate (you can request a copy if you want to submit a copy of HIS birth certificate). If he is on the birth certificate, they will send him a copy. If he is NOT on the birth... Read more »
My rights are fully intact and dad is now in prison and the stepmother is not letting me see or speak to my children can I get the cops and go get my kids
answered on Jan 17, 2022
I think just showing up and taking the kids would do more harm than good, and most likely, the police aren't going to assist you; they will instead tell you that you need to go file with the Court.
If I were you, I'd file a Petition to Modify Legal Decision-making, Parenting... Read more »
Any advice would be helpful. She has felt this way for years. I believe this is who she/ he is. He does not agree. He will not help her. It has taken a toll on her mentally and physically.
answered on Dec 2, 2021
Not sure if we are discussing an adult child or a child who remains a minor. I am going to answer assuming this is an adult child. The only thing he is required to do for an adult child is to provide her health insurance information until she reaches age 26 (I believe, I am not an expert on health... Read more »
I have parent consent and I would just like to know if they are 3 years and 1 month older then me would it be okay to do or is it strictly 3 years and below so I can go get my marriage license with my mom
answered on Aug 25, 2021
Three years is three years, not three years and one month. I am going to be blunt. The level of maturity demonstrated with the crafting of this query does not give readers any confidence that you have achieved the necessary life skills to make a decision of this magnitude with or without a... Read more »
Playing the victim and letting these men think beforehand that it was love and was trusted even at times being lied to saying they were an older age. Sending pictures and instigating it
answered on Aug 6, 2021
I cannot think of any earthly consequences, civilly or criminally. The burden is on the "older men" to be wise enough not to be ensnared by any wily 17-year-olds. Once a male present in the State of Arizona turns 19, anyone under 18 is off limits.
Any female "sending pictures... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2021
The standard for abandonment in Arizona is found in ARS 8-531(1), which reads: ""Abandonment" means the failure of a parent to provide reasonable support and to maintain regular contact with the child, including providing normal supervision. Abandonment includes... Read more »
Which state’s laws have the most jurisdiction in this situation? I know that in Illinois if a 17 year old voluntarily runs away the police will not force them home because It was voluntary, does that apply to this Scenario?
answered on Jul 8, 2021
I am not an Arizona attorney. However, your question raises issues that you will need to consider for your personal safety and survival. It will take you a couple minutes to read, but it may save your life.
1- Be absolutely sure you need to leave home now. If your parents are causing you... Read more »
answered on Jun 14, 2021
The short answer is no. DCS will likely keep the case open until they are confident there is no longer a concern that the child(ren) will be abused or neglected. Merely giving your brother guardianship is not extremely reassuring; particularly because it is your brother and DCS will likely consider... Read more »
My boys are in dcs custody. They were taken while n the care of another. With false aligations. What do I do.
answered on Jun 9, 2021
I don't handle DCS cases, but I can refer you to some attorneys who do. Feel free to give me a call, and I'll pass their names and numbers along.
My mom started a savings account for me when I first started working and has been taking all of not most of my paycheck (against my will) and putting it in the savings account. Now that I’m 18 and moving out she still refuses to give me the money saved up under the grounds of “I don’t trust... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2020
Wages earned while a minor may be controlled by a parent. Obtaining the age of majority does not change the nature of those wages any more than it truly makes one an adult other than in the eyes of the legal system. Children are extremely rarely able to earn a wage which could contribute more than... Read more »
Perjury is a criminal offense. To press charges you would make a police report and go to the Attorney General. However, in the case where the person committed the perjury the lawyer for that person is the Attorney General. So me going to the Attorney General would be a conflict of interest so how... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2020
If I understand you correctly, you are accusing someone in the attorney general's office of perjury or possibly accusing a state employee in their official capacity of perjury. Either way, it is almost certain that the person you are wishing to have charges pressed against for perjury would be... Read more »
answered on Jul 12, 2020
Likely not much. Since your rights have been terminated, you are no longer an interested party in the adoption proceeding. Am attorney would need a lot more information to evaluate whether anything can be done at this point. I can assure you that without extremely competent local counsel, you will... Read more »
The Child was 8 and the Teen was 13 when it began. The last time it happened was when the child was 11 and the Teen was 16. It happened 6yrs ago so the child is 17 now and the teen should be 22. The dude has a young daughter now and we’re so scared he might do something to her. We don’t know if... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2020
If you are reporting a crime, you need to contact your local law enforcement agency.
Arizona felonies have a statute of limitations of seven years. However, certain crimes, such as this, may fall into a certain category where there is no statute of limitations. I will not go into further... Read more »
I gave birth at home. It was planned, my second all natural birth. She came at 37 weeks just like my previous daughter. She was pink she cried she nursed she pooped. We went to sleep when I awoke she was not breathing. Called 911. Was told at hospital she had died. Then I was held in the room where... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2020
First, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I wish you the strength to weather this storm, the patience to deal with the government bureaucracies, and the resiliency of spirit to bounce back from this ordeal when you reach the other side.
Unfortunately, unless you can afford an... Read more »
Me and my boyfriend were dating for three months prior to him turning 18. Recently, we were at my house and were messing around play fighting and he accidentally damaged my room causing my mom to believe that he hits on me. I dismounted the allegations and she now wants to end my relationship and... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2020
First, if he ever DOES physically, emotionally, or mentally abuse you; leave and do not look back. You deserve better. Period.
You ARE considered a minor in Arizona, but the fact that he is less than 2 years older than you and under the age of 19 makes it almost certain the prosecutor would... Read more »
Minor is a danger to self and others
answered on Sep 6, 2019
The short answer is yes. If he is an eminent danger to himself and others, you should contact law enforcement to have him transported for emergency commitment and evaluation. If more prolonged treatment is required, the facility will be able to assist with filing the Title 36 paperwork.
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