Phoenix, AZ asked in Family Law and Child Support for Arizona

Q: Do I need a lawyer if I were to represent myself in the court to file against my ex-spouse who's late on child support ?

My ex is always late in picking up our kids and the kids say he may be using drugs and not using a car seat to transport our young 3yr old, I want to fight for full custody in addition to collect my late child support

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Peter H. Westby

Answered
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: You can represent yourself to enforce a child support order. The Maricopa County Superior Court has a good set of forms that are designed to be used by people without an attorney. They include detailed instructions. However, if you are planning to seek full custody, I strongly recommend hiring an attorney to assist you. Child custody/parenting time matters are more complicated and more important. An attorney's help can make a big difference in results.

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