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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I contest a divorce decree (not final) which grants someone custody of a minor whom they have no legal right to?

Daughter’s ex obtained a family court order for divorce against her and custody of my granddaughter. Problem is that he has never lived with my daughter and she had custody prior to his orders (not final decree) being issued in her abcense (she was never served). SHE annulled her marriage void... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to deny someone's rental application because they received rental assistance last year

In phoenix the mayor did a press confrence announcing the ban on discriminating against people for their source of income and their ability to pay for housing. If a property manager specifically states on its of qualifications and rental criteria that anyone who applied for or received rental... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: In the state of Arizona if someone has breached a contract for a house and has not paid it in 2 months can we take back

The house and put are name back on deed since it's breached and do we have to pay back the amount they have already paid

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: DOES AN INDICTMENT HAVE TO BE SERVED OR SENT VIA CERTIFIED MAIL IF THE DEFENDANT IS NOT IN CUSTODY?

IF SO, LET'S SAY THAT THE DEFENDENT'S MAILING ADDRESS OF FILE WAS A PO BOX THUS WAS RETURNED AND IT WAS NOTED ON THE DOCKET AS BEING RETURNED, THAT RETURN MAIL WOULD BE KEPT AS RECORD IN THE CASE FILE, CORRECT?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: IF A RULE 11 COMPTENCY EVALUATION WAS ASKED FOR PRIOR TO AN INFORMATION OR INDICTMENT, HOW WLD THIS EFFECT THE CASE?

SPECIFICALLY... IF THEY CASE DRAGGED ON FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE THE DEFENDANT FOUND OUT? FIRST TIME CRIMINAL OFFENDER, FELONY 5 UNLAWFUL FLIGHT?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: HOW MANY DAYS AFTER A SUMMONS OR AN ARREST DOES THE PROSECUTOR HAVE TO SECURE AN INDICTMENT ?

IF THEY INITIALLY CHARGED VIA DIRECT COMPLAINT AS TO HOLD THE OFFENDER, WOULD THEY NOT HAVE TO ISSUE AN INDICTMENT BEFORE THE PRELIMINARY HEARING AS TO NOT VIOLATE THAT PERSON'S RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING WITHIN 10 DAYS IF IN CUSTODY?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: STATE OF AZ, CO PINAL, IF SOMEONE WERE ARRESTED, CHARGED W A FELONY VIA DIRECT COMPLAINT&HELD, WHAT WLD HAPPEN NEXT?

IF THAT PERSON WERE FLAGGED FOR EARLY DISPOSITION COURT AND 10 DAYS AFTER THE ARREST WERE TAKEN FROM JAIL TO THE INITIAL EDC HEARING AND AT THAT HEARING MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF TAKING THE PLEA THAT WAS SHOWN TO HIM/HER NOR ANY OTHER PLEA, WLD THAT CHANGE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Can my office manager interfere with USPS delivery ? She is holding mail packages to my address v of name on it !

I have a few friends that order me presents under their names or even allow them to receive packages occasionally through the United States postal service to my address . The mailman has been delivering the packages to the office due to break-ins and the office manager won't allow anyone to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Is there a required notification period that I have to give my employer if I plan to retire. I am in AZ.

I have worked for my employer for over 26 years. I do not have an employment contract. I have not found in any of the company's policies where a notification must be given, for example 6 months before retirement date. I am not an executive. I am an individual contributor. My intent is to do... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Lost job after applying for greencard ?

Hello I applied for my wife's greencard 2 weeks ago and then I just lost my job. My wife is on work visa and she makes in 6 figures on her own which we mentioned on the application.

Would this affect our chances? If yes, is there anything we can do about it?

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

Losing your job after applying for your wife's green card should not significantly impact your chances of approval, especially if your wife's income is sufficient to support your household. However, there are a few things to consider:

1. Affidavit of Support: If you filed Form...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Arizona on
Q: 18 U.S. Code § 1702: Obstruction of correspondence. How is this reported and prosecuted? I had 1st class mail withheld.

My sister and I both had 2 pieces (each) of 1st class mail (regarding a life insurance policy - of which we are listed as beneficiaries) titled to us but sent to the address of a relative in another state. The relative willfully withheld this mail from us. The earliest dated Dec 22, 2023. in... View More

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

I understand your concern regarding the obstruction of your 1st class mail. This situation falls under 18 U.S. Code § 1702, which states that it is illegal for anyone to obstruct the delivery of mail or to open, secrete, embezzle, or destroy any mail that is not addressed to them.

Here are...
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0 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a judge that ruled over a now closed case of mine in the past to represent me in a new case?

I was recently appointed my public defender for a DUI case, and I recognized the name as the judge who ruled over a DV case that is now dismissed and after research I have confirmed its definitely the same guy. is there any reason that would be considered illegal? I don't really see why it... View More

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Q: I was the subject of a police investigation involving illicit substances years ago-More info below-is it safe to travel?

How was the subject of a police investigation involving illicit substances four or five years ago in the state of Arizona- my renter was a heroin dealer who got arrested, and they naturally launched an inquiry into me. I was never a drug dealer, but I also was no stranger to shady dealings with... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you were not arrested or charged with any crimes related to the police investigation. If there are no outstanding warrants for your arrest, you should be able to travel without facing legal issues.

However, it's essential to...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Education Law for Arizona on
Q: So it's find of a two for one question. How do I handle a disagreement with a school's iep meditation and due process

School basically stated they can no longer help our daughter as she is autistic, they requested we move her 5 weeks before school ends. I spoke with dad and let him I spoke with the doe in arizona they said to file a mediation, which I did. But it still wouldn't keep our daughter at her... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arizona on
Q: Do I serve all documents or just the order to appear and original filing

Hey there, hope you are doing well. If you aren’t busy I had a quick question. I filed a period for contempt and the judge is granting a conference in May. When I serve her the order, do I have to send every document which I’m presenting to the courts or just the original petition and the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue a company that provided false telephone conversations to my credit card company causing me to pay for a servi

service that we did not receive and they cancelled on us. They claim we canceled service and they gave printed fraudulent telephone records to prove our cancellation. This never occurred, we had multiple heated conversations with them cancelling us and telling us their vehicle broke down and they... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: What do I do about joint ownership of a car after a break-up?

I am about to go through a break up of my current abusive relationship but the car is primarily in his name. I'm thinking of doing a silent exit of just leaving while he is at work but I'm scared he might call the police and report the car stolen as his name comes first on the title.... View More

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