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Frequently Asked Questions

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

Frequently Asked Questions by Area of Law

What is legal information?
Legal information is communication of facts about court procedures, timing, and resources. It includes information contained in court records, examples of forms and pleadings, informational pamphlets, copies of statutes and explanation of court rules, procedures, practices and due dates.

Family and Children

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Common questions on familial, interstate, intrastate, and international adoptions.
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Common questions about requesting, contesting, or processing an annulment.
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Common questions about establishing or modifying legal decision making and parenting time (custody).
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Child Support

Common questions for calculating, obtaining, and modifying child support.
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Calculating Time

Common questions for those working on a parenting time (custody) plan and how time may be split between parents.
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Common questions about filing for, contesting, or processing a dissolution of marriage (divorce).
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Common questions for youth and parents about emancipation.
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Common questions about adult or minor guardianships.
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Juvenile Law

Common questions about legal matters that involve minors.
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Common questions about getting married and marriage.
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Minors in Claims

Common questions about minors involved in civil legal lawsuits.
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Name Change

Common questions about obtaining or contesting an adult or minor name change.
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Parenting Programs

Common questions about required parenting classes.
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Common questions about legal separations.
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Common questions about paternity testing or contesting paternity.

Staying Safe

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Orders of Protection

Common questions about obtaining a protective order, injunction against harassment, or injunction against workplace harassment.


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Common questions for tenants and landlords about the eviction process or contesting an eviction.
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Real Property

Common questions about permanent building structures (real property).

Civil Law

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Answering a Claim

Common questions discussing responding to a civil lawsuit or civil action.
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Lawsuits Over 10k

Common questions about civil lawsuits that seek a judgment for more than $10,000.
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Lawsuits Under 10k

Common questions about civil lawsuits that seek a judgment for less than $10,000.
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Small Claims

Common questions about small claim lawsuits that do not use attorneys and judgment amounts are under $3,500.

Money & Debt

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Fee Deferrals and Waivers

Common questions about requesting a fee waiver or deferral for court fees.
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Common questions about how money may be legally removed from a paycheck or bank account.

Criminal & Traffic

Criminal law.

Criminal Law

Common questions about criminal trials, set asides, and expungements.
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Driving School

Common questions about signing up for and attending driving school.
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Set Aside

Common questions about requesting or denied criminal set asides and civil rights restoration.
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Traffic Hearings

Common questions about civil and criminal traffic hearings.
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Traffic Tickets

Common questions about traffic tickets or citations.


Common questions explaining the differences between warrants and what to do with an outstanding warrant.


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Common questions about conservatorship, fiduciaries, estates, wills, and trusts.

Court Basics

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Appellate Court

Common questions describing the court of appeals or supreme court processes in Arizona.
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Jury Service

Common questions about jury service for state courts.
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Legal Advice

Common questions about legal advice vs. legal help and legal resources that are available.
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Common questions about basic court procedures.
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Common questions about court calendars (dockets) and scheduling hearings.
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Sealed Records

Common questions about sealing or unsealing a court record.
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Serving Others

Common questions about having documents served to another person.
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Common questions about getting or policies about subpoenas.
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Superior Court Appeals

Common questions about appealing a court ruling with an Arizona Superior Courthouse.