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Legal Information: Arizona
Updated: October 28, 2020
How much does it cost? Do I need a lawyer?
The cost can be affected by the court in which you file for legal decision-making and parenting time. You can file for legal decision-making and parenting time without a lawyer but it is highly recommended that you get a lawyer to make sure that your rights are protected. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be able to find sources of free or low-cost legal help on our AZ Finding a Lawyer page.
If you plan to file for legal decision-making and parenting time on your own, (called “pro se”), you may want to visit our AZ Download Court Forms page. Even if you plan on representing yourself, you should consider having a lawyer review your papers before you file them.
If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.
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