Fresh Start Woman's Foundation
Fresh Start Woman's Foundation

Family Law Support

Navigating the family court system in Arizona can often be a confusing and difficult process to manage on your own. At Fresh Start, we strive to help women effectively advocate for themselves and their children in family court. We offer group special topic classes presented by licensed attorneys and professionals. Our experienced Certified Legal Document Preparer can review or prepare family court documents at a significantly reduced fee. 

Special Topic Classes

Special topic classes are led by licensed attorneys or professionals from our community who are experts in their field.

  • Family Court Preparation and Q&A: This workshop covers the basics of family court. It discusses different legal papers, common mistakes, and how to handle your own appearance at trial.  This is a nonconfidential classroom setting and the instructor cannot provide legal advice.
  • Gaining Control: Divorce Changes Everything: Discover how to gain control by understanding the key factors of divorce. Learn about Asset Division, Child Support and Spousal Maintenance. The instructor will provide you with the answers to your questions surrounding the financial aspects of divorce to help you build confidence during this difficult transition.
  • Legal Information Session: Child Support with DES/Division of Child Support Services: An instructor will educate you on your legal rights, responsibilities and guidelines.  The instructor will demonstrate how to prepare a child support worksheet using an online calculator to calculate properly.  You will also be introduced to the services provided by DES/Division of Child Support Services.  This is a nonconfidential classroom setting, and the instructor cannot provide legal adice. 
  • Preparing and Presenting Your Case with Community Legal Services: CLS attorneys will teach you how to prepare and present your case in court following the Arizona Statutes and Rules that govern every family law case.  CLS attorneys will provide information, resources, and helpful tips about the Family Court processes; from filing your petition or response thorugh successfuly representing yourself in trial.This is a nonconfidential classroom setting, and the instructor cannot provide legal adice. 

Document Preparation Services

Fresh Start offers women access to a CLDP to assist you with your family law matter, at a reduced fee. Our CLDPs can provide document preparation and general family law information pertaining to legal rights, procedures or options available to individuals not represented by an attorney. Although you typically begin receiving document preparation services at the beginning of a family court matter, this service may be available at any point during your court case. 

All document preparation services are by appointment only and are available for both English and Spanish-speaking clients. 

Client Intake

If you are seeking family law support or document preparation for your family law matter, you will need to be a registered Fresh Start client. To schedule your initial 30-minute intake appointment, please visit the Center and bring your completed Client Intake Form. There is a $10 cash fee for all intake appointments which is due the day of your appointment.

You are encouraged to attend "First Steps" and our Special Topic Classes to gain important family law information prior to scheduling an intake appointment.

For more information or questions about our Family Law Support Services, please contact us at familylawinfo@fswf.org.

How to Access Family Law Support Services

Disclaimer

Fresh Start Women's Foundation strives to offer the best services possible to all women in the community seeking Family Law Support. Please keep in mind that there may be some matters that involve complex circumstances and elements that are beyond Fresh Start’s level of expertise. We can, however, provide you with referrals and resources within the community to better serve you and your need for Family Law Support.

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