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Will locked away in a dead person’s house

A dear friend of mine obtained all of my legal information and made a will naming me her executor and sole beneficiary. Unfortunately, she died in her home in Mesa, Arizona, and her will was left in ...
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in Arizona, under which conditions must a person stop and speak with law enforcement outside of legal traffic stops

in Arizona. Are all adults required to stop and engage any law enforcement when directly or indirectly addressed by them? Are there any specific methods of making the request known that are not ...
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A third-party turned over information about me to a party in a case that I am not involved in. What recourse do I have?

A civil lawsuit is going on that I am not a party to. The Plaintiff in that case issued a subpoena to a third-party company whose services I use. The third-party company contacted me and informed me ...
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AZ LAWYERS - Court Order For Death Certificate

My ex-husband passed away, and in our divorce decree I was awarded a portion of his pension. I need a copy of his death certificate for the company servicing the pension. I sent a copy of the divorce ...
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Previously owned car is now abandoned [closed]

I sold a car in January of 2022. The car was registered to the new owner legally at the DMV. Fast forward to April of 2023 I get a letter in the mail saying I’m the owner per their record and the car ...
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How are laws organized/structured in Arizona?

How are laws structured/numbered/organized in Arizona? Pursuant to ARS 1-101, we know there are titles and sections, but where can I find how they are organized further? Based on reading, I gather ...
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Is there any way to penalize fundraising that is based in part on frivolous lawsuits?

In a purely hypothetical question...let's set the hypothetical in Arizona in the United States as a default jurisdiction for the question, although other U.S. jurisdictions would be useful and of ...
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If you have pressed charges against someone for violating a court order, is it legal for them to threaten you? [closed]

Let's assume the state is Arizona, both parties have 50/50 custody with a holiday custody exchange between 6pm-8:30pm. One parent (parent A) decided they don't want to see a child the previous year, ...
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Is “dry humping” someone under 18 considered rape? [duplicate]

Can fully-clothed dry-humping someone under 18 without consent count as rape in the state of Arizona? And if not, what sort of offense is it? If found guilty, what would a typical punishment be in the ...
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Obligation of mortgage holder to maintain and provide transaction history

Is a mortgage lender obligated to maintain, and provide access to, payment and transaction history after a loan? For example, if a mortgage is refinanced with a different lender, is the previous ...
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Arizona - continued fees after request for termination

I changed law firms for divorce representation in arizona, due to not being satisfied with the initial law firm. After notifying the first law firm that I would like to terminate their services and ...
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Selling your primary home without living in it

I already own a house and I am booking a new construction house. I am planning use it as my primary home. However, I do have a question can I sell the house without staying in it for a single day? Are ...
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Is Ground Glass (still) illegal in Arizona? [duplicate]

I was watching Hamilton's Pharmacopeia and on Season 2, Episode 4, it is claimed that Ground Glass is illegal in Arizona. I tried to do some digging to confirm or falsify that, but the earliest ...
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May the owner of a towed car pick up the car from the lot its stored in without paying?

More specifically: if the car is not in a gated lot and is instead parked in a street-accessible parking lot, and there is no signage indicating trespass, what is preventing the car owner from just ...
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Arizona criminal traffic law

Suppose that a person Bob was ticketed for criminal aggressive driving in 1/2021, at 87 mph in a 75 mph zone. Arizona passed an amendment to the law in 6/2021 so that a person must be going over 20 ...
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Can the state/county post No Trespassing signs for private property?

There's a county park with some hiking trails near our house that my wife and I like to walk through in the mornings. We walk along the public road to get to the park, hike the trails, and return home ...
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How do I get the title and ownership paperwork for a deceased relative's house?

My mother passed away. She left a will saying who should receive which items. However, my mother's will lacks a lot of useful information. For example, the will does not state where the title ...
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Foreseen consequences of accidents caused during a fully driverless service

Waymo has just opened its fully driverless service to the general public in Phoenix. What happens if such a car crosses the red light and causes a deadly crash? Who and what punishment will be given ...
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Can a lawyer be charged with Custodial interference pursuant to ARS 13-1302?

The law is stated here If a lawyer or a nonlawyer provides legal advice to family member, advocating they take a child out of state, without filing an order of protection, an emergency order, petition ...
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What constitutes a “Rule 69 agreement” after a judge has issued a final ruling and required mediation?

The context is in Arizona and I'm wondering how can a party prove an agreement existed.
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Is begging a laid-off employee to stay an offer of employment?

About a month ago, I asked a question over on Workplace. TL;DR: I was informally told I was being laid off, but when I asked HR about rights and benefits, they were totally unaware of any layoff. ...
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How do I obtain a court order to receive a certified death certificate of custodial parent to terminate income withholding order in Arizona?

According to the Maricopa county Arizona vital records, I cannot request a certified death certificate since I am not a family member (we were never married) or have a court order. I am needing to ...
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What happens to people that gamble in Arizona when they're not old enough?

I was gambling in Arizona 2013 and was looking for a goal of $1,000. It wasn't a scam. I was 10 years old at the time. We got only got $300. Both and my Dad were doing the gambling and we each took ...
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Could the GoDaddy employee self-phishing test constitute a breach of contract?

Recently, GoDaddy executed a self-phishing test against its own employees. The message that employees received said that they could claim their holiday bonus by submitting their contact details on ...
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Can you avoid the division of debt during a divorce (Arizona community property laws)?

The context is in USA, AZ and with regard AZ community property laws. Say spouse A gets a credit card and racks up debt on the card without Spouse B's knowledge or consent. The couple had the income ...
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Arizona law requires you to admit to carrying a firearm. Would that be admissible evidence?

This question describes an Arizona law which requires a person stopped by the police to answer honestly when asked if they have a concealed deadly weapon. Suppose that someone in Arizona is carrying ...
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"Affidavits" which aren't signed under penalty of perjury?

In Trump's lawsuit in Arizona: A Trump campaign attorney conceded in court on Thursday morning that he tried to enter hundreds of dodgy form-filed affidavits into evidence, even though their own ...
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Police questioning in Arizona regarding gun possession

Is it possible to legally have a firearm (handgun/rifle/shotgun) in a vehicle that a person is the driver of, and NOT tell the police in Arizona whether they have a firearm or not? According Arizona ...
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What do I need to do to sell my late father's firearms in Arizona?

My father passed away in April of this year, and despite insisting he had a will, he apparently never got around to actually making one. Luckily, all of his assets were jointly owned by him and his ...
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What is the legal definition of at the entrance (parking sign law)

This is specifically in regards to parking sign law in Mesa, AZ. The legal wording is The owner or the agent of the owner of any private parking area shall be deemed to have given consent to ...
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What options do I have as a renter when the carpet smells like pet urine?

I moved to AZ and was unable to personally inspect the unit prior to signing a lease. I noticed the carpets smelled like pet urine within 48 hours and noted this in the move in checklist. I eventually ...
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Where is Arizona's [and other states] timezone defined?

Where is the timezone defined for Arizona? Is it in the Arizona constitution? Is it in Arizona Revised Statutes? Is it in the United States constitution? Is it in the United States Code? Where is ...
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Can tenants in Arizona be required to professionally clean after agreement to break lease?

For reasons described below, my landlord told me a few months ago that I could break my lease if I found a house I wanted to buy. 6 weeks later, I closed on a house, and gave him 30 days notice. ...
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recording conversations without consent and playing the recordings to others

I live in Arizona a retirement community and was on my porch recently having a conversation with a friend. During the conversation, I said some negative comments about the manager and the maintenance ...
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Buying a home from a 'sale by owner' that was previously listed by some agent and shown by my agent. My agent asking commission and raising price

The incident is based in Arizona. An agent was assigned to us a part of our relocation. The agent showed some houses which I had done the research for. So I had found the house and asked them to show ...
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In Arizona, can a company require you to cancel a subscription service in person?

A subscription service in Arizona is claiming their service can only be cancelled at the customer's home office, in-person, which is the one that the customer originally signed up with. What if the ...
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Can an employer require employees to cash a check?

In Arizona, United States, can an employer require an employee to cash a check? This might be useful, as if an employer writes a check for labor/services rendered, the employer has an unfulfilled ...
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Specific meaning of "or that is either" in an Arizona law

I was reading through ARS 15-1640 and it mentions (emphasis mine): A. The following records of a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents are exempt from title 39, ...
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How a criminal speeding citation of 104 mph in a 75 mph zone will affect my immigration status (F1 visa)?

I recently received a criminal speeding citation for driving at 104 mph in 75 mph zone in Arizona. I have clean driving history without any prior citation or accident. I am an international citizen on ...
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Arizona laws regarding ownership of ground glassware for chemistry usage

I was watching a YouTube video that included an interview with a Clandestine Chemist, and at the 8:50 mark, he states: In Arizona, mere possession of ground glassware is a felony, if you're not a ...
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If a tenant is responsible for repairs, are they liable if they do not fix something?

Hypothetical: A single person rents a home, and it is specified in their lease that as the tenant, they are responsible for repairs and maintenance. The dishwasher breaks down. Since this person ...
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How does one evict a tenant in Arizona if they have a lease/purchase instead of a straight lease? [closed]

I've read there are differences to eviction based on the type of lease/purchase, so if more information is needed please comment. Tenant pays a lease payment each month that includes a monthly rent ...
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Will my employers contract hold up in court?

When I started a new job back in July of 2017, I signed a contract that had the following bindings or restrictions if I was ever to leave the company: Cannot work for a competitor within 25 miles of ...
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Public defenders not getting discovery evidence in sufficient time, is this Court Misconduct?

In my legal situation described here, I called the public defender several times ahead of the first pretrial meeting requesting to meet with him and let him know the truth, the broader case (the ...
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Upcoming Child Support Hearing

Back story: I am male, 50 years old. 25 years ago, in New York State (USA), I and a bunch of coworkers occasionally would go out for drinks on Fridays after work. One of the regulars in this crowd is &...
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Can I sue my employer for wrongful firing?

So I am looking to possibly take legal action against a former employer of mine that had--in my opinion wrongfully terminated me. I'm wondering if this is possible based on my case. Here is my case: ...
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illegal Towing in apartment complexes

If an apartment complex has a contract with a towing company to tow illegally parked cars does a manager have to be there when the car is the sign for each card is being towed at the time of being ...
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What does "shall not dismiss … merely" mean in Arizona?

Legislatures of most states consider "expired registration" violation to be "fix-it" tickets, where promptly renewing the registration after the issuance of the citation is grounds ...
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My unit was broken into after uhaul put a non payment lock on it, so isn't it now their responsibility?

I'm in Arizona and like my question says they put a non payment lock on my unit (payroll messed up at my job) and I said I had my own insurance so I didn't take theirs, but I never brought them my ...
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Class Action, burden of discovery enforceable?

If I am automatically opted into a class action suite (against the Arizona Department of Revenue in this case) is the burden of discovery enforceable According to the notice "As a Class member" you ...
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