Ann M. Haralambie is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, National Association of Counsel for Children, and a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney in private practice in Tucson, Arizona since 1977. Her practice is restricted to family and (non-delinquency) juvenile cases, with an emphasis on custody and child abuse. The practice is child-focused and seeks to minimize the harm which often occurs when child custody is litigated.
Ms. Haralambie is also an author and a national and international speaker and trainer for professional groups on topics related to custody, child abuse, and child advocacy. She serves as a consultant to and member of a number of national organizations dealing with family and child welfare law. She has served in a number of leadership roles within the legal and child welfare communities. (See résumé for details.)
Initial consultations, which generally last between one and two hours, are available for a flat fee of $400.
Read my article, for the National Association of Counsel for Children, on some changes I have observed in the child welfare field over the past 40 years and the need to ask state and local legislators about the child welfare system here: As the Pendulum Swings Guardian article
I am on the Board of Editors for the ABA Family Law Section practical quarterly publication Family Advocate. Here are some articles geared to parties which you may want to read:
Snapshot of Financial Considerations
Domestic Violence Changes Everything
How to Share Parenting
When You Can’t Be There in Person
All Parenting Plans Are Not Equal
Kids Want Parents to Know . . .
No More “Same-Sex Marriage,” Marriage is Marriage, Period
Scope of practice:
- Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
- Paternity (unmarried parents)
- Third party custody and visitation (grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, de facto parents)
- Modification of custody/visitation
- Interstate custody
- Parenting agreements (pre- and post-decree, unmarried parents, LGBT parents)
- Child sexual abuse
- International child abduction (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction)
- Dependency (DCS)
- Termination of parental rights
- Guardianship of children
- Stepparent adoption
- Private adoption (note: we do not find children or match birth parents)
- Representation of adoption and child welfare agencies
Upcoming speaking/conference schedule:
“Parenting Plans,” Maryland AFCC Chapter, Annapolis, Maryland, September 7, 2017.
“Family Law Institute,” Phoenix, January 18-19, 2018.
“Through the Looking Glass: Bringing Complex Family Issues into Focus,” Sedona, Arizona, January 26-28, 2018.
“Advanced Custody Litigation Institute,” Dallas, Texas, February 27-March 2, 2018.
American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, May 8-10, 2018.
“Children in Dependency Court: Pima County’s Successful Model,” 25th Colloquium, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, June 13-16, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, with Hon. Joan L. Wagener, Edith A. Croxen, and Susan Brandt.