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 new 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
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:
“Kid Gloves: When Children Testify,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Meeting, Paradise Island, The Bahamas, May 10-15,2016.
National Parent Attorney Conference, April 25-27, 2017, Tyson’s Corner, Virgina.
ABA Family Law Section Spring Meeting, May 2-5, 2017, Savannah, Georgia.
World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, Dublin, Ireland, June 6-8, 2017.
“Maximizing the Voice of the Child in Dependency Court, A Legal and Judicial Perspective,” American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advanced Training Summit, Portland, Maine, June 21-23, 2017, with Hon. Karen S. Adam (ret.).
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, August 10-15, 2017.
ABA Family Law Section fall meeting, October 3-7, 2017, Beaver Creek, Colorado.