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.

Please contact your state legislators about HB 2301, a dangerous bill pending in the Arizona legislature, which would have the effect of eliminating private child custody evaluations. You can read the bill here.

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 schedule:

“Kid Gloves: When Children Testify,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Spring Meeting, Paradise Island, The Bahamas, May 10-15,2016.

“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.).