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
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
  • Appeals

Upcoming speaking/conference schedule:

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.

“Parenting Plans,” Maryland AFCC Chapter, Annapolis, Maryland, September 7, 2017.