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Ann M Haralambie

Child custody Attorney at Tucson, AZ

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ann

Learn Ann’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    50%
    Includes custody issues between parents and between parents and third parties, modification of custody/visitation, interstate custody issues, international child abduction (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction)

    47 years

  2. Child abuse
    30%
    Child sexual abuse, dependency (private and CPS), termination of parental rights, guardianship of children

    47 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Divorce and paternity (unmarried parents)

    47 years

  4. Adoption
    5%
    Stepparent adoption, private adoption (note: we do not find children or match birth parents), representation of adoption and child welfare agencies

    47 years

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
  • 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

Location

Ann Nicholson Haralambie Attorneys PC
1785 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 165
(mail only: 3661 N. Campbell, PMB #130, Tucson 85719)
Tucson, AZ, 85718

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Bobby and Kim | December 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We could not have picked a better attorney for a dependency case
Ann has been not only a great attorney but a very caring and compassionate person.Unfortunatley we had to hire her for a child dependency case. She was referred to us by Mito Action and was the only Az attorney that was recommended by them.You can not put a price on what Ann has done for us.All others said that no one gets their kid back at a temporary custody hearing.Ann even said that it was extremely hard but her 40 plus years experience in family law brought our daughter home.Ann is beyond brilliant in the court room.She is not only aggressive but but very well spoken.I have had to to hire other attorneys in the past for different circumstances and i have never felt more confident with a attorney then we did with Ann.She is very straight forward and honest.There was no false promises she told us the way it was and what to expect. She has done everything that she told us that she would do when we hired her plus some.Mrs. Haralambie is a very compassionate caring person. With a case like ours one can not put a price on a great Attorney.We will be forever in debt to Mrs.haralambie. If you are in a situation to where you need a dependency lawyer, don't waste time on shopping around and in our eyes and Mito Action's Ann Haralambie is the only one in this state that you wanna hire.She is in Tucson and we are in Phoenix so we had a lot of travel time.If we had to do it all over again we would use Ann again without a doubt.Her 40 plus years in family law you just can't put a price on.Especially when you are fighting for your child.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great and Caring Advocate
Ann is no-nonsense and tough - exactly what I needed against my ex. Ann listened to all aspects of the situation and advocated strongly for me. I was happy with the results and would recommend her to anyone with family issues. She is an excellent child advocate and that worked very well for me and my daughter. Thank you Ann.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, strong advocate who came through for me
My ex wrongly accused me of being an unfit parent in an attempt to take my child out state to be with his girlfriend. Ann fought for me and I was able to obtain without going to trial an arrangement that was more than fair to me and more than what I had even expected I could get-joint custody including parenting time 5 days a week. The divorce worked out exactly as I wanted. I am so grateful for the work Ann did for me during this extremely difficult time.
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Posted by Rodger | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Brilliant!
After one consultation with Ms Haralambie, it was obvious she had the expertise and experience to handle a very difficult and sensitive custody situation that needed immediate intervention. She was sharp and amazing, knew exactly what to do, and brilliantly delivered. I am so grateful that her guidance was there, things worked out beautifully in the end. Most importantly, there were sensible measures immediately put in place that beautifully served my child’s best interests above all. Ann is an expert in this field and I recommend her whole heartily to anyone that is involved in a custody situation. She is nationally renowned for her work in the field and after working with her, it is easy to understand why she is considered to be one of the best in the nation.
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Posted by Melita | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for difficult cases
We hired Ann to handle a number of items that all led up to and included our final adoption. She expertly guided us and fought for us in getting our case moved from one state to another, removing supervised visits of an abusive biological relative, terminating parental rights of both parents and successfully navigating a contested adoption trial. When there was a problem on the home stretch, she went above and beyond the call of duty to rectify the situation and help us get it over the finish line. Amazing attorney! We could not have chosen a more qualified, experienced lawyer with true integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disrespectful
Ms. Haralambie was arrogant and disrespectful from day one. I was not an ideal client (i.e., I was losing), but she treated me with disdain and clear dislike from the start of our four-month-long relationship. She is not a champion of children's rights. She claims to have Christian values in a court system that has anything but. She was expensive, and in my experience abusive towards the client she was hired to represent.
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Response from Ann Haralambie April 22, 2018
I do not recognize this person as a client, but if this is a real client, I am very sorry about his or her perceived experience. It is certainly not the way I try to practice law or treat my clients, ideal or otherwise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ann Nicholson Haralambie Attorneys, P.C.
  • 1973 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • 1984 - 1993

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • law
  • 1976
  • University of Arizona
  • MA - Masters
  • 1974
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baker v. Meyer, 2015 WL 1514541, --- P.3d ----709 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 4.
  • Court of Appeals sided with mother in a published opinion.

Associations

  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist
  • 2014 - Present
  • First Star
  • Advisory Board
  • 2003 - Present
  • Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 1993 - Present
  • ABA Family Advocate
  • Editorial Board
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • Life Charter Member
  • N/A
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
  • ABA Advisor to URCANCPA drafting committee
  • 2004 - 2007
  • ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children
  • Special Advisor
  • 2003 - 2005
  • ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children
  • Presidential Appointee,
  • 2000 - 2003
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • President
  • 1986 - 1989
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Certified Fellow,
  • 1982 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law Since 1993
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2011
  • Child Advocacy National Certificate of Recognition
  • American Bar Association
  • 1995
  • Harrison Tweed Special Merit Award
  • American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • 1993
  • Child Advocacy Award
  • Arizona Council of Attorneys for Children
  • 1986
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Publications

  • 31/3 Family Advocate 11
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • 2009
  • 31/3 Family Advocate 12
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • 2009
  • Handling Child Custody, Abuse & Adoption Cases 3d
  • Author
  • 2009
  • 47/1 Judge's Journal 23
  • Humility and Child Autonomy in Child Welfare and Custody Representation of Children,
  • 2008
  • 6 Nevada Law Journal 1277
  • Recognizing the Expertise of Children and Families,
  • 2006
  • 45 Washburn Law Journal 525
  • Children’s Domestic Tort Claims
  • 2006
  • 28/1 Hamline J. of Pub. Law & Policy 177
  • Humility and Child Autonomy in Child Welfare and Custody Representation of Children,
  • 2006
  • 27/4 Family Advocate 30
  • Kids’ Causes of Action
  • 2005
  • Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody Cases
  • co-author
  • 2003
  • Children, Social Science and Law
  • Children's Legal Representation
  • 2002
  • 12/3 APSAC Advisor 8
  • Representing the Protective Parent in Sexual Abuse Custody Cases
  • 1999
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Civil Cases
  • Author
  • 1999
  • 34/6 Trial 42
  • In Whose Best Interests?
  • 1998
  • Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases
  • co-author
  • 1996
  • Handling Child Custody, Abuse & Adoption Cases 2d
  • Author
  • 1993
  • The Child's Attorney
  • Author
  • 1993
  • Handling Child Custody Cases
  • Author
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wells Conference on Adoption Law
  • Use of Social Media in Post-Adoption Search and Reunion
  • 2012
  • NACC Annual Conference
  • Child Welfare Law and Practice All Day "Red Book" Training
  • 2012
  • Zealous Advocacy in CHIPS Cases: What Attorneys Need to Know
  • Substantive Child Welfare Law All Day Training
  • 2011
  • National CLE in Family Law
  • Custody Aspects of Military Deployment
  • 2011
  • NACC Annual Conference
  • Custody Aspects of Military Deployment
  • 2011
  • New Mexico Family Law institute
  • Third Party Custody and Visitation
  • 2010
  • NACC Annual Conference
  • Child Welfare Law and Practice All Day "Red Book" Training
  • 2010
  • Children's Law Symposium
  • Child Advocacy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (0)
Endorse Ann
Child custody Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is one of the most skilled and experienced child custody and divorce attorneys in Southern Arizona. Her knowledge of the law is unsurpassed. She has written texts on child custody that are foremost in the field. A client will be in excellent hands with Ann."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Haralambie is a consummate professional who focuses exclusively on family law and, as such, is highly knowledgeable and experienced in this area of practice. I too practice family law and I look up to her as someone I hope to emulate."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is the best there is in her field. I highly recommend her to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ann "wrote the book" on representing children, in every sense of that phrase. She has a great combination of high ideals, tough-minded practicality, and compassion. I know her from her work as a pioneer of child representation, primarily from working with her on the ABA Standards that became a Uniform Act on that subject, and from the ABA child custody committee and other ABA projects."
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