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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


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 50%
    39 years
  2. Child Abuse: 30%
    39 years
  3. Divorce: 15%
    39 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    39 years



Hourly ($375-425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Peter D Axelrod

    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.


    Peter Axelrod Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Ronald W. Nelson

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Contact info

Ann Nicholson Haralambie Attorneys PC

3661 N Campbell Ave #130
(mail only at this address)
Tucson, AZ, 85719-1527


AZActive 197704/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Child Welfare Law SpecialistNational Association of Counsel for Children2014
Certified Specialist - Family Law Since 1993State Bar of Arizona2011
Child Advocacy National Certificate of RecognitionAmerican Bar Association1995
Harrison Tweed Special Merit AwardAmerican Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education1993
Child Advocacy AwardArizona Council of Attorneys for Children1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAnn Nicholson Haralambie Attorneys, P.C.1973 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawUniversity of Arizona College of Law1999 - 2002
Clinical Lecturer in PsychiatryUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine1984 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenCertified Child Welfare Law Specialist2014 - Present
First StarAdvisory Board2003 - Present
Arizona Board of Legal SpecializationCertified Family Law Specialist1993 - Present
ABA Family AdvocateEditorial Board1987 - Present
American Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenLife Charter MemberN/A
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsABA Advisor to URCANCPA drafting committee2004 - 2007
ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of ChildrenSpecial Advisor2003 - 2005
ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of ChildrenPresidential Appointee,2000 - 2003
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenPresident1986 - 1989
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersCertified Fellow,1982 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baker v. Meyer, 2015 WL 1514541, --- P.3d ----709 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 4.Court of Appeals sided with mother in a published opinion.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Child Welfare Law and Practice 2dAuthor and co-editor2010
Handling Child Custody, Abuse & Adoption Cases 3dAuthor2009
31/3 Family Advocate 11Indian Child Welfare Act2009
31/3 Family Advocate 12Special Immigrant Juvenile Status2009
47/1 Judge's Journal 23Humility and Child Autonomy in Child Welfare and Custody Representation of Children,2008
28/1 Hamline J. of Pub. Law & Policy 177Humility and Child Autonomy in Child Welfare and Custody Representation of Children,2006
6 Nevada Law Journal 1277Recognizing the Expertise of Children and Families,2006
45 Washburn Law Journal 525Children’s Domestic Tort Claims2006
27/4 Family Advocate 30Kids’ Causes of Action2005
Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody Casesco-author2003
Children, Social Science and LawChildren's Legal Representation2002
Child Sexual Abuse in Civil CasesAuthor1999
12/3 APSAC Advisor 8Representing the Protective Parent in Sexual Abuse Custody Cases1999
34/6 Trial 42In Whose Best Interests?1998
Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Casesco-author1996
The Child's AttorneyAuthor1993
Handling Child Custody, Abuse & Adoption Cases 2dAuthor1993
Handling Child Custody CasesAuthor1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of ArizonaEnglish LiteratureMA - Masters1974
University of ArizonaEnglish-Creative WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wells Conference on Adoption LawUse of Social Media in Post-Adoption Search and Reunion2012
NACC Annual ConferenceChild Welfare Law and Practice All Day "Red Book" Training2012
Zealous Advocacy in CHIPS Cases: What Attorneys Need to KnowSubstantive Child Welfare Law All Day Training2011
National CLE in Family LawCustody Aspects of Military Deployment2011
NACC Annual ConferenceCustody Aspects of Military Deployment2011
New Mexico Family Law instituteThird Party Custody and Visitation2010
NACC Annual ConferenceChild Welfare Law and Practice All Day "Red Book" Training2010
Children's Law SymposiumChild Advocacy2010