When a family court judge makes a decision regarding Custody of a minor child, the court is obligated to make its determination based on the Best Interests of a Child. To do this, the court uses a standard called, The Best Interest Factors. The Best Interest Factors are used by family court judges when making decisions regarding custody, parenting time, and legal decision-making.
The Best Interests of a Child is a standard by which a court determines what arrangements would be to a child’s greatest benefit, often used in deciding decision-making and parenting time matters and in deciding whether to approve an adoption or a guardianship.
The Law – A.R.S. § 25-403.
Parenting Time is the schedule of time during which each parent has access to their child. Each parent is responsible for providing the child with food, clothing and shelter during his or her parenting time. During his or her parenting time, that parent may also make “routine decisions” concerning the child’s care.
A.R.S. § 25-403.
Legal decision-making is the legal right and responsibility to make all non-emergency legal decisions for a child including education, health care, religion and personal care.
25-403.01. Sole and joint legal decision-making and parenting time
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