Where will your children live and who will make decisions about them? These are the two major issues that you and the other parent must decide. This will depend on how far apart you live from each other, how old your children are, school hours, work hours, the care provider situation, the family support system and to some extent, the desires of the children. You are trying to do what is in your children’s best interests. This has been defined by statute in Arizona: A.R.S. 25- 403 in the appendix.
The courts do not always explain decision-making in terms of sole and joint legal decision-making, but it is easier to grasp when you understand the two separate concepts. Legal decision-making is who makes the legal decisions for your children. The two primary options for decision-making are joint or sole legal decision-making. With joint legal decision-making,...Read More >