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.
It is important that you familiarize yourself with Arizona custody and Parenting Time laws as you start this process. Knowledge of the law will take out the guesswork as to what determines the amount of parenting time each parent will have.