Arizona’s child custody laws and the legal terminology can be confusing. These pages outline some important aspects of Arizona’s custody laws and familiarizes you with the terminology so you can better understand the child custody laws and how they pertain to you and your children.
Child Custody is the most emotional and stressful aspect of Arizona family law. Understanding the laws and knowing how the court determines custody will help you throughout the custody process and beyond.
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.
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.
Child support can be easily calculated under the Arizona Child Support Guidelines after several other variables have been determined. The two main factors are Gross monthly Income and Combined Adjusted Gross Monthly Income.
Child Support is financial support ordered to be paid by one parent for the support of a child.
The first thing you should know is that there is a difference between your rights as a Father when you are or are not married to the mother.
Mother's rights are different if you are unmarried or if you are married going through a divorce.
Moving out-of-state with minor children requires certain legal steps.
Circumstances change and those changes can negatively affect parenting time and add stress to both the parents and the children.
In certain situations, someone who is not the child’s legal parent, such as a grandparent, great-grandparent or domestic partner can be classified as a “third-party” and may be entitled to visitation with a minor child.
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