Posts Tagged: Child Custody

Mother’s Rights in an Arizona Divorce

If you are going through a divorce in Arizona, you likely wonder what your, as well as your partner’s rights are. In Arizona, co-parenting is the priority – the courts don’t favor one parent or the other, unless there is an issue of child endangerment on either or both sides. Fair parenting time and custody,… Read more »

Dependency Action/Termination of Parental Rights

A dependency/severance action can be brought by the state or the department of child services, or a parent. If brought by the State then each parent is entitled to court-appointed counsel. Once the juvenile court severs a parent’s parental rights and neither no appeal is taken or the appellate court affirms, the parent(s) rights are… Read more »

12 Ways to Help Your Kids Through a Divorce

Arizona ranks 13th in divorce in the United States, meaning nearly 1 in 4 families will go through the divorce process. Several of these families involve minor children, and how they cope has a lot to do with how the parents handle the separation. Kids are resilient and will learn to accept the changes, however… Read more »

Determining Child Custody

Determining Child Custody In Arizona With Arizona child custody, we have guidelines depending upon the age of the children.  Also, the Court may consider the parent’s work schedule in determining what would be in the children’s best interest for child custody.  A typical situation is one parent would be classified as the custodial parent, the… Read more »


PARENTING TIME If a parent seeks a change in parenting time from neither parent being the primary residential parent to one parent being the primary residential parent, this constitutes a substantial change in custody. Owen v. Blackhawk, 206 Ariz. 418, 421, 79 P.3d 667, 670 (Ct. App. 2003). When the case involves a substantial change… Read more »


CHILD CUSTODY – A BIRD’S EYE VIEW In divorce and paternity cases, the court determines legal custody and parenting time arrangements. Under Arizona law, if the parents have children together while married, the parents have joint legal custody over that child/children and their parental rights are equal. Each parent has an equal right to the… Read more »