Posts Tagged: Child Custody

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 »


A recent North Carolina custody decision involving a Mother who lost custody of her two children allegedly because of her breast cancer went viral online. Both Facebook and Twitter blogs rallied to the defense of Alaina Giordano concerning her claim that a Durham District Court gave her ex-husband primary custody of their two children because… Read more »

Electronic Payment of Child Support Payments

It is now possible for Employer/Obligors to submit Child Support Payments Electronically. Go to or call 866-645-6347 to preregister. There is a one-time fee of $2.50 to register. You are able to set up payments to be taken out automatically every month, however, it can take up to ten (10) business days for the… Read more »