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New child custody legislation favors co-parenting

When a marriage ends, it's common for parents to worry about the impacts that a divorce can have on children. Children typically need both parents, and their well-being may suffer when a parent is suddenly taken out of their lives. Likewise, parents can have a great deal of anxiety when it comes to post-divorce custody arrangements. However, child custody arrangements in Arizona and across the country these days have shifted from a winner-take-all situation to shared 50/50 parenting.

Child custody battle involving NBA player recently settled

When Arizona parents decide to split, one of the most common areas of dispute is the custody of the children. In some scenarios, both parents may want primary custody of the children. Unfortunately, this can trigger a child custody battle. It is important for parents to have the best interests of the children in mind and work together to come to an agreement regarding custody.

New decision from Division One Court of Appeals stands to have substantial impact of Arizona's legal decision-making laws

The Court concludes that "final decision-making authority" is the same as sole legal decision-making and that a Trial Court cannot make a determination for the parents regarding school choice. In such circumstance, parents with joint legal decision-making must mutually make such decision or Petition the Court for determination of which parent shall be designated with sole legal decision-making on the issue of education and once such determination is made, the parent designated with sole legal decision-making on education can unilaterally make the decision of school choice. No. 1 CA-CV 17-0069 FC

Knowing and understanding child custody arrangments

When spouses choose to end a marriage, one of the biggest concerns is the custody of their children. Although custody laws vary from state to state, all child custody laws were put in place to protect and meet the needs of children. In Arizona, custody laws have been updated to better meet the needs of children. All parents would benefit by knowing the different types of custody.

Representing yourself in family proceedings?

Navigating the legal process on your own can seem daunting to say the least. The law can be complicated and there are nuances which are indiscernible to the untrained eye. But for many, securing legal advice from the start to the finish of your case is simply unaffordable. Having a guide to hand which can explain in simple terms both the law and procedure as well as the practical points of what will happen at court could therefore be an invaluable resource. In this blog, Family Law in Partnership associate Carla Ditz reviews 'The Family Courts for Litigants in Person. A Handbook for Litigants in Person' by Lucy Reed, Barrister at St Johns Chambers, Bristol.

Actress and ex-spouse reach child custody agreement

Parents can part ways for a number of reasons, but one common concern that both parents usually have is the well-being of their children. In Arizona, child custody laws are in place to serve the needs of both parents and children. It is common for newly divorced parents to have differing opinions, and both parents may want sole custody of the children. A child custody battle may ensue when parents have disputes and cannot agree on a custody arrangement.

NBA star involved in child custody battle

In Arizona, custody laws exist to protect and facilitate the needs of not only children but parents as well. Unfortunately, parents may sometimes disagree on child custody, and a custody battle may ensue. When this happens, it is typically the children who suffer the most. A child custody battle involving the children of NBA star Blake Griffin and his ex-fiance made headlines recently, as Griffin made attempts to gain custody of their children.

Shared parenting could be the best solution for child custody

In recent years, shared parenting has become a more popular agreement when Arizona parents decide to end a marriage. More and more states are passing new child custody laws that encourage and facilitate co-parenting arrangements. Traditionally, primary custody of children was awarded to mothers, long considered the natural caregivers. However, these days more custody rights are being given to fathers, as modern-day dads continue to take a more active role in the lives of their children.

Tips for those with questions about child custody

When Arizona couples separate, many issues will arise such as what to do about financial obligations and living arrangements. For couples with children, the most important issue may be determining a custody arrangement. Parents may have many questions regarding child custody and laws surrounding custody matters. This transitional time can be smoother by following a few simple guidelines.

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