Category: Child Custody and Support

Joint Custody Versus Sole Custody: What’s the Difference?

When two parents share joint custody of their children, one is usually granted physical custody. This means the children live primarily with that parent, but the two share in legal custody – raising the children and making important decisions. In other situations, the parents share physical and legal custody. Sole custody arrangements, on the other […]

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Written by on January 12, 2022

Why Do I Need a Documented Parenting Plan for Joint Legal Custody?

According to Arizona State law, parents must create and sign a parenting plan when filing for joint custody of their children. In this legally mandated custody arrangement, the parents share custody of the children, and each of them can legally make crucial decisions on behalf of their children. Family courts are tasked with looking out […]

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Written by on January 7, 2022

An Overview of the Arizona Child Support Appeal Process

A child support order dictates financial support, and the parties named therein are obligated to abide. Child support is intended to ensure the children of divorced or separated parents are adequately provided for and nurtured. An appropriate child support order will see that parents meet all basic needs of the children and maintain a consistent […]

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Written by on December 6, 2021

Can a child decide whom to remain within a divorce?

Can a child decide whom to remain within a divorce? Divorce is never an easy decision.  And when a divorce involves children, that process becomes even more complicated. Why? Because the decisions that are made during that process affect not only the divorcing parties, but their children as well. Finding a lawyer, moving houses, dividing […]

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Written by on September 19, 2021

Grounds for Parental Termination in Arizona

When a child lives in conditions that threaten his physical and mental condition, anyone close to him can petition that his parents be deprived of their rights.  Grounds for Parental Termination in Arizona Arizona Revised Statute §8-533(B) provides the following grounds for termination: The parent abandoned the child. The parent neglected or abused the child. The […]

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Written by on July 30, 2021

7 Apps to Help Make Co-Parenting Easier

Life After Divorce: 7 Apps to Help Make Co-Parenting Easier Divorce is hard, but it doesn’t mean co-parenting has to be. While splitting up usually means parents relocate with shared custody of a child, the distance doesn’t mean communication should stop. Though it can be tough to stay on the same page as the other […]

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Written by on June 7, 2021

Child Custody and Parents that Are Not Married

Child Custody and Parents that Are Not Married  When we think of child custody, we often think of two parents who are married. However, other issues and situations to think about, such as when the parents are unmarried. This is a common scenario. The question is: What happens to kids then when the parents are […]

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Written by on May 28, 2021

4 Co-Parenting Tips All Parents Need to Know

4 Co-Parenting Tips All Parents Need to Know While there’s a lot to keep in mind when it comes to your children, check out this guide to learn about the top co-parenting tips that all parents need to know. 1. Think Quality Over Quantity Many parents get hung up on making sure that their child […]

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Written by on May 9, 2021

Child Support Modifications in Arizona

Child Support Modifications in Arizona Child support can be a very tricky—and emotional—topic for both those who are ordered by a court to pay it and those who are receiving it. Whether you are paying child support or getting it from your prior spouse, it is important to understand the ins and outs of this […]

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Written by on May 9, 2021