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How to Modify Child Custody in Arizona, post-decree divorce paralegal - LegalPapers, Tempe, AZ
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Arizona courts award child custody in accordance with the “best interests of the child”. Courts also consider which parent is more likely to allow frequent and meaningful contact between the child and the other parent, and which parent has a history of caring for the child. check to learn more.
In Arizona, a court may grant parents either sole or joint custody. An Arizona court may order joint legal custody and not order joint physical custody. However, joint custody will only be ordered if it's in the child best interests. check to learn more.
In Arizona, there are typically several different custody arrangements that may be made for children of divorced parents. In most cases, courts will award physical custody to one parent with whom the child will live most of the time. check to learn more.
The Child Support Calculator is an interactive program that will calculate a child support amount based on the Arizona Child Support Guidelines that are in effect at the time the action is filed. State and federal laws require states to review their child support guidelines every four years. check to learn more.
A divorce, legally called a "dissolution of marriage," is a court procedure to end a marriage. The party who starts the divorce is known as the Petitioner. The other party is known as the Respondent. check to learn more.