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How is physical and legal child custody decided in Arizona
Russel Wenk from the law offices of Trullinger & Wenk in Phoenix, AZ discusses some of the different factors in determining physical and legal child custody matters in the state of Arizona.
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In Arizona, the courts follow Arizona Revised Statutes Chapter 25, Titles 320, 322, and 505.01 to determine how much support is appropriate. Child visitation – often referred to as “Parenting Time” in Arizona law – guidelines are usually hashed out between former spouses through mediation. In Arizona, if the non-custodial spouse violates the visitation order, you may file an order to hold him or her in contempt of the court. check to learn more.
When a couple divorces and there is a minor child involved, an Arizona divorce decree will specify who has physical custody as well as legal custody of the child. In Arizona, there are typically several different custody arrangements that may be made for children of divorced parents. In Arizona, courts award sole or joint child custody without preference regarding the sex of the parent. check to learn more.