Child Custody

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Question: I have been told that is a mother and father of a child come to an agreement on custody, child support and other issues pertaining to the child that they can write it out sign it notarize it and it is legal and will hold up in court. Is this true?

Answer: You may want to read through the article on this site about custody and parenting time. Family laws vary from state to state. In Arizona, the court can legally decide custody and parenting time. If the parents are in agreement about custody and parenting time, they can submit a proposed parenting plan to the court. The judge will determine whether the proposed plan is in the best interests of the child. See the Arizona Supreme Court’s custody FAQ page. Child support is also governed by the court.

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