Child Custody

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Question: me and my partner just seperated after twenty years. We have two kids together. I want to know who has legal custody of the kids.

Answer: When parents separate, resulting in divorce, they are encouraged to agree on a plan for custody and parenting time. Parenting time is the time the child spends with the non-custodial parent; it is essentially visitation. Parenting plan guidelines can be found under A.R.S. § 25-403.02 If parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, the courts will step in and determine child custody based on the best interests of the child under A.R.S. § 25-403. It is possible--depending on what the court considers to be in the children’s best interest; that parties can share custody equally, or one could have legal custody, while the other has frequent visitation. It all depends on the circumstances.

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