Domestic Violence

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Question: I got granted temporary sole legal decision making of my daughter but during this case I got into a car accident with my other daughter, I was not the driver or passenger and had no illegal part in this accident. Now my daughters father is telling me he has temporary sole custody and I cannot see her at all. He has domestic violence and was told that sole custody was not an option in our case for him. He got a lawyer and we made a settlement so it would be easier for me because the accident ruined everything with my life and I signed it but she told us that we needed to get it notarized.

Answer: If the agreement you made was not on a Superior Court form, you may need to have it notarized.  if the agreement was done on a Superior Court form, the court clerk would be able to notarize it at the time of the signing.  Go to: 

https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/pdf/drcvg11f.pdf 

for more information regarding parenting time and decision making.

  You may want to speak with an attorney to find out what rights you have and if the form needs to be notarized.

QUESTIONS

  • I got granted temporary sole legal decision making of my daughter but during this case I got into a car accident with my other daughter, I was not the driver or passenger and had no illegal part in this accident. Now my daughters father is telling me he has temporary sole custody and I cannot see her at all. He has domestic violence and was told that sole custody was not an option in our case for him. He got a lawyer and we made a settlement so it would be easier for me because the accident ruined everything with my life and I signed it but she told us that we needed to get it notarized.

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