Child Custody

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Federal and State Tax Exemptions for Dependent Children: Who gets to claim them?

This article explains how you can figure out who gets to claim your children on your taxes, you or your former spouse.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa Family Court Part 2: Default Through Discovery

In part two, we will discuss how to represent yourself in Default Proceedings and through Discovery.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Part 1: Initial Filings

This is the first in a multi-part segment on “How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Family Court." This section provides information about an initial filing in Family Court.


What is a Court-Appointed Advisor and what is his or her function in a Family Law case?

What is a Court-Appointed advisor and what is his or her function in a Family Law case? This article will define the difference between a Child's Attorney, Best Interest Attorney and a Court-Appointed Advisor and how they are used in the court system.


What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome and Why Does It Matter?

Learn about  Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and why it may matter to you and your child.


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


Model Parenting Time Plans for Parent/Child Access

Raising children presents challenges for all parents. The following information will help parents reach agreements about parenting time (access) with their children.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Things You Should Know about Custody and Parenting Time

This article provides general information about custody and parenting time. Questions about specific situations should be discussed with an attorney.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Question: Me and my wife are getting a divorce we have one kid together, we both have same equal rights but my wife is trying to take my son from me, she has no job no high school education, she's still an independent living with her parents who are on section A she can't even live there. Me on the other hand I have a job as a local truck driver I have a place and support my son and buy him everything she does not how can I get full custody I love my son and I want the best for him she has criminal and medical history I am cleanot and healthy how can I get what's best for my son.
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Question: I am trying to file for full custody for my 2 year old son. He lives with me full time since my ex husband has moved out of state. Since he has left he has no paid child support either. My problem is that I don't know his address or where exactly he works. I feel like I should be able to ask him but he always dodges the questions. His family doesn't really like me and blames me for the divorce. I filed originally through pinal county. Do i have to file through them again?
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Question: My ex-girlfriend and I obviously separated and have not done any legal custody paperwork with our (she is the mother) two children (ages 3 and 1). The boys constantly stay at the house that I own and never go to their mothers. She only sees them at my house for the 40 hours that I work per week and that is it. Their addresses (including the mother's mail) all come to the house that I own. She has now grown upset and wants to take the children to some long distant relative in Colorado just because she is angry. I do have the 3 year old enrolled in a local Prescott Valley school as well.
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Question: I received full custody (legal making decisions) for my son but his father, who is on his birth certificate, did not have to terminate his rights. He doesn't make much effort to be in our son's life and is not allowed to have visits unless they are supervised. My husband and I want to move out of state next year, am I within my rights to take him without consent from his father? Hoping for an answer before any big plans are set in motion. Thanks in advance!
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Question: Can I prohibit the other parent from seeing our child without a custody order?
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