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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Related Questions


Question: Back in March 2017 I had a court order joint custody and parenting time with no child support. On 12/05 I received paperwork from the kids mom asking to modify the parenting time custody and support. I need to respond back to her back I don't know what exact form to use. Everything I see if for someone to start up the modification process.
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Question: I have 2 daughters with my ex, and am paying child support for them. I fell behind on child support due to medical reasons and not being able to work, and now she's holding my kids from me. She wont answer calls and I havent seen my kids in several years. If I'm currently paying child support but still owe back child support, can she legally hold my kids from me?
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Question: My son was born last year, i am on his birth certificate but i am not married to the birth mother. What are my rights to my son? Show low police said i have no rights to him unless we were married. Please tell me thats not true
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Question: If I'm on my son's birth certificate, can my sons mother hold him away from me, and not allow me to see him for no reason?
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Question: My wife and are married, both women, and we both are on my child's birth certificate. she is his biological mother. The problem is She about a month a half ago left to a friend's and didn't come back for 2 weeks. When she returned, she promised to get help by going to a rehab for pills, and heroin use. She then about a week later disappeared in the middle of the night at 2:30am while we all slept, to NM where she was using heroin again, admitting all of this through text messages which I still have. She is now threatening to come and take my son from me and not give him back. What can I do?
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