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Question: My daughter works and goes to school to support her family, husband and two children. Her husband (he lost his job) agreed to stay home with the kids while She finishes school (7 more months). Now he says he can get sole custody if they separate because he has been the primary care giver for the last year. Is this true?

Answer:

The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

 According to Arizona Revised Statutes 25-403, The court shall determine custody, either originally or on petition for modification, in accordance with the best interests of the child, where caregiving is only a single factor.  For general information on custody and parenting time, this site has a great resource article,  "THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME." 

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  • My daughter works and goes to school to support her family, husband and two children. Her husband (he lost his job) agreed to stay home with the kids while She finishes school (7 more months). Now he says he can get sole custody if they separate because he has been the primary care giver for the last year. Is this true?

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