Child Custody

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Question: My ex-wife and I sought mediation to end our marriage and have custody agreements regarding our two children. I am the non-custodial parent in the agreement. Recently I have been offered a job in another state but want to be sure I know my rights when move across state lines in reference to visitation with my children in the State of Arizona? I'd like to know that I have right to see my children for half their major school breaks and such...thanks for your help.

Answer: Under A.R.S. section 25-411, a court will modify a child-custody agreement whenever it serves the best interest of the child. Whatever modification the parents wish to make to the custody agreement must be decided on by the parents or the judge. (http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00411.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS) In addition, under A.R.S. section 25-414, a parent may be in violation of the statute when he/she does not allow the non-custodial parent to have visitation rights without good cause. (http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00414.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS).
In addition, please see the Family and Children topic on this website for more information: http://www.azlawhelp.org/subtopic.cfm?mc=1.

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  • My ex-wife and I sought mediation to end our marriage and have custody agreements regarding our two children. I am the non-custodial parent in the agreement. Recently I have been offered a job in another state but want to be sure I know my rights when move across state lines in reference to visitation with my children in the State of Arizona? I'd like to know that I have right to see my children for half their major school breaks and such...thanks for your help.

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