Child Custody

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Question: I never married the father of my daughter. Will he be able to take custody of my daughter. He is a convicted felon and currently does not have a place to live. I pay for her insurance, preschool, clothes and food. I want to get sole custody. Is it possible.

Answer:

Whether a person can or cannot get custody of a child is ultimately determined by the court. Custody can be a complicated issue and depends on the specific facts of each situation.  To find out how the laws apply to your specific situation, you may want to consult with an attorney. You can also find various legal aid agencies throughout the state by going to the legal assistance section of this website.

If you want to review some of the Arizona statutes that talk about custody, they can be found in Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) beginning with A.R.S. § 25-401 and A.R.S. § 25-1001.

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  • I never married the father of my daughter. Will he be able to take custody of my daughter. He is a convicted felon and currently does not have a place to live. I pay for her insurance, preschool, clothes and food. I want to get sole custody. Is it possible.

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