Child Custody

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Question: who keeps the kids while divorce is pending

Answer:

No particular law dictates this. To find out how the law applies to your specific situation, you may want to contact an attorney. The following is provided for information purposes only.

A divorcing spouse who wants legal custody or primary caregiver status for shared children could file a Family Law Rule 47 motion for temporary orders. Maricopa County, has a suitable form on the superior court's website (Self-Service Center). Coconino County, Pima County and Pinal County also have family law forms posted online.

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