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Arizona Child Custody: Moving Out of State

It’s not uncommon for one parent to move to another city or state after a divorce, often due to a new job, new educational opportunities for the children, or a fresh start on life. If both parties disagree over the handling of custody after the relocation, then the court will...
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What Is Considered Parental Kidnapping In Arizona?

We often think of kidnapping as something done by strangers using force or violence. However, there is such a thing as parental kidnapping, where a parent takes their own child without authorization, particularly when they keep the child away from the other parent. What constitutes parental kidnapping in Arizona? Could...
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Is Arizona a Mother’s State?

When a marriage ends, the divorcing parents must continue caring for their child. If the parents fail to reach an agreeable arrangement to raise the child, the court can make a decision based on the child’s best interests. This judgment includes which parent has the legal decision-making authority and how...
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Arizona Child Custody Laws: Unmarried Parents

In Arizona, unmarried parents enjoy the same protections that married parents have as far as child custody and other parental rights are concerned. The primary factor that family courts consider when making decisions is whether the outcome is for the child’s best interests rather than the parents. When parents are...
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What Is Considered An Unfit Parent In Arizona?

There are parents who seek sole custody of their child because they believe that their former spouse is unfit to be a parent. In general, an “unfit parent” is one who fails to properly provide for the child and to ensure their wellbeing. Every state has its own specific criteria...
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Arizona Child Custody Laws For Fathers

Separated fathers often worry that after their divorce or separation from their spouse, they would lose their parenting rights over their child. There is also the fear that dads have less chance to win child custody. This is not necessarily so in Arizona. Let’s look at some common concerns of...
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