Arizona Child Custody and Visitation Considerations
In an Arizona divorce, both parents usually are granted at least some aspects of custody, and the noncustodial parent will generally have visitation rights. The courts consider many factors when deciding who gets custody, how visitation is handled, and what is best for your kids. Behind the scenes, these are the factors the courts are considering in your Phoenix child custody case:
- The child’s age and preference;
- The child’s health, both mental and physical;
- The parents’ health, both mental and physical;
- Lifestyle of the parents, including any history of abuse;
- Emotional relationship with the child and ability to parent effectively;
- Ability for the parent to provide necessities, such as food, shelter, and medical care;
- The lifestyle and patterns the child is used to, such as activities, schools, and churches;
- The parent’s ability to communicate effectively with the other parent.
There are a lot of considerations when it comes to Arizona divorce, and it’s important that you understand your rights during the difficult custody and visitation process. Contact a compassionate Phoenix divorce lawyer today at 1-888-929-5292, and also request a free copy of our book, Arizona Family Law – The Essential Arizona Divorce Guide. We are devoted to helping our clients get the best results.