Is it possible to be denied visitation with my children after an Arizona divorce?

Yes, but usually only in extreme cases. The idea behind visitation in Arizona is to ultimately protect the health and well-being of the children. Visitation can be denied or limited to supervised visitation in just about any case in which the child could be harmed by normal visitation. These circumstances include:
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Incarceration of a parent
  • Sexual abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Risk of abduction
  • Neglect or parent alienation

This is by no means a comprehensive list, either. Any situation that harms the child has the potential to limit the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent. This may include differing religious practices or cohabitation of the noncustodial parent.

If you are going through an Arizona divorce and have questions about what that means for your visitation rights, contact a Phoenix divorce lawyer right away at 1-888-929-5292 for a free consultation. You also can request a copy of our book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.