Divorce is seldom easy, and families with children often face continued challenges as they learn to adapt to new lifestyles. Many parents in Arizona have questions and concerns regarding state and federal laws that govern child custody, visitation and support issues. Before attempting to resolve such matters in court, it is always advisable to seek clarification of the law and determine how best to proceed by acting alongside experienced guidance.
Most parents want what is best for their children. The problem is that parents who have chosen not to remain married often have breakdowns in communication and may have difficulty agreeing on issues. If a former spouse refuses to cooperate and any attempts to negotiate or compromise seem to have reached a dead end, it may prove beneficial to seek intervention through the court.
At Centuori & Alcoverde, P.C., we have successfully assisted many parents in obtaining fair and agreeable outcomes in situations related to child custody and other family law matters. The court typically is of the opinion that a child does best when active relationships are maintained with both parents after divorce, unless evidence suggests this would not be in the child's best interests. Details regarding physical and/or legal custody may vary, depending on an individual situation.
With regard to child support, Arizona law is quite specific as to which obligations and responsibilities parents have toward their children. There are exceptions to the rule, however, if a parent demonstrates a need for adjustments because of certain circumstances. Any parent facing problems related to child custody, or questioning whether an existing child support order can be modified, may contact our office to request a meeting so that we can review the situation and provide sound counsel and effective representation, if needed.