Arizona parents who are divorcing will also need to come to an agreement regarding child custody and visitation. This is ideally decided by themselves in furtherance of the child's best interests, but when that is not possible, the court will step in and make a decision.
When parents divorce in Arizona, they will need to make decisions about where their children will live. The court must determine who will have legal and physical custody of the children, and in some cases a parenting plan must be drafted.
Most parents want the best for their children, but when it comes to arranging custody, it can be difficult to accept that sometimes that means relinquishing some of one’s time with their child to the other parent. In Arizona, a lot of children of divorced parents grow up in the care of just one or the other of their parents, as is the case in many states. However, recent statistics suggest that shared custody is growing in prevalence in America.