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Child Custody Attorney in Paradise Valley

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If you and your spouse have one or more children, this will complicate your divorce or legal separation. It is critical to consult with a child custody lawyer in Paradise Valley for assistance with this type of case. An attorney can help you protect your rights as a mother or father and come up with the most amicable solution possible for everyone.

Guymon Law has compassionate and experienced family law attorneys to help you with a complicated child custody case. While we are settlement-minded, we will zealously fight for your rights as our client. Contact us today for a child custody case evaluation.

What to Expect From Our Child Custody Attorneys

  • We personalize our legal strategies to suit the unique needs of each case and client.
  • We are always looking for ways to improve communication and customer service.
  • Our child custody lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in Paradise Valley family law.
  • Our clients can trust us for reliable, honest and realistic legal advice.
  • We know custody cases are never a win-win for everyone. We are a constant support for parents going through a hard time.

About Child Custody in Arizona

The phrase “child custody” is actually a misnomer in Arizona. Since 2013, Arizona has used the terms “parenting time” and “legal decision-making” to describe physical and legal custody, respectively. When determining which parent is assigned parenting time and legal decision-making rights, a judge will always look at what is in the child’s best interests.

Best interest means the arrangement that will protect the child’s physical, emotional and psychological development and well-being. Both parents may share joint custody of a child (the most common scenario), or one parent may receive sole custody while the other has visitation rights. One or both parents may also be assigned legal custody.

Frequently Asked Arizona Child Custody Questions

Child custody is one of the most complicated parts of Paradise Valley divorce law. As a parent going through a divorce, it is normal to have a lot of questions regarding parenting time. We hope that these answers to a few frequently asked questions can help:

  • Does the parent with custody always receive child support? No, but this is the most common scenario. Each parent’s child support obligation is reduced by his or her amount of parenting time. The parent with primary custody, therefore, will often receive support from the noncustodial parent, unless the custodial parent makes significantly more money.
  • Can you request a child custody modification? Yes. The courts may approve a custody modification request if the family’s circumstances have significantly changed since the order was given, such as a parent getting arrested, developing a substance abuse problem or a child’s needs changing.
  • Can the custodial parent relocate after divorce? Sometimes. Relocation with a child is possible if the custodial parent receives permission from the other parent or a court order. Typically, to receive a court order, there must be a good reason for the move, such as being relocated for a job. The move must also protect the child’s best interests.

If you have further questions regarding child custody or wish to obtain personalized legal advice for your specific case, please contact Guymon Law for a case evaluation. We understand how child custody works in a divorce or legal separation case in Arizona and can guide your family through this process.

Contact an Experienced Child Custody Attorney in Paradise Valley Today

If your divorce or legal separation involves shared children, don’t hesitate to contact Guymon Law. Our Paradise Valley child custody lawyers care about the individuals and families that we represent. We will strive to help you come up with the right solution for your family, as well as to pursue the goals that you have for your case. When it matters most, hire an attorney you can trust. Your lawyer will be there for you, your child and your family throughout the legal process. Call (480) 680-8823 or contact us online today to request a case consultation in Paradise Valley, Arizona.