Prescott Child Custody Lawyer

Custody matters is one of the most difficult experiences a divorcing family may face. The related stress can cause in-fighting and may turn the focus away from what is in the best interests of your child or children. This is why it is important to work with an experience Prescott child custody lawyer who cares about the outcome of your matter. At Willison Law, PC we will help you make important decisions, providing personalized representation tailored to your unique situation.

How Would a Family Court Make Its Decision in a Child Custody Case?

While it is always better for a family to come to an amicable decision regarding custody matters, sometimes that is not possible. Arizona family law courts will then make a custody decision based on the best interests of the child. This means that a judge will look at certain issues when putting a parenting plan into place.

These matters include the following, and more:

  • The child’s desires, if they are old enough
  • The relationship between the child, parents, and relatives
  • The child’s living conditions
  • Their schooling and other needs in the community
  • Potential contact with either or both parents
  • Any allegations of neglect, domestic violence, or abuse
  • Any allegations of fraud
  • Types of Child Custody

There are two types of custody in the state of Arizona, which are legal decision-making and parenting time. Legal decision making refers to a parent’s abilities to make decisions for their child regarding certain matters, such as education, religion, healthcare, and more. This type of custody can be split between the parents or given to just one parent. Joint legal decision making means that both parents have a say in their child’s choices whereas sole legal decision making means that only one parent has a say. Custody in regards to parenting time refers to the amount of time a parent gets to spend with their child. This, too, can either be split jointly or awarded to a sole parent. Arizona law states that each parent should have frequent, meaningful, and continuing parenting time.

Contact a Prescott Child Custody Attorney Today

Our Prescott child custody lawyer always starts with an honest evaluation of your situation and then work with you to protect the best interests of your child. We will discuss all your legal options and help you decide on the legal path that is best for your circumstances.

Contact Willison Law, PC to schedule your initial consultation. Our Prescott Child Custody Attorneys are ready to help.

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