Many people in Arizona have children and are no longer in a relationship with the other parent. Generally, in these situations, child custody and visitation must be determined in court. These decisions are based on what is in the best interest of the child. Often, that means that the parents will have joint custody and both will have significant time with the child. However, there are many situations where it is not in the best interest of the child to have this type of arrangement.
One of these situations is when one of the parents is a registered sex offender. If this is the case, the court will not grant that parent custody unless it makes specific findings as to why the individual is not a threat to the child. The court will also refuse to grant that parent unsupervised parenting time. This does not mean that the parent will not be able to see the child at all, however. The parent could still see the child, but their time with the child would have to be supervised by a third party.