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How does substance abuse affect child custody in Arizona?

Dealing with child custody decisions in Arizona is not an easy task. There are many different factors that are analyzed to ultimately determine what is in the best interest of the child. A child custody determination is a very fact-specific process that looks into the child's needs and who can best provide for those needs. Sometimes both parents can provide for the child's needs and joint custody is granted, which is a preferred situation for most children.

Protecting fathers' rights to their children in Arizona

Pretty much every child in Arizona has a biological father and mother. Every family dynamic is different, but in order for a child to be conceived there must be a father and mother. How much involvement a mother or father has in a child's life after conception varies though. Some children are raised in a family where the mother and father are married and raise their children together. In these situations, a father's rights to their children are not an issue.

Temporary child custody orders in Arizona

Many people in Arizona have gone through a divorce with children, or a custody proceeding. As these people know, the whole process, from start to finish, can take a long time to complete. While the parents are going through the process, they generally are living in separate residences. This means that the children will be residing with only one parent at a time. Many times the parents cannot come to an agreement on a parenting schedule or who will be making the decisions.

Why is establishing paternity important for servicemembers?

There are many Arizona fathers serving in the military. Servicemembers have a very different life than civilians. They can be stationed in various locations and therefore have to move frequently. Also, they may be deployed for lengthy periods of time overseas. During these deployments they are separated from their family and managing family affairs is difficult. Family law issues such as paternity, child custody or child support may prove especially difficult.

Protecting parental rights in child custody disputes

When parents in Arizona decide to end their relationship, one of the most important issues is child custody and visitation. This issue is relevant whether the parents were married or not. At the end of the relationship, both parents are still the child's parents and will continue to be so for the child's entire life. Thus, which parent will have child custody can be a very contentious issue between them.

Uma Thurman's ex attempting to gain custody of their child

Arizona fans of Uma Thurman may be interested to learn that the actress' ex is seeking custody of their daughter who is two years old. The couple has been engaged on two separate occasions, but were never married. Her ex lives in London, but recently filed his case in New York where Thurman lives. A representative for Thurman indicated that she is hopeful that they will be able to work out an agreement on child custody and visitation.

Parenting time guidelines in Arizona

There are many fathers in Arizona who are not married to the mothers of their children. This includes fathers who are divorced from the mother and those who were never married to the mother. In these situations, the fathers most likely have had to go through child custody proceedings in order to see their children. In general, fathers may feel that the system is stacked against them and that they will most likely not be able to see their children as much as the mother.

Establishing paternity and fathers' rights in Arizona

There are many children born in Arizona every year. Some are born into and raised by married parents. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes the child's parents are never married. Other times, the parents get divorced while the children are still minors. In these situations, child support and child custody become issues. These can be highly emotional situations and each situation is unique. However, in general, men may be treated a little differently under the law.

Determining the best interests of the child in Arizona

Many parents in Arizona have dealt with child custody issues. These can arise any time parents get divorced and have minor children or in situations where the parents were never married to each other. Child custody decisions can be very difficult and emotional for the parents. Many times each parent wants to have a meaningful relationship with their children and wants as much time as possible with them. Ultimately the decision is not based on what the parents want though and is instead based on the best interests of the children.

Link found between divorce and social network use

Marriage and divorce are both common events in Arizona. Divorce generally occurs when one or both spouses become unhappy with the other. The reasons why a person may become unhappy can vary quite a bit. Sometimes one spouse cheats on the other, sometimes there are alcohol or drug problems, domestic abuse or just because people change over time and no longer feel in love. Whatever the reason, there are a number of issues that must be resolved during the divorce from child custody to asset division.

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