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Can a registered sex offender have custody of a child?

Parents in Arizona have different parenting styles. Parents also punish their children in different ways depending on what they find to be the most effective method. However, what all parents want to do is protect their children from harm and potentially harmful people. One major concern for some Arizonans is protecting children from registered sex offenders. This issue may cause concern if the sex offender is the child's parent.

Consequences for violating a parenting time plan in Arizona

Children have different relationships with each of their parents. However, this does not necessarily mean that one parent's relationship with the child is more important than the other. When the parents are together, it can be much easier to facilitate and nurture each relationship. However, if parents divorce, it can be much more difficult for their children to maintain relationships with both parents.

Temporary child custody orders during a divorce in Arizona

Raising children in Arizona can be very difficult. While a couple is married, they generally can share in the responsibilities, and the children often have the ability to build relationships with both parents. If the couple splits or is divorced, and the children have a good relationship with both, ensuring that both parents have the opportunity to continue the relationship is important. On the other hand, if one parent endangers the children, it is important that he or she have only limited contact with them.

Determining whether parents should have sole or joint custody

While children are minors, parents in Arizona are responsible for providing for the child. This not only includes providing for their food, clothing and shelter, but also making certain decisions for the children. Parents must decide where the children will go to school, make calls about medical treatment, make religious decisions and others. While parents are together, they make many of these decisions together, but if the parents divorce or separate, making these decisions can become more difficult.

How to start a child custody proceeding in Arizona

Children born out of wedlock is a common occurrence in Arizona. Sometimes, the parents will still live together and be in a committed relationship. They most likely will also share in raising their children together. However, this is normally not the case, and many parents in this type of situation live separately. This does not make them any less of parents to the children, but it does change the legal rights the parents have to the children.

How investigations may be useful for child custody decisions

There are many different ways that parents in Arizona raise their children. While there are certain things that every parent would agree is not a proper way of parenting, many other aspects of raising a child are up to the parent who knows the child best. Certain tactics will work for one child, but may not work for another. So, parents may have to adapt in order to do what is best for the child.

A parent's substance use may have an effect on child custody

There are many ways that people in Arizona cope with different problems or situations going on in their lives. One way that people do this is through various chemical substances, such as alcohol or various drugs. Some of these chemical substances are also very addictive and can be abused by people. When a person abuses chemical substances, it can have many detrimental effects on their life, including whether they can have custody of their children.

Presumption against child custody after domestic abuse occurs

Throughout any marriage in Arizona couples will have fights and disagreements over things. It is an inevitable part of relationships. Those arguments are handled in different ways depending on the relationship. Most of the time the arguments are verbal, but sometimes the arguments turn physical and domestic violence occurs. This violence also sometimes involves the children as well.

Circumstances when one can modify child custody orders in Arizona

When parents in Arizona get divorced, they will have to reach an agreement regarding the needs of their children and the rights of each parent post-divorce. A child custody order determines whether one parent or both parents will be making the decisions regarding the child's upbringing. The orders will also determine the primary residence of the child and when each parent will have parenting time with the child.

Mediation may help parents address child custody matters

When parents in Arizona live together, deciding how they will divide their parental responsibilities every day may be simple. However, when parents divorce, deciding how their parental responsibilities will be split can be difficult. Despite the difficulties, parents still need to make these decisions, and they are generally done through a child custody proceeding.

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