Category Archives: Child Custody

What Are My Rights As A Grandparent?

Grandparents often play an important role in a child’s life and upbringing. In most cases, children benefit greatly by having their grandparents in their lives. Many children receive a love and wisdom different than that of what they usually get from their parents. This is why it’s so great when a child can grow up with grandparents in their life. In the state of Arizona, it is possible to get visitation rights to grandchildren. Depending on your situation, you may be able … Read More

How Can I Negotiate Child Custody?

A child custody agreement should be one of the biggest priorities for a couple who is seeking a divorce. Getting an early start on a child custody plan is an easy way to start the negotiation process with your preferences. This article explains the things you can do to avoid conflict when negotiating a child custody plan. Negotiating a Child Custody Agreement When discussing child custody, there are several factors you should address. The more specific your plans are, the less disagreement there … Read More

Benefits of Paternity Claims

There are many benefits to claiming paternity of your child. Being a biological father doesn’t always entitle you to be the child’s legal father. Establishing yourself as your child’s legal father grants you rights and obligations of your child. This article provides a brief overview on the paternity laws in Arizona as well as the benefits of paternity claims. Establishing Paternity in Arizona If both the mom and dad agree on the paternity of the child, signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form is … Read More

What Custody Rights Do I Have in a Domestic Partnership in Arizona?

In the eyes of the law, domestic partnerships are for when 2 people, whether homosexual or heterosexual, want to file for co-habitation benefits without formally getting married. There are myriad benefits to doing this as opposed to staying single, but just as with divorce, there are some very complex laws for what happens when the relationship has run its course. Benefits of Domestic Partnership Domestic partnership laws are not too different from marriage. People may decide to opt into a … Read More

Does Arizona Have Father’s Custody Rights?

Custody rights differ from state to state in the U.S. Mothers used to receive favorable treatment in custody battles, but luckily for Arizona fathers, our state now recognizes the equal rights of fathers during a separation and a divorce. Both mothers and fathers equally qualify for primary custody of their child and are legally protected with parenting rights and responsibilities. Establishing a father’s custody in Arizona Parents have the right to establish their own custody plan and parenting time. For … Read More