Phoenix, Arizona: Child Custody Rights For Fathers
Joint Physical Custody · Equal and Shared Physical Custody · Sole Legal Custody · Joint Legal Custody · Parenting Time · Visitation Schedules
If you are a father, you will never be involved in negotiations more important than those that govern the terms of your relationship with your children and affect your rights as a father. In Arizona, child custody rights for fathers are now, by law, equal to those of the children's mothers. At our Phoenix family law firm exclusively representing men's and fathers' rights, attorney Mark Werner focuses on representing fathers in child custody proceedings. As a divorce lawyer exclusively representing men's and fathers' rights, Mr. Werner has developed proven strategies that effectively protect the rights of fathers in custody and parenting disputes.
Talk with a family law and divorce lawyer before moving out of your home or agreeing to temporary custody or visitation arrangements with the mother of your child, or children.
If you are thinking of a separation or divorce, before discussing any arrangement with your spouse, contact our Phoenix law office exclusively representing men's and fathers' rights to make arrangements for a free consultation. Men sometimes think it will be easier to agree to temporary arrangements while proceeding with divorce or separation. However, a judge will look at your behavior as an indication of the strength of your position regarding your access to your children. Any agreement you enter into that limits your access to your children is likely to be used as a pattern of conduct for a final divorce decree, or custody order.
Primary Custody, Joint Custody, Physical, Legal — What Do They Mean For You?
The courts prefer to see parents come to an agreement for joint legal custody, cooperating in making decisions together regarding religion, medical care and education. A parent may be awarded sole legal custody, meaning all decisions regarding religion, medical care and education are made by that parent only. Physical custody, where a child resides, may be an equal and shared physical custody arrangement where a child's time is evenly split between two homes, or an arrangement where the child resides with the primary custodial parent and the visitation schedule allows for parenting time with the noncustodial parent. A father has as much legal right as a mother to be the primary custodial parent. We have proven strategies that assist men and fathers in effectively exercising their rights to be considered equally in custody evaluations and decisions regarding custody and visitation.
Laws Of Arizona Regarding Custody Relocation
Arizona custody relocation law states requirements to protect the noncustodial parent against a child being moved out of state, but if you are concerned that the mother of your child is considering a move, contact a custody attorney at the first opportunity — it is important to take steps to exercise your legal rights effectively and in a timely manner.
Our law firm exclusively represents men and fathers in the Phoenix, Arizona, area — we help husbands and dads in divorce and family law matters. Call our Phoenix law office for men's and fathers' rights. Mr. Werner will personally and aggressively work with you to develop strategies to protect your rights as a parent, a wage earner and a property owner.