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Relocation of Minor Children: What to Expect

Relocation of the minor children are some of the most challenging and emotional cases filed within the family courts. This is especially true if you are the parent seeking permission form the court to move. The judge is tasked with burden of weighing competing interests: One parent whose life will be improved by the move vs. the other parent who may be deprived of frequent and meaningful contact with the children.

Child Relocation Post Divorce

As American Citizens, we have been granted the fundamental right to travel and move freely through throughout this great country. As such, with some exception, we are generally free to live in any State and/or city we please. However, if you are a divorced parent with minor children, this right can be significantly limited, especially if you have a desire to take the children with you.

Child Relocation Post Divorce

As American Citizens, we have been granted the fundamental right to travel and move freely through throughout this great country. As such, with some exception, we are generally free to live in any State and/or city we please. However, if you are a divorced parent with minor children, this right can be significantly limited, especially if you have a desire to take the children with you.

The Meaning of "Custody" in Arizona

I want sole custody! That is a phrase we have all heard a handful of times either in real life or on the big screen. However, as far as Arizona law is concerned, "custody" no longer exists. As such, the understanding of custody in Arizona is widely misunderstood by many.

Post-divorce advice: Interacting with your child's stepparent

Co-parenting can be a challenging process. However, if you and your child's other parent have shared custody or substantial visitation arrangements, you will both be required to work together frequently in the child's best interest. This task can become even more complicated when the additional family players otherwise known as step parents comprise part of the parenting picture.

Nervous about post-divorce parenting? Get excited!

When a marriage is ending and children are involved, it is completely reasonable for the entire family to be concerned about what the future holds. Luckily, whether you and your spouse opt for shared custody, a complicated visitation agreement or any other model of parenting, there are reasons to get excited about newly single parenthood.

Supreme Court settles international custody question

Though the practical implications of the holding remain to be seen, the United States Supreme Court recently affirmed the ability of American courts to assert authority in international child custody disputes. In the matter of complex custody heard by the Court, there is no guarantee that American court assertion will ultimately affect the outcome of the situation. However, the Court has confirmed that Americans in like-situations have permission to keep filing appeals and fighting for the custody of their children on an international stage.

FATHER'S RIGHTS: CHANGES IN ARIZONA CUSTODY LAWS

When in comes to Father's rights to custody in Arizona, recently state lawmakers, judges, lawyers, university researchers and activists have worked to change custody laws. In 2010, Arizona law chnaged to state that, unless there is evidence of domestic violence or substance abuse, it is in the child's best interest to have "substantial, frequent, meaningful and continuing parenting time with both parents."

Father's Rights to Custody of Children Born Out of Wedlock

At present, there is a Father's rights bill moving through the Arizona State Legislature that proposes to give fathers equal custody rights of children born out of wedlock (to unmarried parents) provided there was an acknowledgment of paternity signed by both parents at the time the child was born. A formal acknowledgment can be signed pursuant to existing Arizona laws. Currently, a mother has full legal custody rights to a child born out of wedlock.  This does not change until such time as a Court orders paternity and grants a father custodial rights. Many times this can take many months to achieve. Until then, fathers can be at the mercy of a mother's whim. It is not uncommon for fathers to delay the formal court process as the parents initially get along.  Once the parents no longer agree, problems can arise for fathers trying to see their child.  A father can go weeks and months without seeing his child while working through the family court system.  That is why establishing paternity and custody rights promptly is so important.

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