Scottsdale Child Custody Lawyers Work for What’s Best for You and Your Kids
Protecting the rights of parents in Scottsdale, Arizona
Divorce is often hardest on children, who do not understand what is happening and sometimes blame themselves. It is important for parents to work out a child custody (legal decision-making authority) agreement that is in the best interest of their children. Increasingly, Arizona courts are recognizing the rights of both parents on a level playing field toward an equal interest for both parents, rather than one parent trumping the other. However, every case has unique circumstances that affect how child custody is ultimately determined. At Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C., we clarify the issues so you can make reasoned decisions.
Child custody, now known as “legal decision-making authority,” may involve:
- Sole legal decision-making authority. In a sole arrangement, one parent makes all decisions about how the child will be raised.
- Joint legal decision-making authority. In a joint arrangement, both parents are equally involved in deciding how the child will be raised.
- Physical custody. This term is no longer used by the Arizona Courts as the physical presence of the child relates to parental time.
Child custody arrangements can be modified
People change, and the child custody agreement you made years ago might not work today. We recognize that child custody issues evolve over time and can help you negotiate a child custody modification that reflects your change in circumstances. We draw upon more than 60 years of combined experience helping Arizona families navigate child custody issues.
Contact a Scottsdale child custody attorney now
For advice about a child custody agreement or modification, Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C. offers a free consultation at our Scottsdale office. You can reach us by phone at 602-789-3497 or online. We serve families in Scottsdale, North Phoenix and throughout Maricopa County with skilled and experienced legal counsel.