Child Custody – Divorce Lawyer in Phoenix – Reppucci Reppucci
Child Custody – Divorce Lawyer in Phoenix – Reppucci & Roeder
Custody matters can become very heated, emotional and stressful for both parents who are going through a divorce or separation, but especially stressful for any children involved. The most important factor when resolving custody matters are the children themselves. Because parents are unlikely to agree on custody matters, it is always a good idea to seek the advice of a skilled Phoenix Custody Attorney highly experienced in handling custody cases. With that said, finding the right family lawyer or divorce lawyer in Phoenix can be a difficult task.
While you certainly can pursue family law matters without the assistance of an attorney, you may not be doing everything you can to keep or get custody of your child or children. The Custody Attorneys of Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC work diligently to ensure you are taking the proper steps to help your child live in the best possible environment given the circumstances of divorce or separation of the parents.
Custody in Arizona
Arizona law recently changed so that the word “custody” is no longer used in the language of any statute in terms of deciding which parent is to have legal decision-making power over his or her child. However, it is often easier to discuss custody matters by using the word “custody” in order to understand the different types of custody that exist in Arizona. Physical custody is exactly what it says – when a parent has physical custody of his or her child, the child lives with the parent on either a permanent or part-time basis. Legal custody is when a parent has a right to make significant decisions for the child, such as where to go to school, what medical care the child is to receive, and religious preferences for the child, among others.
Further, there is also sole and joint custody where either one parent has sole physical and/or legal custody of a child, or both parents split physical and/or legal custody of the child. If at all possible, it is best for parents to come up with a custody arrangement that will work best for everyone so long as the child’s best interests are being considered first. If a court finds an agreed-upon custody arrangement to be satisfactory, the court is likely to adopt that plan. However, if parents cannot agree on custody arrangements, or a court does not believe a particular arrangement is satisfactory, a court may intervene and formulate a custody arrangement that is best for the child or children.
Factors Evaluated When Resolving Custody Matters
When a court determines what custody arrangement is best for a child, the judge considers factors including, but not limited to, the following:
- Income of each spouse;
- The child’s current school;
- Potential hardships the child may experience by having to move to another home or change schools;
- How close the child’s relationship is to each of the parents;
- The child’s own wishes if he or she is old enough to make the decision;
- The health and wellness of each of the parents (i.e., if one parent is ill and unable to physically care for the child, it may be in the child’s best interest for the other parent to physically care for the child); and
- Each parent’s desire to have physical and/or legal custody of the child.
At Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC, our Arizona Custody Attorneys put their clients’ interests and wishes first. We fight to help our clients reach their goals of being able to have primary physical custody of their children or a reasonable joint custody arrangement that will be in the best interest of the child.
Contact the Phoenix Custody Attorneys of Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC Today
All parents want what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to custody matters. Many parents will not agree on custody arrangements outside of the courtroom. As such, it will be left up to the court to determine what custody arrangement will be in the best interest of the child or children involved. To ensure that you are doing everything you can to seek the custody arrangement that you believe is best for your child or children, it is essential that you have a strong advocate by your side. The Phoenix Custody Attorneys of Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC have the experience and dedication you need in an aggressive, yet amicable attorney. With numerous positive online reviews, Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC has what it takes to provide you with excellent legal representation. To discuss your custody matter or concern with one of our Arizona Custody Attorneys, contact Reppucci & Roeder, PLLC today by calling (480) 300-6012. We are available 24/7 and can answer most questions without the need for scheduling an appointment.