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Sole and Joint Custody Arrangements in Arizona

Posted by attorney Timothy Durkin

Determinations of joint or sole child custody in Arizona is based on the following factors which help determine the best interests of the child:

  1. The agreement or lack of agreement by the parents regarding the custody of the child.
  2. Whether a parent’s lack of agreement is unreasonable or is unrelated to the best interests of the child; meaning the validity of one parent’s belief that the other parent is not fit for custody of the child.
  3. The past, present, and future abilities of the parents to cooperate in decision making about the child to the extent required by the order of joint custody.

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