Question: is it at all possible to give a grandparent partial custody over my child. sort of putting her in the fathers position since he no longer wants to be in my childs life?
Generally, custody is determined by looking at certain factors, as shown in ARS 25-403. Custody is also defined in ARS 8-101. Looking at ARS 25-401, it says that a child custody proceeding can be commenced by a number of people; including a person other than a parent, but only if the child is not in the physical custody of one of the child’s parents. See ARS 401(B)(2) .
Also, ARS 25-415 gives additional laws as to who can commence a child custody proceeding and when. Because custody can be complicated, it may be best to speak with an attorney. For possible legal aid options, click here.
July 14, 2011