Child Custody

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Question: Can I get custody of my baby due in may there's no contact he was physically abusive unfortunately one day I called police he hit me police said leave I came back to my home he stole my property u called police again I had my hands on him when police showed so I have assault d v charge it's not a felony though

Answer: Decisions about child custody are determined by the court based on the facts before the court and what is in the best interest of the child. This website cannot determine what a specific court will decide. The following is general information on child custody in Arizona: Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) contains laws dealing with domestic and marital relations. Chapter 4, Article 1 contains laws dealing with child custody (beginning with A.R.S. § 25-401 (http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00401.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS)). A.R.S. § 25-403 (http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00403.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS) contains factors that the court considers when looking at what is in the best interest of the child. A.R.S. § 25-403.03 (http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00403-03.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS) discusses the court’s considerations in a domestic violence situation. Depending on where you live in Arizona, there are various services available to assist individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Visit the family and children section (http://www.azlawhelp.org/subtopic.cfm?mc=1) of this site and select the relevant county from the “FIND FREE LEGAL HELP” drop down menu to view a list of available services that are available in that county. An alphabetical list of legal service providers will appear under the legal assistance  portion of this website. In addition, you can review the article on this site titled, “Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice (http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=5&sc=35&articleid=129)." Some of the family courts (http://www.azcourts.gov/AZCourts/AZCourtsLocator.aspx) provide self service centers or lists of attorneys who can assist a person with completing forms. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

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  • Can I get custody of my baby due in may there's no contact he was physically abusive unfortunately one day I called police he hit me police said leave I came back to my home he stole my property u called police again I had my hands on him when police showed so I have assault d v charge it's not a felony though

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