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Question: Can I prohibit the other parent from seeing our child without a custody order?
Answer: No. In the case of Lewis v Rehkow, the Arizona Court of Appeals interpreted Arizona Revised Statute, Section 25-408 to say that a custodial parent may not deny the non-custodial parent time with the child. This is pretty standard. Most states, including Arizona, do not allow one parent to unilaterally deny visitation to the other. If you strongly believe it is in your child's best interests not to have visitation with the other parent, you will need to file for a custody modification in family court. A.R.S. Section 25-411.
Can I prohibit the other parent from seeing our child without a custody order?
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State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
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