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Question: me and my partner just seperated after twenty years. We have two kids together. I want to know who has legal custody of the kids.
Answer: When parents separate, resulting in divorce, they are encouraged to agree on a plan for custody and parenting time. Parenting time is the time the child spends with the non-custodial parent; it is essentially visitation. Parenting plan guidelines can be found under A.R.S. § 25-403.02 If parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, the courts will step in and determine child custody based on the best interests of the child under A.R.S. § 25-403. It is possible--depending on what the court considers to be in the children’s best interest; that parties can share custody equally, or one could have legal custody, while the other has frequent visitation. It all depends on the circumstances.
me and my partner just seperated after twenty years. We have two kids together. I want to know who has legal custody of the kids.
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State Bar of Arizona
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
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