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Question: My friend's fiance just had a baby. It was the happiest moment of his life. Then a week later, his fiance decided she that she felt trapped. She took the baby lied to file a restraining order against him so he can't see his baby. Can you please advise the best possible thing he can do to get his baby back?

Answer: In Arizona, custody of a child is based on the best interests of the child. Arizona family court looks at matters in list below to decide child custody:
 • The parent and child's wishes
 • The child's change to the different environments
 • Any history of domestic violence or child abuse
 • Who has delivered primary care of the child
• The mental and physical health of everyone involved
 • A child's relationship with either parent
 • A parent's desire to have a meaningful and generous relationship with the other parent In Arizona, a court may give parents either sole or joint custody.
According to best interest, an Arizona court may order joint legal custody and not order joint physical custody. A court will use the problems below to decide: • Views by the parents for joint custody agreement according to best interest • If a joint custody planning is possible • Each parent's ability to connect and unite with each other on custody Arizona court does not give custody or visitation to a parent when there is a big risk of danger to the child. Counseling sessions may be offered. Courts consider: • A parent's history of drug offenses • If a parent has a murder conviction • If a parent is a convicted sexual offender This is general information for information on your specific issue please contact an attorney by clicking here: http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=5&sc=36&articleid=151. For information on how protective orders work click here: http://www.lawforseniors.org/articles_info.cfm?sc=85&mc=8&articleid=72

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  • My friend's fiance just had a baby. It was the happiest moment of his life. Then a week later, his fiance decided she that she felt trapped. She took the baby lied to file a restraining order against him so he can't see his baby. Can you please advise the best possible thing he can do to get his baby back?

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