Child Custody Cases in Arizona Require Lawyers with Family Law
Experience, According to Arizona Divorce Attorneys Corso & Rhude
In Arizona, juveniles whose parents or guardians are seeking legal
separation or divorce are not afforded specific rights by Arizona
statutes in terms of their custodial placement. However, the court does
take into consideration the child’s preferences when determining
Scottsdale, AZ, June 20, 2013 -- Child custody in Arizona is one of the
most important issues parents must take into consideration when entering
a legal separation or divorce.
“The battle for custody is not easy to fight alone,” said Christopher P.
Corso, Esq. “Our family attorneys truly care about each family’s
situation and we fight to keep families united.”
In child custody cases, the term juvenile usually refers to a child under
the age of 18 or who is still in high school past the age of 18. It may
also refer to persons whose mental or emotional states require the
ongoing care of an adult. In Arizona, juveniles whose parents or
guardians are seeking legal separation or divorce are not afforded
specific rights by Arizona statutes in terms of their custodial
placement. However, the court does take into consideration the child’s
preferences when determining custodial arrangements.
Can a minor child (juvenile) choose which parent he or she lives with?
While a juvenile does not have the express right to choose which parent
or legal guardian he or she lives with, the wishes of the juvenile are
taken into account as the court determines what custodial arrangement is
in the best interests of the child.
If a juvenile does not want to live with either parent, what happens?
Arizona courts make child custody determinations by considering what is
in the best interest of the child. This process takes into consideration
specific criteria as determined by A.R.S. 25-403. Any decisions regarding
child custody placement are determined by the court unless the parents
have filed a parenting plan that the court upholds. If the court
determines that the child has been the victim of abuse or the parent’s
household is unfit, it may choose to place the child with a responsible
adult who is not the child’s parent.
“It is important to take into consideration the rights and preferences of
a juvenile during custody proceedings,” said John M. Rhude, Esq. “Our
Arizona attorneys have handled numerous custody cases and understand the
case from every perspective.”
In Arizona, child custody proceedings are most common when a legal parent
files for divorce or legal separation.
The child custody proceedings may also be filed if a child born out of
wedlock. In these cases, it must have been proven by legal documentation,
paternity testing, or a court decision that the person filing is the
natural parent of the child in question.
From joint custody to the differences between joint legal and joint
physical custody, the experienced Arizona divorce lawyers at Corso &
Rhude can explain all areas of child custody and defend clients' rights
in family court.
For questions regarding juvenile rights in child custody proceedings,
contact the Law Office of Corso and Rhude today for a free consultation.
The family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude will meet with to discuss each
unique situation and help determine the best means of action.
Corso & Rhude handle all types of Arizona family law cases, including
Arizona divorce issues such as child custody, child support, alimony
disputes, divorce mediation, spousal support issues and visitation
The experienced attorneys at Corso & Rhude serve clients throughout
Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler,
El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix,
Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.
To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsorhude.com or call
(480) 471-4616. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 14500
N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.
Law Office of Corso & Rhude
14500 N. Northsight Blvd, Suite 116
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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