Joint Child Custody in Mesa, AZ

Dedicated Mesa Child Custody Attorney

Determining who gets custody of children is one of the most important aspects of a divorce. While some parents will gain sole custody of the children, most couples will end up in some type of joint custody arrangement. If both parents can agree to joint legal custody, then they must sign a parenting plan which establishes the terms of the custody agreement.

When custody of your children is at stake, you need a Mesa child custody lawyer you can trust. You’ll find such representation at Bastian Law Offices. Our founding attorney has more than a decade of experience in family law, and can guide you through the process while protecting your child custody rights.

Don’t take chances with your child custody case. Call Bastian Law Offices today at (480) 526-4614 for trusted representation.

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody

In Arizona, there are two types of custody – legal and physical. In most cases, both parents will have some physical custody rights over the children, even if the other parent has sole legal custody.

  • Legal custody gives you the right, and the legal responsibility, to make decisions for your child about religion, schooling, health care, etc. It also gives you the power to make “parenting decisions” such as whether the child can date, drive a car, and similar.
  • Physical custody means you physically have the children in your care. Even if one parent has sole legal custody of the child, the other parent will typically granted visitation rights, which can be considered physical custody of the children.

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What Factors Are Considered?

In most cases, the final child custody ruling will simply be a parenting plan which the parents have agreed to, and submitted to the court. An experienced Mesa child custody lawyer can help you work with your spouse to come to a fair compromise. However, in other cases the court will deny or modify this parenting plan based on a number of factors, including:

  • Whether the arrangement is in the best interests of the child
  • Whether the arrangement is actually feasible
  • Whether either parent has a history of drug/alcohol abuse
  • Whether either parent has a history of sex/violent crimes

Trust Bastian Law Offices to Handle Your Case

At Bastian Law Offices, our skilled Mesa family attorney has worked in family law for more than a decade, and has the experience and knowledge to get favorable results on behalf of his clients. When you retain our firm, you can expect a high standard of personalized counsel from an attorney who truly cares. We understand that your children mean the world to you, and we will work tirelessly to defend your parental rights when you choose Bastian Law Firm to handle your case.

Call Bastian Law Offices today at (480) 526-4614 for skilled, dedicated representation.

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