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.
Contact Bastian Law Offices today for your
free initial consultation!
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.