Legal Child Custody in Mesa, AZ
Call Our Mesa Child Custody Lawyer at (480) 526-4614
Although the term “legal custody” is no longer used by the
Arizona courts, the legal principles remain largely intact. These days,
divorce courts will establish parenting time (formerly known as “physical
custody”) as well as legal decision-making authority. When a parent
has sole legal decision-making authority, they have the power to make
nearly every decision for the child, from health care to haircuts.
If you’re getting divorced, our experienced Mesa
divorce lawyer can work to make sure your right to legal authority is not infringed
upon. While lawmakers and judges alike continue to push for more balanced
parenting arrangements, it is still crucial to make sure that your parental
rights are not violated during this process. With more than a decade of
experience with family law,
Attorney C. Cole Bastian is ready to help you.
Not sure where to start? Contact Bastian Law Office today for a
no-cost initial consultation.
How Do I Get Sole Legal Custody of My Child?
In modern Arizona courts, it is very rare for one parent to be granted
sole legal decision-making power unless the other parent is deemed to
be unfit. If your soon-to-be ex is violent, has substance abuse issues,
or is otherwise ill-equipped to make decisions in the child’s best
interests, our Mesa
child custody lawyer can help you build a strong case for sole legal authority.
Most cases conclude with both parents being granted joint legal decision-making
authority. Since divorces can often get contentious, one parent may be
granted “final say” in any decisions. However, they must act
in good faith and make an effort to consider the other parent’s opinion.
Get Started Today!
Legal matters involving your child are never easy, so it’s important
to have a strong advocate on your side who can skillfully work with your
best interests in mind. As an experienced Mesa family law attorney and
Judge Pro Tem, C. Cole Bastian has the knowledge you need in your child
custody hearing. No matter what stage of the process you’re in,
call us today to see how we can help!
Our firm is solely committed to helping clients through difficult family
law matters. Call (480) 526-4614 to get started!