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December 2016 Archives

Grandparents may seek more time with grandkids in the New Year

Many grandparents covet the time that they get to spend with their grandchildren. Though being a grandparent is not always an easy job as they often have to walk a difficult line between respecting the rules set by the kids' parents and maintaining loving contact with the youths, most Arizona grandparents look forward to the days that they get to spend with their children's kids. Unfortunately, though, not all grandparents are afforded adequate opportunities to see the young people that they so love.

Can an unmarried father seek custody of his children?

Custody disputes often arise when married individuals decide to divorce. Along with determining how they will divide their property and money, establishing a child custody plan is one of the most important things that Arizona parents must do. However, custody issues can come up for parents who have never sought legal recognition for their relationships.

Fairness and the settlement of property during a divorce

If an Arizona couple can put its differences aside and allow the partners to work together to create a balanced, reasonable property settlement agreement, then a divorce court will often approve that agreement without further negotiations. But reaching such an agreement is not always easy, especially in the swirl of emotions that normally permeates a breakup.

Medical technology adds complex twist to some child custody cases

In Arizona, a court will consider the best interests of the child when determining how to establish a child custody plan. Those interests include a wide range of issues, including but not limited to the preferences of the parents and child, the health and stability of the parents, any instances of domestic violence that may have occurred in the family setting, the educational and medical needs of the child, the child's relationship with extended family members and others. Parents whose kids are subject to child custody hearings may have to provide the courts with parenting plans to demonstrate how they will be able to continue to support their kids even after they divorce from their partners.