Parental Rights in Arizona
Mesa Divorce Attorneys Helping People In Your Situation
All parents in Arizona State have a particular set of inherited rights
the moment their child is born or they complete a legal adoption of a child.
Divorcing does not outright break these parental rights but may significantly complicate
them. If you are running into trouble with your ex-spouse in regards to
both of your parenting rights now that your marriage has been dissolved,
you can rely on our compassionate and highly-experienced Mesa divorce
attorneys – together we have been helping families for more than
20 years – for trustworthy legal counsel.
You can dial 480.359.1334 to request a
complimentary evaluation of your case.
What Are My Rights as a Parent in Arizona?
As part of your divorce process, you and your spouse are going to need
to come up with an agreement as to how your children are cared for and
raised after your separation. This process can become muddled if you do
not understand your basic rights as a parent. Are you giving up too much
of your parental rights and putting yourself at a disadvantage? Are you
demanding too much of your ex-spouse and possibly harming the wellbeing
of your children? Knowing the most important aspects of parental rights
as defined by Arizona State, and retaining a Mesa family law attorney,
can help you avoid these problems.
Some of your most important parental rights are:
Custody: You have the right to make important life decisions for your child until
the court grants sole custody to your ex-spouse, which is a rare occurrence.
In most situations, divorce court judges are encouraged to choose a
joint custody agreement unless there is a specific reason not to do so, such as threat
of domestic violence.
Parenting time: You also have the inherent right to see your child. If you are not granted
sole custody, you should be given some parenting time, or opportunity
to see your child regularly. It is uncommon to not be granted parenting
time that includes holidays and special occasions.
Modification: If you are a parent who is struggling to raise or see your child due to
agreements established during your divorce, you do have the right to seek
modifications to make your life easier. Team up with your divorce lawyer
and ask what a court considers valid reasons for modifications.
Uphold and Protect Your Parental Rights
Many divorced parents who did not fight for their inherent parental rights
report feelings of regret or lost opportunities. Do not let the future
of your child’s life and your own familial happiness pass you by
due to hesitation or a lack of competent legal advocacy. Now is the time to
contact our Mesa divorce lawyers at Liszewski Law Group, PLLC. With our help, you can go into your new
life with confidence that everything will work out as you expected.