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Sharing custody on Halloween doesn't have to be scary

With just a month before Halloween, kids across Arizona are already planning costumes and starting to map out the best trick-or-treating routes. If you share custody of your kids, then you will want to do some preparation yourself.

Tips to make child exchanges easier for everyone

Child exchanges ordered by a judge can be emotional, especially when parents are still adjusting to their new reality. To make this process a little easier, there are things parents can do before, during, and following an exchange to alleviate the stress.

What a shared custody schedule might look like

When people think of custody disputes, they often think of the arguments that arise when it comes to assigning sole versus joint custody. However, in many cases, custody battles aren't over who has custody, but rather when each person has parenting time. 

What can I do if my ex doesn't pay child support?

Imagine you are single and sharing a parenting plan with your former partner. Everything starts amicably (if awkwardly), but you finally find a rhythm. Then your ex is late with a child support payment. And then the next one is late, too. Over the next several months, you receive sporadic payments here or there, but when you stop and think about it, it's been quite some time since you received a full, on-time payment.

How to establish paternity in Arizona

In a previous post, we discussed a few reasons why it is important to legally establish paternity if you are unmarried or unsure of a child's parentage. Among those reasons were the right to pursue child support, the right to request custody, and information about a child's cultural and biological background.

Why it can be wise to establish paternity

Too many people associate paternity and parentage issues with scandalous day time television. However, these cases can affect people from all backgrounds, and they aren't always as dramatic as people expect. As such, parents and other adults with concerns about paternity should not be afraid to discuss this important legal matter.

Dos and don'ts of creating a solid parenting plan

Parents who are divorced or broken up should expect to discuss child custody matters. Often, this means figuring out a way to share legal decision-making authority and parenting, though sometimes one parent retains sole custody.

International abductions require special procedures

Parental kidnapping is a real threat that is magnified if the abductor manages to leave the United States. Although this type of custody interference is frequently seen in situations where one parent is a foreign national, parental abductions where the child is taken to other countries sometimes occur even when both parents are American citizens.

Can Arizona dads win custody of their kids?

Fathers of past generations used to be at a disadvantage when pursuing child custody cases against the mothers of their children. While the pendulum has begun to swing in the other direction, giving fathers a better chance at justice in Maricopa County family law courts, dads still sometimes wind up shortchanged of time with their children.

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