Helping people throughout Scottsdale navigate the challenges of divorce and related matters.

How Custody is Handled in Arizona Divorces

Deciding to get a divorce is an extremely difficult decision, and if you have children, they are probably weighing most heavily on your mind at this moment. Custody battles stemming from divorce can have different outcomes in Arizona. At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman in Scottsdale, we have over 20 years of experience helping Arizona clients in your position.

With our extensive experience and knowledge of Arizona’s custody laws, we can help you better understand your options. From there, we can help you chart your goals and we will do our best to help you accomplish them. You need experienced and trusted attorneys to look out for you, because a judge will not always do so.

Attorney Hope Fruchtman also serves as a judge pro tem for family law cases, so she has extensive experience in this area. Call 623-806-8437 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

Know Your Options

If you are lost wondering what will happen to your child and how custody will be granted, you are not alone. When clients come into our office, we explain what a judge in Arizona may decide based on your case. There are a variety of possible outcomes, including:

  • Sole legal custody
  • Joint legal custody
  • Sole physical custody (parenting time or visitation rights)
  • Joint physical custody (parenting time or visitation rights)

We will discuss your case to determine your goals and then draft a plan to help you accomplish those objectives within the state guidelines and requirements. The state of Arizona requires parents to attend a Parent Information Program class in every divorce and paternity matter involving custody. Information on those classes is available by visiting the Arizona Supreme Court’s page. You can also find information on parenting time plans on the court site.

Help for Other Aspects of Divorce

In addition to child custody issues, we know that our clients going through divorce have other concerns. We are here to also help you with division of marital property and spousal support/alimony if needed.

At the Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman in Scottsdale, we have helped clients with divorce matters since we opened our doors. With over 20 years of experience, we understand how to best represent clients in Arizona.

Do Not Leave Your Custody Case to Chance

Without proper planning and legal representation, you could lose what you hold most dear — your child. Contact experienced Arizona family law lawyers to protect your rights and fight for you. Call 623-806-8437 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We are conveniently located off Loop 101 in Scottsdale.

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