Scottsdale Child Custody Lawyers
Experienced Family Law Firm Serving the Greater Scottsdale Area
Are you involved in a child custody dispute? Custody conflicts can arise as part of the divorce process, between unmarried parents, and in post-divorce situations when changing circumstances render the current custody order unworkable. In all of these situations, you will benefit from the experienced legal counsel of an attorney experienced in Arizona family law.
At Singer Pistiner, PC., our firm has concentrated on family law for many years. We have helped countless individuals and families resolve child custody matters both through negotiation or mediation and through representation in family court. We bring a wealth of experience along with an efficient and affordable approach to all family law matters.
Child Custody Matters in Arizona
While preferring joint custody and a continuing meaningful relationship with both parents whenever possible, Arizona courts recognize two forms of custody.
These forms include:
- Physical custody, where and with whom the child mainly lives
- Legal custody, the right to make major decisions about a child’s life, such as his or her education, medical treatment, or religious upbringing
Thus, in joint legal custody both parents have the right to make major decisions. In sole physical custody, the child would live with one parent while the noncustodial parent could have visitation rights. In joint physical and legal custody, the child would alternate his or her time between both parents’ homes who both have the right to make major decisions.
Arizona courts base child custody decisions on what is in the best interests of the child, which is usually seen as both parents participating in the child’s life. In cases where a parent has a history of substance abuse, family abuse, or some other type of negative behavior, that parent would generally be seen as unfit for custody.
Understand Your Parental Rights with Help from Singer Pistiner, PC.
No matter what your situation may be, you deserve to fully understand your rights as a parent and to have those rights recognized under the law. Our firm is here to provide the guidance, advocacy, and representation you need to navigate any child custody issue. While the child’s best interests are of the utmost importance, we can work diligently to seek a solution that will also protect your rights throughout the legal process.
Contact us at (480) 418-7011.